Consolidated Edison, an investor-owned utility in New York, plans to test out a new way of using energy storage — one that puts the storage in front of the meter, and encourages customers to host batteries through leases.
Investor-owned utility Xcel Energy is partnering with battery vendors Sunverge Energy and Northern Reliability Inc. to test battery storage technology to maximize the use of rooftop solar energy under a two-year pilot project, Xcel Energy said on Feb. 13.
Consolidated Edison on Feb. 28 said it has filed for a project that will bring battery storage technology to New York City neighborhoods with the goal of helping to keep service reliable during the summer months. The utility has formed a related partnership with independent power producer NRG Energy.
San Diego Gas & Electric on March 16 unveiled details on a new vanadium redox flow battery storage pilot project in coordination with Japan's Sumitomo Electric.
State lawmakers across the United States are looking to boost the nascent energy storage sector via tax incentives, procurement targets and other means.
The Imperial Irrigation District, a public power utility in Southern California, took the No. 1 spot for the most energy storage, in megawatts, on a new "Storage Top 10" list created by the Smart Electric Power Alliance, or SEPA.