April 17, 2018
AK video A video by the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) showcases a wind-powered community microgrid located on Alaska's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The six-minute video, "Kongiganak - An Energy Success Story," includes footage of the rural community and the wind turbines, and interviews with project partners and residents. Read more about the Kongiganak project here and here.
April 10, 2018
Solar PV and other distributed energy resources (DERs) are playing an increasingly important role in electricity systems across the United States. When DERs are deployed optimally, they can offer benefits to the customer, to the grid, and to utility ratepayers. For example, optimally sited DERs can reduce grid congestion and help defer, reduce, or avoid distribution system upgrade costs. Likewise, targeted solar+storage deployments can provide resiliency benefits in an event of an electrical outage.
March 28, 2018
Last month’s FERC order 841 was hailed by some as a watershed moment in energy storage history. But the devil’s in the implementation, according to Mike Berlinski of Customized Energy Solutions. Berlinski and his colleagues at CES will present details of FERC’s order and address implementation in a Clean Energy States Alliance webinar on April 4.
February 7, 2018
By Val Stori, Project Director, CESA
January 5, 2018
Block Island Wind Farm - Photo by Val Stori, CESA. 2017 was a banner year for offshore wind in the U.S. Boosted by the start of commercial operations at the Block Island Wind Farm in December 2016, the offshore wind sector gathered momentum and made significant progress over the year.
December 13, 2017
Last week, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $20 million in grants[https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-awards-20-million-for-energy-storage-projects] to support 26 energy storage projects in 25 Massachusetts communities. The grant program, Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES), is part of the state’s ongoing Energy Storage Initiative, which includes a range of energy storage policy efforts. It puts the state clearly in the storage leadership role in the East.
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