California’s Grid Operator Looks at How to Absorb Excess Solar Energy with Storage

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A first-of-a-kind load shedding proposal from California's grid operator aims to absorb excess solar energy with storage to help solve some challenging economic and environmental problems. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is now developing the idea, which would allow more solar energy to make it to the grid in the middle of a … [Read more...]

Aggregated Energy Storage Has Arrived: Rocky Mountain Institute

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The Rocky Mountain Institute's Garrett Fitzgerald analyzes the results of Stem's history-making aggregated energy storage bid into the California real-time energy market. Earlier this month, energy storage developer Stem aggregated a fleet of behind-the-meter (BTM) energy storage systems and successfully bid into the California Independent … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News…How about Wave Energy Microgrids?…Stem’s Big Game Changer

We hear a lot about solar and wind microgrids. So now how about wave energy microgrids? Australian company Carnegie Wave Energy today signed an agreement with the Republic of Seychelles to investigate commercial wave and microgrid opportunities in the 115-island country off the coast of South Africa. Under the memorandum of understanding, … [Read more...]

Latest on the Electric Grid Revolution in California and New York

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Revolutions seem to take forever, and then happen overnight. The electric grid revolution is still in the forever stage. But California and New York covered some big ground over the last couple of weeks. The two states are moving toward a decentralized, more democratic, less monopolized electric grid, one where energy markets are open to the … [Read more...]

Turning Distributed Energy Resources into Grid Market Players in California

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California is looking at a plan (DERP) to turn distributed energy resources into grid market players. What will this mean to microgrid developers? Is this a better approach to creating a distributed grid than New York state's REV? Alex Morris, director, policy and regulatory affairs for the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) answers these … [Read more...]