FERC Tariff Approvals Open Way for Energy Storage in Wholesale Markets

US regulators gave energy storage a boost with recent approvals of tariffs filed by grid operators that create standardized ways of offering the resource to wholesale markets. “The tariffs improve prospects for storage by clarifying and standardizing the rules under which it participates, and tell market operators they need to accommodate … [Read more...]

What California’s Microgrid Bill Means to the State – and Everybody Else

California’s large influence on the energy industry bodes well for US microgrid growth, following the state's passage last week of microgrid legislation that other states are likely to emulate, say industry players. SB 1339 opens the door for creation of a microgrid tariff and predictable interconnection rules and time frames. Both create … [Read more...]

The Speed of Microgrid Market Growth, CHP and District Energy

Our latest Think Microgrid excerpt looks at microgrid market growth, as well as the numbers for companion technologies, combined heat & power and district energy. Continue reading or download the full report, The Energy Efficient Microgrid Microgrid Market Growth Forecasts call for dramatic growth ahead for microgrids, particularly in North … [Read more...]