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Author: Eric Schweitzer

Fact Versus Fiction on Energy Storage Systems

Fact Versus Fiction on Energy Storage Systems

Often, important emerging technologies get caught up in misconstrued facts and misunderstandings of capacities and roles in an already technology-driven and confusing world. An example of this can be found in a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, "Getting Real on Wind and Solar" by James Schlesinger and Robert Hirsch. It's great they included a reference to energy storage systems (ESS) as a necessary component of the smart grid architecture for renewable energy. And they're right Read more [...]
NEMA Energy Storage Council and ARRA

NEMA Energy Storage Council and ARRA

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has helped NEMA pull together experts from around the country to sit together under the canopy of a transparent working group.  We're on the fast track to establishing an Energy Storage Council (ESC) where storage manufacturers and industry stakeholders (e.g., automotive, battery, flow cell, and flywheel, plus utilities, utility equipment manufacturers, national labs, and regulatory agencies) can come together and work to overcome market barriers. Read more [...]
Energy Storage Technology Is Vital For "Smart" Grid Efforts

Energy Storage Technology Is Vital For "Smart" Grid Efforts

NEMA is taking the lead in making Smart Grid and Energy Storage technologies a reality.  The NEMA Energy Storage Council (ESC) has held successful meetings where attendees have drafted a list of application categories that help define where Energy Storage (ES) and Distributed Generation (DG) technologies should play a role.  The NEMA ESC consisting of manufacturer, utility and government representative stakeholders further established and tasked a NEMA ESC Technical Committee (Stationary Read more [...]