By Joseph Bebon, Solar Industry Magazine
Every year, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) crowns the top U.S. utilities for solar, and with the release of its 10th annual utility market survey, the group has now launched additional rankings for the utilities leading on energy storage. “One of the reasons we started the utility solar top 10 lists back in 2007 was to highlight the key, but often unrecognized, role utilities were taking in putting new solar on the grid,” explains SEPA President and CEO Julia Hamm. “With utility-scale solar now well established as a mainstream power source, we wanted to similarly recognize utilities’ leadership in realizing the full potential of storage to drive critical system changes that will benefit customers and the grid.” Continue reading.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- City Utilities of Springfield, Mo. to partner on storage project, Public Power Daily, American Public Power Association. The $1 million project will be one of the first such storage systems — if not the first — in the Midwest.
- California energy-storage bill passes committee, PV Magazine. Senate Bill 700, if passed, would require the state’s utilities to create rebate programs for customers that install energy-storage systems to accelerate their proliferation.
- Report: Fortune 500 Companies Accelerating Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Efforts, Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles
- New Utility Model Could Change How Corporations, Governments Buy Renewables, Solar Industry Magazine