Expert Blog by Elizabeth Noll and Arjun Krishnaswami
Natural Resources Defense Council
When it comes to truly transformative energy technologies, energy storage should be on the short list. While it feels like there is never any good news these days, energy storage is shattering records, meeting milestones, and writing its own good-news story.
Because of its many benefits, states, utilities, and even big corporations are increasingly interested in investing in energy storage. Lawmakers are also interested in the opportunities energy storage presents. The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee has announced the latest installment in their “Powering America” hearing series: The Role of Energy Storage in the Nation’s Electricity System for Wednesday July 18. Members of Congress will examine the growth of large-scale energy storage in the United States, the unique reliability attributes energy storage provides for the electric grid, and the use and impacts of energy storage within wholesale electricity markets. Continue here.
ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
- NREL sees electrification driving demand growth, American Public Power Association
- EU and China to co-operate on clean energy technology and emissions trading, PV Magazine International. The leaders’ statement also backs financial commitments of a cumulative $100 billion annually, pledged by all parties to the Paris Agreement and depending on their financial capacities.