Articles tagged with: Texas

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VIDEO: Financiers discuss the US energy storage investment landscape

3 Jun 2021, 13:45 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: Financiers discuss the US energy storage investment landscape

Investment in energy storage in the US has gradually built up momentum, but what will really take it into the mainstream - and when? A panel of financiers discuss their opinions and experiences in this panel session.

Recognising market value of energy storage is key priority for US grid operators

Recognising market value of energy storage is key priority for US grid operators

31 Mar 2021, 10:51

While interconnection queues for America’s electric transmission and distribution operators are “swelling up” with growing numbers of energy storage projects, some of the big challenges ahead include enabling fair market participation for both standalone storage and storage paired with generation.

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Energy security in climate disasters: From Texas’ unheeded lessons to customer-sited reserves

29 Mar 2021, 13:26 • By Catherine Von Burg
Energy security in climate disasters: From Texas’ unheeded lessons to customer-sited reserves

How do electric grids that were state-of-the-art in the 19th Century remain stable and resilient through 21st Century climate disasters and other problems? They don't, says Catherine Von Burg, CEO and co-founder of distributed battery energy storage company SimpliPhi Power - but giving people the power to be independent can be a solution fit for the future.

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Texas Winter Storm highlights the importance of battery storage for telecom networks

17 Mar 2021, 13:20 • By Ricardo F. Rodriguez
Texas Winter Storm highlights the importance of battery storage for telecom networks

This year's Winter Storm Uri caused havoc in Texas, particularly in the energy sector, where extreme weather and a resultant set of generation problems and transmission grid issues led to loss of power and even loss of life across the US state. Ricardo F. Rodriguez, a senior consultant from analysis and research group Guidehouse looks at another aspect of the situation: the impact on the state's telecommunications infrastructure and how battery energy storage could provide a greater degree of certainty and resilience to this vital network.

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Texas’ energy crisis: Future directions for planning and building resilient grids

8 Mar 2021, 14:11 • By Scott Burger, Annie Baldwin, Jason Houck, Marco Ferrara
Texas’ energy crisis: Future directions for planning and building resilient grids

The repercussions of Texas' Winter Storm events in February, may be felt for years. Scott Burger, Annie Baldwin, Jason Houck and Marco Ferrara at long-duration energy storage start-up Form Energy discuss how in-depth system modelling of current and future grids offers some early takeaways which might help prevent the next crisis and how multi-day energy storage could play a leading role.

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Texas blackouts and the role energy storage can play in a more resilient future

3 Mar 2021, 08:24 • By Andy Colthorpe
Texas blackouts and the role energy storage can play in a more resilient future

Texas’ grid and the idiosyncrasies of its electricity planning system regime made global headlines in February following a harsh winter storm and subsequent blackouts that affected millions of people and businesses for almost an entire week. It may be a unique market with unique characteristics, but what wider role can batteries — and other energy storage technologies — play in assisting the grid to remain stable and prevent a situation like this from happening again?