Articles tagged with: Regulation

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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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US energy storage in 2021: Notes from a maturing industry

25 Jan 2021, 08:45 • By Andy Colthorpe
US energy storage in 2021: Notes from a maturing industry

The US energy storage industry remained “remarkably resilient” during what most of us have found to be a difficult year - to say the least. Andy Colthorpe speaks with Key Capture Energy’s CEO Jeff Bishop and FlexGen’s COO Alan Grosse - two companies that made 2020 one of growth in their energy storage businesses - to hear what lessons can be learned and why economics rule.

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

17 Dec 2020, 12:11

The European Union (EU) looks set to introduce the “most extensive product legislation in the world for batteries,” but its potential shortcomings include the risk that battery prices could go up and that established manufacturers from Asia might be better positioned to benefit from the rules than the new European value chain.

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Fire safety for battery energy storage systems: Responding to ‘gaps’ in the industry

8 Dec 2020, 08:34 • By Andy Colthorpe
Fire safety for battery energy storage systems: Responding to ‘gaps’ in the industry

US energy storage safety expert advisory Energy Storage Response Group (ESRG) was created through a meeting of minds from the battery industry and fire service. Andy Colthorpe speaks with ESRG principal Nick Warner and business manager Ryan Franks on what the industry needs to do to win the trust of firefighters, code officials and other stakeholders including banks and insurers.