“With no large-scale batteries participating in the wholesale market in New York, the first day we turned the battery on it was exciting to see if all our internal models were correct in how the battery would behave,” KCE's COO Dan Fitzgerald told us.
The colossal solar boom Italy wants to drive in a decade could lie beyond reach if developers do not act to embrace energy storage more decisively, industry players have argued at a recent event.
NEC announced the award of six projects throughout counties in Massachusetts and Maine yesterday, including a 3MW / 6MWh project just contracted with Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant.
New York’s energy storage deployment target of 1.5GW by 2025, roundly welcomed by the industry when introduced at the beginning of 2018, has been ‘doubled’ to 3GW - by 2030.
A set of ambitious policy measures have been put in place in New Jersey, after Governor Phil Murphy signed off documents that aim towards 100% clean energy for the state by 2050.
New Jersey is the latest US state to set itself targets for the deployment of energy storage, with newly passed legislation calling for 600MW of the technology within three years.
Massachusetts, one of the few US states thus far to put consideration of energy storage into long-term planning decisions for electric utilities, will support 26 projects with US$20 million in grants.