Articles tagged with: Interconnection

US has 69GW of hybrid renewables-plus-battery projects in interconnection queues

US has 69GW of hybrid renewables-plus-battery projects in interconnection queues

22 Apr 2020, 07:58

With a quarter of all solar project proposals in the US including batteries, transmission grid operators across the country are taking a variety of steps to evaluate the role that can be played in wholesale electricity markets by hybrid power plants - defined as generation coupled with energy storage.

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Fine tuning the hybrid proposition

2 Apr 2020, 12:43 • By Ben Willis
Fine tuning the hybrid proposition

Realising the theoretical promise of solar-wind-storage hybrids is far from straightforward, with individual projects likely to vary considerably. Ben Willis examines some of the technical complexities of combining different technologies into a single, profitable entity.

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Forward-thinking US states charge ahead on energy storage

2 Mar 2020, 13:26 • By Sara Baldwin
Forward-thinking US states charge ahead on energy storage

As more US states take steps to ensure energy storage can be integrated on the grid and contribute to the achievement of aggressive clean energy goals, the implementation details are critical, says Sara Baldwin of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

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All signs point to energy storage’s rapid growth beyond 2020

17 Feb 2020, 11:45 • By Ricardo F. Rodriguez
All signs point to energy storage’s rapid growth beyond 2020

As we move into a new decade, the question is whether the burgeoning US energy storage industry will be able to maintain its current path of rapid growth. All signs suggest that it will, argues Ricardo F. Rodriguez of Navigant Research.

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Encouraging signs: interconnection rules in the age of distributed energy storage

18 Nov 2019, 15:33 • By Sara Baldwin
Encouraging signs: interconnection rules in the age of distributed energy storage

As US states work to address and enable the swift growth of distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar and energy storage, the issues surrounding their interconnection to the electric grid require close attention, Sara Baldwin, VP for regulatory affairs at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), explains.