Energy storage is quickly becoming known as the latest tool in the facility manager’s toolbox for an optimized facility energy system. Energy Storage North America will feature a conference track dedicated to commercial and industry leaders, a keynote on how Walmart is using storage to meet its energy goals, and a workshop for local governments and community college facility managers.
The growing EV industry holds tremendous potential to help to meet national and statewide energy and environmental goals, and utilities have a huge opportunity to gain from this growing market. Energy Storage North America will feature a keynote panel on the grid benefits of EVs, and how utilities can capitalize on this expanding market.
Given the exciting updates to SGIP last week, we decided to look into some of the recently announced energy storage projects in California. Courtesy of the DOE Global Energy Storage Database, we have assembled a list of four projects that were announced in Spring 2016. These planned systems will deliver a range of benefits, from providing reliable, dispatchable grid power to helping office buildings and schools manage energy costs.
Nominations are now open for the Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards. The awards are given annually to the most impactful energy storage projects and storage champions in North America.
The gas leak at Aliso Canyon’s underground storage facility has become infamous as the largest natural gas leak in U.S. history. Energy storage can play a critical role in helping to get beyond natural gas. Energy Storage North America will explore the role that storage can play in mitigating risks and building a more reliable, secure and clean power grid.
Energy Storage North America is the country’s largest event dedicated to the applications, economics and use cases of energy storage. In this video, you can hear what some past attendees had to say about the conference and learn more about what to expect in 2016.
San Diego is the the largest American city to pass a legal ordinance to use 100% renewable energy. Energy storage will play a critical role in helping San Diego meet its ambitious goals.
School districts across the U.S. are turning to energy storage to mitigate demand charges and increase reliability. According to the US DOE Global Energy Storage Database, 22 school districts have already announced or installed energy storage systems, in many cases paired with renewable energy.
Energy Storage North America 2016 will feature a panel called "Island, Campus and Military Microgrids: Case Studies and Best Practices" that explores the role storage can play in reducing electricity bills and increasing reliability for campuses and schools. Greg Nelson, VP of Finance and College Operations at the College of Marin, will join the panel to discuss how the College of Marin procured energy storage and best practices for other campuses considering storage.
In this video, California energy storage pioneers discuss how energy storage is transforming the power grid. California set the energy storage revolution in motion with AB 2514, which required the California Public Utilities Commission to consider storage procurement goals for utilities. Since that decision, Southern California Edison has advanced the use of storage for the grid, taking the unprecedented step of evaluating energy storage on a head to head basis with all other resources.