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FERC Tears Down Barriers for Energy Storage Tech, DER Next

Posted by Morgan Burke on Feb 23, 2018 8:02:00 AM

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has followed up on a two year long initiative to take policy action on energy market barriers. As the nation's energy generation and distribution continues to modernize, energy markets must become conducive to innovation. The new rule, adopted on February 15th, opens U.S. wholesale energy markets to energy storage on equal footing with traditional power systems by properly valuing the unique benefits of energy storage.

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Topics: Storage, grid reliability, FERC, notice of proposed rule, distributed energy

Smart States Setting the Stage for Solar

Posted by Morgan Burke on Feb 9, 2018 11:17:25 AM

 A report published in December 2017 by the Department of Energy outlines individual state‚Äôs commitments to modernizing their electricity grids. Modernization is crucial for utilities to integrate new, cleaner, and more efficient technologies. Due to variance in state agendas, some states are preparing better than others to modernize their electricity grids and integrate new and cost effective technologies.

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Topics: Massachusetts, incentives, department of energy, Innovation, solar policy, distributed energy

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