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Energy Storage and Load Management for Cooperative and Public Power Utilities

Summary Charges for peak demand on the distribution system are an increasingly vexing line item for cooperative and public power utilities. The charges are rising, understandably, due to higher transmission and capacity costs. Yet customers…

ENGIE Storage Unveils New Wholesale Market Participation Offering in ISO-New England

Improves Returns, Reduces Risk, and Enhances Bankability for Solar + Storage Projects Boston, MA - July 30, 2019 - ENGIE Storage today unveiled a new, highly-integrated supply and services offering for developers of in-front-of-the-meter (IFOM)…

ENGIE Storage Announces 19 MW/38 MWh Community Solar and Energy Storage Project Portfolio under the Massachusetts SMART Program

Portfolio to participate in ISO-NE Wholesale Markets Boston, MA - July 30, 2019 - ENGIE Storage today announced it will supply and operate a 19 MW/38 MWh portfolio of six energy storage sites that will contribute to the Solar Massachusetts…

2018 policy breakthroughs invigorate distributed energy storage projects

By Juliana Mandell, Director of Market Development, and Walker Wright, VP of Policy | January 10, 2019 2018 may be behind us, but it was a banner year for distributed energy resource (DER) policy. And because it portends an exciting future…

Putting Energy Storage to Work for California's K-12 Schools

Summary Your K-12 school district can play a key role in advancing California’s sustainable energy leadership. Battery-based energy storage is a proven technology that can enable your schools to use more self-generated solar power and help…

ENGIE NA Unveils Largest Energy Storage System in Massachusetts in Cooperation with Holyoke Gas & Electric

3 MW/6 MWh energy storage system provides resiliency, cost control, and solar farm optimization Holyoke, Massachusetts - September 25, 2018 - ENGIE North America and Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) today unveiled Massachusetts’ largest…

Director of Strategic Partners Q&A: Helping our channel partners succeed with solar plus storage

A conversation with Rachel Permut, Director of Strategic Partners | September 21, 2018 At ENGIE Storage, we believe that a strong partner program builds a stronger business and results in better customer experiences with solar power generation…

Opportunities and Challenges in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

April 26th, 2018 This will be a hot summer for solar and storage developers in Massachusetts as the Commonwealth kicks off its SMART program, providing tiered incentives to promote solar with an additional kicker if there is storage attached.…

Green Charge Announces New Solar Partner Solution with Energy Storage Performance Guarantees 

Now Available, Commercial Energy Storage Solution Provides Simple, Bankable Way to Bring More Value to New and Existing Solar Projects Santa Clara, Calif. June 7, 2017 - Green Charge today announced a new solution for the solar industry…

The Benefits of Solar + Storage for Commercial and Public Buildings

Both solar PV and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) alone can provide savings to public sector and C&I building owners. For example, a solar PV system can produce energy for use onsite at a per-kWh rate that is lower than the local utility rate, while a BESS can deliver tariff-specific demand charge savings. To date, most of these types of systems have been deployed separately. However, when the two technologies are paired together, the potential savings and return on investment can be much greater than each on a standalone basis. A combined solar + storage system can firm and smooth the energy used onsite, reducing demand charge risk due to solar intermittency, and results in more reliable reduction of energy and demand charge-related electricity expenses. Additionally, a combined solution can enhance the resilience of a building’s power supply, a key consideration for critical facilities in the face of increasingly common power outages in some areas. The advantages of solar + storage systems are expected to increase as the electrical grid decentralizes over the coming years and as new opportunities emerge for flexible distributed energy systems to participate in grid operations.