Morgan Stanley says the low prices of wind, solar, and grid/battery storage is making “peaker” plants uneconomical

August 16th, 2017 by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica. Source: Forbes   A new report authored by Stephen Byrd, a utility and cleantech analyst at Morgan Stanley, and Adam Jonas, its auto analyst, shows that they are bullish on the market for grid storage products. “Demand for energy storage from the utility sector will grow more than the market anticipates by 2019–2020,” the pair says. They predict …

How Do We Get to 100% Renewable Energy? Could be Storage, Storage, Storage

By Mike Jacobs with the Union of Concerned Scientists, 15 June 2017  This post is a part of a series on Clean Energy Momentum As communities, companies, and even entire Midwestern utility companies move to supply 100% of electricity needs from renewable energy, the question presents itself: is this even possible? The answer, it turns out, is yes—and it’s made possible by …

States start setting energy storage targets: NY lawmakers pass bill, Mass. sets goal

By Leslie Kaufman, Inside Climate News, 30 June 2017 Four states have energy storage target laws. Utility-scale batteries and pumped hydropower are two examples of energy storage methods already being deployed. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images New York is set to join the ranks of a small but growing number of pioneering states that are setting targets for energy storage as …

Massachusetts targets 200 MWh of energy storage by 2020

By Krysti Shallenberger on Utility Dive, 30 June 2017 Massachusetts must procure 200 MWh of energy storage by January 1, 2020, according to new targets set by the state Department of Energy Resources Friday. The agency allocated $10 million in funding for demonstration projects and will evaluate the whether storage resources should be allowed to participate in the Alternative Portfolio Standard. …