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By: SGN Staff

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Quick Take: At first glance, the release below merely recites a new service from a leading consultancy. Look further, and it is the latest sign that grid-scale energy storage is at the tipping point. Just consider these recent developments:

·         Europe just launched its biggest-ever energy storage project

·         DNV KEMA has joined with a New York non-profit to build a center to accelerate commercial deployment of energy storage

·         Sandia National Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) have collaborated to update their Electricity Storage Handbook, a planning and implementation how-to guide

·         Germany is poised to subsidize storage coupled with solar PV

·         California is beginning to roll out mandates that will force its investor-owned utilities to invest billions in energy storage

·         The Energy Storage North America Conference has announced the winners of its annual innovation awards and cited evidence of "the commercial traction and opportunity that exists today"

 

If you agree with me that it's time to take energy storage much more seriously, here's a company that would like to help. - By Jesse Berst

 

DNV KEMA expands energy storage valuation capabilities with launch of service for utilities

 New service will equip utilities to comply with coming energy storage regulations – in California and beyond

 

BURLINGTON, Mass. – DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability announces the launch of a customized energy storage valuation service tailored to utilities’ growing need to assess storage applications on their system. The services, available immediately, are designed to address the needs generated by actions such as the September 3 preliminary ruling by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which set a January 2014 deadline for investor owned utilities in the state to submit plans outlining their energy storage resources.

 

“The new services are a timely development to meet the fast-developing needs for energy storage estimation and management,” said Richard Fioravanti, Vice President, Distributed Energy Resources at DNV KEMA.

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