Energy Storage Update

PJM energy storage installations have overtaken those in California, while Hawaii solar-plus-storage is also a huge US energy storage growth market. Photo credit: RES Americas

The next big US battery markets

By Jason Deign At least two US regions outside California now represent double-digit markets for electrochemical energy storage, in terms of the number of projects and megawatts installed. A new report from Energy Storage Update shows PJM…


Grid-scale energy storage projects in the USA are causing problems for utilities, according to a report from Energy Storage Update. Photo: Borrego Springs microgrid, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

New report reviews top US projects

By Jason Deign Grid-scale energy storage projects are still a challenge for US utilities, according to a new report from Energy Storage Report sponsor Energy Storage Update. The free US Energy Storage Projects and Prospects Guide 2016 focuses on three leading battery…



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Utility heavyweights gather for US event

By Jason Deign Speakers representing some of the world’s most important energy storage purchasers are set to gather at the Energy Storage USA 2015 conference in a fortnight. Scheduled to appear at the event are utility heavyweights of…


A new report shows emerging energy storage technologies in the US may face challenges as utilities stick to tried-and-tested technologies. Photo credit: Discovery Cube OC science centre, site of a Southern California Edison energy storage project using lithium-ion battery technology, Edison International

Report reveals risk for energy storage technologies in US

A new report is expected to show emerging energy storage technologies may face commercialisation challenges as utilities stick to tried-and-tested technologies from reputable vendors. Early indications are that US power companies are shunning innovative technologies and…


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California seen as key for energy storage commercialisation

California is set to become a global powerhouse for energy storage technology commercialisation in the next half decade, a new guide says. ‘Commercializing Energy Storage in the United States’, published by Energy Storage Update, forecasts that California’s…