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Articles by month: December 2013

DOE throws its weight behind energy storage

By Ares North America on Dec 19, 2013 at 03:13 PM in ARES News

Technically speaking, energy storage still hasn't hit the tipping point. It is still too expensive for widespread adoption at grid scale. Yet more and more policymakers are pushing for it anyway, as I explained recently in The 4 reasons grid-scale energy storage is the Next Big Thing.

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Energy Department Releases Grid Energy Storage Report

By Ares North America on Dec 12, 2013 at 04:09 PM

As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to a cleaner, more secure energy future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today released the Energy Department's Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The report was commissioned at the request of Senator Ron Wyden, Committee Chairman. The report identifies the benefits of grid energy storage, the challenges that must be addressed to enable broader use, and the efforts of the Energy Department, in conjunction with industry and other government organizations, to meet those challenges.

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FERC Order 792 opening door to more grid-tied renewables

By Ares North America on Dec 02, 2013 at 02:49 PM in ARES News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has passed Order 792, Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, amending Order 2006, which established terms and conditions for public utilities to provide just and reasonable interconnection service for small generators.

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Bloomberg: How Ares Uses Gravity to Store Excess Power

By Ares North America on Dec 02, 2013 at 02:37 PM in ARES News

"Planet Forward" Host Frank Sesno reports on how Ares stores excess power using gravity. He speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

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