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How energy storage helps energy assets connect with energy markets

14 Apr 2021, 05:38 • By Andy Colthorpe
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How energy storage helps energy assets connect with energy markets

Energy storage can help enable cleaner, reliable, low-carbon energy networks while connecting energy assets to the market opportunities that will make the transition to renewable energy economically feasible. We speak to Wärtsilä’s Jeff Damron about the ways that the value of energy storage can be realised in markets across the world, both today and in the future.

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Editor's blog

Time to take virtual power plants seriously: Swell Energy creates asset class from customer assets

13 Apr 2021, 06:24 • By Andy Colthorpe
Time to take virtual power plants seriously: Swell Energy creates asset class from customer assets

As society moves away from centralised fossil fuel generators to increasing shares of distributed renewable energy resources, the idea that customers’ homes could become host to virtual power plants (VPPs), joining the dots between electricity supply and demand across the grid, has gradually gathered traction. Andy Colthorpe speaks with Suleman Khan CEO of Swell Energy, which has raised nearly half a billion dollars in financing for solar-plus-storage VPPs in 14,000 homes across California, New York and Hawaii.

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Guest blog

America’s clean energy transformation is an investment, not a gamble

12 Apr 2021, 11:45 • By Phil Brennan
America’s clean energy transformation is an investment, not a gamble

For the US to thrive while achieving its decarbonisation goals, it needs a robust clean energy economy, creating well-paid jobs and a strong trajectory for technical innovation, argues Philip Brennan, CEO of Echogen, an Ohio-based provider of waste-heat recovery systems and electro-thermal energy storage solutions.