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The Importance of Addressing Safety in the Battery Industry

The Importance of Addressing Safety in the Battery Industry

I’m going to say something honest. Sometimes the truth hurts, but I’m trying to be helpful. When it comes to safety, nobody is special. The battery industry has suffered by using safety as a marketing tool, and it has become a bad habit. P ...

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Dear Energy Storage Market: It’s Time to Grow Up!

Dear Energy Storage Market: It’s Time to Grow Up!

The other day, I had a heartening conversation with my 5-year-old son about making good choices. After the millionth fight between he and his younger sister, he pleaded with me to consider the unfairness of her constant pestering and his refusal ...

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Non-Mandate Utility Mechanisms to Deploy Energy Storage

Non-Mandate Utility Mechanisms to Deploy Energy Storage

There is a perception that energy storage markets require a Public Utility Commission (PUC) or Public Service Commission (PSC) ruling or mandate to rate-base storage; and until that happens, states can’t make any significant advancement in energy s ...

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Factors that prove that energy storage is on the rise – is Europe different from the US?

Factors that prove that energy storage is on the rise – is Europe different from the US?

Paul Gardner, Global Segment Leader, Energy Storage, DNV GL My colleague, Davion Hill on our US energy storage team, recently wrote a blog on 10 factors that prove energy storage is on the rise, based on his recent experience in workshops and pane ...

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10 Factors that Prove Energy Storage is on the Rise

10 Factors that Prove Energy Storage is on the Rise

Davion Hill, Energy Storage Leader - Americas, DNV GL On June 19th, I sat on a panel for the ACORE REFF Wall Street Energy Storage Workshop with Richard Baxter of Mustang Prairie, Kris Zaldo of Invenergy, and moderator Rob Gramlich of Grid Strateg ...

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Battery safety: Are consumer electronics safety considerations the same for large batteries?

Battery safety: Are consumer electronics safety considerations the same for large batteries?

Source: CNN Tech Thanks to the work we completed in 2016 on battery safety testing (available here), DNV GL is now able to speak publicly about battery safety in a very transparent way. And in 2017, we will be spending a lot of time debunking batt ...

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Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

A few weeks ago I presented on an energy storage controls webinar which examined the relationships between principles, practice and project risk; and with 850+ registered attendees, we were bound to get a few questions! After sifting through many of ...

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National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

The much anticipated response to the National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction has produced some surprising results. The eight winning bids, all of which were storage facilities, came in surprisingly cheap, ranging from £7/MW to just u ...

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Energy Storage Mandates – What They Mean for the Market

Energy Storage Mandates – What They Mean for the Market

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs Massachusetts energy storage bill on August 8, 2016. (Image Source: Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce) On Monday August 8th, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law an energy storage mandate[1], joi ...

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Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Battery safety. Those two words have become ominous and loaded with implied meaning in recent years. The reasons are many, but they are linked to some basic human psychological factors and preconceptions. The first phenomenon is anchoring. When a ...

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