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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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Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

By Miguel Roenes Bueno, Dr. Matthias-Klaus Schwarz, Haike van de Vegte The increased use of different renewable energy technologies has set the focus on energy storage to improve grid power quality and reliability and to optimize the matching o ...

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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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UK to become world leader in battery technology – here’s how we can help you on this exciting journey!

We find the recent announcement by the Business Secretary to establish the United Kingdom as a world leader in battery technology highly encouraging! By launching the “Faraday Challenge,” the UK government will as part of its Industry Strategy in ...

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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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Year in Review: Top 10 Energy in Transition blog posts from 2016

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2017, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the 2016, which included hot topics around energy efficiency, wind, solar, renewable integration, smart metering, and energy ...

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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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