Introducing Electric Edge

With  today’s evolving renewable energy market and the plethora of renewable energy initiatives, sorting through and keeping abreast of all the information and activity can be overwhelming.

The Electric Edge Mission: “Provide our readers insight into developing trends specific to renewable and smart energy technology, services, market activities, and regulatory policy.”

Offered by Competitive Assets, Electric Edge consolidates and makes available information, publications, and insights specific to the renewable energy industry within one easy-to-read publication. And the best part, Electric Edge presents information to our subscribers specific to their region of interest.  No more having to search and filter through the maze of renewable energy articles and publications. 

As a sampling of what EE offers our subscribers, here is an excerpt from our recent publication of Electric Edge: Texas Focus. From time to time,Electric Edge will feature an article, one that has the potential to influence or advance the industry. In this case it was an article on Advancing Grid Storage Act, Senate Bill 1851 (S.1851).

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Energy storage, the ever-elusive technical discovery looking for a breakthrough,that magical aha moment, or in the case of U. S. Senate Bill S.1851, the billion-dollar answer.

Got an idea, need some funding, been working on a concept, well it seems you might have access to some funds if the Senators sponsoring this bill have their way. Better get in line though, “the grant program is designed to help states, tribes, utilities, and universities overcome high upfront capital costs of energy storage systems. Qualifying projects would have to improve the security of emergency response infrastructure, integrate renewable energy resources onto the grid, and make better use of existing grid assets.”

Senators want more than $1 billion to promote energy storage answers

A new bill – the Advancing Grid Storage Act (S.1851) – would devote $50 million per year of dedicated funding for energy storage systems within the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), a 5-year, $500 million technical assistance program and a 5-year, $500 million competitive grant program to help fund certain projects. The $50 million expenditure would be devoted to driving down the cost of energy storage technologies, so more people could afford to install them, expanding the reach of distributed energy options. The $500 million technical assistance program would focus on educating decision makers and helping them identify …

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