Grid Modernization

The future of a secure, reliable, and resilient grid will rely heavily on expanded energy storage, smart-grid infrastructure, and new transmission that combined will allow for a seamless integration of all sources of energy.

September 26th, 2022

The key to making the most of zero-carbon electricity When the energy produced by renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels or wind turbines exceeds demand, which often happens during Spring and Summer months when there is abundant sunshine, that output is reduced, or curtailed. In short, these resources are taken offline. The production of …

Issue Brief: Long-Duration Energy Storage Read More

April 2nd, 2022

This briefing paper is part of the Understanding the Facts Series that provide background information on why and how conservatives should lead on climate change policy. The issues and approaches are rooted in CRES Forum’s Conservative Climate Policy Directives, which were developed to help policymakers and the public better understand which policies can reduce emissions …

Power Sector Innovation Reduces Emissions and Lowers Costs Read More

August 23rd, 2021

In what may have been one of his last appearances as a leader of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Commissioner Neil Chatterjee delivered frank remarks about his tenure and  offered optimism for the Senate-passed infrastructure package during CRES Forum’s latest webinar, “Resiliency and Clean Energy: Keeping the Lights on While Reducing Emissions” held on …

Outgoing FERC Commissioner Chatterjee Discuss Regrets, Optimism and Grid Resiliency with Panelists During Latest CRES Forum Webinar Read More

September 10th, 2019

The U.S. Energy Storage Association is urging Congress to make stand-alone energy storage eligible for federal Investment Tax Credits (ITCs). The ESA is calling for Congress to pass a 30 percent ITC for energy storage before the end of this year. CRES Forum has previously described energy storage technology as one of the five ways …

Energy Storage Has Benefits for Clean Energy and Modernizing Our Electric Grid Read More

June 10th, 2019

Energy storage has been used for almost a hundred years in one form or another, but it has much further to go and is critical to long-term energy efficiency. As the technology improves, energy storage has become an attractive concept in the age of carbon reduction— but this is a complex topic, and many of …

Primer Sheds Light on Importance of Energy Storage Read More

October 18th, 2018

by Kelly Ayotte Charles Hernick Originally published in The National Interest October 18, 2018 You are not alone when you experience that sinking feeling when your smartphone battery is low; “ Nomofobia” is actually a new field of medical research. However, the far more serious problem that consumers like you face is assuring the reliability of the …

America’s Electric Grid Is a Matter of National Security Read More

August 8th, 2018

By Dylan Reed and Charles Hernick The energy sector is currently undergoing a massive transformation as dynamic technologies change the way customers receive and use electricity. This change has brought economic growth to the United States, with the advanced energy industry burgeoning to $200 billion in annual revenue to support more than 3 million jobs. …

How Congress Can Help Advanced Energy Modernize the Grid Read More

August 2nd, 2018

Odds are you’re beginning to really feel the heat in your part of the country. August can be quite a slog in many areas, including here at CRES Forum’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Besides being rather uncomfortable, what dangers does excessive heat pose for America’s energy supply as households and businesses turn up the air …

Strain on Our Power Grid During This Summer’s Heat Waves Demonstrates Need for Reforms Read More

August 2nd, 2018

New policy paper describes methods to accelerate advanced energy investment and innovation, drive economic growth, and reduce costs to consumers August 2, 2018, Washington, D.C. — Today, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) released a policy paper outlining five recommendations to modernize the U.S. electric power grid. By …

Five Ways Congress Can Modernize the U.S. Electric Power Grid Read More

July 23rd, 2018

Household- and community-level energy independence Net metering is the reimbursement for excess distributed energy generation supplied back to the grid. At their core, net metering policies are capable of helping to democratize energy generation by empowering individuals and communities to “sell back” to the grid which incentivizes lower operating expenses and more conscientious consumption of …

ISSUE BRIEF: Retail Net Metering Read More

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