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.

October 31st, 2023

Investment tax credits are designed to reduce the cost of technologies and practices and incentivize private investment, resulting in adoption. Section 48 of the tax code provides an investment tax credit specifically for property in the energy sector including qualified small wind, waste energy recovery, qualified biogas and microgrid controllers. Section 48 had previously allowed …

Right on Energy: Section 48 Investment Tax Credit for Energy Storage Read More

October 11th, 2023

CRES Forum Vice President of Policy and Research Richard Campbell penned the following piece for the Washington Times National Clean Energy Week Special Edition: Hydrogen has been discussed for decades as a possible fuel source to produce cleaner, American-made energy. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) designated approximately $8 billion for the development of …

Hydrogen by wire: Reducing the pipeline conundrum Read More

July 20th, 2023

Expanding and Modernizing Transmission Infrastructure to Facilitate Reliability, Resilience, Lower Costs, and Drive Growth   Reliability, Resilience and Clean Energy  Transmission infrastructure allows electricity generated in one location to be transported, sometimes over long distances, to distribution lines and ultimately, to the consumer. Long-distance transmission is often necessary for utility-scale wind and solar generation to reach …

Issue Brief: Electric Transmission Infrastructure  Read More

July 17th, 2023

ESS, Inc., a global manufacturer of long-duration energy storage systems headquartered outside Portland, OR, has partnered with LEAG, a German energy provider, to develop a clean energy hub for Germany.  The project will utilize ESS’ American-designed and manufactured iron flow battery system to help transform a coal-dependent region in Germany into a renewable powerhouse.   LEAG …

Clean Energy Hub Partnership Strengthens U.S. Energy Leadership   Read More

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

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