Energy & Power
Energy experts form Alberta Storage Alliance
By Renée Francoeur
July 20, 2016 – In the wake of Alberta’s plan to transition to more renewable energy sources, a consortium of private sector energy companies have joined forces to launch the Alberta Storage Alliance (ASA) to advance energy storage technologies. Members include: BYD, Enercon, ENMAX, General Electric, NRStor, Opus One Solutions, RES, Rocky Mountain Power, S&C Electric, Temporal Power and UniEnergy Technologies.
The ASA says it seeks to help energy market stakeholders, regulators and politicians better understand how to integrate energy storage and is recommending a joint strategy for Alberta to leverage these technologies within its electricity market. This strategy is highlighted in the ASA’s recently released white paper: Energy Storage: Unlocking the Value for Alberta’s Grid, which you can download below.
“We look forward to the opportunity to work with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA) and Alberta government to enhance the enormous opportunity for energy storage in Alberta,” said NRStor chair and CEO Annette Verschuren, on behalf of ASA. “These innovative technologies will be essential to meet the province’s renewable energy objectives and can greatly optimize our existing infrastructure.”