Electric-grid operators from Pennsylvania to California have skated through a season of high temperatures with a combination of existing and new energy supplies, including batteries, that have added up to enough to avoid rolling blackouts. Large-scale batteries have filled in when large power plants tripped offline and helped stabilize the grid. “But even as more […]
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Recent FERC reforms of the grid interconnection process are intended to reduce queue backlogs, improve timing, and better support solar and storage technologies. Chris McKissack, CEO of GlidePath said, “The increased requirements for both developers and transmission providers are well-intentioned, but time will tell if FERC’s action does result in a better, faster queue process.” […]
Numerous companies are following an investment boom in Texas battery storage plants, buoyed by the opportunity to earn double-digit returns from power grid problems in the state. Chris McKissack, CEO of storage developer GlidePath, said that batteries will likely remain a good bet for a long time — even if Texas is seeking to bolster […]
By: Patrick Meyer After going through Texas A&M University’s Energy Trading Program and my first internship at CaIpine, I immediately knew I wanted to be in the Real-Time Energy Trading business. As a new graduate on a real time power desk, I gained exposure across all ISOs and managed everything from wind, solar, and gas […]
GlidePath has started operating Byrd Ranch, a 50MW battery energy storage system in Texas, US, which will be optimised by Habitat Energy. Byrd Ranch is a one-hour system and will provide grid support to the state’s grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The main frequency response services in ERCOT are regulation reserve service […]