Underserved communities in US to receive energy storage initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that 14 communities will receive technical assistance as part of the Social Enquity Initiative (ES4SE). This initiative is aimed at helping use energy storage as a way to build resilience and energy affordability – this comes after reports that 65% of low-income households across the U.S. face a high energy burden, according to the DOE. “From a system-wide perspective, if energy storage can offset the need for fossil fuel generators, it could reduce the need to run those facilities or retire them altogether.” Jun Noh, policy director of the California Energy Storage Alliance, noted. You can read UtilityDive’s full article by clicking here.

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