2017 Outlook – Letter of Interest for a 2-16 MW system

January 10, 2017 Aided by bullish reports, sinking costs and some prime-time publicity courtesy of TESLA’s Elon Musk, Energy Storage is now becoming accepted by businesses as a capable, reliable energy resource. This is also reflected in the richness of our client pipeline, cultivated either directly of through our channel partners. This was illustrated in […]

FERC requires all grid operators to accelerate integration of energy storage

January 5, 2017 On November 17, 2016, FERC issued a final rulemaking notice to all grid operators “to more effectively integrate electric storage resources into organized wholesale markets to enhance competition and help ensure that these markets produce just and reasonable rates.” The rules that govern US electricity markets categorize energy resources squarely as Generators or Loads. […]

IG Team Updates

July 1, 2016 In 2016, our CTO Chris Scott led multiple efforts to implement many IT related improvements that enabled the successful launch of version 8 of our software. As every summer, IG hosted an intern. Aspiring engineer Matt Scott, from Purdue University, spent his summer working on energy database improvements and quantifying expected long-term reductions in utility demand […]

Storage News from the White House!

June 27, 2016 In June, President Obama hosted an Energy Storage day at the White House. On this occasion, the Office of the White House released an exhaustive, well thought-out and strategic report on the role storage will play in the necessary integration of more renewable energy onto the grid. The report makes a strong case that the […]

IG contracted by Convergence Energy for North Central College campus

June 20, 2016 IG landed a contract from Convergence Energy for the management of a 250 kW battery from Johnson Controls at the campus of North Central College in Naperville, IL. The battery, along with a 500 kW solar system, will be operational in January 2017. This project is inventively financed through NCC’s endowment, in a manner […]

IG team attends energy conferences

June 15, 2016 IG’s thought leadership in networked energy is increasingly sought after. In May, Jay was invited to speak at the Energy Storage Association conference in Charlotte. In August, Marc will be on a senior panel at Argonne National Laboratory. Then in September, Marc will attend our key trade show, Solar Power International. The same week, Jay will speak again at […]

Navigant publishes 5 key transformative storage trends

April 11, 2016 The energy markets continue to hail energy storage as the largest coming change to the world of electricity. Navigant, one of the largest independent research firms in the industry published a forecast of the 5 key transformative storage trends: The rise of new standard energy storage contracts will drive consumer and utility storage markets Modularity driven […]

IG Forms Advisory Board

January 21, 2016 IG is proud to announce the formation of a strategic Advisory Board, chaired by John Andersen. The Board will give informed guidance in the quest to build a leading operating system for the future networked, clean energy grid. IG advisors are all distinguished leaders in their field. Meet our Advisors here!