Steffes Joins National Initiative to Explore New Energy Storage Options

Steffes is a charter member of the Community Storage Initiative, a national effort to solve the challenge of energy storage with technologies and resources that are already available. For decades the electricity industry has been researching energy storage technologies, such as utility-scale batteries, that can stockpile electricity for later use. As the industry develops more … Read More

Steffes receives 2016 Grid Edge Award

Steffes is honored to be awarded a Grid Edge Award with Greentech Media. Steffes is one of the twenty companies presented with this award for their advanced work in the area of  distributed energy and grid integration. For the past three years, Greentech Media has been highlighting some of the companies at the heart of … Read More

GIWH for Energy Storage

Below is an article that Kelly Murphy, Business Development Specialist for Steffes, wrote an article on how Grid-Interactive Water Heaters (GIWH) can be a critical asset for the evolving electric grid: The US electric grid system is composed of four primary components: (1) large centralized power plants; (2) a backbone, high-voltage transmission network; (3) a … Read More

Micro Grids and Energy Storage

In rural Alaska, there are nearly 200 off-grid communities that heat their homes with fuel oil and generate their electricity with diesel generators. Intelligent Energy Systems (IES) has been working to economically add wind generators so the communities can use less diesel fuel. Since 2010 Steffes has been working with IES on storage solutions. The … Read More

Battery in Every Basement

Last week I was at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Tech Advantage Conference. I attended a session on “The Future of Water Heating Load Control” . The presenters did a great job of describing how electric water heaters can be an integral part of dealing with EPA 111c ruling on carbon emissions and … Read More