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The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has begun engaging directly in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) stakeholder-driven market redesign process.

According to the ESA, ERCOT issued a white paper last December identifying the need to update and overhaul the ancillary services market that originated in the 1990s before significant deployments of wind energy and other generation sources.

The ESA reports that the Texas Energy Storage Alliance had convened a group of industry members to work collaboratively. However, that effort has now been folded into the larger national organization.

"We can build on the successes achieved by this state group, bringing more companies, a national perspective and an industry-leading knowledge base to participate in this vibrant market," says ESA Executive Director Matt Roberts.

"Texas is an important market for energy storage, and ERCOT is leading a stakeholder process that could become a model for other system operators," adds Darrell Hayslip, ESA chairman of the board. "Energy storage is uniquely positioned to provide immense value in the ancillary services market."

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