Electric Co-ops: 7 Best Practices for Maximizing Energy Storage
By on July 13, 2021

Electric cooperatives have embraced the wave of clean energy growth in the U.S., with nearly 500 co-ops in 43 states now using solar energy, according to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). That’s over half of NRECA’s member base, and more co-op solar projects are in the works.  Now, co-ops are increasingly turning to […]

Stem Employee Insights Series: John Serron, Distribution Program Manager
By on June 25, 2021

Q: Tell us about yourself and your background. I received dual graduate degrees in business and environmental sciences from the University of Michigan after spending seven years in finance. I wanted to help solve climate change, and renewable energy felt like a good fit with my private sector background and business skills – helping to […]

Cybersecurity & the Grid | Q&A with Stem’s Head of Cloud Operations & Security, Parminder Sahi
By on June 15, 2021

Q: The recent Colonial Pipeline cyberattack shut down the U.S.’s largest gasoline conduit for several days. How does it fit with other cybersecurity trends you’ve observed? Ted Koppel, the news anchor, published a book called “Lights Out” a few years ago where he argued the U.S. power grid wasn’t adequately prepared for a major cyberattack. […]

Stem Employee Insights Series: Cody Guidry, Director of Business Development
By on May 24, 2021

Q: Tell us about yourself and your background. I started working at an energy storage startup called Xtreme Power (“XP”) back in 2010, which was basically the very beginning of large-scale stationary battery storage as we know it today. XP installed some of the world’s largest batteries in places like Hawaii and Texas, and was […]

The Next Leg of Our Journey: Stem Debuts on the NYSE
By on April 29, 2021

On April 29, 2021, Stem became the first public pure play smart energy storage company, listed as “STEM” on the New York Stock Exchange.

What Earth Day Means to Leaders in AI-driven Energy Storage
By on April 22, 2021

Each day, our team is working on ways to help our partners and customers leverage energy storage to make the grid more resilient and sustainable. In celebration of Earth Day, an annual event on April 22nd supporting environmental protection, we asked some of our employees what Earth Day means to them as professionals in the […]

Stem Employee Insights Series: Julie Steury, VP Program Operations
By on April 5, 2021

Q: Tell us about yourself and your background. I got started in the utility industry after getting a scholarship in high school, which then led into three college summers. I worked at Washington Water Power, in the power supply department, calling utilities throughout the Pacific Northwest and then manually (manually!) calculating water flows so we […]

What Biden’s American Jobs Plan Means for Energy Storage
By on April 1, 2021

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, unveiled yesterday, contains the most ambitious infrastructure investment program any U.S. president has put forward in decades. The proposed $100 billion investment to transform our electricity grid will create jobs, drive renewables expansion, and enable grid stability. While it is too soon to know how portions of the plan might […]

Stem Employee Insights Series: Mary Shaffer Gill, Director, Customer and Partner Operations
By on March 1, 2021

Q: Tell us about yourself and your background. I joined Stem in summer 2020 after spending two years at AMS, where I helped manage its large portfolio of battery energy storage projects across Southern California. That job involved working closely with both the businesses who hosted storage systems as well as the asset owners who […]

What Texas Shows Us About Building a Clean, Resilient Grid
By on February 23, 2021

What unfolded in Texas last week wasn’t a power outage – it was a tragedy. And unfortunately, it’s far from the first or the worst we’ve seen in recent years. Texas is no stranger to extreme weather; in 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damages. Last week, a weakening of the jet stream funneled […]

What Do Businesses Need to Know About EVs & Energy Storage? | Q&A with Stem VP Tad Glauthier
By on February 16, 2021

Perhaps nowhere is momentum toward a clean energy future more visible than in recent announcements about electric vehicles (EVs). General Motors now plans to sell only EVs by 2035, which is also when California will require all new cars and passenger trucks to be emissions-free. EVs could figure prominently in President Biden’s “Build Back Better” […]

Q&A with Mynt Systems: What it means to be a Stem Premier Partner
By on February 1, 2021

Earlier this month, Stem announced that Stem and our solar developer partners were awarded 68 MWh in new smart energy storage projects from the California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Non-Residential Equity lottery. Included among this group is Stem’s Premier Partner Mynt Systems, a leading provider of energy assessments and construction management services. Together, Stem and […]

Announcing Stem’s Clean Resilience Roadmap, a Policy Framework to Help Utility Commissions Build Resilient Grids
By on January 27, 2021

One of the key legacies from 2020 is the starkness with which it revealed how climate change impacts our electricity system, our lives, and our economy. Wildfires devastated the Western U.S. and broke records in California, while on the East Coast, millions sat in darkness in the wake of Hurricane Isaias. The reinsurer Munich Re […]

Stem Employee Insights Series: Dana Christensen, Senior Product Manager
By on January 18, 2021

Q: Tell us about yourself and your background. I joined Stem right out of college. I had always been interested in clean technology and renewable energy, so the opportunity to work on it professionally was really exciting. I graduated from Northwestern University with an engineering degree, and originally I joined Stem as a Sales Analyst. […]

6 ‘Election-proof’ Energy Trends You Can Bank On in 2021 and Beyond
By on November 3, 2020

A CEO perspective on what this year’s U.S. policy, industry, and election developments mean for the clean energy economy and what to expect next. This year has brought more than its share of challenges, but it’s also brought encouraging progress toward a smarter, cleaner, more resilient energy system. With divergent views on today’s ballot, many […]

Q&A with Greenskies Clean Energy: What it means to be a Stem Premier Partner
By on September 15, 2020

Earlier this month, Stem announced a partnership with Greenskies Clean Energy / Clean Focus, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of JLC Infrastructure which together have constructed and operate over 270 MW of C&I solar projects throughout the country. The developer group focuses heavily on the commercial space and large multinational enterprises, as well as smaller, regional corporations. […]

How California Facilities Can Get Paid for Avoiding Power Outages
By on August 28, 2020

Amid wildfires, extreme heat, and rolling blackouts, the state’s SGIP Resiliency program offers financial relief After three straight years where both wildfires and fire-preventive power shutoffs brought disastrous consequences for Californians, 2020 may prove to be the worst yet. As I write this, more than 600 wildfires, including two of its largest ever, now burn […]

How Storage Helped California Reduce the Blackouts – And How It Can Help Avoid Them in the Future
By on August 20, 2020

Anyone wondering how climate change affects our daily lives need only skim the headlines. Last weekend, drought-fueled wildfires in California and two other western states prompted evacuation alerts for tens of thousands of residents. Death Valley hit 130 degrees, among the highest global temperatures ever recorded. And with its electricity grid strained by extreme heat, […]

5 Best Practices for Expanding into New Energy Markets
By on August 12, 2020

Having become the world’s largest energy storage network provider over the last decade, Stem has learned a thing or two about best practices for entering new markets. To date, Stem has established itself in California, Hawaii, and several other U.S. states; in Canada; in Japan; and most recently, in Chile and Colombia. Energy storage is […]

Defying the Economic Downturn of 2020, Stem Expands Globally
By on July 29, 2020

What a difference six months makes. When I last reported on Stem’s progress, in January, I don’t think any of us anticipated a global pandemic or the impact it could have on our daily lives. So I will begin by reiterating Stem’s support for our customers and business partners, and our very best wishes for […]