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    • April 25, 2019 - 13:22

      Open Source Software Launched to Help US Behind-the-Meter Projects Hit Economic Sweet Spots

      An open source software tool to help developers and other stakeholders in the US to analyze the viability of their energy storage system projects has been released by Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia this week launched QuESt v1.2, which it describes as “open source software for energy storage valuation.”

    • April 25, 2019 - 09:32

      Global Energy Storage Market Takes Off

      Last year saw global energy storage expand to record levels, with 147% year-on-year growth in gigawatt-hour (GWh) terms. This pales in comparison to what is to come. By 2024, we forecast that the market will expand 13-fold.

    • April 24, 2019 - 15:49

      Microgrid Maintains Power Supply During Emergency Simulation

      The Bronzeville Community Microgrid can keep power flowing in an emergency, ComEd recently announced after conducting a test. The “simulated islanding” test checked the resiliency of the microgrid by mimicking events that have the potential to affect power delivery, including weather calamities,  cyber attacks and acts of terrorism. The tests ComEd conducted demonstrated the microgrid’s ability to provide power in island mode while drawing upon distributed energy resources (DER), including battery energy storage and solar photovoltaic PV, to serve customers.

    • April 24, 2019 - 12:46

      Massachusetts Approves State's First Offshore Wind Contracts for 800 MW

      Massachusetts regulators on April 16 approved Vineyard Wind's 20-year contracts with the state's electric distributors for 800 MW of offshore wind. Vineyard Wind also committed to provide $15 million over 15 years to help integrate battery storage in low-income communities.

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