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    • September 2, 2014

      ESA's 24th Annual Conference Keynote Address by AES Energy Storage President Chris Shelton

      AES Energy Storage, LLC President Chris Shelton delivered a Keynote address at the ESA's 24th Annual Conference on June 6, 2014. Mr. Shelton, a past Chair of the ESA's Board of Directors, provided an overarching perspective on the market size for energy storage technologies and the deployment impact storage will have on the generation, transmission and distribution of energy on the ever-evolving grid.  With 200 MW of advanced energy storage resources in operation and construction and 1,000 MW's in development, AES Energy Storage is a recognized leader in the energy storage industry.

    • September 2, 2014

      Nation's First Solar Microgrid with Emergency Storage Breaks Ground

      Green Mountain Power has begun constructing a 2-MW solar microgrid on a city landfill in Vermont. The unit is designed to store power during storms for an emergency shelter at Rutland High School. The $10-million Stafford Hill Solar Farm, which broke ground on Aug. 10, is the first project in the nation to establish a micro-grid powered solely by solar and battery backup, with no other fuel source, the U.S. Dept. of Energy says.

    • September 2, 2014

      Greensmith to Deploy Aqueous, Lithium-Ion and Flow Batteries for Grid Storage

      As the energy storage market develops and shakes out, it's worth keeping an eye on Greensmith. The startup is a software developer and system integrator that has attracted investment, personnel and a growing roster of turnkey energy storage projects. Last week, Greensmith CEO John Jung told Greentech Media that batteries from Aquion (based on an aqueous sodium-ion chemistry), ViZn (zinc redox flow batteries) and two established lithium-ion battery suppliers have been added to the eight battery types already deployed in its systems.

    • September 2, 2014

      NEC Energy Solutions to Install Energy Storage System in California

      NEC Energy Solutions, a leading energy storage system manufacturer, has been awarded a contract to supply a 2.5MW, 3.9MWh GSS™ to one of the largest electric utilities in the United States. As a key part of a distributed energy storage integration program, the GSS, or Grid Storage Solution, will be used to support analysis of the value streams that energy storage can provide to utilities, ratepayers, and other involved parties. The program will explore how energy storage can support distribution circuits in the utility's diverse service territory. During the program, the GSS will not only be used to limit loading of the line under dynamic load scenarios, but also be capable of providing voltage regulation. In addition, the deployment of this GSS aligns with the utility's requirement to procure energy storage as set forth by the California Public Utility Commission's energy storage mandate.

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