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    • July 29, 2014

      Energy Storage Leaders Interview with Jim Pape, CEO of EnerVault from ESA's 24th Annual Conference

      The advanced energy storage industry is made up of a myriad of companies and technologies that are providing innovative solutions to some of our most pressing grid needs. One challenge that continues to grow is the need for reliable, safe storage of electricity from renewable sources so that the energy can be released when it is needed most - helping to turn intermittent renewable generation into an on-demand source of electricity. EnerVault focuses on developing the next generation of flow battery technology, and has installed the world’s largest iron chromium flow battery in the world in Turlock, CA.  In this interview, their CEO Jim Pape discuss their successes and the opportunities that exist for energy storage technologies.

    • July 25, 2014

      New Electricity Storage Projects Set the Stage for Further Grid Modernization

      Ontario is looking to build greater flexibility and resiliency into its power system with the addition of new projects to test storage technologies. Ontario's grid operator, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), has selected storage technologies from five companies that can offer ancillary services to support increased reliability and efficiency of the grid. The five companies are Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., Convergent Energy and Power LLC, Dimplex North America LTD, Hecate Energy and Hydrogenics Corp.

    • July 18, 2014

      The Coming Storage Boom: Project Proposals Nearly Double California’s Storage Target

      California’s push to transform the market for grid-scale energy storage is working even better than expected -- at least on paper.  Last year, California created a mandate calling for 1,325 megawatts of energy storage projects by 2020, to be scaled up every two years. The first installment of proposals due this year adds up to 200 megawatts.

    • July 9, 2014

      Having Trouble Swallowing the EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules? Just Add Bacon

      Comparing energy storage to the Holy Grail has always bothered me; it has never been clear that the grail could be, would be or had been found. Bacon, however, is another thing entirely. Googling “What makes everything better?,” I found the overwhelmingly popular answer is bacon. Let’s think of energy storage as bacon for the nation’s electric grid. For decades, energy experts have said how much easier it would be to integrate renewable resources, to lower electricity demand or to reduce costs of energy — if only we could store energy as we produce it and then use it when we want it, when we need it and when it is cheapest.

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    • July 29, 2014

      Hydrogenics Selected for 2 Megawatt Energy Storage Facility in Ontario

      Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, today announced that it has been selected as a Preferred Respondent by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for Ontario in its procurement for Grid Energy Storage.

    • July 29, 2014

      EnerSys Reaches 5,000 Mark in Convert to ElectricSM Program

      EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy for industrial applications, has helped its customers change out 5,000 lift trucks to battery power as part of its Convert to ElectricSM (C2ESM) program. The C2ESM program is the first and only dedicated effort to help companies using internal combustion lift trucks switch to electric fleets.

    • July 29, 2014

      IEEE Joint Task Force Delivers Draft Response to Support White House Quadrennial Energy Review

      IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that it has provided insights to the U.S. Department of Energy on a set of priority issues relating to a new White House initiative, the Quadrennial Energy Review.

    • July 28, 2014

      The Sun May Promote Adoption of Storage Technology In More Ways Than One

      Earlier this month, NAATBatt completed a highly successful program at Intersolar North America, touting to solar developers and integrators the benefits of adding a storage component to solar PV projects.  NAATBatt’s interest in solar PV is driven in large part by our expectation that as the cost of solar PV panels fall, and as the price of centrally-generated power increases, the rise of distributed, renewable energy generation is nearly inevitable. 

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