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    • December 11, 2014 - 14:45

      Call For Speakers and Abstracts Now Open for ESA 25th Annual Conference and Expo

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) today is announcing an open call for speakers and abstracts for its 25th Annual Conference and Expo, which will be held May 27-29, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas. The Annual Conference and Expo is the premiere energy storage industry event for education and collaboration - and we are seeking innovative speakers to join us in Dallas, to share their vision and expertise with attendees.


    • December 10, 2014 - 14:45

      First-Ever Texas Summit Brings Together Industry and Market Leaders

      “Texas is poised to continue its tradition of energy innovation.” And so began the sold-out Texas Energy Storage Summit, with these comments from Matt Roberts, the Energy Storage Association (ESA)’s Executive Director.  The ESA’s first-ever market-focused summit brought together almost 200 leaders in the energy industry from around the globe to focus on the unique Texas and ERCOT marketplaces, and to gain a better understanding of the regulatory and legislative policy that is paving the way for future market growth.

    • December 9, 2014 - 19:00

      FERC Announces Series of Technical Conferences on Environmental Regulations and Electric Reliability, Wholesale Electricity Markets, and Energy Infrastructure - Docket AD15-4-000

      The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will hold a series of technical conferences to discuss implications of compliance approachesto the Clean Power Plan proposed rule, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 2, 2014. In particular, the technical conferences will focus on issues related to electric reliability, wholesale electric markets and operations, and energy infrastructure. The Commission will hold a National Overview technical conference on February 19, 2015, from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426.

    • December 1, 2014 - 12:00

      Southern California Edison (SCE) Announces Energy Storage Request for Offers (RFO)

      SCE is pleased to announce the launch its first Energy Storage Request for Offers ("2014 ES RFO") for Product from eligible Energy Storage Resources ("ESRs"). Information and documents regarding the 2014 ES RFO can be found on the 2014 ES RFO website at 

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    • December 19, 2014 - 06:00

      CODA Energy Begins Operation of the Largest Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage System in the Los Angeles Basin

      Today CODA Energy announced the full interconnection and operation of the largest behind the meter lithium-ion energy storage system in the Los Angeles basin. The 1,054kWh / 510kW system was developed under a contract with South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and co-funded through California's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). The project demonstrates the scalability of CODA Energy's peak shaving product architecture by managing demand charges for its facility headquarters.

    • December 18, 2014 - 16:58

      Fitch: Market Dynamics Favor U.S. Grid Energy Storage in 2015

      Grid energy storage could see an increase in investments in 2015, according to Fitch Ratings' new Energy Storage Dashboard. A falling cost curve and technological advancements have recently generated considerable interest in the sector. Fitch believes that transmission grid storage could reduce costs for utilities and improve reliability. However, distributed storage solutions along with rooftop solar could threaten the traditional utility model by allowing customers an option to break away from the grid. This could also be a game changer for pure play merchant generators. Much depends on whether storage solutions will be treated as a regulated asset and when a merchant solution will become economically viable.

    • December 18, 2014 - 16:16

      Iberdrola Plugs in Battery Demo

      Iberdrola and AEG Power Solutions have developed a prototype battery storage station to help boost renewables integration on the grid. The Sistema de Almacenamiento de Energía a Gran escala para la Red Eléctrica (Sager) demo (pictured), in which innovation foundation Tecnalia is also a partner, is sited at Iberdrola’s Archimedes substation in Vitoria, Spain. It is designed to store 0.6MWh during low-demand time and inject it to the grid to meet peak demand. Sager allows Iberdrola to monitor the grid load closely and integrate locally generated wind power “efficiently, safely and at low cost”, the company said. The local monitoring unit will be delivered to the site in January 2015, when it will be field-tested for the first time.

    • December 18, 2014 - 10:24

      AEG Power Solutions Presents Reference Energy Storage Station with Tecnalia and Iberdrola

      AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, has jointly with Iberdrola, a leading Spanish utility, and Tecnalia, a major innovation foundation, developed the prototype of a new battery energy storage station. The prototype includes latest innovations of the company and constitutes a reference for some of its leading-edge equipment, such as its wireless battery management system (MoniStore), its storage converter (Protect SC) and its Local Monitoring Unit (LMU), which will be field-tested for the first time in this project.

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