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    • October 23, 2014 - 14:00

      NJ BPU Approves FY 2015 Renewable Electric Energy Storage Solicitation

      The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) recently approved a $3 million competitive solicitation aimed at encouraging the development of renewable electric storage projects. The solicitation invites proposals through December 8, 2014, 5:00 pm, from both the private and public sectors. Through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, applicants will submit proposals for financial incentives which will be evaluated on the basis of economics, readiness, technology and resiliency. 

    • October 14, 2014 - 13:00

      ESA to Host Texas Energy Storage Summit December 5, 2014 in Austin, TX

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is hosting the first ever Texas Energy Storage Summit, in Austin, TX on December 5, 2014.  This unique one-day summit brings together stakeholders from across Texas and around the country to meet for an informative and collaborative event that brings an in-depth focus on the opportunities and markets available in Texas and the ERCOT system. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with storage industry leaders, utilities, grid operations staff, customers and researchers, to gain a full understanding of this market opportunity and what lies ahead for storage in the state.

    • October 14, 2014 - 08:00

      EAC Approves 2014 Storage Plan Assessment Recommendations for DOE at September Meeting

      This report, approved at the September 2014 EAC meeting, summarizes a review of DOE’s energy storage program strategies and activities, and includes recommendations that the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) offers for the DOE’s consideration as it continues to develop and implement its energy storage program.

    • October 9, 2014 - 12:00

      Arizona Poised to Open New Market for Energy Storage

      Arizona has been known as a state with seemingly ubiquitous rooftop solar penetration and it may now be moving toward having energy storage deployed just as pervasively as those solar systems. A settlement that Arizona Public Service (APS) and the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) recently negotiated on purchasing new generation capacity will open up opportunities for energy storage, demand response, energy efficiency and renewables in the Grand Canyon State. 

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    • October 31, 2014 - 08:36

      Coalitions Make Their Cases to PJM Board

      Fourteen coalitions representing more than 80 stakeholders submitted briefing papers to the PJM Board of Managers Tuesday on the RTO’s Capacity Performance proposal. Eight of the groups generally opposed the proposal while six were generally supportive. The largest group, with 19 members, is the Transition Coalition, which focused its comments on the impact of the proposed changes on delivery years 2016/17 and 2017/18.

    • October 31, 2014 - 06:45

      The Story Behind Alevo's Inorganic Lithium-Ion Chemistry

      Earlier this week, stealthy Swiss startup Alevo announced it’s investing $1 billion in a North Carolina factory that will eventually produce gigawatts' worth of a new kind of lithium-ion battery, one it claims can last much longer than current chemistries, and with no risk of overheating.  It’s a big claim from a company that’s shared almost nothing about its financing and technology until now. Technology breakthroughs in the advanced battery field are often announced with great fanfare. But often, the companies making these claims disappear without a trace -- or burn out after spending hundreds of millions of dollars of private investment or taxpayer funding.

    • October 30, 2014 - 19:48

      ARENA to Support AGL On-Grid Storage Study

      The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $445,000 funding for AGL Energy Limited (AGL) to develop a business case for grid-connected energy storage in South Australia. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said integrating storage into Australia’s electricity networks would enable more homes and businesses to be supplied by renewables. “Commercial scale storage is especially important for enabling higher penetrations of renewables where less base load energy is provided by fossil fuels,” Mr Frischknecht said.

    • October 30, 2014 - 14:20

      City of Lancaster and Green Charge Networks Unveil New Energy Storage System at Museum of Art and History

      Today, the City of Lancaster and Green Charge Networks unveiled an energy storage system at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH). The partners also unveiled Lancaster’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) fast charging station, located in MOAH’s parking lot. In its ongoing pursuit of optimal economic and environmental efficiencies, the City is constantly working to maximize the use of alternative energy and green technologies. With the help of a California Energy Commission grant, Green Charge Networks, a leading California energy storage company, installed both the new storage system and EV fast charging station. 

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