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    • April 21, 2015 - 14:17

      Department of Energy Makes Energy Storage Key Component of Multi-Billion Dollar Grid Infrastructure Improvement Strategy

      WASHINGTON, DC (April 21, 2015) - The Energy Storage Association (ESA) commends the Department of Energy for highlighting energy storage as a critical piece of our energy infrastructure. With today's release of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), the Administration is laying the foundation for a multi-billion dollar investment in more resilient and dynamic grid assets like energy storage systems.

    • April 21, 2015 - 07:30

      Administration Releases Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)

      Today, the Administration released the initial installment of the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), which examines how to modernize the Nation’s energy infrastructure to promote economic competitiveness, energy security, and environmental responsibility and take full advantage of American innovation and the new sources of domestic energy supply that are transforming the Nation’s energy marketplace. This report focuses on energy transmission, storage, and distribution (TS&D) infrastructure -- the networks of pipelines, wires, storage, waterways, railroads, and other facilities that form the backbone of our energy system.

    • April 16, 2015 - 10:49

      Con Edison Development Enters into Agreement to Procure GE Energy Storage System

      GE today announced it will supply Con Edison Development (CED) with an 8 MWh battery energy storage system in Central Valley, CA. The new storage solution will be utilizing GE’s Mark VIe-based plant control system, Brilliance MW Inverters, and packaged lithium ion battery modules.

    • April 14, 2015 - 10:44

      Hawaii Energy Park Strikes Deal with Sandia National Laboratories to Test Energy Storage

      The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, which manages the 870-acre energy and ocean technology park on the Big Island, has struck a deal with Sandia National Laboratories to work on energy storage projects.

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    • April 24, 2015 - 07:07

      The Faroe Islands Are Getting Europe's First Lithium-Ion Battery

      A utility serving the Faroe Islands has confirmed plans for a major lithium-ion battery project to help balance wind generation. The project is four to five times bigger than earlier estimates, according to the utility, SEV. “We are looking into other battery projects, but in order to serve different ancillary services like spinning reserve, frequency support, etc.,” SEV project manager Terji Nielsen told Greentech Media. According to Nielsen, SEV is paying “in the region of €2 million,” or USD $2.15 million, for what Paris-based battery supplier Saft billed as “Europe’s first commercial deployment of a Li-Ion ESS [energy storage system] supporting the operation of a wind farm."

    • April 23, 2015 - 15:59

      Grid Edge 20: The Top Companies Disrupting the U.S. Electric Market

      We're naming names. Here are 20 companies that are transforming the electrical power sector. Experts in the power sector often say that if Thomas Edison were around today, he would easily be able to recognize the American electrical grid, because the design of the system has essentially remained the same for the past 100 years. But that’s starting to change. The United States’ traditional, centralized electrical system is shifting toward a more distributed, responsive grid driven by technology innovation and evolving customer demands.

    • April 23, 2015 - 08:26

      SolarCity Activates Fund to Finance More Than $1 Billion in Commercial Solar Projects with Investment from Credit Suisse

      On Earth Day, SolarCity announced that it has activated a fund including an investment from Credit Suisse that is expected to finance more than $1 billion in commercial solar energy systems—including battery storage systems—for businesses, schools and government organizations across the U.S.

    • April 23, 2015 - 04:17

      Investment in Smart Grid, Storage Sectors Soars

      Investment in the smart grid, battery/storage and energy efficiency sectors grew dramatically in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest data from market research firm Mercom Capital Group. Venture capital investments by sector showed that smart grid companies raised $185 million in 15 separate deals, while battery/storage firms took in $69 million from seven deals. Investors also plunked $140 into energy efficiency companies in 15 different deals.

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