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    • October 20, 2016 - 12:21

      ESA’s Mass. Working Group Kicks Off with MA DOER Cmsr. Judson in Boston

      The Energy Storage Association is continuing to expand our efforts to directly shape the future of energy storage in different states through engagement on the ground. ESA and our members worked closely with legislators in the MA State House to develop the bill passed in August that paves the way for new energy storage ownership models and potential procurement goals for the state. 

    • October 14, 2016 - 15:09

      Navy and CA Energy Commission Formalize Energy Partnership

      Two days ago, the Department of the Navy and the California Energy Commission met to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that continues their collaboration as DON installations in the state transition to renewable and alternative energy sources to comply with energy goals set by the Secretary of the Navy. 

    • October 13, 2016 - 13:17

      SCE Launches 2016 Energy Storage & Distribution Deferral RFO

      SCE is pleased to announce it will host a Market Awareness Webinar for the 2016 Energy Storage and Distribution Deferral Request for Offers ("2016 ES&DD RFO") on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am PPT. This informational conference will provide an overview of the 2016 ES&DD RFO, including information on the two tracks of the RFO:

    • October 11, 2016 - 16:22

      RES’ First UK Large-Scale Battery Project Completed at PV Plant

      As published in Energy Storage News

      Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has completed work on its first utility-scale battery-based energy storage system in the UK, at a solar farm owned by British Solar Renewables (BSR).

      The project will demonstrate various ways in which energy storage can benefit the local electricity distribution network operator (DNO), Western Power Distribution, which commissioned RES to build the system under a “fully-wrapped” engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal in January.

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    • October 26, 2016 - 19:03

      Lockheed Martin Installs Energy-Storage System at Salina Plant

      ALINA, N.Y. — Lockheed Martin Corp. has installed its GridStarTM Lithium energy storage system at its plant in Salina. The 1 megawatt system will reduce electricity bills and emissions for Lockheed Martin’s operations, the Bethesda, Maryland–based defense contractor contends in a news release. The system will also provide services to the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the state’s wholesale-electricity operator.

    • October 26, 2016 - 17:03

      Bloom Energy and PowerSecure Team Up for 50MW of Fuel Cells—and Some Batteries | Greentech Media

      PowerSecure, the microgrid and backup-power provider bought by utility Southern Company earlier this year, is putting its money and technology into behind-the-meter fuel cells from Bloom Energy -- and trying out a fuel cell-battery combo in a select set of Home Depot stores to keep them running when the grid goes down. On Tuesday, these companies announced a strategic alliance that comes with a commitment from PowerSecure to acquire 50 megawatts of Bloom’s fuel cells. PowerSecure will offer them to its commercial and industrial customers through no-money-down installations, and sell the power they generate under long-term power-purchase agreements (PPAs) that lock in favorable prices for years to come.

    • October 26, 2016 - 16:57

      NTPC Plans 50MW Solar with Battery Storage on Indian islands

      India’s largest utility NTPC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the setting up 50MW of solar power projects combined with battery energy storage near Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Surender Raina, general manager, REDG, NTPC, told PV Tech that the firm has floated two tenders on South Andaman, one of 8MW at Chidiyatapu and another 17MW PV project located at Manglutan, which will both have storage added. However the storage capacity will be tendered separately and the amount of capacity will be specified within the tender when it comes out. The 8MW were tendered on 8 October this year.

    • October 26, 2016 - 13:16

      LG Chem to Enter US Home Battery Market with Sunrun Deal

      LG Chem Ltd, the world's largest automotive battery maker, will enter the fledgling U.S. market for home energy storage through a partnership with rooftop solar company Sunrun Inc, the companies said on Wednesday. The move will put LG in direct competition with electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, which unveiled its own home battery packs, called Powerwalls, last year. Sunrun has been using Tesla batteries in its home storage systems in Hawaii since earlier this year, and this deal will add LG to its list of suppliers.

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