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    • 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.

    • July 8, 2014

      Snohomish PUD Nets $7.3 Million from State Clean Energy Fund

      Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) will receive $7.3 million in matching funds from the Washington Clean Energy Fund. Using the funding, announced this week by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, the PUD will implement a comprehensive program of energy storage and controls integration.

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    • July 25, 2014

      Energy Storage Research and Development - Commons Library Standard Note - UK Parliament

      Energy storage is principally aimed at coping with the fluctuations in demand for energy, for example meeting the peaks in demand on very cold winter days. Gas, oil and coal can be readily stored and these industries have well developed means for providing the appropriate storage facilities. Electricity by its nature cannot yet be readily stored in large quantities.

    • July 25, 2014

      Energy Storage R&D - Commons Library Standard Note - UK Parliament

      Energy storage is principally aimed at coping with the fluctuations in demand for energy, for example meeting the peaks in demand on very cold winter days. Gas, oil and coal can be readily stored and these industries have well developed means for providing the appropriate storage facilities. Electricity by its nature cannot yet be readily stored in large quantities.

    • 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 25, 2014

      HOMER Energy Partners with Global Firms to Enhance Microgrid Market Opportunities

      HOMER Energy has recently partnered with 10 global firms to connect diverse stakeholders who are developing microgrids and distributed renewable energy projects. The first group of partners includes ABB (ABB), Schneider Electric, Trojan Battery, American Vanadium, Discover Energy, GoSol Power, Shipstone Energy Storage Systems, Leonics, Cadmus, and Sustainable Power Systems. This diverse group of companies is indicative of the range of expertise and services needed to supply the microgrid marketplace.

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