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    • July 22, 2016 - 12:45

      Energy Storage Legislation Can Enable Clean, Resilient Energy for MA and Accelerate Grid Modernization

      Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2016 – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) urges Massachusetts House and Senate leaders to include the energy storage provisions of Senate Bill 2400 in their Conference Committee report. Massachusetts is a beacon for the clean technology and energy industries, leading ambitious grid modernization efforts and spurring continued advancements in clean energy technologies that have created nearly 100,000 jobs. With the Commonwealth’s goals for clean energy deployment and grid modernization, significant energy storage will be needed in the near future, and the Commonwealth will secure its leadership in the advanced energy economy by including storage in forthcoming legislation.

    • July 19, 2016 - 11:26

      Greensmith Energy Expands Global Reach—Signs Agreement with Wärtsilä Energy Solutions to Deliver Energy Storage Systems Globally

      HERNDON, Va.--Greensmith, one of the largest providers of energy storage software and integration services, announced today it has entered into a cooperation agreement with Wärtsilä. This enables Wärtsilä to deliver energy storage systems integrated with solar PV, and Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation power plants, jointly forming a hybrid energy solution. Greensmith will provide its GEMS software platform to provide the full control for the entire system. Wärtsilä, a global leader in multi-fuel power plants will leverage its significant installed base and provide global EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and O&M (operation and maintenance) services to customers worldwide. As a combined market solution, Wärtsilä and Greensmith will provide sustainable, reliable, and affordable power — particularly in countries and regions with limited or small electrical grids.

    • July 14, 2016 - 13:21

      ESA Supports Procurement Targets and Utility Ownership Models of Energy Storage in MA

      ESA urges Members of the House and Senate to pass energy legislation that includes the energy storage provisions of S2400, authorizing the Department of Energy Resources to determine and adopt appropriate targets for viable and cost-effective energy storage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    • July 13, 2016 - 13:02

      ESA Applauds Bipartisan Coalition Supporting Storage Investment Tax Credit

      ESA applauds the bipartisan leadership of Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, joined by co-sponsors U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Al Franken (D-MN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Angus King (I-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) in introducing S. 3159 in the US Senate. 

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    • July 22, 2016 - 12:59

      Energy Storage Legislation Can Enable Clean, Resilient Energy for MA and Accelerate Grid Modernization

      Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2016 – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) urges Massachusetts House and Senate leaders to include the energy storage provisions of Senate Bill 2400 in their Conference Committee report. Massachusetts is a beacon for the clean technology and energy industries, leading ambitious grid modernization efforts and spurring continued advancements in clean energy technologies that have created nearly 100,000 jobs. With the Commonwealth’s goals for clean energy deployment and grid modernization, significant energy storage will be needed in the near future, and the Commonwealth will secure its leadership in the advanced energy economy by including storage in forthcoming legislation.

    • July 21, 2016 - 23:30

      First Battery-Based Energy Storage Opens in MISO Region

      Indianapolis Power & Light Co. and AES leaders cut the ribbon last week on the new IPL Advancion Energy Storage Array Facility located at the Harding Street Generation Station. The Advancion Array is the first grid-scale, battery-based energy storage system to make a footprint in the 15-state Midcontinent Independent System Operation (MISO) region, which will provide affordable and reliable power for our customers. "IPL is committed to developing energy solutions that balance affordability for our customers and the impact on the environment," said Rafael Sanchez, IPL President & CEO. "This array provides an innovative approach to helping address the challenges that come with diversifying our energy mix with more wind and solar resources."

    • July 21, 2016 - 20:22

      AES to Partially Replace Natural Gas with Battery Power at Long Beach's Alamitos Plant

      Long Beach’s Studebaker Road has long been home to a natural gas power plant. The presence of the exposed, wiry exterior of the grid dates back to the 1950s and is ubiquitous with that section of Long Beach, also a stretch of land with a history of natural resource extraction, as anyone who has seen the oil derricks in There Will Be Blood Knows. But with time comes change. AES California, with its eye on sustainable energy sources, has proposed the Alamitos Battery Energy Storage System project—one of two projects set to replace part of the natural gas power plant in the area.

    • July 21, 2016 - 11:08

      Southeast Asia's First Renewable Hydrogen-Based Energy Storage and Power Plant Awarded to Hydrogenics

      MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, July 21, 2016 - Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSX:HYG) (“Hydrogenics” or the “Company”), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation technology and hydrogen fuel cell power modules, today announced that it, along with Phraram 2 Civil Engineering Co., Ltd. (“PCE”), has been awarded the “Lam Takhong Wind Hydrogen Hybrid Project” by the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (“EGAT”). This will be Southeast Asia’s first megawatt-scale project for energy storage; Hydrogenics’ portion is projected to be worth approximately €4.3 million. The facility, located in the sub-station area of the Lam Takhong Wind Turbine Generation Project, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand, will consist of Hydrogenics’ ultra-compact 1 MW PEM HyLyzer® electrolyzer, hydrogen storage and a HyPM® fuel cell plant.  PCE, based in Bangkok, will provide the services required to implement the technology supplied by Hydrogenics.

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