Energy Storage News

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  • February 22, 2017 - 16:06

    AES and Parker Hannifin Team Up on Energy Storage

    Parker Hannifin an American energy company, recently announced the completion of the Cochrane energy storage facility, a project undertaken with AES Gener.  The partnership with the Chilean energy producer and supplier has resulted in a large plant located Mejillones, Antofagasta, Chile. The facility will provide spinning reserve and grid reliability services to Northern Chile, part of the Norte Grande Interconnected System. This system in particular primarily provides energy to the country’s mining operations, which take place in the north. The facility can provide 20 megawatts of energy storage.

  • February 22, 2017 - 12:52

    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to Welcome Attendees to Denver for the Energy Storage Industry's Premier Conference and Expo

    #ESACon17 Comes to Denver, CO April 18-20, with Unparalleled Education and the Industry’s Largest Dedicated Expo    Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2017) – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will open our 27th Annual Conference and Expo as a keynote speaker, welcoming more than 2,000 global attendees from across the energy and utility industries to the largest conference and expo dedicated to advancing grid energy storage.

  • February 22, 2017 - 12:38

    Dynapower Energy Storage Inverter is the First Designated as 'Smart'

    Vermont Business Magazine South Burlington-based Dynapower, the global leader in energy storage inverters, and Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to industries worldwide, have jointly announced that Dynapower’s MPS-250 (link is external) is the first storage-only energy inverter to be confirmed by Intertek to meet the UL 1741 SA draft requirements for a “smart” inverter. Compliance with this standard ensures that Dynapower’s MPS-250 smart inverter is California Rule 21 and Hawaii Rule 14H compliant through development of advanced inverter features. This was achieved by Dynapower through the use of Intertek’s SATELLITE™ Data Acceptance Program.

  • February 22, 2017 - 12:13

    Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

    On Wednesday, February 22, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs – equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.

  • February 22, 2017 - 09:32

    RES Awarded Storage Project for NREL'S National Wind Technology Center

    Broomfield, Colo. – Renewable Energy Systems (RES), is pleased to announce that our RESolve® energy storage system has been selected for the 1MW/1MWh energy storage test project at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). RES is a technology-agnostic integrator that performs the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) as well as offering long-term performance wraps.

  • February 21, 2017 - 16:52

    Energy Storage in Wholesale Markets: Microgrids as Big Batteries?

    Comments have poured into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on proposed rules that would boost energy storage in wholesale markets. 

    Issued in November, the FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) attempts to smooth the way for energy storage to transact in six regional wholesale markets that span much of the U.S. The proposal (RM-16-23) also gives distributed energy aggregators wholesale market inroads. As is customary, FERC has called on stakeholders to comment on the ideas before it puts them into effect. More than 100 companies, utilities, organizations and state agencies have weighed i

  • February 21, 2017 - 12:47

    Overheard at the 3rd Annual Energy Storage Policy Forum

    WASHINGTON — Nearly 200 energy policy and market experts gathered at the National Press Club on Wednesday for the Energy Storage Association’s 3rd annual Energy Storage Policy Forum. Here’s some of what we heard.Several state regulators spoke at the conference, after having just gone through what Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissioner Phil Jones called “NARUC hell,” referring to the winter meetings of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. The regulators spoke about how they view their role in setting policies on energy storage and how they communicate with elected officials about the technical aspects of energy markets and technology.

  • February 21, 2017 - 11:04

    The Age of the Giant Battery Is Almost Upon Us

    The idea that giant batteries may someday revolutionize electrical grids has long enthralled clean-power advocates and environmentalists. Now it’s attracting bankers with the money to make it happen. Lenders including Investec Plc, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc. are looking to finance large-scale energy-storage projects from California to Germany, marking a coming-of-age moment for the fledgling industry. The systems help utilities solve a longstanding clean-power conundrum: managing the unpredictable output from wind and solar farms, and retaining electricity until it’s needed.

  • February 20, 2017 - 12:01

    New Utility Program Hopes to Stimulate Sustainable Energy Storage Growth

    There is considerable debate throughout the energy storage industry about what the optimal location is for energy storage systems (ESSs) to provide the most value. Systems can be installed either behind the meter (BTM) for individual customers, or located strategically on the utility side of the grid. While these two types of systems are typically designed for different purposes, the advances being made in storage software platforms are blurring the lines between these markets and the specific services they are able to provide. A recently proposed energy storage program from utility Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) is hoping to capture the most advantageous aspects of both approaches.

  • February 17, 2017 - 18:20

    SCE Wins Prestigious Solar Grant From Department of Energy

    As part of its effort to encourage the growth of solar energy, Southern California Edison has received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, a national program to better integrate more solar into the electrical grid. Results of the competitive process were announced in San Diego during the annual DistribuTECH conference. SCE was one of only 13 successful applicants.