Energy Storage News

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  • November 16, 2017 - 11:54

    Doosan Gridtech Selects SMA Inverters for 20 MW Battery Storage Project

    Inverter manufacturer SMA America LLC, subsidiary of German SMA Solar Technology AG, announced, that 13 SMA Sunny Central Storage inverters are being used in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Beacon Energy Storage System, a 20 MW battery storage project at the »Beacon Solar Plant« in the Mojave Desert. The project will be owned and operated by LADWP to expand its energy storage portfolio, which already has 1,296 MW of energy storage capacity.

  • November 16, 2017 - 10:54

    Proposed Enhancements to Energy Price Formation

    Since its inception, PJM Interconnection’s wholesale energy market has driven efficient resource entry and exit, successfully managed the retirement of a significant number of coal resources and their replacement primarily by natural gas resources, and maintained a reliable grid. The PJM market has also proven adaptable to changes in the industry as market rules have evolved to meet new needs.Changes in fuel and technology combined with a slow-down in demand growth are influencing the markets and have revealed an opportunity to enhance energy market pricing so that prices accurately reflect the true incremental cost of serving load and minimize the need to recover those costs through out-of-market uplift payments.

  • November 16, 2017 - 09:06

    Panel Eyes Room for Both Gas Peakers, Battery Storage in Power Markets

    The power industry is seeing a heightened need for peaking-capacity resources as capacity from retiring power plants is lost and higher levels of renewable generation is integrated. This potentially sets up a battle for market share between natural gas-fired generators that are currently the dominant source of peaking capacity and battery energy storage systems that have seen significant cost declines in recent years, an industry panel said Tuesday.

  • November 15, 2017 - 08:55

    RES Completed Construction of the Penitente Solar Project

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 14, 2017 -- Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, construction, and operation of solar, energy storage, wind, and transmission projects across the globe, is pleased to announce that it has completed construction of the Penitente Solar Project, a 3 MW installation in Saguache County providing power to the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (SLVREC).  RES developed, constructed, and will operate and maintain the distributed solar photovoltaic system in South Central Colorado. AEP OnSite Partners owns the solar installation and provides the output to SLVREC through a long-term contract. SLVREC is the second-oldest electric cooperative in Colorado and is headquartered in Monte Vista, CO.

  • November 15, 2017 - 00:00

    A Flexible Generation and Energy Storage Solution

    The expected outcome of utility integrated resource planning (IRP) is the optimum combination of power generation resources that will produce the most cost-effective and reliable generation for the rate-payer. That process is relatively simple for a nuclear and fossil fuel-based system. However, the difficult process of integrating renewable generation has made asset optimization and operational flexibility paramount.

  • November 14, 2017 - 16:08

    National Grid and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Collaborate on Transmission Grid Modernization and Energy Storage Research - National Grid

    WALTHAM, MA and RICHLAND, WA — National Grid, a leading US transmission company, and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered into an agreement to work together on research in the areas of transmission grid modernization and energy storage technologies.

  • November 14, 2017 - 15:45

    United Power Announces Construction of Colorado's Largest Battery Storage System - SoCore Energy

    United Power announced plans to construct its first commercial scale energy storage project.  Located in Firestone, CO and developed in collaboration with Chicago based SoCore Energy, the 4 MW / 16 MWh battery storage system will be the largest facility in the State of Colorado and one of the largest systems owned and operated by an electric co-op anywhere in the country. “As one of the fastest growing co-ops in Colorado, United Power wants to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to integrating new technology that can help boost reliability and keep costs down.  Energy storage will play an important role in the grid of the future, and we’re excited to be starting now,” said John Parker, CEO of United Power.

  • November 14, 2017 - 12:14

    Colorado Electric Co-op Rolls Out 'Community Battery' Program

    United Power Cooperative and SoCore Energy plan to build what they say would be the largest energy storage facility to date in Colorado. The 4 MW, 16 MWh battery storage system in Firestone, Colo., would store energy generated over night and discharge it during the day to reduce demand charges.

  • November 14, 2017 - 09:02

    Puget Sound Energy Adopts Primus Power Battery Storage System

    BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 13, 2017 -- Today Primus Power (“Primus”), a leader in stationary energy storage systems, and Puget Sound Energy (“PSE”), Washington state’s largest utility, announced the installation of a stationary energy storage system at one of its renewable generation facilities.

  • November 13, 2017 - 08:35

    Indiana's Battery Industry, Undeterred by Past Setbacks, Sees Bright Future

    A couple of decades ago, Indiana seemed set to become a worldwide leader in battery development and production. Bad timing, bad luck and cutthroat competition combined to derail that movement, but experts contend it’s not too late for the state to make its mark in this rapidly growing field—if not as a mass-market builder of the battery cells themselves, then as a creator of value-added products. “I believe that Indiana could very well become the technology hub for lithium-ion cell manufacturing in North America, and also system assembly and deployment,” said Mike Canada, CEO of EnerDel, Indiana’s only lithium-ion cell producer—and one of just a handful in the entire United States.