Energy Storage News

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  • October 17, 2018 - 16:54

    World's Largest Microgrid Moves One Step Closer In Palau

    Tucked away in the Micronesia region of the Pacific Ocean is the small Republic of Palau, boasting a population of just over 20,000. The country will nevertheless soon be home to what is believed to be the world’s largest microgrid consisting of solar, diesel, and energy storage, representing at least 45% of the island nation’s total demand. While the microgrid has been in development for some time, the Republic of Palau this week announced the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE EPS, a worldwide microgrid and energy storage pioneer which will complete the project.

  • October 17, 2018 - 11:33

    Clean Energy Leaders Meet in Charlotte to Tout Capacity, Demand for Energy Storage

    North Carolina was a hotbed of energy storage activity in 2016. So much so that the national trade association - the Energy Storage Association (ESA) - held its annual conference in Charlotte and the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) convened its first Energy Storage Working Group. There was great promise to open the market to more energy storage in North Carolina. And now they’re back.

  • October 17, 2018 - 11:20

    Tracking Energy Storage Market Participation Under FERC Order 841

    Grid operators and the energy storage industry are deep in the weeds on implementing FERC’s landmark order. Here are some of the top challenges of integrating energy storage into transmission grid markets.

  • October 16, 2018 - 18:20

    Tracking Energy Storage Market Participation Under FERC Order 841 | Greentech Media

    Grid operators and the energy storage industry are deep in the weeds on implementing FERC’s landmark order. Here are some of the top challenges of integrating energy storage into transmission grid markets.

  • October 16, 2018 - 18:18

    Chatterjee Pushes Grid Operators to Design Market Products for Storage

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Neil Chatterjee on Tuesday called on regional grid operators to design new market rules that allow batteries to provide grid services as part of a wide-ranging address on the future of energy storage. Grid operators have grappled for years with how to design rules "particularly suited to storage," Chatterjee told an industry conference in Washington, but there has been "little momentum" in recent years on market products like frequency response that could allow batteries to grow.

  • October 15, 2018 - 10:12

    Duke Energy Plans New Microgrid and $500M Energy Storage Investment

    Duke Energy has proposed a microgrid to serve the western North Carolina town of Hot Springs as part of a larger plan that includes a $500 million investment in energy storage over 15 years. The solar-storage microgrid will bolster electric reliability for the mountainous town served only by a 10-mile, 22.86-kV feeder line, said Zachary Kuznar, Duke Energy’s director, CHP, microgrid and energy storage development.

  • October 12, 2018 - 17:06

    Hawai'i Looks To Add 260 Megawatts Of Solar & 1+ Gigawatt-Hour Of Storage

    The Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries are in contract negotiations with developers to add a potential 260 megawatts (MW) worth of solar and over 1 gigawatt-hour (GWh) of storage in what would be the largest infusion of renewable energy capacity in Hawai’i’s history.

  • October 11, 2018 - 14:14

    New York to Invest (another) $40 Million in Energy Storage Deployment

    In continued pursuit of his state’s 50% renewable by 2030 and 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) has announced that $40 million will be made available to solar projects that integrate energy storage. Like CPS Energy earlier this week, New York is recognizing the necessity of expansive energy storage coverage to shift solar energy’s availability to times of peak demand, outlining in a release that the storage will be used for that goal. This reasoning is likely also behind Gov. Cuomo’s unique battery storage goal, first unveiled in his 2018 State of the State address this past January.

  • October 10, 2018 - 17:11

    Schneider Electric Microgrid to Service Long Beach, California Community by Creating Energy Resilience at Port

    LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced an agreement to design, engineer and build a new microgrid that will enable critical energy resilience at the Port of Long Beach in the city of Long Beach, California. Schneider Electric will create a microgrid technology demonstration which will include an integrated system of distributed energy resources (DER) and microgrid controls, enabling added resilience via long-term islanding at the port's critical response facility, the Joint Command and Control Center (JCCC), which functions as the port's hub for security.

  • October 10, 2018 - 15:45

    Energy Storage Technologies Expected to Boost mid-Atlantic Market as Clean, Renewable Energy Demand Increases

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2018 -- More than 30 million Americans in the mid-Atlantic have started to see the benefits from energy storage systems operating in the region. As the country continues to expect resilient, reliable and cleaner energy, there is a need for energy storage to deliver value to the electric grid to support customers' demands. In addition, large and independent power producers have seen energy storage costs drop by up to 70 percent in the past few years according to the Energy Storage Association (ESA).