Energy Storage News

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  • August 16, 2018 - 15:17

    Energy Storage Brings Benefits Of Renewable Energy To Islands of Molokai & Isles Of Scilly

    The islands of the world all offer spectacular ocean vistas — they are islands, after all — but they also share a common scourge. Bereft of natural resources, most of them rely on diesel generators for electricity. That means electricity is expensive and the skies over those pristine locations are filled with carbon dioxide and other emissions that are harmful to the environment and human health.

  • August 16, 2018 - 10:52

    CEO Statement on Massachusetts Governor Baker H4756 Bill Signing

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds Governor Baker for signing into law the bipartisan, innovative energy policies reflected in Massachusetts Bill H4756, which will advance the Commonwealth’s clean energy goals and enhance grid resilience. Through his leadership on storage, Gov. Baker has demonstrated his commitment to making the Commonwealth a leader among states like California, New York, and New Jersey in breaking down the hurdles to cost-effective energy storage deployment.

  • August 15, 2018 - 00:00

    Tesla's CTO on Why Energy Storage is the 'Holy Grail of the Electric Grid'

    Say “battery,” and most people think of the device that powers our phones, our laptops, and — maybe if they’re being ambitious — our electric vehicles. But it’s time to think bigger: at their core, batteries are simply a way to store energy, and, with some creativity, they’re capable of powering electric vehicles, houses, and entire cities. There’s the Tesla batteries acting as backup for a wind farm in Australia. There’s PG&E building the world’s biggest battery in California to store electricity for its grid. And there’s the $3 billion project to turn the Hoover Dam into one big battery.

  • August 15, 2018 - 00:00

    MISO Plans Storage Market Roles in Response to FERC Order 841

    The Midcontinent ISO (MISO) has provided greater detail on expanding wholesale market access for energy storage resources in compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 841. MISO is proposing that the capacity of an energy storage resource be gauged on two measurements: power (MW) and energy (MWh). The dual storage measurement is designed to give more latitude for the projects to participate in capacity and energy markets.

  • August 15, 2018 - 00:00

    Enabling Energy Storage to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Energy storage is an enabling technology. At its most simple, energy storage enables electricity to be saved for use at a later time, when and where it is most needed. This creates efficiencies and capabilities for the electric grid—including the ability to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Increasing storage deployment will enable new and broader opportunities for a cleaner supply mix, as well as enable the better use of existing generation. In addition, storage increases the capacity of the grid to integrate more clean and distributed energy resources.

  • August 14, 2018 - 00:00

    Infigen Energy Invests in Tesla Big Battery Energy Storage System

    Wind energy company Infigen Energy plans to install a 52 MWh Tesla Powerpack battery energy storage system in South Australia. The battery system will be next to its 278 MW Lake Bonney Wind Farm near Mount Gambier. The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will cost around $38 million to build and install. ARENA and the South Australian government will each contribute funding of $5 million towards the project. Once built, BESS will be connected to the National Energy Market. It will also enable Infigen to firm up an extra 18 MW of renewable supply.

  • August 13, 2018 - 19:32

    Puc + Fluence = Energy Storage Partnership. A Formula for Future Growth.

    SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (AUGUST 13, 2018) – Today PUC Distribution, the designated electricity Local Distribution Company (LDC), for the City of Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada, together with its operating affiliate PUC Services, announced they are partnering with Fluence, a global energy storage technology and services company, to bring innovative energy management solutions to their largest customers. The partnership should result in both cost savings on these customers’ monthly energy bills and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Fluence, a market leader in energy storage solutions jointly owned by Siemens and the AES Corporation, will work with PUC Services to help better manage energy delivery during peak demand, while contributing to Canada’s strict new federal carbon reduction mandates.

  • August 13, 2018 - 17:25

    A Battery Of Choices: Embracing R&D & Investment In Storage

    Imagine a world where we depend on sunlight and the wind for most of our energy needs. Then imagine nighttime and our main source of electricity literally falls asleep. Unless our future electricity system represents a giant “super-grid” with tons of wires connecting everywhere from San Francisco to Beijing, we will need somewhere to put that electricity when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. Along comes battery storage, one of the emerging technology advancements of the 21st century that could revolutionize the way we produce and consume electricity.

  • August 13, 2018 - 05:04

    India Working Towards a National Energy Storage Mission

    To keep pace with the changing dynamics of the energy markets, India is now working toward a National Energy Storage Mission (NESM). In February 2018, a committee with representatives from relevant ministries, industry associations, research institutions and experts, was constituted by the MNRE to propose a draft for setting up NESM in India.

  • August 10, 2018 - 14:16

    P2P Household Energy Trading, C&I Storage for Brewing Beer: Hawaii Keeps on Going

    Following news yesterday of the first grid-scale solar-plus-storage system on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, two more modestly-sized projects show the potential diversity of applications for energy storage in the US state. just reported that the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission had approved a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) deal for the project on the island of Molokai, which would pair 4.88MW of solar with a 3MW / 15MWh lithium battery system.