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  • June 10, 2019 - 14:08

    Iberdrola to Build Largest UK Wind Power Battery

    Iberdrola is to build the UK’s largest battery linked to a wind farm, said the Spanish group’s ScottishPower unit. The 50MW lithium-ion battery will store power from the 539MW Whitelee project in Scotland that is currently Britain’s biggest operating onshore wind facility. The battery is set to be operating by the end of 2020. Adding large-scale storage capability is seen as a key strategy to allowing variable renewable sources such as wind power to respond effectively to demand. The Whitelee battery will be able to offer services such as reactive power and frequency response to the National Grid.

  • June 10, 2019 - 01:00

    Viking Cold Solutions Installs 1.3 MW of Thermal Energy Storage

    Viking Cold Solutions has completed the installation of eight Thermal Energy Storage systems as part of a utility-backed demand management program in Massachusetts. These eight behind-the-meter TES systems store and facilitate management of approximately 1.3 MW of energy onsite, and do not require any additional real estate for the system components. The average size of the cold storage facilities in the program is approximately 50,000 square feet, with the largest being 157,000 square feet.

  • June 8, 2019 - 14:35

    Solar Customers May Be Required to Store Energy

    The Guam Power Authority is reviewing whether to require energy storage systems for all future solar power customers in light of intermittency, or power fluctuations, within the power grid. "It would be substantially cheaper for the utility to provide (energy storage systems) than for individual customers to install theirs," GPA General Manager John Benavente told The Guam Daily Post.

  • June 7, 2019 - 16:55

    NYPA, Westchester County Develop Solar Arrays, Energy Storage

    The New York Power Authority is partnering with Westchester County to develop and implement solar photovoltaic and energy storage systems at seven county-owned properties, including bus garages, the Westchester County Courthouse and Hilltop Hanover Farm. The new systems are expected to offset more than 2,800 tons of greenhouse gases each year, which is equivalent to removing more than 600 cars from the road. The solar projects and renewable energy and financing services for municipalities offered at the forum support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Green New Deal, a clean energy and jobs agenda that strives to achieve 100 percent clean electricity by 2040.

  • June 7, 2019 - 05:48

    How Compressing Air in Underground Salt Caverns Could Help the Planet's Shift to Renewable Energy

    You may not have heard of it, but compressed air energy storage (CAES) has been around for decades. A CAES plant was built in Huntorf, Germany, in 1978, while another facility was developed in McIntosh, Alabama, in 1991. Both these developments use underground salt caverns to store air.

  • June 6, 2019 - 10:47

    U.S. Energy Storage Market Breaks Record for Megawatts Deployed in a Single Quarter, Growing 232% Year-Over-Year

    The United States non-residential storage market had its strongest quarter ever in Q1 2019, according to the new U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the U.S. Energy Storage Association. Q1 2019 was also the second strongest quarter on record for the U.S. residential storage segment.

  • June 5, 2019 - 16:28

    Batteries Act as First Responders When UK-France Interconnector Trips

    Flexibility providers including grid-connected energy storage systems sprung into action late last week after Britain’s interconnector with France suffered a trip, causing around 1GW of capacity to fall off the system in moments, causing fluctuations in the frequency of the grid.

  • June 5, 2019 - 15:16

    How Can the US Reduce Battery Costs and Foreign Dependence? Recycle, Argonne Official Tells Senators

    Recycling lithium-ion batteries could significantly reduce the cost of battery storage and other applications, George Crabtree, director at Argonne National Laboratory's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. The U.S. Department of Energy earlier this year launched a program that aims to reclaim and recycle critical materials from lithium-based battery technology. Sen. Manchin, D-W. Va., voiced concerns that the current trade war between the United States and China, and general instability of the bilateral relationship, could affect the supply of minerals such as lithium or cobalt commonly used in battery storage.

  • June 5, 2019 - 10:29

    US Energy Storage Market Grows 232% Year-Over-Year in Q1 2019

    The United States non-residential storage market had its strongest quarter ever in Q1 2019, according to the new U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). Q1 2019 was also the second strongest quarter on record for the U.S. residential storage segment.

  • June 3, 2019 - 20:52

    Electric Storage: From Idea to Action

    Electric storage has been around for decades in the form of pumped hydro storage. But recent advances in battery and cutting-edge storage technologies have generated renewed interest in the benefits of storage.

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