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  • October 10, 2018 - 15:39

    DOE Energy Storage Grants Look to the Day When Renewables Rule the Grid

    As renewable penetration grows, the need for energy storage grows as well. However, existing storage technologies may not be able to meet that need. A Department of Energy (DOE) grant program aims to address that problem by trading efficiency for low cost. Existing storage technologies fall short in terms of duration. Lithium-ion batteries, which have captured about 90% of the energy storage market, can economically run for about four hours. Pumped hydro storage, which accounts for the most energy storage today in terms of capacity, can generate power by releasing water from storage reservoirs for up to 20 hours under certain conditions.

  • October 10, 2018 - 12:57

    Duke Energy to Invest $500 Million in Battery Storage in the Carolinas Over the Next 15 Years

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 10, 2018 - Duke Energy's advancement of battery energy storage technologies in the Carolinas includes $500 million of projects in the company's 15-year forecast – continuing the company's industry-leading deployment of the technology.

  • October 9, 2018 - 23:09

    Hawaiian Electric Selects 7 Solar-Plus-Storage Projects for a Combined 260 MW of Renewable Energy

    Honolulu-based utility Hawaiian Electric said on Tuesday it has selected seven solar-plus-storage projects for the largest infusion of renewable energy in state history. Once contract negotiations have been finalized, the seven projects are expected to produced approximately 260 megawatts of solar energy on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.

  • October 9, 2018 - 10:57

    Nevada Primed for up to a Gigawatt of Energy Storage

    We know energy storage is coming. The question is: How much and how fast? Tesla showed us that they’d rather build cars versus energy storage installations, and that makes sense since more than 90% of their revenue is from cars. And Bloomberg recently reminded us that the whole of the industry is in a situation of greater demand than supply. Nonetheless, the potential is there and the manufacturing capacity is growing immensely.

  • October 3, 2018 - 15:39

    Duke Energy Florida Launches Park and Plug EV Charging Station Pilot to Encourage Clean Transportation

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy is installing up to 530 electric vehicle, or EV, charging stations within its Florida service area that will provide the necessary infrastructure network to promote and support the benefits of clean electric transportation. The company is working with various communities and groups to install the units for public use in multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and locations with broad public access, such as sites with high traffic or in major corridors. Host sites are being selected through an application process. Additionally, 10 percent of the charging stations will be installed in income-qualified communities to make the benefits of cleaner electric transportation available to all customers.

  • October 3, 2018 - 15:04

    Virginia 10-year Energy Plan Includes 5 GW of Renewables, EVs, Grid Modernization

    Virginia released its annual 10-year energy plan on Tuesday, recommending development of 3 GW of solar and onshore wind by 2022, and 2 GW of offshore wind by 2028. Dominion Energy, the largest electric utility in the state, has partnered with Denmark's DONG Energy to develop a 12 MW Virginia offshore wind facility and officials say it could ultimately be expanded to serve more than 500,000 customers.

  • October 3, 2018 - 11:44

    NYPA Unveils Plans to Establish 20-MW Battery Project

    The New York Power Authority on Oct. 2 unveiled plans to establish a new 20-megawatt battery project in Northern New York that will demonstrate the operation of a large-scale energy storage system. NYPA noted that the first-of-its kind project supports New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to combat climate change and grow the energy storage sector.

  • October 2, 2018 - 16:22

    Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Key Energy Storage Bill

    Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has signed into law S.B.700, a bill that could result in nearly 3 GW of behind-the-meter energy storage systems at schools, farms, homes, nonprofits and businesses in California by 2026, according to the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA).

  • October 2, 2018 - 14:21

    Johnson Controls, ConEd Subsidiary Partner to Grow Energy Storage

    Johnson Controls announced Monday that it has signed a joint venture with a clean energy unit of Consolidated Edison, a deal aimed at helping expand the market for smart energy storage control systems developed by the company. Consolidated Edison Solutions, a subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Business, will be the exclusive provider of storage to customers of Johnson Controls.

  • September 27, 2018 - 09:49

    Leadership Circle Member RES Awarded $16.3M Solar & Energy Storage Project with CPS Energy

    Primary tabsView(active tab)Edit Leadership Circle Member RES Awarded $16.3M Solar & Energy Storage Project with CPS Energy SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 - 16:07SPOTLIGHT ON STORAGE Posted by: Energy Storage Association About the ESA Blog Spotlight on Storage features commentary on new and innovative developments in the U.S. energy storage industry from ESA staff, members, and supporters. ESA is excited that our Leadership Circle member, Renewable Energy Systems (RES), was selected by San Antonio utility CPS Energy to build and install a $16.3 million solar and energy storage project. The station will be on the Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) 1,200-acre campus in San Antonio and is an important step for energy modernization in Texas. The CPS Energy solar and energy storage systems consist of 5 MWAC of distributed solar capacity co-located with a 10 MW/10 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) controlled by RESolve. This project combines distributed solar generation with strategically sized and configured electrochemical energy storage. In addition, the technologies are interconnected at distribution voltage on a common feeder.

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