Energy Storage News

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  • June 3, 2019 - 18:03

    Duke Energy Florida to Build its Largest Battery Storage Projects Yet

    Duke Energy Florida announced three battery storage projects, totaling 22 megawatts, that will improve overall reliability and support critical services during power outages. Collectively, the storage facilities will enhance grid operations, increase efficiencies and improve overall reliability for surrounding communities. They will also provide important backup generation during power outages, a service that is becoming increasingly important with the number and intensity of storms that have recently impacted the state.

  • June 3, 2019 - 17:45

    East Coast ESS Projects Switched on by NEC, Aggreko

    Two of the best known system integrators in the energy storage field have just completed work on large-scale battery systems on the eastern coast of the US, NEC in Massachusetts and Aggreko in New York. The two latest projects demonstrate how states in the US, and not just the usual solar industry ‘hotspots’ such as California, Arizona or Texas can use energy storage systems to cost-effectively increase reliability of electricity supply while also lowering energy costs through either high value single applications or a combination of appropriate applications for the technology.

  • June 3, 2019 - 12:29

    New York State to Award $5M for Ideas to Integrate Renewable Energy Into Grid

    New York State will award $5 million for projects that will help New York integrate renewable energy in ways to improve the electric grid. The proposals will be evaluated based on several factors: how they improve overall grid performance, reduce energy costs, and support the state’s clean energy goals. This supports Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal proposal to achieve 70 percent renewable energy by 2030.

  • May 31, 2019 - 16:28

    I say, Eaton Boys Are Flogging Spare Capacity on Data Centre UPS Systems to Keep Lights on in Ireland

    Power distribution specialist Eaton has kicked off a pilot project in Ireland that uses data center UPS systems to help power the grid in periods of peak demand, to avoid grid-level outages. The owners of UPS systems are compensated for the effort – being paid as much as €50,000 per year for every MW of UPS capacity they provide to the grid. The scheme taps into UPS batteries to regulate the frequency of the grid when there's not enough electricity to go around, preventing brownouts and blackouts – and Eaton claims it can do this without interfering with the primary UPS function of protecting the IT load.

  • May 30, 2019 - 21:31

    Siemens to Modernize Industrial Power Plant from BASF in Germany with Key Components

    Siemens recently took part in a ground-breaking for a new energy storage project in Schwarzheide, near Dresden, Germany. For this project, Siemens will use a SIESTART energy storage solution with a Fluence battery energy storage system. The energy storage will provide black-start capability for a natural gas power plant, ensuring it can be quickly ramped up at any time.

  • May 30, 2019 - 05:09

    Utah Hosts 1GW Storage Mega-Mix

    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Magnum Development are collaborating on what will result in a 1GW energy storage project in Utah, in the US. The Advanced Clean Energy Storage initiative, announced by the companies with state governor Gary Herbert, will deploy four utility-scale technologies – renewable hydrogen, compressed air energy storage, large-scale flow batteries and solid oxide fuel cells

  • May 29, 2019 - 19:25

    What's the Value of Energy Storage? Minnesota Aims to Find Out

    Minnesota lawmakers included multiple energy storage provisions in the Omnibus Jobs and Energy Bill when they approved it May 24, including requiring utilities to consider batteries as a resource in their long-term planning efforts. The bill also directs the Minnesota Department of Commerce to conduct an energy storage cost-benefit analysis, in order to determine the value of adding the resource to the electric grid.

  • May 29, 2019 - 19:23

    Energy Storage Legislation introduced in Congress to Drive Down Costs

    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Rep. Tina Smith (D-Minn) introduced energy storage legislation this week that calls for a $300 million initiative to build five advanced, grid-scale systems across the country. Under the Better Energy Storage Technology Act (BEST), the Department of Energy would invest $60 million a year from 2020 through 2024 to complete the projects by September 2023.

  • May 29, 2019 - 14:04

    To Establish Storage Sector Leadership, Look to Value-Added Services: Navigant

    Value-added services have played a crucial role in the growth of the energy storage industry over the past decade, and a new report by Navigant Research suggests they will allow innovative companies to establish a leadership position in the expanding market.

  • May 28, 2019 - 16:56

    New International Partnership Established to Increase the Use of Energy Storage in Developing Countries

    A global partnership convened by the World Bank Group to foster international cooperation to adapt and develop energy storage solutions for developing countries. The Energy Storage Partnership comprises the World Bank Group and 29 organizations working together to help develop energy storage solutions tailored to the needs of developing countries.