Energy Storage News

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  • March 20, 2017 - 10:50

    Sunverge Tests New Software Control Platform on 'World's Largest' Virtual Power Plant

    Sunverge Tests New Software Control Platform on ‘World’s Largest’ Virtual Power Plant The California startup wants to connect and manage batteries and inverters beyond its own. 0 Australian utility AGL Energy held a press event last week to publicize what the company claims will soon become the largest behind-the-meter battery installation in the world.

  • March 20, 2017 - 10:24

    TECHNOLOGY: Energy Storage is America's Industry to Lose

    An E&E News series explores how the United States could lead the coming energy storage boom, grabbing the momentum from Asia and creating jobs from Silicon Valley to North Carolina. 

  • March 20, 2017 - 09:18

    San Diego Installs Massive Flow Battery That Can Power 1,000 Homes

    San Diego Gas & Electric unveiled a new pilot energy storage substation that utilizes a vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery storage system that can store up to 2 million watts of electricity.

  • March 20, 2017 - 09:03

    The Beguiling Promise Of John Goodenough's New Battery Technology

    A new fast-charging battery technology developed by Jack Goodenough, the 94-year-old inventor of the lithium-ion battery, could revolutionize electric vehicles and smart phones, with three times the energy density of existing batteries.

  • March 17, 2017 - 12:33

    Sumitomo Electric Starts Demonstration of Storage Battery System for Power Grid in California

    Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), in cooperation with the State of California and public utility company San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), started the demonstration of the United States’ largest redox flow battery system in California, and a commencement ceremony was held at the project site on March 16, 2017. Following the start of the project in September 2015, a redox flow battery system (2 MW x 4 hours) was constructed for a power grid at a substation in San Diego. Demonstration will now be carried out to evaluate the management of surplus electricity and regulation of grid frequency and voltage fluctuation. Data on performance in the transmission and distribution grid will also be collected to improve the system’s economic value.

  • March 17, 2017 - 12:05

    Siemens to Supply 12MW Battery Storage Unit for Engie's Hydropower Plant in Germany

    Engie Deutschland has awarded a contract to Siemens to install a battery storage unit at its pumped storage hydro power station in Kraftwerksgruppe Pfreimd, Germany. The battery storage will offer additional balancing energy for grid stabilization. The decentral battery storage will complement the existing facilities of the pumped storage power station, which already contributes primary and secondary balancing energy as well as tertiary reserve capacity for a secure energy supply. 

  • March 17, 2017 - 10:43

    Commonwealth Edison Makes Move into Community Energy Storage

    Commonwealth Edison, a leader on community microgrids, is now making a move into the fledgling arena of community energy storage as well. The Exelon subsidiary Thursday announced the first of what are expected to be multiple pilot projects that use batteries to improve electric reliability for communities. ComEd is focusing on areas prone to power outages from harsh weather.

  • March 16, 2017 - 20:48

    SDG&E Spurs Energy Storage Innovation With Flow Battery Technology

    SAN DIEGO, March 16, 2017 - Today, SDG&E is unveiling a new vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery storage pilot project in coordination with Sumitomo Electric (SEI), which stemmed from a partnership between Japan's New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) and the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). During the four-year demonstration project, SDG&E will be researching if flow battery technology can economically enhance the delivery of reliable energy to customers, integrate growing amounts of renewable energy and increase the flexibility in the way the company manages the power grid.

  • March 16, 2017 - 14:55

    AGL's Virtual Power Plant Reaches Critical Mass

    AGL Energy’s virtual power plant in metropolitan Adelaide has reached critical mass and “gone live”, the company announced today. More than 60 residential batteries have been installed and orchestrated in a project anticipated to include 1,000 batteries on completion. So far the virtual power plant (VPP) has stored and delivered more than 10,000kWh, relying on more than 300kW of battery capacity and more than 200kW of associated solar capacity.

  • March 16, 2017 - 14:27

    New White Paper: Unlock the Full Potential of Your Electric System

    It’s time to breathe new life into the grid by transforming it into a clean, flexible, and unbreakable energy network. Electricity is fundamental – it is the fastest growing form of end-user energy consumption, it powers nearly 40% of everything we do, and fuels a $74 trillion global economy.