Energy Storage News

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  • April 14, 2017 - 09:40

    Clean Energy Coalition Supports Proposed FERC Revision of Interconnection Process

    WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2017 — A coalition of clean energy groups voiced their support today for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to renewable energy development.    The following are comments made by representatives of clean energy and emerging technology groups who support FERC taking action

  • April 14, 2017 - 07:10

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions to Deploy Energy Storage Systems in Select Walmart Stores

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) recently announced a partnership with Walmart Stores, Inc. to deploy advanced energy storage systems in select Walmart stores in the United States. Under the agreement, AMS will design, install and operate its Hybrid Electric Building technology in order to improve efficiency, create energy savings, and provide grid support to local utilities. In the first phase of the project, AMS will install 40 megawatt hours (MWh) of advanced energy storage systems at 27 Walmart stores in Southern California. These systems will allow permanently reduce each store’s peak electricity demand and provide dispatchable grid support to Southern California Edison (SCE).

  • April 13, 2017 - 08:35

    Hydrostor Terraâ„¢ Offers Bulk Energy Storage at Half the Cost of Competing Battery Technologies

    TORONTO, April 12, 2017 - Hydrostor Inc., a global leader in Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES), today introduced Hydrostor Terra™, a long-duration bulk energy storage system that competes head-to-head with new natural gas plants. Using Terra™, utilities and electricity system operators can cost-effectively and reliably address the issues of reserve capacity, peak shaving, transmission congestion and renewables integration, enabling the transition away from fossil-fuel generation at half the cost of competing battery technologies.

  • April 13, 2017 - 08:21

    PJM Outlines Aggregation Rules for Upcoming Capacity Auction

    VALLEY FORGE — PJM staff on Friday detailed how the new rules for aggregating seasonal resources will be implemented in May’s Base Residual Auction, the first requiring all resources meet tougher Capacity Performance standards. FERC staff tentatively approved PJM’s aggregation proposal March 21, allowing the RTO to relax current rules prohibiting seasonal resources from aggregating across locational deliverability areas (LDA). PJM’s plan also creates additional winter capacity interconnection rights (CIRs) and modifies rules for measuring demand response performance in the winter. (See FERC Staff OKs PJM Aggregation, DR Rules; Refunds Possible.)

  • April 12, 2017 - 12:42

    First BTM Li-ion Battery Project Approved in New York City

    Demand Energy, a subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, has begun construction on a microgrid with storage capability in New York City. The microgrid will comprise a 400-kW solar system and 400-kW fuel cell supported by a 300-kW, 1.2-MWh lithium-ion battery at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex owned by L+M Development Partners.

  • April 12, 2017 - 10:29

    Japanese Utility TEPCO Invests in UK 'Mass Market' Storage Maker Moixa

    Japanese utility/grid operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has invested half a million pounds (US$624,000) into UK residential energy storage system provider Moixa. TEPCO announced last week that it had made the equity investment. Moixa CEO Simon Daniel told Energy-Storage.News today that it was “encouraging” that an international utility was essentially “validating” Moixa’s “hybrid play of mass market system and platform”.

  • April 12, 2017 - 00:00

    Ice Energy and NRG Energy Announce Start of World's Largest Ice Bear Energy Storage Deployment

    SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Apr 12, 2017) - Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed ice battery storage solutions, in partnership with NRG Energy, Inc., announced that it will start installing its award-winning Ice Bear 30 systems on qualifying commercial and industrial buildings in Orange County, as part of an historic procurement by Southern California Edison (SCE). The companies will deliver up to 1,800 Ice Energy behind-the-meter ice batteries -- the world's largest such deployment -- on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • April 11, 2017 - 16:27

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions to Design, Install and Operate 40 MWh of Advanced Energy Storage Systems at Select U.S. Walmart Stores

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2017-- Advanced Microgrid Solutions ("AMS") announced today they would work with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to deploy AMS's Hybrid Electric Building® technology in select Walmart stores in the U.S.  Under the agreement, AMS will design, install and operate advanced energy storage systems at Walmart stores that will improve efficiency, guarantee energy savings, and provide fast, flexible grid support to local utilities, all at no upfront cost to Walmart.

  • April 11, 2017 - 12:44

    Mitsubishi, Eneco Work Together on 50MWh Energy Storage Project in Germany

    The latest project to be dubbed “Europe’s largest battery” will be a 50MWh project from Dutch energy supplier Eneco and Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation in Jardelund, Germany. Perhaps more notable than just the size will be the significant role of the battery-based energy storage system in the Schleswig-Holstein region where Jardelund is, close to the Danish border. It will provide frequency regulation to the grid and be used to replace baseload electricity supplied traditionally by coal and gas power plants.

  • April 11, 2017 - 12:27

    UK Developer and Virtual Power Plant Company Team Up for 185MW of 'Stacked' Application Projects

    Energy efficiency solutions provider and energy storage developer Anesco is to partner with "technology-driven utility" Limejump to deliver 185MW of energy storage capability in the UK into August’s capacity market, with plans for the units to be brought online by the end of 2018.