Energy Storage News

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  • September 7, 2017 - 13:17

    NEC to Supply 18 MW Energy Storage System to Major Swiss Utility

    NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is supplying Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich, Switzerland (EKZ) with an 18 MW, 7.5 MWh GSS® Grid Storage Solution. Once completed in early 2018, this project will be the largest battery energy storage system in Switzerland. It will be owned and operated by EKZ, one of Switzerland’s largest power distribution companies.

  • September 7, 2017 - 13:14

    US DOE Funds Terrafore's Phase Change Energy Storage Test - SolarPACES

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released funding to the Argonne National Laboratory for a scaled-up round of independent testing of Terrafore Technologies’ innovative encapsulated thermal energy storage in phase change salts, designed to operate in temperatures to greater than 800°C in a single tank that acts as both storage and heat exchanger. Argonne scientists approached CEO Anoop Mathur to submit an application when they heard of the potential awards under the SBV program.


  • September 7, 2017 - 13:06

    This Battery Company Wants To Challenge Tesla In The Energy Storage Industry

    Electric vehicles are still just a glimmer at the edge of the automobile market: They make up less than 1% of all cars sold in the U.S. But fast forward to the year 2040, and they’re expected to dominate–a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates they’ll account for 54% of sales in just three decades. This rapid growth, though, begs a question: Where are the batteries going to come from?

  • September 7, 2017 - 13:01

    Questions Shaping the Future of Energy Storage in New York

    When New York kicked off its Reforming the Energy Vision process, it jumped to the front of the pack of states reinventing their electrical networks. Several years in, the multi-stakeholder process has established some market mechanisms to facilitate distributed energy. It has initiated new ways for utilities to earn profit, to get away from the overbuilt and underutilized status quo. Pilots have launched. But many questions remain unanswered. 

  • September 7, 2017 - 12:52

    A Record-Breaking Quarter for America's Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Market

    In the second quarter of 2017, 443 residential and commercial energy systems were deployed across the United States, representing 32 megawatt-hours of capacity. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, this is the most grid-interactive behind-the-meter energy storage ever deployed in a single quarter.

  • September 6, 2017 - 18:27

    Energy Storage in Canada Unveils Conference Program Focused on Market Opportunity and Energy Transition: September 19-20

    Toronto, September 7, 2017 - Energy Storage in Canada: Connecting to Now, today announced a conference program focused on energy storage market opportunities in Canada and the global energy transition. Held in Toronto on September 19-20, 2017, the conference will explore what’s shaping the storage market both domestically and internationally.

  • September 6, 2017 - 17:59

    E.ON breaks ground on Texas Waves Energy Storage Projects

    E.ON has begun construction on its Texas Waves energy storage projects, which are co-located at the company’s existing Pyron and Inadale wind farms in west Texas.

  • September 6, 2017 - 15:43

    Report: 31 Utilities Added Energy Storage for The First Time in 2016

    A new report by the Smart Electric Power Alliance indicated 31 utilities, or 43 percent of the utilities surveyed for the study, added energy storage to the grid in the last year. All told, 207 MW of energy storage was deployed last year in 829 systems. Utilities have now installed a total of 622 MW of energy storage in total. As expected, California had the most energy storage established in 2016 at 120.5 MW, much of which was rapidly deployed in response to the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage leak. Indiana was the second at 22 MW, with Ohio at 16.1 MW.

  • September 6, 2017 - 13:37

    LADWP Selects Doosan GridTech™ And KTY Engineering To Deliver Its First 20 MW/10 MWh Energy Storage System

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has selected Doosan GridTech and its partner, KTY Engineering, to deliver LADWP’s first battery energy storage system (BESS) with a capacity of 20 MW at its Beacon Solar Plant in Kern County, California. The Beacon Solar Plant was selected as the site for the BESS due to the its high concentration of solar photovoltaic arrays. The BESS will provide multiple, coordinated functions to LADWP that will help efficiently integrate these solar resources into the grid, minimize LADWP’s use of gas‐fired generating units for compliance with the NERC – BAL 003-1 requirements, and assist with the short-term mitigation of the Aliso Canyon natural gas curtailment.

  • September 6, 2017 - 13:35

    How Does Thermal Energy Storage Reach Scale?

    A vital technology for securing deep greenhouse gas reductions exists and works well, but still hasn't achieved widespread deployment. Thermal energy storage has succeeded in the field for decades. Precooling an insulated vat of liquid can chop an electricity bill and reduce peak load, as companies like Calmac and Ice Energy have shown. An experimental housing development in Canada uses underground thermal energy storage, powered by solar energy in the summer, to cover its heating needs through the frigid Alberta winters.