Energy Storage News

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  • February 9, 2017 - 09:56

    EEI to Wall Street: Delivering America's Energy Future

    NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2017 -- Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn and three other EEI officers – David Owens, Phil Moeller, and Richard McMahon – today briefed Wall Street analysts, bankers, and investors on the state of the U.S. electric power industry. Kuhn and the panelists discussed a range of issues, including the importance of working with the Trump Administration and new Congress, as well as many new governors, legislators, and regulators in the states to develop a shared policy agenda. "EEI will work with President Trump and with key policymakers on both sides of the political aisle to develop an agenda that supports investments in infrastructure, grows the economy, and recognizes the vital role of the energy grid and the importance of maintaining reliable, affordable, secure, and increasingly clean energy for all customers," said Kuhn.

  • February 8, 2017 - 15:05

    Duke Energy Partnership with City, County May Avoid Third Power Plant

    ASHEVILLE — Momentum is building in the effort to avoid construction of one of three natural gas plants Duke Energy planned to build that would replace the coal plant on Lake Julian. At Tuesday’s joint City Council and County Commissioners meeting, members of the Energy Innovation Task Force, comprised of local government as well as representatives from Duke Energy, and Rocky Mountain Institute announced that they have begun to research options for the taxpayers and for the environment. They hope to present a two-year plan in the next few months before the City Council hears budget proposals.

  • February 8, 2017 - 13:54

    Ice Energy Will Provide 1 MW of Residential Storage to Southern California Public Power Authority

    Ice Energy has signed a turnkey contract with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) to provide up to 1 MW of its ice battery systems. Ice Energy will replace the outdoor condensing unit of selected homes in SCPPA’s territory with its Ice Bear 20 storage unit. The systems are designed to cut customer cooling load and can be aggregated by the utility.

  • February 8, 2017 - 12:56

    Morgan Stanley: Storage in the Utility Sector 'Will Grow More Than the Market Anticipates'

    Wall Street analysts are once again cautioning the market not to underestimate distributed energy technologies. Over the years, Goldman Sachs, UBS and Morgan Stanley have all warned investors about the disruptive potential of wind, solar, batteries and electric vehicles on energy markets. This week, Morgan Stanley says the growth of battery storage is "underappreciated" by many in the electricity business.

  • February 8, 2017 - 11:23

    How Utility Data Sharing is Helping the New York REV Build the Grid of the Future

    Designing the grid of the future requires understanding the grid of the present — not just for utilities, but for technology providers as well. An effort in New York shows how difficult that can be. Fundamental to optimizing DERs like rooftop solar and behind-the-meter storage is a common understanding of the distribution system. Currently, only utilities have full access to the data needed to fully understand the system’s limits and potential, and even they often lack visibility to understand exactly where all their assets are located.

  • February 8, 2017 - 09:54

    Greensmith Energy Software Selected by Oncor to Enhance Existing Microgrid

    HERNDON, Va.--Greensmith Energy, the leader in energy storage solutions and software, announced today that Oncor Electric Delivery (Oncor) has selected Greensmith as the software provider for its microgrid facility in Dallas, Texas. Oncor’s advanced microgrid consists of: a carport PV array, ground mount PV array, microturbine, diesel generators, gas reciprocating generator and battery storage unit.

  • February 7, 2017 - 12:32

    Energy Giants AES Partner with Measure to Improve Worker Safety with Drones

    A major power producer The AES Corp. is ramping up the use of drones with an eye towards shielding workers from industry hazards. Rather than buy all their own unmanned aerial systems they’ve engaged D.C.-based drone services provider Measure to get access to a more extensive fleet. Measure recently raised $15 million in venture funding.

  • February 7, 2017 - 11:19

    EnSync Energy to Team with ENMAX Generation Portfolio on Combined Heat and Power, Solar, and Energy Storage ...

    MILWAUKEE, Feb. 7, 2017 -- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, today announced they are working with ENMAX Energy Corporation at the District Energy Centre site in Calgary, Alberta, to integrate Solar and Energy Storage with a Combined Heat and Power system using EnSync's patented Matrix technology. ENMAX will utilize EnSync's Matrix Supply Response on Demand capability as part of the system integration and test several operating scenarios for optimal system performance and efficiency. ENMAX will provide the combined heat and power and purchase the energy storage from EnSync. EnSync will provide the Matrix technology in combination with EnSync's new proprietary control platform for complete system integration and testing at the District Energy Centre.

  • February 7, 2017 - 10:44

    Enphase, GRID Alternatives Launch California Solar-Plus-Storage Project for Low-Income Customers

    To widen the access for solar to low-income utility customers, non-profit solar organisation GRID Alternatives and PV microinverter producer Enphase Energy have partnered to launch a new solar-plus- storage project in California for up to 50 customers.

  • February 7, 2017 - 10:02

    1 Out of 50 New US Jobs Came From the Solar Industry in 2016

    The number of jobs created to make, sell and install solar panels in the U.S. grew at a record pace last year, and grew much faster than the overall American economy, which is welcome news for the solar industry in the face of policy uncertainty.