Energy Storage News

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  • October 30, 2018 - 18:46

    Duke Product VP: 'We Are in the Best Position to Plan, Operate and Manage Energy Storage'

    Over the next decade and a half, Duke Energy plans to spend $500 million or more on energy storage across the Carolinas. After looking extensively at pricing and tech trends, the utility realized energy storage would play an extremely important role on the grid. How important? "To do effective planning, you have to mix it into your planning at large scale," said Melisa Johns, Duke Energy's vice president of distributed energy resource business and product development.

  • October 30, 2018 - 18:43

    Europe's Largest Industrial Energy Storage Facility Unveiled

    Europe's largest industrial energy storage facility has been inaugurated in Belgium. The facility is a pilot project comprising energy storage and solar PV integrated with a microgrid. It is operated by CMI Energy at the company’s international headquarters in Seraing. CMI makes industrial boilers, steam generators and HRSGs for concentrated solar power with thermal storage and the MiRIS (Micro Réseau Intégré Seraing) storage facility will help power the company’s headquarters, which currently consumes 1.3 GW a year. CMI said that the plant is also intended “to demonstrate advanced integration of intermittent renewable energy resources with battery-based energy storage to produce a fully dispatchable renewable energy resource”.

  • October 30, 2018 - 17:46

    Big Solar-Plus-Storage Deal Signed In California

    Recurrent Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has signed two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) in California with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power for a 150 MW AC solar power system with 180 MWh of battery storage. According to Canadian Solar, this joint procurement represents the largest contracted solar-plus-storage project in California to date.

  • October 29, 2018 - 14:40

    Salt River Project, DOE Team up to Assess Value of Distributed Energy Storage

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is teaming up with Arizona's Salt River Project (SRP) to launch "one of the largest" home battery storage studies to date, NREL announced on Thursday. The study would offer insight into distributed storage, while also encouraging installations. 295 SRP customers have already submitted an application to install a battery and join the study, according to an SRP spokesperson, and about half of those systems have been installed and commissioned.

  • October 29, 2018 - 14:12

    Duke Product VP: 'We Are in the Best Position to Plan, Operate and Manage Energy Storage'

    JUAN MONGE OCTOBER 29, 2018 Duke Product VP: ‘We Are in the Best Position to Plan, Operate and Manage Energy Storage’ Duke Product VP: ‘We Are in the Best Position to Plan, Operate and Manage Energy Storage’ 0 Over the next decade and a half, Duke Energy plans to spend $500 million or more on energy storage across the Carolinas. After looking extensively at pricing and tech trends, the utility realized energy storage would play an extremely important role on the grid. How important? "To do effective planning you have to mix it into your planning at large scale," said Melisa Johns, Duke Energy's vice president of distributed energy resource business and product development.

  • October 26, 2018 - 10:38

    With San Diego Airport Microgrid, No More Blackouts and $6.4M/year Saved

    Before the San Diego International Airport microgrid was built, the airport experienced four to five blackouts a year, each which lasted two to eight hours, according to Darr Hashempour, CEO of DH Green Energy, the consulting firm that designed and built the microgrid. The blackouts — which occurred during San Diego Gas and Electric’s (SDG&E) outages — embarrassed airport executives, upset airport customers, and spurred losses for airlines, he said.

  • October 25, 2018 - 14:09

    AECOM, Lockheed Martin Together Build Energy Storage System at Fort Carson

    In August, AECOM announced it started construction of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Fort Carson Army base in Colorado using Lockheed Martin’s GridStar® Lithium energy storage system. The 4.25 MW/8.5 MWh BESS is part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to reduce Fort Carson’s energy costs and increase its energy resilience. Though there are some existing energy storage systems at military bases, this unit will be the largest stand-alone commercially contracted battery at an army base. The large, revenue-generating storage system operates behind Fort Carson’s electric utility meter. It reduces electrical demand during peak intervals, thereby increasing power grid resilience.

  • October 25, 2018 - 10:36

    Largest Renewable Energy Microgrid in Australia Offers Businesses Lower Cost Energy

    Victoria’s coal power hub, the Latrobe Valley, is set to host Australia’s “largest” renewable energy microgrid, after a $15 million solar and battery storage project proposed by a consortium of local companies was announced as the winner of a $3 million state government grant.

  • October 25, 2018 - 00:00

    Optimizing Natural Gas Generation with Energy Storage

    The 21st-century grid is transforming faster than anyone imagined ten years ago, when natural gas seemed to be our power source of the future. Today, with ever-dropping prices in renewables and storage, the future is being re-defined.

  • October 24, 2018 - 12:29

    Enel and EnergyNest Explore Thermal Energy Storage Opportunities

    Among innovative technology providers developing a thermal energy storage system, Norway-based cleantech company EnergyNest is currently one of the partners selected by multinational energy provider Enel for the analysis of the benefits and impacts of the integration of its technology in one of Enel’s numerous power generation assets. According to EnergyNest, impressive economic and climate-relevant figures could be achieved by the company’s latest thermal energy storage technology when integrated in full-scale: annual CO2 reduction of up to 45,000 tons, 14 million liters of fuel oil saved per year and project payback in less than three years.

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