Energy Storage News

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  • July 30, 2019 - 03:22

    Arizona Utility Targets 400MW of Clean Power

    Arizona Public Service Company (APS) will add new solar and wind capacity with a combined total capacity of 400MW by 2021. The US energy company plans to issue two requests for proposal (RFPs) by 15 September 2019. The first RFP will seek competitive proposals for up to 150MW of APS-owned solar resources. The generation will be designed with the flexibility to add energy storage as a future option. A second RFP will pursue up to 250MW of wind capacity to be in service as soon as possible, but no later than 2022.

  • July 29, 2019 - 18:34

    Investing in Energy Storage for Solar, Wind Power Could Greatly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    At times renewable energy sources can produce more power than is needed, leaving some solar or wind energy to go to waste. This oversupply condition is a lost opportunity for these clean energy resources to displace pollution from fossil fuel-powered plants. But by creating complex models analyzing power systems in California and Texas, University of Michigan scientists show in a study that investing in batteries and other energy storage technologies can be economically viable with proper policy support. That, in turn, could radically reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and increase the use of solar and wind energy.

  • July 29, 2019 - 17:47

    California Gas Plant to Be Re-powered with Batteries + Solar

    The City of Glendale, California has released a plan to replace all but one of the plant’s existing generation facilities with a mix of battery storage, distributed solar and geothermal energy. Broken down by capacity, the plan calls for a 75 MW, 300 MWh battery energy storage system, up to 50 MW of distributed solar projects, energy efficiency and demand response programs. The plan also calls to keep the “peaker” portion of the former plant, which totals 93 MW of gas generation from up to five combustion turbines.

  • July 29, 2019 - 15:01

    Southern Power to Develop 345MWh Quartet of Energy Storage Projects

    Wholesale power provider Southern Power is to develop up to four utility-scale energy storage projects totalling 86MW / 345MWh. Of the four projects, all in California, one has already closed financing. Southern Power is working with developer esVolta on the portfolio.

  • July 28, 2019 - 14:07

    LG Chem Battery Systems Power Atlanta's First Smart Neighborhood

    LG Chem and its project partners have officially opened Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood. Each of the 46 technology-enhanced townhomes in the Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood will be served by Georgia Power with power supplemented by individual rooftop solar installations and in-home battery energy storage. LG Chem is supplying two home battery systems to each of the townhomes in Atlanta. The latest residential energy technologies will deliver innovative and creative solutions to Georgia Power's customers to more efficiently manage their energy needs.

  • July 25, 2019 - 18:00

    How Energy Storage is Creating New Opportunities

    A major disruption to the global economy is coming in the form of a seismic shift in energy markets. Largely driven by energy storage, this disruption will create exciting opportunities for the renewable energy market and will, in our view, drastically change the time of day electricity price curve (that is, the ‘duck curve’). The increased availability and adoption of battery storage will enable solar energy generators to match for the first time the supply of electricity to the time of customer use, which has historically been the major impediment to the growth of direct renewable electricity supply.

  • July 25, 2019 - 16:00

    A High-Rerformance Battery for Renewable Energy Storage

    A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by CU Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels. The new innovation, described today in the journal Joule, outlines two aqueous flow batteries, also known as redox flow batteries, which use chromium and organic binding agents to achieve exceptional voltage and high efficiencies. The components are abundant in nature, offering future promise for cost-effective manufacturing.

  • July 25, 2019 - 14:56

    Dynapower Introduces New Financing Program for Energy Storage Systems

    Energy storage system manufacturer Dynapower has announced its involvement with a new energy storage financing program. Partnering with Lease Corporation of America, Dynapower will offer financing to system integrators and energy storage system buyers. The new energy storage financing covers the equipment purchase, installation, commissioning and training costs in one lease.

  • July 25, 2019 - 14:04

    Solar + Batteries Help the Grid Recover in Kaua'i

    On Sunday a cable failure took the largest power plant on the island of Kaua’i in Hawaii offline, which led to cascading failures in other oil-fired and hydro power plants, leading to a 2+ hour blackout for the island’s 66,000 residents. Despite work on the Port Allen oil-fired power plant continuing and still waiting on parts to repair the Kapaia oil-fired power plant which started it all, the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) did not have to implement further rolling blackouts on Tuesday. This was in part due to the contributions of solar and storage.

  • July 24, 2019 - 18:19

    Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Agrees to Tap Wind, Solar and Battery-Powered Energy to Help Meet Future Demands

    One of Oklahoma’s biggest electric cooperatives is juicing up its power capacity using cutting-edge technology. On Tuesday, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative announced it executed a power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy Resources that includes 200 megawatts of battery-stored energy and will take the capacity of its generating fleet to more than 3 gigawatts.