Energy Storage News

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  • May 18, 2018 - 17:20

    Message to FERC: Think Beyond Bulk Power to Achieve Grid Resilience

    Several groups are urging FERC to give microgrids and distributed energy resources a place at the table as it searches for ways to improve electric grid resilience on the bulk power system. grid resilienceThe groups offered input recently as part of a proceeding (AD18-7-000) that FERC opened after rejecting U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s push to subsidize coal-fired power plants. FERC determined that the subsidies aren’t necessary for grid resilience but decided to further explore what is.

  • May 18, 2018 - 15:17

    Big Battery Boom Hits Another Roadblock: Fire-Fearing Cities

    The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe. Now, U.S. city planners are worried about the same risk of hard-to-control blazes as these power-storage units make their way into basements and onto rooftops.

  • May 18, 2018 - 12:23

    NextEra Energy Resources, Salt River Project Announce Opening of Integrated Solar, Battery Plant

    NextEra Energy Resources and Salt River Project (SRP) announced Wednesday the opening of Pinal Central Solar Energy Center (PCSEC), located on 257 acres of land east of Casa Grande, Arizona. The facility is the largest utility-scale solar energy center paired with a battery storage system in Arizona. The 20-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic generation facility consists of 258,000 solar panels and includes a 10 MW lithium-ion battery storage system. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources will own and operate the facility, and SRP will purchase all of the energy it produces.

  • May 18, 2018 - 10:41

    Siemens Gamesa Pursues Hybrid Wind and Solar Projects With Energy Storage

    Siemens Gamesa, the leading turbine manufacturer, is looking to go beyond wind — into hybrid systems with solar and storage. The company’s chief technology officer, Antonio de la Torre Quiralte, told GTM that Siemens Gamesa remains committed to the wind market. However, it is increasingly interested in other technologies to reduce renewable energy intermittency.

  • May 18, 2018 - 00:00

    Boom in Giant Batteries Hits Another Roadblock: Cities' Fear of Fire

    The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe. Now, U.S. city planners are worried about the same risk of hard-to-control blazes as these power-storage units make their way into basements and onto rooftops.

  • May 16, 2018 - 21:30

    Energy Storage Association Elects 2018-19 Board Members

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for the U.S. energy storage industry, announced today the results of its board and officer elections. Each year, ESA holds open elections among its members, and the resulting Board of Directors also holds elections to select executive committee officers. The 2018-2019 ballot included seven candidates for five open board positions and voting concluded at the Meeting of the Members during the ESA’s 28th Annual Energy Storage Conference and Expo in Boston.

  • May 16, 2018 - 21:28

    Duke Energy Exec Re-elected to Energy Storage Association Board

    Zak Kuznar, who heads storage and microgrid efforts for Duke Energy Corp., has been re-elected to the board of the Energy Storage Association. Kuznar has been on the board since April 2016, almost as long as he has been the director for combined heat and power, energy storage and microgrid development at the Charlotte-based energy company. The election of five members of the 12-person board was announced Monday by the Washington-based association. 

  • May 16, 2018 - 16:33

    NextEra and Salt River Project Complete Arizona's Largest Solar+Storage Plant

    NextEra Energy Resources and Salt River Project announced the opening of Pinal Central Solar Energy Center (PCSEC), a universal-scale, integrated solar plant equipped with a battery system that will store energy and enable SRP to provide clean energy to customers when usage is at its highest and needed most.

  • May 15, 2018 - 23:49

    Kokam Delivers 30 Megawatt Energy Storage System to Alinta Energy: Largest Lithium Ion Battery Deployed for an Industrial Application in Australia

    SEOUL, South Korea, May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kokam Co., Ltd, the world's premier provider of innovative battery solutions, today announced that it has successfully deployed for Alinta Energy, a leading Australian utility, a 30-megawatt (MW) system / 11.4-megawatt hour (MWh) Energy Storage System (ESS), the largest lithium ion battery deployed for industrial application in Australia. The ESS features Kokam's high power Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide battery technology, and is being used to improve the performance of an islanded high voltage network, which supplies power to major iron ore producers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

  • May 15, 2018 - 14:18

    Dominion's New Grid Plan Overlooks Energy Storage in Favor of Gas Peakers

    High-tech grid resources that have become commonplace in some utility territories aren’t even considered in others. California utilities are already deploying energy storage in place of new gas plants. Regulated utilities in places like Arizona, Florida and North Carolina have begun factoring substantial amounts of storage into their grid planning, in order to tackle peak demand and make the grid more flexible. Meanwhile, Dominion Energy’s new long-term plan for Virginia and North Carolina barely mentions storage and instead calls for intensive deployment of new gas peakers.

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