Energy Storage News

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  • June 15, 2018 - 17:23

    How NYPA is Taking 'First Mover' Position on EVs, Energy Storage and the Digital Grid

    As the largest state-owned public utility in America, in one of the most progressive states in the country, the New York Power Authority doesn’t have the option of taking a “wait and see” approach on cleantech. Plus, NYPA’s business model enables it to invest in and deploy new technologies in bold ways, according to President and CEO Gil Quiniones.

  • June 15, 2018 - 17:12

    Small-Scale Solar Is Bound To Expand Rapidly After New EU Renewable Energy Deal

    Installations of up to 25 kW of solar need not worry about grid regulations and taxes, but can be configured any way the owner wants in terms of grid output and/or battery storage. For home owners and small businesses this opens up a great deal of opportunities.

  • June 15, 2018 - 15:34

    US Army Wants Better Energy Storage, US Lab Delivers 3x Better

    The US Army is behind a new research project at the Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory that aims to send lithium-ion batteries spinning into a new era of high capacity energy storage. Among other things, that means more wind and solar grid integration, and that’s kind of funny considering that right now DOE is making yet another stab at finding a way to save old coal and nuclear power plants from the dust bin of history. Good luck with that!

  • June 14, 2018 - 13:39

    Viridity Energy Breaks Ground on Two 20 MWh Battery Storage Projects in New Jersey

    Viridity Energy Solutions Inc. (“Viridity”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) and a leader in energy storage, is pleased to announce groundbreaking on two 20 MW / 20 MWh standalone utility-connected battery energy storage projects that the company will own and operate in New Jersey. As previously announced, Viridity and Ormat teams are providing the project engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. The combined projects, interconnected with Jersey Central Power and Light’s transmission grid, will provide real-time frequency regulation as well as other ancillary services to the grid operator, PJM Interconnection. Viridity expects to begin operation of both systems in late 2018.

  • June 13, 2018 - 21:30

    EDF Renewables Signs Agreement with Alliant Energy to Advance Iowa's Renewable Energy Leadership

    -EDF Renewables and Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company today announced the signing of contracts by which EDF Renewables will develop and construct up to 200 megawatts (MW) of the Golden Plains Wind Project. Golden Plains Wind Project is located in Winnebago and Kossuth counties in the north central portion of Iowa. The Project is expected to create 150+ construction jobs as well as inject millions of dollars in economic benefits to the local area. The project will be completed by early 2020 and is expected to produce enough clean energy to power 87,000 average homes a year.

  • June 13, 2018 - 19:22

    SDG&E Approves Projects Doubling Grid-Scale Energy Storage To Enable Adoption Of More Renewables

    San Diego Gas & Electric broke the news that it will be doubling the energy storage capacity of its network over the next 3.5 years to enable the adoption of more renewables in its service area.

  • June 13, 2018 - 16:08

    Microgrids Benefit from New Jersey's Push for More Renewables and Energy Storage

    New Jersey’s town center microgrids are poised to enter their next stage, enhanced by a series of state strategies to catalyze distributed energy. Selected for funding last year, the 13 town center microgrid proposals are now in the final stages of producing feasibility studies. 

  • June 12, 2018 - 15:10

    Stem, Inc. Selected by Sheraton Waikiki for AI-Driven Energy Storage

    Sheraton Waikiki has selected Stem, Inc., the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered energy storage, to provide energy storage services in support of the global hotel leader’s environmental sustainability planning. The 500 kWh system at the Sheraton Waikiki, which is owned by Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, will be the largest customer-sited system to participate in a utility program in Hawaii, and will play a maverick role in the transition of Hawaiian Electric’s grid management. “Intelligent energy storage is the next step in Sheraton’s environmental sustainability projects, because it enables us to take control of our energy usage and fully realize the value of our other recent energy investments,” said Eric Au, area director of engineering, Marriott Resorts and Hotels in Hawaii and French Polynesia. “The Stem platform provides the hotel real-time energy optimization in our planning and operating decisions, while enabling the community around our facilities to smooth the variability and integration of higher penetrations of renewable energy.”

  • June 10, 2018 - 12:49

    Energy Reliability: Achieving Resiliency through Microgrids

    Energy reliability and resiliency is top of mind for many companies as cybersecurity becomes more of an issue for utilities, and climate change brings with it an increased threat of natural disaster. These challenges and more are paving the way for substantial progress in decentralized energy resources.

  • June 7, 2018 - 17:22

    Cuomo's Energy Storage Target Goals Now Include Li-ion Supercell Technology Demonstration Project

    New York State has awarded Cadenza Innovation funding for a demonstration project featuring Li-ion supercell technology, a standalone system that includes a rack-mounted 200kWh, 50kW battery storage unit. The project is part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) drive to pursue nation-leading clean energy goals, including Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s energy storage target of 1500 megawatts in New York State by 2025. As the pioneering provider of energy storage solutions for license to lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturers, Cadenza Innovation offers unique cell design that combines the best properties from wound jelly rolls and large prismatic cells. That allows for high energy density at low cost for EV, PHEV, and grid markets.