Energy Storage News

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  • June 26, 2019 - 12:54

    CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman's Statement on Nevada Energy's Announced Energy Storage Additions

    The U.S. Energy Storage Association congratulates NV Energy on its recent plan to deploy nearly 600 MW of energy storage by 2023. This exciting announcement builds upon a nationwide trend in energy storage market growth. We especially applaud NV Energy for partnering with third parties in this effort, sending a strong signal for businesses to invest in energy storage in Nevada.

  • June 25, 2019 - 19:23

    The Power of Reusing Electric Vehicle Batteries

    A “second-life” energy storage system using ex-EV batteries developed by Professor Jae Wan Park and his graduate students at the UC Davis Green Technology Laboratory. Made possible by a grant from the California Energy Commission, this project is reducing the on-peak energy use and carbon footprint of the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute — a combined winery, brewery, and food processing complex.

  • June 25, 2019 - 18:06

    Storage Shock Absorber

    Energy storage technology is changing the industry as it truly becomes a shock absorber in the struggle to balance supply and demand as solar and wind generation increases. This integrated technology is moving the electric power delivery industry closer to the fabled virtual power plant, which is why energy storage has been called the enabling technology. The technology of plus storage is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with and only the surface has been scratched.

  • June 25, 2019 - 10:36

    Ripples in the Sand: NV Energy to Add 1.2 GW Solar, 590 MW Energy Storage

    NV Energy is making major plays in response to Nevada’s recently-raised RPS, as the company announced today that it will be purchasing power from three massive projects, totaling 1.2 GW of solar and 590 MW of battery storage.

  • June 24, 2019 - 17:47

    Hawaii's New RFP Comes with a Side of Storage

    The Hawaiian Electric Industries, the parent company of Hawaii’s investor-owned utilities, has officially kicked off the second phase of its renewable energy procurement agreement, whose roots date back to 2017. Of the Hawaiian Islands, phase 2 procurement focuses on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, with the former two given clear renewable generation and battery storage targets.

  • June 24, 2019 - 14:00

    Creating a domestic market is paramount for US Battery Industry to Close the Gap with China

    Spurred by increased global demand for electric vehicles, energy storage systems and consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries have become invaluable in today's global society. Industry experts say the United States has to create incentives for lithium-ion battery products to encourage manufacturers and decrease its dependence on Chinese imports.

  • June 21, 2019 - 14:05

    The Biggest Money is on Wind, Solar, and Storage at NextEra

    NextEra’s 2019 Investor Presentation is 235 slides of deep information showing the forward-looking business plans of multiple business units. These include large volumes of solar, wind, storage and transmission – as well as ideas and projections on how these technologies will evolve over the next five-plus years.

  • June 21, 2019 - 11:28

    6 MW Wärtsilä Energy Storage System Demonstrates Phased Increase of Renewable Energy Penetration on the Island of Bonaire

    The technology group Wärtsilä has commissioned its 6 MW / 6 MWh energy management and storage system project for its customer ContourGlobal Bonaire on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. With Phase One complete, the island no longer has to curtail wind resources. It has nearly doubled renewable energy penetration, and prepared the system for additional capacity to accommodate peak demand during tourist season. ContourGlobal’s entire island grid is managed and operated by Greensmith GEMS advanced software platform.

  • June 20, 2019 - 18:13

    EDP Renewables is Planning 130-MW Solar+Storage Project in California

    EDP Renewables and East Bay Community Energy have reached an agreement on a 20-year PPA totaling 100 MW of solar and 30 MW of storage that will bring the Sonrisa Solar Park to California’s Fresno County. The Sonrisa Solar Park is expected to be operational in 2022 and will jobs and money spent in local communities. The Sonrisa Solar Park, which will be comprised of both solar and storage technologies, is EDP Renewables’ first multi-technology project in North America.

  • June 20, 2019 - 16:25

    'Don't Miss This Opportunity': Industry Groups' Further Plea for Energy Storage ITC

    Failing to create an investment tax credit as part of the ongoing tax extenders legislation, a coalition of clean energy trade bodies in the US have urged. Writing to Representative Richard Neal (D-MA), chairman of the Committee on Ways & Means, the group said the storage investment tax credit offered a short-term jobs boost and a contribution to addressing the climate crisis.