Energy Storage News

Updated: 27 min 55 sec ago
  • September 16, 2018 - 22:11

    Massachusetts Deploys Utility-Scale Energy Storage

    National Grid has begun operating a vanadium redox-flow battery (VRB) with its 1-MW solar PV array in Shirley, Mass., to demonstrate utility operation of storage. The company was the prime recipient of an $875,000 Massachusetts grant awarded to an application team that also includes Vionx Energy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Energy Initiatives Group. (See Massachusetts Awards $20M in Energy Storage Grants.)

  • September 14, 2018 - 13:55

    As Storms Bear Down, More Homeowners Look to Batteries – Not Generators – for Backup Power | National News | US News

    WHEN A PAIR OF DERECHOS dumped torrential rain and sent tornadoes spiraling across the mid-Atlantic in June 2013, uprooting trees and knocking out power for people in 18 states, Patricia Stevenson pitched in to keep her community running. With the electricity out for five days, neighbors in her rural West Virginia town couldn't use their fridges to keep food cool. They couldn't even power the well pumps. Stevenson, meanwhile, was apparently the only person for miles who had a gas generator. So they turned to her to draw water.

  • September 14, 2018 - 12:32

    NY Public Service Commission Approves Environmental Review of Energy Storage Roadmap

    The New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) approved its environmental review of New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap and expanded the types of renewable energy systems that are eligible for compensation. The state’s Energy Storage Roadmap outlines the policy, regulatory, and programmatic actions necessary to achieve the state’s goal of having 1,500 megawatts (MW) of energy storage by 2025 — the equivalent electricity demand of one-fifth of all New York homes.

  • September 14, 2018 - 01:00

    Powin to Deliver 70MWh in Energy Storage Projects in North America and Italy by Early 2019

    Powin to Deliver 70MWh in Energy Storage Projects in North America and Italy by Early 2019 3 PRN TUALATIN, Ore: Energy storage system provider Powin Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: PWON) has installed or will deliver over 32.8MW/70MWh of energy storage projects by early 2019 as demand for its battery systems continues to rise. The longer-term market is also strong as the Company has secured contracts to install an additional 94.7MW/411MWh between Q4 2019 and late 2021.

  • September 13, 2018 - 11:34

    Scotland's First Utility-Scale Battery Brought Online to Deliver Sub-Second Balancing

    Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016. The 20MW Broxburn Energy Storage facility was built by RES, which had sold the project to The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) in August last year for £20 million. It was the first project to have been acquired by TRIG and RES’ fourth in the UK, with the company now managing the site.

  • September 12, 2018 - 16:15

    Energy Storage to Play Key Role in Reaching California Target of 100% Zero-Emission Electricity by 2045 and Beyond

    PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2018 -- Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, applauds Governor Jerry Brown and the California State Legislature for passing landmark Senate Bill (SB) 100, which sets the largest-scale zero-emission electricity targets ever established for a U.S. state.  From November 6-8 in Pasadena, California, ESNA sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees will gather to demonstrate that the energy storage industry is ready with technology and deployment solutions to successfully support a zero-emission grid. Since 2010, California has procured more than 1,500 MW of new energy storage capacity; North American energy users and utilities have collectively procured over 2 GW of advanced energy storage projects to date.

  • September 12, 2018 - 16:11

    Energy Storage Technology Helps Renew, Stabilize Electric Grid

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that 17 percent of all electricity produced in the United States in 2017 came from renewable energy sources, including solar, wind and hydroelectric dams. That percentage is expected to keep growing as communities seek ways to improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked by EPA scientists to climate change. Unfortunately, renewable energy sources need proper weather conditions to generate power. And those periods of sunshine, wind or heavy wave action occur only intermittently between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. when consumer demand for electricity peaks. That’s where energy storage technology comes in.

  • September 12, 2018 - 14:27

    RES Commissions 20-MW Battery in Scotland

    UK-based renewables developer Renewable Energy Systems (RES) today announced the official opening of Scotland's first utility-scale battery facility, the 20-MW Broxburn Energy Storage project in West Lothian. The battery was built and will be managed by RES. It is owned by the Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd (LON:TRIG), marking the company's first investment in battery storage.

  • September 12, 2018 - 13:21

    Boost for Storage as California Rubber Stamps Zero Carbon Electricity Target

    “The innovation of California within the energy sector is welcomed by the storage industry as we stand on the precipice of realizing our own goal of 35 GW of new storage deployed by 2025,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the Energy Storage Association in the US. “As an enabling technology with a multitude of applications, the added flexibility that storage provides to the electric grid will prove crucial to achieving the goals of SB100 in a cost-effective manner while maintaining grid reliability. Storage resources can be deployed to optimize existing renewable energy resources and to integrate additional ones, serving as a multiplier of the greenhouse gas reductions made possible by ambitious clean energy policies like California’s,” she said.

  • September 11, 2018 - 00:00

    Industry Giants Samsung and Hyundai Invest in Solid-State Batteries

    Solid Power wins $20 million from automotive and electronics players. Automotive and electronics giants are flooding the battery ecosystem with strategic investments. Solid-state battery startup Solid Power, based in Louisville, Colorado, just won $20 million in a Series A investment round from Hyundai, Samsung Venture Investment, Sanoh Industrial, Solvay Ventures and A123 Systems. Late last year, Solid Power announced a partnership with BMW to work jointly on automotive batteries.