Energy Storage News

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  • December 19, 2017 - 21:35

    EDF Renewable Energy Leads Series A Round in Vehicle-to-Grid Startup Nuvve - Greentech Media

    It's no secret that European utilities have made grid edge technology investments a strategic priority, with a growing focus on e-mobility solutions. This week, that trend continued with a new investment from EDF Renewable Energy. EDF RE announced Monday that it has closed on Series A financing for vehicle-to-grid technology company Nuvve Corporation in partnership with Toyota Tsusho, and with additional support from an unnamed private equity fund.

  • December 19, 2017 - 14:01

    Alpha Modus Appoints Jeff Gates to Drive New Energy Storage Consulting Service, Joins Energy Storage Association

    Alpha Modus Corp, the predictive data analytics company, has appointed Jeff Gates as vice president, global energy services. Gates, a recognized leader in the energy industry, will be responsible for developing the energy storage consulting services network and the strengthening of Alpha Modus’ position within the energy storage industry. Gates brings fifteen years of energy storage expertise to Alpha Modus, including the development of a $44 million dollar, 36 megawatt storage system, at Duke Energy’s Notrees wind farm in Texas. In his new role at Alpha Modus, Gates brings considerable experience gained with Alevo as vice president of sales, Duke Energy as an energy storage specialist and as former chair of the Energy Storage Association (ESA) board of directors. “We are excited to have Jeff on board,” said William Alessi, CEO of Alpha Modus. “We see energy storage as a growing field in need of predictive analytics and Jeff’s knowledge of the industry will accelerate our entry. Also, we are pleased to join the Energy Storage Association with Jeff maintaining his role as a director.”

  • December 19, 2017 - 13:56

    Alfen: Energy Storage Makes The Hague Football Stadium Self-sustainable

    ALMERE, The Netherlands, December 18, 2017 /-- A unique combination of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and energy storage allows visitors of the Cars Jeans football stadium in The Hague to charge their electric vehicles with maximal power from renewable resources. Alfen delivers this fully integrated project for its client Scholt Energy Control, supported by grid operator Stedin and the municipality of The Hague. The project is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2018. 

  • December 19, 2017 - 01:56

    Statoil Chooses Younicos To Supply Battery Storage For Hywind Scotland Floating Wind Project

    Statoil, the energy company backed by the Norwegian government, is the majority partner in the Hywind Scotland offshore floating wind farm that began operations in the past few weeks — the first floating wind farm in the world. Now, Statoil says it has selected Younicos, a global battery storage company, to install a 1 megawatt battery system contained in two 10 foot containers on land near Peterhead, Scotland.

  • December 18, 2017 - 08:51

    California Regulators Consider Requiring Energy Storage to Replace Three Gas Plants

    The California Public Utilities Commission could soon require Calpine replace three natural gas plants in the state with energy storage. The regulators will vote on the matter January 11, the Los Angeles Times reported. Both Calpine and the California Independent System Operator oppose the move, saying the plants are needed to ensure reliability. Two of the targeted gas plants are in Feather River and Yuba, and total 47 MW each. The third, in Metcalf, totals 605 MW. None of the three have long-term contracts with utilities. An investigation by the Los Angeles Times concluded California overbuilt the state’s electrical system, primarily with natural gas facilities.

  • December 15, 2017 - 10:09

    Stories That Defined the Global Energy Storage Market in 2017 - Greentech Media

    This year's activity in energy storage could easily fill a book. While a lot of attention was focused on California, a state that has done more to nurture storage than any other region, there was plenty of action in Asia, Europe and Australia.

  • December 15, 2017 - 09:38

    Convergent Energy + Power Announces Completion of an 8.5 MWh Energy Storage Project for Industrial

    BOLTON, ON, Nov. 28, 2017- Convergent Energy + Power, a developer of energy storage projects throughout North America, announced today that it had finished construction on a first-of-its-kind energy storage system. The project is designed to reduce Global Adjustment demand charges, which account for up to 70% of electricity bills for some customers in Ontario. The project is anticipated to reduce electricity cost on the load it addresses by 15-30% per year starting in 2018.

  • December 15, 2017 - 09:31

    Ontario Plastics Company Installs 8.5MWh Commercial Energy Storage System

    Developer Convergent Energy & Power has installed a commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage system in Ontario for an injection-moulded plastics company, sized with 8.5MWh of batteries. In common with C&I projects elsewhere, the system is designed to help the host, Husky Injection Molding Systems, reduce its electricity bills by reducing the number of times in a year Husky’s operations need to draw electricity from the grid at peak times. Convergent said it is expected to reduce electricity costs on the load the system is connected to by 15% to 30% each year, beginning in early 2018.

  • December 14, 2017 - 14:01

    Sunrun Receives Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage Grant

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14, 2017 - Sunrun Inc., the nation’s largest dedicated residential solar, storage and energy services company, is delighted to receive an award under the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (“ACES”) Program, run by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Department of Energy Resources, to fund the development and deployment of advanced residential energy storage in Massachusetts. 

  • December 14, 2017 - 11:01

    National Grid will Join #ESACon18 as Utility Host in Boston

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 13, 2017 - The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is pleased to welcome National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world, as the official Utility Host of the 28th Annual Energy Storage Association Conference & Expo (#ESACon18), next April 18-20 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.