Energy Storage News

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  • December 11, 2017 - 15:56

    Rethinking Electric Power, Prompted by Politics and Disaster

    SEATTLE — Lilo Danielle Pozzo, who teaches chemical engineering at the University of Washington, grew up in Puerto Rico. So when Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September, it felt, she said, like a perfect alignment of needs and expertise: Professor Pozzo studies batteries and electrical storage systems at the university’s Clean Energy Institute, and Puerto Rico, a place she loves, had just seen its power grid destroyed.

  • December 11, 2017 - 14:15

    Powin Energy Sells 110MWh of Operating Projects and Pipeline to esVolta

    TUALATIN, Ore., Dec. 11, 2017 - Powin Energy Corporation (OTCQB:PWON), a leading manufacturer of fully integrated energy storage solutions, has sold over 110MWh of select project assets and contracted pipeline to esVolta. esVolta recently received a large financial commitment from Blue Sky Alternative Investments LLC to accelerate its growth in the North American utility-scale energy storage market. Powin Energy will be esVolta’s exclusive provider of energy storage systems through 2022.

  • December 11, 2017 - 12:57

    Utilities are Increasingly Planning for Energy Storage

    The U.S. energy storage market over the last few years has been a true roller coaster. As measured by either capacity (megawatts) or duration (megawatt-hours), the amount of storage deployed has swung wildly from quarter to quarter. And coming in the aftermath of more than 200 MW deployed during the fourth quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 – largely due to California’s need for capacity following the Aliso Canyon gas leak – Q3 was another quarter of relatively subdued deployment. In its quarterly Energy Storage Monitor, GTM Research reports 42 MW of energy storage deployed nationally, a 10% increase over Q3 2016.

  • December 11, 2017 - 12:38

    Construction Imminent on Major Solar-Wind-Storage Hybrid Plant in Queensland

    Construction on Australia’s first utility-scale wind, solar and energy storage hybrid project to be connected to the national grid is about to start near Hughenden in northwest Queensland. Australian developer Windlab put out a similar release in October, but construction on the roughly 60MW plant is now due to start today. The project is owned by Windlab and its equity partner Eurus Energy Holding Corporation of Japan.

  • December 11, 2017 - 09:11

    Enel Awarded 2.1 Million US Dollar Grants to Support Energy Storage Development in US

    ROME, Dec. 08, 2017 - Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) announced today that two of its distributed energy projects have been selected to receive grants, totalling around 2.1 million US dollars, from the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (“ACES”) programme administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“MassCEC”). These are Enel’s first distributed energy projects in Massachusetts, home to the Group’s North American headquarters, and consist of a behind-the-meter micro-grid and a battery storage system.

  • December 8, 2017 - 00:00

    US Energy Storage Deployments Up 46 Percent Annually in Q3 2017

    Boston, Mass. and Washington, D.C., December 7, 2017 - According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), 41.8 megawatts of energy storage were deployed across the U.S. in the third quarter of 2017. This represents 46 percent growth year-over-year and 10 percent growth over the second quarter of the year.

  • December 7, 2017 - 13:27

    Baker-Polito Administration Awards $20 Million for Energy Storage Projects

    MARLBOROUGH — The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects that will develop the Commonwealth’s energy storage market and deliver benefits to Massachusetts ratepayers and the electrical grid. Recognizing the potential benefits energy storage holds for the Commonwealth, paired with the strength of submitted projects, the Administration doubled the available funding from the initial $10 million commitment. The awarded projects will benefit 25 communities and draw in $32 million in matching funds, helping to grow the Commonwealth’s energy storage economy. 

  • December 6, 2017 - 14:23

    EDF Renewable Energy Awarded Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Contract

    EDF Renewable Energy announced they were awarded a contract to provide Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) with 40MWh of battery storage capacity. Under the contract, EDF RE will build, own and operate a portfolio of behind-the-meter (BTM) battery storage projects for commercial and industrial customers within the PG&E service territory. The contract will allow EDF RE to assist selected PG&E customers to lower their utility bills by reducing demand charges, maximizing consumption during off-peak hours, and collecting revenue from wholesale market participation. Each project will optimize the host customer’s energy usage and operating costs by utilizing EDF’s proprietary PEGASE Energy Management System (EMS) to strategically operate the batteries.

  • December 6, 2017 - 13:40

    The IHS Markit Electric Resiliency Study – Much Less Than Meets the Eye

    In directing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider a proposed rule that would subsidize Eastern merchant coal and nuclear generators, the Secretary of Energy points to a study by IHS Markit as justification for DOE's proposal. But that study, which claims to put a price tag on “just how important our current balance of coal, gas, nuclear and renewable energy really is,”1 has so many factual, logical and methodological flaws that it is wholly unsuitable to inform serious public policy.

  • December 6, 2017 - 05:17

    Western Australia Utility Tests Solar Plus Storage, Microgrids to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use

    Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARNEA) has awarded Western Australia’s Horizon Power US$1.44 million toward a distributed solar plus storage microgrid to test how weather affects behind-the-meter solar networks and improve upon microgrids. The ultimate goal is to reduce reliance on fossil fuel power generation while delivering reliable, pollution-free power at lower, more stable cost.