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  • August 8, 2018 - 14:35

    CAISO Could Lose 28 Gas Plants and Keep the Lights on: UCS

    California could retire 28 natural gas plants without impacting electricity reliability, the Union of Concern Scientists said in a report published Tuesday. In order to meet the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) target to reduce carbon to 42 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030 in the most economic way possible, the UCS model chose not to build any new gas plants to replace less efficient combined-cycle gas turbines.

  • August 8, 2018 - 14:34

    Not-for-Profit Utilities in US Pick 'Cost-Effective' Grid-Scale Battery Storage

    Minnesota electric cooperative Connexus Energy has confirmed recent press reports that it is building 15MW / 30MWh of battery energy storage, while another not-for-profit, Vermont Electric Cooperative, will build a 1.9MW / 5.3MWh system in its service area. Connexus is part of Great River Energy, an electric transmission and generation cooperative and the second largest utility in Minnesota. Connexus serves about 130,000 residential and commercial properties in its service area. It issued a statement yesterday stating that the “innovative” solar-plus-storage project is now under construction.

  • August 8, 2018 - 13:59

    As Second Wave of State Storage Targets Builds, Utilities Propose New Projects

    nergy storage has been taking root across the country, but coastal states, such as California, Massachusetts and Oregon, have taken the lead in implementing related policies. That could change as states such as Colorado and Nevada move closer to potentially ambitious policies to support energy storage. Rising renewable penetration combined with falling costs for lithium-ion batteries is driving many states to explore policies that encourage energy storage.

  • August 7, 2018 - 12:13

    EnSync Energy Announces Sale of Debut Solar PPA Project in California to Standard Solar

    MILWAUKEE, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE:ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems ("EnSync Energy"), the leading provider of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs) and business models for residential, commercial and utility installations, announced today the sale of a project under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide. The project marks EnSync Energy's entry into the California marketplace.

  • August 3, 2018 - 11:43

    Grid-scale Solar and Battery Project in Hawaii Gets Approval

    The first grid-scale solar and battery energy storage project to be built on the Hawaiian island of Moloka‘i has gained approval from the state’s Public Utilities Commission. The 2.6MW solar farm and its 3MW battery storage system will be owned and operated by Moloka‘i New Energy Partners, which will sell electricity to Maui Electric Company. The facility is expected to be in service by the end of 2019, when it will start providing savings to the island’s 3,200 customers over a 22-year contract.

  • August 3, 2018 - 00:00

    A Battery for the Next Century? It Could Happen Here.

    Clean energy advocates are increasingly focusing their hopes on battery storage to supply power to the grid from the sun and the wind, particularly during times of peak demand when the weather might be, inconveniently, cloudy and still.

  • August 2, 2018 - 16:01

    Storage industry pleased, solar not so much by Massachusetts' latest renewables bills - Energy Storage News

    In response to Massachusetts Legislature passing a bill raising the state’s renewable energy standard and another encouraging clean energy and energy storage use during peak hours, solar and energy storage trade groups SEIA and ESA offered contrasting views.

  • August 2, 2018 - 10:34

    Illinois Commerce Commission Looks at Energy Storage

    On June 27, 2018, Acting Commissioner Anastasia Palivos hosted a policy session on the future of energy storage at the Illinois Commerce Commission in Chicago. This article aims to examine the benefits of and barriers to widespread energy-storage deployment, and the legal and regulatory framework required for this endeavor.

  • August 2, 2018 - 04:00

    Kona Brewing Company to Produce Sun-Powered Beer Through Solar-Plus-Battery Storage Project with EnSync Energy and Holu Energy

    HONOLULU , Aug. EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, the leading provider of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs) and business models for residential, commercial and utility installations, and its subsidiary Holu Energy , a developer of DER projects in Hawaii , today announced a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Kona Brewing Company to build a solar-plus-battery storage system at the beer company's new brewery, under construction in Kailua Kona .

  • August 1, 2018 - 20:05

    Dynapower Launches DC-DC Converter Partner Program for Central Solar Inverter Manufacturers

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dynapower, the leading independent manufacturer of power electronics for energy storage, is pleased to announce the introduction of a DC-DC partner program for central, solar inverter manufacturers. The program enables participating central, solar inverter manufacturers to include Dynapower’s patent-pending DC-DC converters as part of their utility-scale offering. Dynapower was the first to commercially deploy DC-DC converters in utility-scale solar plus storage application, and received the 2018 ees Award (Electrical Energy Storage) Innovation Award for its DC-DC converters.