Energy Storage in the News

November 09, 2019

New Mexico Electric Cooperative Will Soon Supply Customers 100% Through Solar

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) has finalized an agreement with Torch Clean Energy to purchase and develop two new solar and storage facilities for a total of 21 MW of additional solar capacity and 15 MW of storage capacity. With the completion of these installations, KCEC will surpass the 35 MW required to meet its goal of 100% daytime solar energy — originally set for the year 2022 — up to nine months earlier than anticipated.

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November 09, 2019

Consumers Energy to Run Battery Storage Pilot

Jackson-based Consumers Energy has announced a collaboration with California-based Sunverge to leverage the company’s energy storage technology for a Consumers Energy residential battery storage pilot. Consumers will take advantage of Sunverge’s distributed energy resources management platform, which will provide the company with real-time grid-edge visibility and management capabilities, helping to identify grid locations with the highest potential and value from energy storage, such as avoided energy and outage costs.

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November 07, 2019

The City of Los Angeles Taps 8minute Solar for Game-Changing Clean Energy Project

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the United States, has announced a groundbreaking new partnership with 8minute Solar Energy, LLC to provide storable, renewable, and affordable power to households throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley—at the lowest combined solar and storage prices on record. The project offers a glimpse of the future, with zero carbon sources providing energy cheaper than fossil fuels.

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Energy Storage in the News

November 07, 2019

DNV GL Upgrades Battery Scorecard

DNV GL has released an updated version of its battery performance scorecard, which ranks and evaluates of different types of batteries used for energy storage. DNV GL said the the results of its product qualification program, which tests a range of batteries, is included in the scorecard.

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Energy Storage in the News

November 07, 2019

Batteries vs. Blackouts: 1,100 Homes Powered Through Vermont Outage With Storage

Home batteries proved their resilience value during Vermont’s Halloween blackout. A major rain and wind storm struck the state at the close of October, knocking out power to some 115,000 customers. Among those affected, 1,100 homes managed to keep the lights on thanks to pilot programs specifically designed to promote resilient backup power with energy storage. The battery backup service lasted nine hours on average, but the longest instance stretched to 82 hours.

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Energy Storage in the News

November 07, 2019

EDF Acquires UK’s Pivot Power to Bolster Battery Storage Pipeline

French utility EDF has acquired UK battery storage firm Pivot Power, cementing its mulit-gigawatt bid to become a market leader in Europe’s energy storage market. EDF confirmed the transaction this morning, with Pivot becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of EDF’s renewables arm. Pivot will immediately play a central role in EDF’s bid to deploy as much as 10GW of additional energy storage by 2035, bringing with it a 2GW+ pipeline of energy storage assets in the UK that are at various stages of planning.

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November 06, 2019

Bay Area Energy Agencies Launch Storage Solicitation Amid PG&E Power Shutoffs

Four local energy agencies in the San Francisco Bay area announced a joint solicitation today for the installation of more than 30 MW of energy storage for residential and business customers across three counties. The storage may be combined with new or existing solar systems and comes as utility customers look to other energy options, including distributed solar and storage, amid planned power shutoffs. The groups expect to choose partner vendor(s) in early 2020 with program details released in spring 2020 and projects “underway soon after with the inte​nt of preempting the next fire season.”

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November 06, 2019

RWE Inks Solar Plus Storage PPA with Georgia Power

The renewables subsidiary of energy giant RWE has signed a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to provide solar power in the US. It has inked the deal with Georgia Power Company to supply electricity from its 195.5MW Broken Spoke Solar plant, coupled with a 40MW battery storage unit, from late 2021. The solar plant, located in Mitchell County, will consist of more than 650,000 panels. Christoph Hunfeld, Head of Asset Commercialisation North America at RWE said: “Broken Spoke Solar will include a 40 MW 2-hour Energy Storage System, enabling firm delivery of energy from the facility.”

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November 06, 2019

Webinar: New York’s Energy Storage Outlook: Gigawatts, Targets and Incentives

This webinar is free for members of ESA and NY-BEST, and $75 for non-members. Register here.

Please join us November 22, 2pm EST, for a webinar with the top experts on the New York storage landscape from the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) to discuss what the latest policy activity means for the outlook for energy storage in New York. Some key questions include: Will New York take resource adequacy from the New York Independent System Operator or will the wholesale market rules adapt to support the State’s climate and energy goals? What will happen with the natural gas peaker plants in New York City?

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Energy Storage in the News

November 06, 2019

Webinar: Long Duration Storage: Where are We Now and Where are We Headed?

This webinar is free for ESA members; $75 for non-members. The slides and recording will be available to all registrants. Register here.

Join us November 20 at 2pm EST for a webinar that will review the several energy storage technologies that can provide reliable energy beyond the durations that are presently commonplace. These technologies meet many existing needs, from power during grid outages to helping utilities and large users meet peak demand by using storage to shave peak load, thus reducing or eliminating the need for power from fossil-fuel peaker generation. They also represent foundation technologies for developing future, longer-duration storage solutions.

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