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March 18, 2021

#ESACon21 Announces Virtual Agenda

The U.S. Energy Storage Association Annual Conference & Expo (#ESACon21) will convene stakeholders throughout the energy storage ecosystem for a two-part event in 2021. The free virtual event will feature sessions such as Resilient Power: Diversifying and Decentralizing with Storage, Energy Storage 101, and Securing the Storage Supply Chain. Check out the full agenda and register here.

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Energy Storage in the News

March 18, 2021

US Secretary of Energy: ‘Flow batteries are good for grid storage’

US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said yesterday that flow batteries are “good for grid storage” as her Department of Energy (DoE) announced funding to support domestic manufacturing for the energy storage technology. The US DoE is setting up a competitive award process for flow battery system research and development (R&D) projects with up to US$20 million of funding available. A funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the DoE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) said that award negotiations are expected to take place between October and December this year.

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Energy Storage in the News

March 18, 2021

US Secretary of Energy: ‘Flow batteries are good for grid storage’

US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said yesterday that flow batteries are “good for grid storage” as her Department of Energy (DoE) announced funding to support domestic manufacturing for the energy storage technology. The US DoE is setting up a competitive award process for flow battery system research and development (R&D) projects with up to US$20 million of funding available. A funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the DoE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) said that award negotiations are expected to take place between October and December this year.

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Energy Storage in the News

March 18, 2021

FPL ‘green’ hydrogen pilot could herald a scale-up using solar and wind resources

Within Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) recently-filed four-year rate request with the Florida Public Service Commission is a commitment to “investments to build a more sustainable energy future.” The pledge in the regulatory filing includes the utility’s “30-by-30” plan to install 30 million solar panels in Florida by 2030, as well as plans to build what the utility said would be the world’s largest integrated solar-powered battery and a green hydrogen pilot project.

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Energy Storage in the News

March 18, 2021

DOE Launches $75 Million Grid Energy Storage Research Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy began design and construction of the Grid Storage Launchpad (GSL), a $75 million facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington that will boost clean energy adaptation and accelerate the development and deployment of long-duration, low-cost grid energy storage.

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Energy Storage in the News

March 18, 2021

DOE Launches $75 Million Grid Energy Storage Research Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy began design and construction of the Grid Storage Launchpad (GSL), a $75 million facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington that will boost clean energy adaptation and accelerate the development and deployment of long-duration, low-cost grid energy storage.

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Energy Storage in the News

March 18, 2021

DOE Launches $75 Million Grid Energy Storage Research Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy began design and construction of the Grid Storage Launchpad (GSL), a $75 million facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington that will boost clean energy adaptation and accelerate the development and deployment of long-duration, low-cost grid energy storage.

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Energy Storage in the News

March 18, 2021

Swell Energy launches virtual power plant program for homeowners in Queens, New York

Swell Energy has started a new residential solar plus storage program for homeowners in Queens, New York. The program will be deployed in partnership with Con Edison, the energy company that serves New York City, and aims to deliver solar-powered home batteries to eligible customers creating an aggregated network of distributed energy resources. New York State is targeting 3,000 megawatts of installed energy storage capacity by 2030 and a zero-emissions electricity sector by 2040. 

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Energy Storage in the News

March 18, 2021

Wärtsilä to supply and maintain two major interconnected energy storage systems for Texas grid services

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its advanced energy storage technology for two major projects in southern Texas, USA. The interconnected stand-alone systems will have a combined rated capacity of 200 MW. Wärtsilä has also signed ten-year guaranteed asset performance agreements for the installations. The order was placed by Able Grid Energy Solutions, Inc. (“Able Grid”), a utility-scale energy storage project development arm of MAP RE/ES, one of North America’s leading investors in modern energy projects. The order was booked by Wärtsilä in February 2021.

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Energy Storage in the News

March 18, 2021

Here Comes the Sun: GE Renewable Energy To Build Largest Planned Hybrid Solar Storage System In New York

Renewable energy has been growing at breakneck speed. By 2040, according to the International Energy Agency, wind and solar are expected to add 74% of net new generation capacity around the world. GE Renewable Energy just announced it has been selected to build what is expected to become the largest hybrid solar energy storage system in New York State.

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