Energy Storage in the News

June 27, 2019

World Bank: Cost Declines in Solar-Plus-Storage Could see 490 Million Relying on Microgrids by 2030

Plummeting solar-plus-storage costs could help electrify millions worldwide by facilitating a ten-fold explosion of mini-grid systems, a new report from the World Bank has said. Its report said most new mini-grids will feature a mix of PV with batteries, adding that the 10-15GW of solar / 50-110GWh of mostly lithium-ion batteries expected by 2030 would bring CO2 savings of 1.5 billion tonnes.

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Energy Storage in the News

June 27, 2019

Highview Power Unveils CRYOBattery, World’s First Giga-Scale Cryogenic Battery

Highview Power has announced a modular cryogenic energy storage system, the CRYOBattery, that is scalable up to multiple gigawatts of energy storage. The systems can enable renewable energy baseload power at large scale, while also supporting electricity and distribution systems and providing energy security. The system uses liquid air as the storage medium and provides all the services essential for a robust grid including time shifting, synchronous voltage support, frequency regulation and reserves, synchronous inertia, and black start capabilities.

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Energy Storage in the News

June 26, 2019

CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on Nevada Energy’s Announced Energy Storage Additions

The U.S. Energy Storage Association congratulates NV Energy on its recent plan to deploy nearly 600 MW of energy storage by 2023. This exciting announcement builds upon a nationwide trend in energy storage market growth. We especially applaud NV Energy for partnering with third parties in this effort, sending a strong signal for businesses to invest in energy storage in Nevada.

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Energy Storage in the News

June 26, 2019

ENGIE Storage 4MWh System Lands at San Diego Airport

San Diego International Airport in California will be home to a battery energy storage system paired with onsite solar PV that is set to reduce electricity costs as well as deliver much-needed reductions in carbon emissions and peak demand charges. Comprising as much as 40% of the airport’s monthly energy bills, the energy storage system will help reduce these demand charges.

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Energy Storage in the News

June 26, 2019

The Power of Reusing Electric Vehicle Batteries

A “second-life” energy storage system using ex-EV batteries developed by Professor Jae Wan Park and his graduate students at the UC Davis Green Technology Laboratory. Made possible by a grant from the California Energy Commission, this project is reducing the on-peak energy use and carbon footprint of the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute — a combined winery, brewery, and food processing complex.

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Energy Storage in the News

June 25, 2019

Storage Shock Absorber

Energy storage technology is changing the industry as it truly becomes a shock absorber in the struggle to balance supply and demand as solar and wind generation increases. This integrated technology is moving the electric power delivery industry closer to the fabled virtual power plant, which is why energy storage has been called the enabling technology. The technology of plus storage is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with and only the surface has been scratched.

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Energy Storage in the News

June 24, 2019

Hawaii's New RFP Comes with a Side of Storage

The Hawaiian Electric Industries, the parent company of Hawaii’s investor-owned utilities, has officially kicked off the second phase of its renewable energy procurement agreement, whose roots date back to 2017. Of the Hawaiian Islands, phase 2 procurement focuses on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, with the former two given clear renewable generation and battery storage targets.

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Energy Storage in the News

June 24, 2019

Hawaii's New RFP Comes with a Side of Storage

The Hawaiian Electric Industries, the parent company of Hawaii’s investor-owned utilities, has officially kicked off the second phase of its renewable energy procurement agreement, whose roots date back to 2017. Of the Hawaiian Islands, phase 2 procurement focuses on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, with the former two given clear renewable generation and battery storage targets.

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Energy Storage in the News

June 24, 2019

Hawaii's New RFP Comes with a Side of Storage

The Hawaiian Electric Industries, the parent company of Hawaii’s investor-owned utilities, has officially kicked off the second phase of its renewable energy procurement agreement, whose roots date back to 2017. Of the Hawaiian Islands, phase 2 procurement focuses on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, with the former two given clear renewable generation and battery storage targets.

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