Energy Storage in the News

July 03, 2019

New York Regulators Assess Potential for Storage to Replace Peaking Units in the State

New York’s Department of Public Services on Monday issued two reports on energy storage development in the state — a unit-by-unit study of replacing or repowering peaking units in the state and a review of a DER Data Platform pilot.
At least 275 MW of peaking units, or about 6% of the total rated capacity of New York’s peaking fleet, were identified as potential candidates for replacement with six‐hour energy storage sized to the maximum 2013 output of each peaking unit, according to study. This number increases to over 500 MW when using eight‐hour duration storage.

Read the source article at utilitydive.com

Energy Storage in the News

July 02, 2019

Tennessee Valley Authority Plans for Up to 14GW of Solar by 2038

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) expects to add up to 14 gigawatts of solar and 5 gigawatts of energy storage over the next 20 years, a massive new clean energy addition to its current hydropower, nuclear and coal-dominant generation mix. TVA released its draft IRP in February, and is expected to vote on the final proposal filed last week at its August board meeting in Knoxville. The long-range planning document doesn’t set any specific procurements in motion, and its various scenarios over the next 20 years don’t all predict the same high level of solar and storage penetration.

Read the source article at Greentech Media

Energy Storage in the News

July 01, 2019

The Influence of Storage

The edge of the grid is being redefined with power generated where it is consumed. Microgrids are changing the dynamics of grid resiliency. However, the real game-changer has been the addition of energy storage to the grid. The technology is being deployed throughout the delivery system to balance power fluctuations, manage peak demand, make wind and solar dispatchable, and reduce carbon emissions. It is a different grid than ever before, and energy storage is a part of the transformation.

Read the source article at tdworld.com

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Energy Storage in the News

July 01, 2019

Georgia Power Wants to Own and Operate 80MW of Battery ESS to 'Maximise Value of Renewables'

Utility Georgia Power wants to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage systems in its service area, building on the state’s early recent steps to investigate the value of storage both in front of and behind the electricity meter. Georgia Power has just made a request to raise residential rates in order to invest in the state’s “energy future” by 7% next year, filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Read the source article at Energy Storage News

Energy Storage in the News

June 27, 2019

AES Breaks Ground on 400 MWh Energy Storage Project in Southern California

AES Alamitos, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, announces the groundbreaking of a 400 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery-based energy storage system for Alamitos Energy Center (AEC) as part of a larger modernization and replacement project of the existing AES Alamitos Generating Station. The energy storage facility in Long Beach will provide up to 400 MWh of local energy to ensure power flexibility and reliability for Southern California Edison (SCE) customers, while helping the state meet its aggressive target of 100 percent clean energy by 2045.

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Energy Storage in the News

June 27, 2019

NREL: Longer Duration Battery Storage Can Combat Even More of the Polluting Peak in US

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has put numbers on the significant potential for energy storage to replace peaking capacity on the grid in the US, albeit with an understanding that as the peak changes, the goalposts will also move. NREL has said in a report just-published that around 70GW of peaking capacity in the US – from a total base of about 261GW – could be served by energy storage systems of four, six and then eight hour durations.

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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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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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