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September 12, 2019

2019 IREC Model Interconnection Procedures Released

IREC today released its nationally applicable IREC Model Interconnection Procedures, 2019. The model procedures reflect the latest evolution in best practices to facilitate higher penetrations of distributed energy resources on the grid, integrating new technologies while maintaining grid safety and reliability.

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September 12, 2019

New York Installs 20MW Battery

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has completed the state’s largest battery storage installation. The 20MW system, supplied by Key Capture Energy, will serve the state’s electrical system by enhancing power grid performance and reliability. The capacity will contribute towards New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal, which mandates a state-wide energy storage target of 3GW by 2030, the largest target in the US.

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September 11, 2019

#StorageITC: US Industry Groups Mark ‘Day of Action’ in Run-up to November Crunch Time

The Energy Storage Association and US Solar Energy Industries Asssociation joined forces to promote a ‘Day of Action’ in calling for an Investment Tax Credit to be applied to standalone energy storage technologies. Figures out today in research company Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables’ quarterly Energy Storage Monitor, produced in partnership with the ESA, forecast that the ITC could add an extra 0.3GW of annual deployments by 2024: from 4.8GW in its base case scenario to 5.1GW with the tax incentive. ESA is also encouraging Twitter users to use the hashtag #storageITC in supportive tweets.

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September 11, 2019

Virtual Power Plant of 1,000 Homes Planned for Hawaiian Electric

The world’s largest residential virtual power plant is planned for the Hawaiian island of O’ahu, managing the electricity from some 1,000 rooftop solar-plus-storage systems that will be installed under a four-year contract beginning in 2020. Project developers Sunrun and OATI will send the energy from the residential systems to Hawaiian Electric Company’s (HECO) grid as called upon by the utility. The virtual power plant will provide peak demand shaving, on-demand reserve capacity and ancillary services.

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September 11, 2019

California's Initiatives to Overcome its Challenges in the Sun

California is embracing energy storage as a reliability solution for an electrical grid that’s adopting more renewable, intermittent generation. Public agencies such as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have set ambitious energy storage targets while companies across the state are developing cutting edge storage technologies such as zinc-air batteries and renewable hydrogen. The goal is to ensure a dependable energy supply for the state as it races toward its target of 100% carbon-free energy by 2045.

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September 10, 2019

8minute Solar Energy Approved to Build 400-MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project for City of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the United States, has announced a new partnership with 8minute Solar Energy 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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September 10, 2019

Bipartisan Senate Bill Allocates $100M to Ease Residential Solar, Storage Permitting

Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced a bill on Monday to create a federal program to ease the permitting of distributed energy systems, including solar, battery storage and electric vehicle fast chargers. S. 2447 would appropriate $20 million annually, from fiscal year 2019 to 2024, for a new nonprofit organization under the Department of Energy, dubbed the Distributed Energy Opportunity Board, to streamline local permitting and inspection for qualifying systems.

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September 10, 2019

Holtec, Eos Form Multi-Gigawatt Battery Manufacturing JV

US nuclear power-focused energy technology company Holtec International has formed a multi-gigawatt manufacturing joint venture with Eos Energy Storage to produce the latter’s next generation of aqueous zinc batteries. Eos is a supplier of Znyth DC battery systems, which utilise the company’s zinc battery technology.

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September 10, 2019

U.S. Residential Energy Storage Market Sees Most Growth Ever in a Single Quarter in Q2 2019

The United States storage sector deployed more residential storage in Q2 2019 than in any other quarter on record, adding more than 30 megawatts for the first time, according to the new U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the U.S. Energy Storage Association. In a 20 percent increase from Q2 2018, 75.9 megawatts of front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter storage was deployed in the second quarter of 2019.

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September 09, 2019

Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry

This white paper describes how fire and thermal event risk prevention and management is currently being addressed in the storage industry, with a focus on lithium-ion batteries due to their current market dominance in new deployments. The paper outlines the types of operational risks in energy storage applications, the history of the industry’s attention to fire and thermal event prevention, current codes and standards governing battery storage systems, and additional best practices.

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