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      1. Maryland Energy Storage Administration Encourage Storage Systems

        Maryland Energy Storage Administration Encourage Storage Systems

        On January 1, 2018, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) kicked off a program designed to encourage installation of energy storage systems in the state of Maryland. This program comes on the heels of supporting legislation enacted last year. The program is accessible to residential and commercial taxpayers who install a qualifying energy storage system on their property during the 2018 tax year. A qualifying system is a project that can store electrical energy, mechanical energy, chemical energy (including electrochemical energy), and thermal energy that was once electrical energy. Such systems must store energy for use as electrical energy at a later date, or in a process that offsets electrical use at peak times. 

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      2. Highview Power and SNC-Lavalin Announce Collaboration to Deploy Liquid Air Energy Storage

        Highview Power and SNC-Lavalin Announce Collaboration to Deploy Liquid Air Energy Storage

        NEW YORK - February 21, 2018 - Highview Power, a leader in true long duration energy storage solutions, announced today that it will be collaborating with SNC-Lavalin to deploy energy storage solutions for utility-scale applications in North America. This alliance between the liquid air energy storage (LAES) innovator and one of the leading professional services and project management companies in the world will also be able to address the rapidly growing utility-scale energy storage market that is expected to be worth over $3.6 billion by 2025 according to Navigant Research.

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      3. FERC Orders Review of PJM, MISO, SPP Generator Studies

        FERC Orders Review of PJM, MISO, SPP Generator Studies

        FERC on Friday ordered a technical conference on how PJM, MISO and SPP coordinate generator interconnection studies on projects near their seams, saying their practices may not be just and reasonable. The commission called the conference to address issues raised in an October complaint by EDF Renewable Energy, which contends that inconsistencies and a lack of clarity in the RTOs’ rules for “affected systems” interferes with developers’ ability to judge the commercial viability of proposed projects (EL18-26).

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      4. RES to Build Energy Storage Facility for LRT Line in Ontario

        RES to Build Energy Storage Facility for LRT Line in Ontario

        February 19 - The Canadian unit of UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) will design and build a battery energy storage facility that will provide backup power to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario. The province and Toronto Hydro announced last week that they have awarded the contract to Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. The latter will install the system at the site of the future Mount Dennis Station and LRT maintenance and storage facility that is currently being built.

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      5. Alfen to Supply Energy Storage System to Belgian Grid Operator Eandis to Prepare for the Future

        Alfen to Supply Energy Storage System to Belgian Grid Operator Eandis to Prepare for the Future

        Eandis is a distribution grid systems operator with activities in 229 cities and municipalities throughout Flanders in Belgium, responsible for 2.7 million electricity connections. Eandis recently added some 375 kWp rooftop solar power to its logistical center in Lokeren. To match the intermittent solar energy production with its own operations, it is now implementing Alfen's battery energy storage system called TheBattery. TheBattery contributes to the increasing electrification of the site, enabling the shift from fossil fuel powered machinery and vehicles towards electricity as source of energy.

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      6. Stem CEO: Business Models and AI Developed in USA Applied to Japan Project

        Stem CEO: Business Models and AI Developed in USA Applied to Japan Project

        The CEO of ‘intelligent energy storage’ provider Stem Inc, has said a recently-awarded project in Japan will lean on business models the company has used in the US, while artificial intelligence (AI) technology makes that same transference possible. Energy-Storage.News reported in December last year that California-headquartered Stem, which services the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector, was awarded a contract to build a virtual power plant by Japan’s government Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), which includes energy and environment within its remit. The announcement came amid a wave of other investments.

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      7. Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by RTOs and ISOs

        Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by RTOs and ISOs

        Statement from Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the Energy Storage Association, regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) taking formal action on the rulemaking entitled Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs). FERC Votes 5 – 0 to Approve New Rules for Electric Storage Participation "The full actions taken this morning by the FERC represent the culmination of a concentrated and holistic review of the framework needed to support participation of vital electric storage technologies in the wholesale markets.

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      8. Maryland is First State to Launch Energy Storage Tax Credit

        Maryland is First State to Launch Energy Storage Tax Credit

        The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is accepting applications for its 2018 Energy Storage Tax Credit Program, which offers up to $750,000 to residential and commercial customers who install qualified systems. The incentive reimburses 30% of the total installation costs, up to $5,000 for a residential project and $75,000 for commercial. A total of $225,000 dollars has been allocated for residential taxpayers and $525,000 dollars for commercial.

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      9. First Solar Made Good on Its Promise to Beat Out Gas Peakers With Solar and Batteries

        First Solar Made Good on Its Promise to Beat Out Gas Peakers With Solar and Batteries

        Arizona Public Service will add a 50-megawatt battery system to its fleet for storing solar energy to use during evening peak hours. The regulated utility revealed Monday that it had signed a 15-year power-purchase agreement with First Solar for the dispatchable solar power. The storage system will be paired with a new 65-megawatt solar plant in western Maricopa County and should be up and running in 2021.

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      10. Greensmith Energy Storage Technology Selected to Deliver Reliable Solar Power in Massachusetts

        Greensmith Energy Storage Technology Selected to Deliver Reliable Solar Power in Massachusetts

        Greensmith Energy, a part of the Wärtsilä technology group, was selected by Origis Energy USA to provide advanced energy storage integrated with solar photovoltaic (PV) in Sterling, Massachusetts, USA. The resultant hybrid system will allow the PV installation to better handle peak loads and provide secure, reliable electricity supply to the Municipality and State. Greensmith Energy will deliver the 1 MW / 2 MWh energy storage system using LG Chem batteries and Sungrow inverters to Origis Energy, a leading US-based provider of solar energy and storage solutions, with over 1 gigawatt of developed solar capacity. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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      11. Arenko Taps GE for 41-Megawatt UK Battery Project

        Arenko Taps GE for 41-Megawatt UK Battery Project

        GE has entered the grid battery big leagues after being selected to provide a 41-megawatt plant in the U.K. The deal is part of a new strategic partnership with Arenko, a British energy infrastructure developer.  The plant, due to enter operation in the second half of this year, “will integrate GE and Arenko's advanced control technologies and will be commercially operated though Arenko's software to digitally deploy energy and access multiple services and system needs,” according to the company.

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      12. Government Told to 'Take the Brakes off' Energy Storage Development in Britain

        Government Told to 'Take the Brakes off' Energy Storage Development in Britain

        The UK's government must “take the brakes off” the progress of energy storage by implementing the right policy framework without delay, according to Members of Parliament (MPs) from across the political spectrum. Speaking at Energy Storage and Connected Systems, an event hosted last week in London by the national Renewable Energy Association (REA), shadow minister for energy and climate change Alan Whitehead claimed current energy legislation was now “obsolete” in the face of the changes underway in the sector.

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      13. AES-Siemens Joint Venture Unveils New Solar+Storage Platform

        AES-Siemens Joint Venture Unveils New Solar+Storage Platform

        Fluence Energy LLC, an energy storage services company owned by AES and Siemens, announced an innovative platform the companies believe will help solar projects eliminate production variability and ultimately send up to 50% more clean energy to the grid. The new platform, SunFlex Energy Storage, will capture excess energy that would have been lost during daytime hours and allow that energy to be delivered at night, creating a dispatchable solar resource.

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      14. Fluence, Battery Makers to Gain as Arizona Considers Storage Goal (Corrected)

        Fluence, Battery Makers to Gain as Arizona Considers Storage Goal (Corrected)

        Arizona is poised to join states that have adopted or are considering adopting energy storage goals for solar and wind in a possible move that’s expected to benefit large-battery makers such as Fluence. The Arizona Corporation Commission is expected to vote in late February on whether to move forward with a proposed energy modernization plan calling for 3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2030, which, if adopted, could become the largest energy-storage mandate in the country. The plan also calls for 80 percent of the state’s electricity to be generated using renewables by 2050.

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      15. Leclanché Building Complete Energy Storage Systems for Commercial and Industrial Applications with NRStor C&I in ...

        Leclanché Building Complete Energy Storage Systems for Commercial and Industrial Applications with NRStor C&I in ...

        YVERDON LES BAINS, Switzerland and DALLAS and TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2018-- Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), a leading global and vertically-integrated battery energy storage solution company, has been selected by NRStor C&I, a subsidiary of NRStor Inc., to build a complete battery energy storage system under a turn-key EPC agreement for an Ontario-based industrial company seeking to reduce its energy costs through emissions-free technology. NRStor C&I, based in Toronto, is the principal investor in this project and will serve as the project owner and operator. It is a leading Canadian energy storage project developer and owner in the commercial, industrial and institutional space. NRStor C&I operates under a build, own and operate structure with a goal of reducing customers' electricity cost via peak demand reduction and optimizing multiple cashflow streams while utilizing a fossil fuel-free technology that helps customers reduce their carbon footprint.

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      16. Energy Storage: 2017 Year in Review

        Energy Storage: 2017 Year in Review

        Many experts view 2-17 as the year in which energy storage turned the corner, from nascent technology to full-fledged energy market participant. Major milestones included the construction of a large-scale energy storage facility to replace a natural gas plant in California, completed in less than six months; a large-scale solar-plus-storage PPA in Arizona priced substantially below prior market floors; and Tesla's announcement in December of the successful powering of a 100MW mega battery in South Australia, completed in less than 100 days, as promised by Elon Musk. 

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      17. Sterling Municipal Light Department Signs Solar-Plus-Storage PPA

        Sterling Municipal Light Department Signs Solar-Plus-Storage PPA

        Sterling Municipal Light Department in Massachusetts has signed a power purchase agreement for a community solar project paired with energy storage. The project developer, Origis Energy USA, says it is the first solar-plus-storage project in Massachusetts. Origis Energy is developing the 1 MW rooftop solar array that will be combined with a 1 MW, 2 MWh energy storage system and will sell the output to public power utility Sterling Municipal under a power purchase agreement. Origis says the solar-plus-storage facility will be able to deliver 1.7 MWh annually.

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      18. New York Could be Headed for the Country's Most Ambitious Energy Storage Goal

        New York Could be Headed for the Country's Most Ambitious Energy Storage Goal

        New York State could be on its way to crafting the most aggressive energy storage goal in the country. The target is still a work in progress, but based on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) recent announcement and interviews with analysts, it could be set above 1,500 MW by 2030. “I think the target would be higher than 1,500 MW,” Conor Bambrick, air and energy director at Environmental Advocates of New York, told Utility Dive.

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      19. More Big Energy Storage Projects For South Australia

        More Big Energy Storage Projects For South Australia

        South Australia’s standing as a renewable energy powerhouse will soon be matched by its reputation for energy storage uptake, boosted by news of more major projects announced today. Just days after SA’s 50,000 solar + battery system strong virtual power plant project was announced, developer Tilt Renewables has unveiled plans for a 300MW/1350MWh pumped hydro energy storage project at Highbury, 14km north of Adelaide’s CBD.

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      20. Arenko and GE to Build Grid-Scale Energy Storage System in UK

        Arenko and GE to Build Grid-Scale Energy Storage System in UK

        UK-based energy company Arenko Group (Arenko) has partnered with GE Power (GE) to build a grid-scale energy storage system in the country. As part of the deal, GE is set to deliver a 41MW, fully integrated battery storage solution to meet the consumer demand in real-time under the deal. The grid-scale energy storage system is said to be one of the largest projects in the UK and will have the capacity to meet the power requirements of approximately 100,000 homes across the country.

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      21. First Community Solar Plus Storage Project in Massachusetts Announced for Energy Leader Sterling Municipal Light Department by Origis Energy USA

        First Community Solar Plus Storage Project in Massachusetts Announced for Energy Leader Sterling Municipal Light Department by Origis Energy USA

        MIAMI--Origis Energy USA, Powering the Solar RevolutionSM with custom clean energy solutions, today announced the Sterling Community Solar + Energy Storage project under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sterling, MA based, Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD). Representing the first community solar plus storage project in Massachusetts, the project couples a 1 MWAC rooftop solar installation with a 1 MW/2 MWh energy storage system to deliver an annual base load of 1.7 MWh in dispatchable clean energy to the town’s ratepayers. It has been developed and will be owned by Origis Energy USA. Sterling Community Solar + Energy Storage will also be the first operational solar plus storage project in Massachusetts.

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      22. Greensmith Energy Starts Operations at Texas Waves Energy Storage Project

        Greensmith Energy Starts Operations at Texas Waves Energy Storage Project

        Wärtsilä's Greensmith Energy has completed two 9.9MW grid-scale energy storage systems in partnership with E.ON Climate & Renewables in the US state of Texas. The system already responded to the recent cold snap in Texas, delivering short term energy to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).The two 9.9MW, short-duration Texas Waves storage facilities are fed by E.ON’s 249MW Pyron and the 197MW Inadale wind farms, both near Roscoe, Texas. The advanced energy storage systems are programmed for multiple applications including rapid response to shifts in demand, power quality and overall grid reliability.

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