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    1. Can Puerto Rico Overcome a Colonial Past to Build a Greener Grid?

      Can Puerto Rico Overcome a Colonial Past to Build a Greener Grid?

      On September 20, Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico, destroying its electricity grid. The storm felled half of the cross-island transmission towers. Nine out of 10 back-alley power poles blew down. Every single customer on the island lost power. Amid the wreckage lies an opportunity for Puerto Rico to rebuild stronger and smarter. Tesla chief Elon Musk said his company power the island with solar and energy storage. “The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too," he tweeted.

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    2. Energy Storage Association Maps Out Path Forward for a Disruption-Proof, Resilient Grid: 35 GW of Energy Storage by 2025

      Energy Storage Association Maps Out Path Forward for a Disruption-Proof, Resilient Grid: 35 GW of Energy Storage by 2025

      Washington, D.C., November 6, 2017 - The Energy Storage Association (ESA) today released its “35x25: A Vision for Energy Storage” white paper, which maps a clear and actionable pathway to reaching 35 gigawatts (GW) of new energy storage systems installed in the U.S. by 2025. Created in conjunction with Navigant Research, the white paper outlines the market drivers that are powering rapid storage industry growth and explains the value of a disruption-proof grid. It also quantifies the considerable benefits of widespread energy storage deployment, such as $4 billion in cumulative operational grid savings and the potential for more than 167,000 new jobs. The report charts 35 GW of new installations across all energy storage technologies from 2017 to 2025.

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    3. US DOE's Perry Sees Storage as Potential 'Holy Grail', Sings Fossil Fuels' Praises

      US DOE's Perry Sees Storage as Potential 'Holy Grail', Sings Fossil Fuels' Praises

      Battery storage got an unexpected boost from US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Thursday, during a Washington appearance in which he also praised fossil fuels for saving lives, and continued to tout efforts to stave off the retirements of baseload generation. Perry, at a forum held by Axios, referenced battery storage as he emphasized the difficulties of predicting what the energy world will look like 10 years down the road.

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    4. Getting The U.S. To 35 GW Of Energy Storage By 2025

      Getting The U.S. To 35 GW Of Energy Storage By 2025

      This morning, the Energy Storage Association released its whitepaper “35 X 25: A Vision For Energy Storage,” which lays out a plan for deploying 35 gigawatts (GW - a gigawatt equals 1,000 megawatts) of storage by 2025. The report – developed in collaboration with Navigant Research - outlines a number of developments that argue in favor of energy storage, including: a growing need for grid reliability and resiliency, especially as more critical networks like transportation, HVAC, manufacturing, and data become increasingly electrified and demanding on our aging infrastructure;

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    5. Storage Group CEO Outlines Priorities, Benefits for Public Power

      Storage Group CEO Outlines Priorities, Benefits for Public Power

      In a recent interview with the American Public Power Association, Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman outlined her priorities and detailed some of the ways in which public power utilities can benefit from energy storage.  Speakes-Backman was named the ESA’s first CEO, effective July 1. Prior to joining ESA, Speakes-Backman was the senior vice president of policy and research at the Alliance to Save Energy. She has also served as a commissioner at the Maryland Public Service Commission.

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    6. Bennet Leads Effort to Ensure Federal Funding Can Be Used to Rebuild More Resilient and Clean Energy Systems After Disasters

      Bennet Leads Effort to Ensure Federal Funding Can Be Used to Rebuild More Resilient and Clean Energy Systems After Disasters

      Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), today introduced legislation to ensure federal disaster funding can be used to build more resilient, efficient, clean, and low-cost energy systems. The bill targets critical infrastructure and directs the Department of Energy’s national labs to provide assistance in rebuilding efforts. The introduction comes on the heels of today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing addressing the federal response to this year’s hurricanes.

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    7. Iowa Solar Installer Using Storage to Help Customers Avoid Costly Demand Charges

      Iowa Solar Installer Using Storage to Help Customers Avoid Costly Demand Charges

      In Iowa, a state with some of the highest demand charges in the nation, a solar installer is offering a storage solution that the company claims could cut power bills in half for some large electricity customers. One year ago the company, Ideal Energy, installed its first solar-plus-storage system at Stuff Etc., a large consignment store in Coralville. Amy Van Beek, the company’s co-founder and its chief marketing officer, said the project has been performing well and the company is now working with several large electricity customers in the state to determine how solar-plus-storage could work for them.

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    8. Massachusetts Emerges As An Energy Storage Leader

      Massachusetts Emerges As An Energy Storage Leader

      How does society move forward into the brave new world of more renewable energy when night and clouds shut off solar power and calm air stops wind turbines from spinning? One key to help unlock the potential of large amounts of renewable energy integrated into the electricity grid is energy storage. In the past few years the energy storage market has taken off and is developing at a rapid pace.[1] This development is being driven by a number of factors, including federal and state regulatory policies, such as those in Massachusetts related to energy storage procurement, solar development and net metering.

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    9. Australian Grid Map Shows Best Locations for Energy Storage and Other DERs

      Australian Grid Map Shows Best Locations for Energy Storage and Other DERs

      Australia has launched new interactive maps of the electricity grid specifically to support decentralised usage of distributed energy resources (DERs) including battery storage, renewable energy and smart demand management. The Network Opportunity Maps, a collaboration between research agencies, government and industry, aims to progress localised energy solutions across the country. The geo-spatial mapping goes hand in hand with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) three-year demand response trial projects, all with an aim to reduce network costs and improve grid reliability.

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    10. Powin's Latest Deal Hints at Maturation for Energy Storage Project Financing

      Powin's Latest Deal Hints at Maturation for Energy Storage Project Financing

      Powin Energy, the Oregon-based energy storage developer, is expecting to see an uptick in non-recourse financing following a landmark project this month. The company secured construction financing for an 8.8-megawatt/40.8-megawatt-hour battery plant in Stratford, Ontario, from Brookfield Renewable Partners, one of the largest independent renewable energy businesses in the world. 

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    11. Duke Energy Plans Solar, Energy Storage Projects to Advance Reliability, Cleaner Energy for Indiana

      Duke Energy Plans Solar, Energy Storage Projects to Advance Reliability, Cleaner Energy for Indiana

      PLAINFIELD, Ind., Oct. 31, 2017-- As part of a commitment to advance cleaner energy for its customers, Duke Energy is planning to install battery storage equipment and solar panels that will operate as a microgrid at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury training operation in Johnson County, Ind. The company will also install battery storage equipment at a substation in Nabb, Ind., in Clark County. Plans for the projects must be approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission before work can begin. The microgrid at Camp Atterbury would be the first microgrid installed at a National Guard facility in Indiana.

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    12. Portland General Electric Plans to Invest in 39 MW of Energy Storage

      Portland General Electric Plans to Invest in 39 MW of Energy Storage

      One of the hottest topics in the industry these days is how utilities will deploy more energy storage to accommodate renewable resources during peak use times, which traditionally fall outside the highest production times for solar-electricity systems (see Curve, Duck). California is, as usual, leading the race toward a solar + storage future, having recently decided to require utilities to include non-fossil fuel alternatives – including electricity storage – to serve during those early evening peak times. But one Oregon utility is making sure it doesn’t fall too far behind in the race.

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    13. Microgrids and Energy Storage Create Sustainable Electricity Options in Face of Disaster

      Microgrids and Energy Storage Create Sustainable Electricity Options in Face of Disaster

      More than a month after Hurricane Maria lashed Puerto Rico, only about a quarter of the island's 3.5 million people have access to electricity. Public Affairs Secretary Ramon Rosario estimates that 80 percent of electric transmission and distribution lines are down, leaving critical facilities such as hospitals and schools in the dark and infrastructure for water and communication without the power needed to operate. "Electricity is at the center of all economic activity and at the core of recovery after disaster," says Mark Lambrides, senior energy specialist for the Caribbean and Latin America at the World Bank. "When electricity is down, water systems, public safety, hospitals and businesses suffer."

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    14. Puerto Rico's Long-Term Power Needs: Steps Once the Power is Restored

      Puerto Rico's Long-Term Power Needs: Steps Once the Power is Restored

      Troy Miller, director of grid solutions at S&C Electric Company, explores how microgrids could potentially help solve Puerto Rico's long-term power needs. 

      Over the last few weeks, the state of Puerto Rico’s electrical grid has been on everyone’s mind in the power industry. Getting Puerto Rico back online has been the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA) top priority, and rightfully so. The devastated country’s grid was knocked almost entirely offline.

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    15. Trump on 'Massive' Push to Fix Puerto Rico's Electric Grid

      Trump on 'Massive' Push to Fix Puerto Rico's Electric Grid

      The Trump administration used Thursday to highlight its efforts to repair Puerto Rico's power grid and restore electricity delivery on the island, which was nearly completely knocked out after Hurricane Maria. "One of the things we have done is deliver to the island massive numbers of generators for electricity because with the power plants down and in such bad shape, we had to find some way to get [service restored], especially for the hospitals," President Trump said earlier Thursday upon meeting with Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello at the White House.

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    16. Next-Generation Energy Technologies Are Constrained by Outdated Markets. Here's How to Fix Them

      Next-Generation Energy Technologies Are Constrained by Outdated Markets. Here's How to Fix Them

      After eight and a half years of the most rewarding experience of my professional life, the end of November will bring the close of my tenure at GTM and GTM Research.I couldn’t be more proud of our team and our work, and I’m beyond excited to see what comes next. I’ll continue playing a part in GTM’s future -- I’ll remain a senior adviser to both GTM and Wood Mackenzie's Power & Renewables practice, and I'll keep co-hosting The Interchange podcast until someone pries the mic from my cold, dead hands.

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    17. Puerto Rico Moves to Cancel Contract with Whitefish Energy to Repair Electric Grid

      Puerto Rico Moves to Cancel Contract with Whitefish Energy to Repair Electric Grid

      Puerto Rico’s electric company moved Sunday to cancel a $300 million contract with a small Montana firm for repairs to the territory’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid, saying controversy surrounding the agreement was distracting from the effort to restore power. The contract with Whitefish Energy — a firm that had just two employees the day the storm hit — had drawn blistering criticism from members of Congress for days. And on Friday the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which has a large role in determining government reimbursements, said it had “significant concerns” about how the contract was secured.

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    18. KCE NY 1 Receives Site Plan Approval

      KCE NY 1 Receives Site Plan Approval

      Key Capture Energy, Inc., has received site plan approval for its KCE NY 1 project to be built at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Stillwater, NY. The project, a 20 MW battery energy storage system, will interconnect to the adjacent NYSEG substation. The project is another example of the evolving energy landscape in New York. With the state’s ambitious goals of distributing energy resources via the Reforming the Energy Vision proceedings and generating 50% of New York’s energy with renewable resources by 2030, energy storage will serve a vital component in the future grid. This project is the first step in an ambitious process for the state.

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    19. Hawaii Expands Rooftop Solar, Storage Options for Residential Customers

      Hawaii Expands Rooftop Solar, Storage Options for Residential Customers

      The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission last week approved two new solar programs for customers interested in rooftop panels or energy storage in an effort to expand those resources while also clarifying the terms of existing programs to provide greater certainty. The PUC approved a “Smart Export” program which offers a new option for customers installing rooftop solar combined with battery storage. Under the new program, a customer’s energy storage system will recharge during the daytime with energy captured from their solar system and use that energy at night or export it back to the grid.

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    20. DNV GL Launches First Testing-Based Verification Tool for Battery Lifetime

      DNV GL Launches First Testing-Based Verification Tool for Battery Lifetime

      Independent accreditation and testing company DNV GL has created Battery XT, the first testing-based verification of battery lifetime for lithium-ion (Li-on) batteries. The verification tool measures battery life cycle data and estimates battery degradation through different conditions and duty cycles — allowing renewable stakeholders to hold an objective method when it comes to valuing different types of energy storage technology brands.

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    21. Get Ready for Energy Storage Combinations We've Never Seen Before

      Get Ready for Energy Storage Combinations We've Never Seen Before

      Battery storage is breaking into an ever longer list of grid-scale configurations, as new business cases arise. Every major solar developer has begun at least contemplating storage paired with solar, even if few large projects have yet been built. GE has already paired batteries with its gas generators for fast-ramping grid services; it expects the setup to prolong the life of the gas asset.

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    22. The Energy 202: Tax Debate Opens Door for Renewables to Get Same Break as Fossil Fuels

      The Energy 202: Tax Debate Opens Door for Renewables to Get Same Break as Fossil Fuels

      As solar and wind power make up a small but increasing share of U.S. electricity generation, at least one member of the Trump administration has pointed out that the renewable energy sources are propped up by federal tax subsidies. “I’d let them stand on their own and compete against coal and natural gas and other sources,” Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said of solar and wind energy this month. Left unmentioned are the several ways in which the U.S. government subsidizes fossil-fuel energy. One of the biggest boons for the oil-and-gas sector is the use of a legal entity called a master limited partnership, or MLP, which allows firms to lighten their tax loads and get easier access to investment in pipelines and other projects.

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