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    1. Enel Buys US Energy Software Firm to Bolster Digital Drive

      Enel Buys US Energy Software Firm to Bolster Digital Drive

      Italy's biggest utility Enel (ENEI.MI) said on Wednesday it had bought US-based energy software company Demand Energy for an undisclosed sum as part of its digital drive to boost growth. Demand Energy, a leader in the New York City power storage market, has designed software for storage systems in the U.S. and Latin America with an installed capacity of 3 megawatts. It has a further 30 MW of projects in the pipeline.

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    2. LG Chem to Enter US Home Battery Market with Sunrun Deal

      LG Chem to Enter US Home Battery Market with Sunrun Deal

      LG Chem Ltd, the world's largest automotive battery maker, will enter the fledgling U.S. market for home energy storage through a partnership with rooftop solar company Sunrun Inc, the companies said on Wednesday. The move will put LG in direct competition with electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, which unveiled its own home battery packs, called Powerwalls, last year. Sunrun has been using Tesla batteries in its home storage systems in Hawaii since earlier this year, and this deal will add LG to its list of suppliers.

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      Mentions: Hawaii U.S. Tesla
    3. China to Boost Energy Storage 10-Fold to Cut Power Waste

      China to Boost Energy Storage 10-Fold to Cut Power Waste

      China is expected to raise its power storage capacity by ten-fold to 14.5 gigawatts by 2020, as the world's second-biggest economy tries to cut massive waste from renewable energy projects, an industry association said. China is the world largest wind and solar power producer, but some regions are estimated to be losing more than 40 percent of their power because of technical restraints and bottlenecks in the grid, alongside weak power demand growth. Storage technologies, such as pumped storage hydropower or lithium ion batteries, are expected to play a critical role in improving the China's capacity to make better use of renewables.

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      Mentions: China ABB Samsung SDI
    4. U.S. Senate passes energy bill to bolster power grid, speed LNG exports

      U.S. Senate passes energy bill to bolster power grid, speed LNG exports

      The Senate passed the first broad energy bill in nine years on Wednesday, legislation containing modest measures popular with both Republicans and Democrats to modernize the power grid and speed the permitting process for liquefied natural gas exports. The bill, which passed 85-12, attempts to protect the power grid from extreme weather events such as ice storms and hurricanes, and from cyber attacks. It also aims to spur innovations in storage of power from wind and solar energy.

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      Mentions: Asia DoE U.S.
    5. Renewables Boom Could Strain Germany's Grid

      Renewables Boom Could Strain Germany's Grid
      Dena energy agency director, Stephan Kohler, said: "My demands for the new renewable energy laws would be that additional capacity is to be built only where there is an existing network infrastructure … Another prerequisite would be that it must be possible to absorb the new capacity through demand side management or integrate it in storage systems at a European level".
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      Mentions: Germany
    6. "10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011" finding support

      "10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011" finding support
      The "10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011" (S. 1108) will have its first public airing this month at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing … This measure is designed to be executed in tandem with SunShot, a DoE initiative unveiled in February. SunShot is geared at dropping the price of homegrown solar so it is competitive with coal and other conventional fuels.
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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Italy
    7. Google-backed $5B underwater power line for offshore wind farms clears hurdle

      Google-backed $5B underwater power line for offshore wind farms clears hurdle
      The project, which consists of two parallel transmission lines stretching from northern New Jersey to southern Virginia, could transport up to 6,000 megawatts of electricity that would provide power to 1.9 million households. The transmission lines would each extend 250 miles along the mid-Atlantic coast. The electricity carried by the lines would connect with the main electric grid at onshore sites in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
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