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    1. CAISO approves hybrid storage policies as California preps to add 1.5 GW by 2022

      CAISO approves hybrid storage policies as California preps to add 1.5 GW by 2022

      The California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) board of governors last week approved market policies to better integrate new battery storage resources that would allow hybrid storage resources to provide energy and ancillary services to contribute to transmission system reliability. The system operator moved quickly to approve the proposal in light of the more than 1,500 MW of storage capacity expected to come online in California by the end of next year. This is part of around 3,300 MW of new procurement that the state is seeking to replace retiring fossil fuel plants by 2023.

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    2. To batteries and beyond: Lithium-ion dominates utility storage; could competing chemistries change that?

      To batteries and beyond: Lithium-ion dominates utility storage; could competing chemistries change that?

      The industry is growing increasingly comfortable with lithium-ion, but its limitations open up a space for other technologies to compete in the storage mix. This deep-dive article describes the growth of energy storage over the past decade, and what the future might look like. 

       

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    3. Largest US battery resource connects to CAISO grid, signaling next phase in California's storage growth

      Largest US battery resource connects to CAISO grid, signaling next phase in California's storage growth

      Jason Burwen, vice president of policy at the Energy Storage Association, said in a statement that the announcement reflects the relentless movement of energy storage into mainstream electric system operations. 

      "It's also important to note that this project is a standalone battery storage system. While there can be benefits to integrating storage directly with generation as a 'hybrid resource,' the LS Power storage system in CAISO is a reminder that effective grid operations can utilize the flexibility of storage as a standalone asset," Burwen said. 

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    4. Fluence unveils intelligent, modular storage product with 800 MW/2,300 MWh of projects

      Fluence unveils intelligent, modular storage product with 800 MW/2,300 MWh of projects

      Storage company Fluence was selected for 800 MW, 2,300 MWh worth of projects for its newest energy storage technology "stack," equipped with a modular building block "cube" and machine learning, the company announced Tuesday.

      The demand for the technology is indicative of a rapidly growing storage market, where a large number of independent power producers and utilities are building and installing storage systems, Jason Burwen, vice president of policy at the Energy Storage Association (ESA), told Utility Dive

      "We never want to lose sight of the fact that businesses have the running room to do these kinds of innovations when they have a lot of customers and demand," he said, adding that it's important to reduce policy barriers to deploying these assets. 

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    5. California has Big Clean Energy Ambitions, and is Looking for Better Energy Storage to Realize Them

      California has Big Clean Energy Ambitions, and is Looking for Better Energy Storage to Realize Them

      The California Energy Commission (CEC) is putting up to $11 million on the table for developers of energy storage technologies other than lithium-ion batteries, according to a solicitation launched last month. The agency is looking for one group of projects based on emerging customer-side storage technologies and a second to focus only on customer-side electrolytic hydrogen storage. The solicitation is largely driven by California’s 100% clean energy statutory requirement and the need for a diverse set of longer-duration storage technologies, Jason Burwen, vice president of policy at the Energy Storage Association, told Utility Dive. 

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    6. Utility-Scale Storage Critical to Achieving Massachusetts Carbon Goals: UMass Study

      Utility-Scale Storage Critical to Achieving Massachusetts Carbon Goals: UMass Study

      The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is likely to fall short of its greenhouse gas emission goals if it cannot implement utility-scale storage, according to a new study. More than 70% of the state’s two pumped-hydro storage facilities — with a collective capacity of around 1,800 MW — is currently unutilized due to the lack of market incentives, according to researchers. The lack of utility-scale storage could mean that the state’s grid remains “dirty” even with a high penetration of renewables.

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