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    1. Customized Energy Solutions supports Distributed Energy Resources in CAISO

      Customized Energy Solutions supports Distributed Energy Resources in CAISO

      PHILADELPHIA, PA--(December 07, 2016) - Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd. (CES) now provides services to Distributed Resource Energy Providers at the CAISO as highlighted in the CAISO's informational filing with FERC on November 30 in Docket ER16-1085. The new CAISO market entity, the Distributed Energy Resource Provider (DERP), is a means to integrate distributed resources into the CAISO at a lower cost and with more efficiency. As California transitions to a 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2030, CES is eager to be a leader in the implementation of market design changes that better facilitate participation by distributed resources on the California ISO grid such as the DERP.

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      Mentions: CA PA FERC
    2. General Motors Invests in Wind Energy Solutions

      General Motors Invests in Wind Energy Solutions

      Wind will power Arlington’s General Motors Co. assembly plant, as the automaker purchases enough electricity to power 16 U.S. facilities. GM will purchase 193,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to power the company’s business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, as well as the assembly and stamping complex in Arlington and 13 parts warehouses across the western half of the country. The agreement marks the largest purchase of renewable energy in the company’s history.

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    3. Adara Power and Diablo Solar Partner to Provide Energy Storage to San Francisco East Bay Area

      Adara Power and Diablo Solar Partner to Provide Energy Storage to San Francisco East Bay Area

      Adara Power, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, announces its partnership with Diablo Solar Services to offer Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Solutions to customers in the East Bay area. Diablo Solar is a long-time solar installer with more than 32 years of experience and 21,000 solar systems. The addition of the Adara Energy Storage Solutions enables Diablo Solar to meet an increasing demand for behind-the-meter storage to deliver grid-tied back-up power and perform energy peak-shifting to reduce electricity bills for customers with time-of-use rates or high demand charges.

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    4. Lithium Ion Batteries Account for 83 Percent of Newly Announced Energy Storage System Capacity, According to Navigant Research

      Lithium Ion Batteries Account for 83 Percent of Newly Announced Energy Storage System Capacity, According to Navigant Research

      A new report from Navigant Research examines global energy storage projects, providing a database of more than 1,200 projects encompassing more than 43,000 individual systems, with an analysis of regional technology choices and market shares. Market activity in the energy storage sector continues to grow, with new project announcements occurring routinely and industry players exploring innovative business cases to make energy storage systems (ESSs) profitable. Nearly two gigawatts (GW) of new ESSs have been announced in 2016 so far, and several projects have reached commercial operation this quarter alone. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries remain the leading energy storage technology for new projects worldwide (excluding pumped hydro storage), accounting for 83 percent of newly announced ESS capacity through 3Q 2016.

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    5. SMA and LG Chem Announce Energy Storage Partnership and Promise 80% Savings on Electricity Bill

      SMA and LG Chem Announce Energy Storage Partnership and Promise 80% Savings on Electricity Bill

      The new storage solution comprises SMA’s Sunny Boy Storage 2.5 battery inverter and LG Chem’s RESU 10H and 7H storage units. Going forward, the two partners are planning to expand the focus of their collaboration on utility-scale storage solutions with the SMA Sunny Central Storage battery inverter.

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    6. Leclanché to Undertake First Energy Storage Project in the US

      Leclanché to Undertake First Energy Storage Project in the US

      It is undeniable that the energy storage industry is booming in markets across the world, as more people consider it the key to renewable energy integration. Swiss integrated energy storage solution company, Leclanché, is feeling the effects of this boom, and has now announced its first project in the U.S. The company was selected by Swiss Green Electricity Management Group (SGEM) to provider EPC contractor services and a turnkey battery storage system for the 20 MW Marengo Energy Storage Plant in Chicago. The project, developed by GlidePath Power, is a landmark project in the region, as one of the largest commercial battery storage projects in the country.

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    7. Swiss Green Electricity Management Group, the Independent Owner and Operator of Energy Storage Assets Globally, Announces its First Investment in US PJM Regulation Market

      Swiss Green Electricity Management Group, the Independent Owner and Operator of Energy Storage Assets Globally, Announces its First Investment in US PJM Regulation Market

      LAUSANNE, Switzerland, 1st November 2016. Swiss Green Electricity Management Group (SGEM), an innovative investment company focused on the rapidly growing international energy storage market, has been formed by a group of Swiss entrepreneurs led by Swiss investor Antoine Spillmann, the CEO and executive partner at Swiss-based Bruellan Wealth Management. SGEM acquires late-stage energy storage projects on a build-own-operate model. The group provides equity capital, leads project finance and supervises construction and operation of the respective energy storage assets to deliver risk-adjusted returns to investors.

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      Mentions: France U.S. Europe
    8. Lockheed Martin and CoGen to Build Energy-from-Waste Plant in Wales

      Lockheed Martin and CoGen to Build Energy-from-Waste Plant in Wales

      LONDON, Oct. 11, 2016 - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a teaming agreement with CoGen Limited to develop energy-from-waste projects in the United Kingdom, starting with a new plant in Cardiff, Wales. The Cardiff facility will convert waste into up to 15 megawatts (MW) of energy, enough to power about 15,000 homes and businesses in the local area. To generate energy, the plant will process approximately 150,000 tons of waste per year, significantly reducing the need for landfill use. Construction is expected to begin in 2018, with operations starting in 2020.

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      Mentions: MD UK Lockheed
    9. Aquion Energy and Fusion Power Systems Announce Fully Integrated Titan SmartStorage System for Australian Residential Solar Market

      Aquion Energy and Fusion Power Systems Announce Fully Integrated Titan SmartStorage System for Australian Residential Solar Market

      PITTSBURGH, PA and SOUTH MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -- 10/03/16 -- Aquion Energy, Inc., manufacturer of Aspen saltwater batteries and energy storage systems, and Fusion Power Systems, a leading Australian power and energy systems integrator, have announced Titan SmartStorage, a fully integrated solar energy storage solution for residential applications in Australia. The Titan SmartStorage product will be unveiled today at the All-Energy 2016 conference in Melbourne, Australia, and is now available to order. Fusion's Titan SmartStorage is Australia's first fully integrated, safe, and easy-to-install residential solar energy storage system. The system combines clean and cost-effective Aquion Energy Aspen saltwater batteries with an Australian-made, purpose-built inverter and charge controller, designed and built to withstand Australian conditions.

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      Mentions: Australia PA Aquion
    10. U.S. Eaton, AES to Sell Advancion Energy Storage in EMEA

      U.S. Eaton, AES to Sell Advancion Energy Storage in EMEA

      Dubai, UAE - Power management company Eaton (NYSE: ETN) and The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), through its subsidiary, AES Energy Storage, has announced the signing of an alliance agreement under which Eaton will offer AES’ Advancion® energy storage platform as the core of its grid-scale, integrated energy storage systems to help manage grid stability and peak demand infrastructure. The agreement is part of an AES initiative with select leading companies to ensure the global availability of the award-winning Advancion energy storage platform. Eaton will supply the energy storage systems, provide support and ensure long-term operation directly to utilities, industrial and commercial customers, independent power producers and power system operators across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

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      Mentions: U.S. Africa Europe
    11. Utility Involvement in the Emerging U.S. Residential Energy Storage Market is Expected to Be Crucial to Further Growth, According to Navigant Research

      Utility Involvement in the Emerging U.S. Residential Energy Storage Market is Expected to Be Crucial to Further Growth, According to Navigant Research

      Collaborations between utilities and residential system providers have been one of the key factors in the industry’s growth to date, report finds. A new slide-based report from Navigant Research analyzes the U.S. residential energy storage (RES) market, focusing on the value these systems can provide customers and grid operators, as well as on collaborations between utilities and leading vendors, with system cost projections and adoption forecasts provided through 2025.

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      Mentions: U.S.
    12. ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

      ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, announced today that they will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer turnkey storage solutions to the African power market. Africa has 13 percent of the world's population, but accounts for only four percent of the world's energy demand, leaving a gap of around 600 million people with no access to electricity according to the International Energy Agency's Africa Energy Outlook. 

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    13. Renewable Energy Leader Geoffrey Brown Named Powin Energy's President

      Renewable Energy Leader Geoffrey Brown Named Powin Energy's President

      TUALATIN, OR--(Aug 11, 2016) - Powin Energy, a leading designer and developer of safe and scalable energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and EV fast-charging stations, announced today that energy industry leader Geoffrey Brown has been named the company's new president. Brown brings over a decade of international project financing, business development, and implementation expertise and joins Powin at a key moment in the company's history. "Powin Energy's strategy and technology have proven to be successful as they are providing strong value to energy storage customers through software and integration," said Brown. "It is an exciting time to be in the energy storage industry and I look forward to leading the charge in the next chapter of the Powin story."

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      Mentions: U.S. OR Mexico
    14. Sunverge Customer AGL Launches World’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

      Sunverge Customer AGL Launches World’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

      SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5, 2016 -- Sunverge Energy, a leading provider of intelligent energy storage systems for residences and small businesses, today announced it is partnering with Australia energy retailer AGL and the federal government's Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), to develop the world's largest Virtual Power Plant (VPP)"This project is the world's largest, the first of its kind and an innovative solution to both help customers manage their energy bills and at the same time contribute to grid stability," said AGL Managing Director and CEO Andy Vesey. "This project is core to AGL's strategy of being a manager of distributed energy resources. It also leverages our investment in Sunverge and helps us to continue to improve the digital customer experience."

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      Mentions: Australia Sunverge
    15. New Energy Storage Deployments in Major World Markets Are Expect

      New Energy Storage Deployments in Major World Markets Are Expect

      A recent report from Navigant Research examines the market for grid-tied energy storage systems (ESSs) in 22 countries, with forecasts for power capacity, energy capacity, and revenue, segmented by technology, through 2025. The major markets in North America are expected to be the largest globally for grid-tied ESSs in 2015, but the more rapidly growing Asia Pacific markets are expected to take the lead around 2018. Overall, the five major markets in Asia Pacific are expected to deploy 199.5 MW of distributed storage capacity in 2015, increasing to 9,416.6 MW in 2025 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47 percent. Click to tweet: According to a recent report from @NavigantRSRCH, new energy storage deployments in major world markets are expected to total nearly 62 GW from 2015 to 2025.

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      Mentions: Asia U.S. China
    16. UniEnergy to Supply ReFlex Energy Storage System for US Grid Modernization Project

      UniEnergy to Supply ReFlex Energy Storage System for US Grid Modernization Project

      UniEnergy Technologies (UET) will deliver a 100kW/400kWh ReFlex energy storage system for a utility grid modernization project in the US. The project, which is being carried out jointly by EPB of Chattanooga and three US national laboratories, will assess the benefits and challenges of energy storage integration with electric utilities. The UET ReFlex system will allow an islandable microgrid at the operations center of EPB, which serves the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee, area.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. ORNL
    17. Global Annual Deployments of Residential Energy Storage Systems

      Global Annual Deployments of Residential Energy Storage Systems

      A new report from Navigant Research examines trends in the residential energy storage industry, providing an analysis of utility involvement, business models, and a projected growth path, with global market forecasts for capacity and revenue in major regions, through 2025. Momentum in the residential energy storage industry is growing rapidly as utilities begin to recognize the value residential energy storage systems (RESSs) can provide. The growing popularity of these systems—driven by a growing residential solar PV industry, falling systems costs, rising electricity prices, and a push to improve resiliency—holds enormous potential to dramatically alter the electricity industry in terms of the grid’s physical structure, business models, and utility-customer relationships. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, global annual deployments of RESSs are expected to increase from 94.9 MW in 2016 to 3,773.3 MW in 2025.

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      Mentions: Australia Japan U.S.
    18. Study: Even At Current Prices, Energy Storage Makes Economic Sense For Many Renewables Projects

      Study: Even At Current Prices, Energy Storage Makes Economic Sense For Many Renewables Projects

      Even at current market prices, various different energy storage options make economic sense for renewable energy projects in some locations, according to new research from MIT. The energy storage options profiled by the study included: battery systems, pumped hydroelectric storage, and compressed air energy storage, amongst others. While these options are economically a good choice in some locations, in other locations, they are not.

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      Mentions: CA TX MIT
    19. BYD to Partner with ENEL on Electrified Transportation, Energy Storage

      BYD to Partner with ENEL on Electrified Transportation, Energy Storage

      BYD Company Ltd. (Shenzhen, China) has signed a global framework cooperation agreement with Enel Green Power (EGP, Rome, Italy), a multinational power company and leading integrated player in the world’s power industry. The agreement signed will pave the way for possible cooperation projects in electrified transportation and energy storage aimed at residential, commercial and industrial applications, all based on BYD’s proprietary Iron-Phosphate batteries, reads the press release.

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      Mentions: Italy China BYD
    20. Top Energy Storage Pioneer to Lead Global Sales at UET

      Top Energy Storage Pioneer to Lead Global Sales at UET

      MUKILTEO, Wash., June 23, 2016 - UniEnergy Technologies (UET) has named Blake Frye as its Senior Vice President of Global Sales. With over 20 years of experience delivering high-value energy storage projects to customers, Frye will drive global sales at UET to deliver even greater value from UET's breakthrough vanadium flow energy storage systems. With global procurements of flow batteries over one gigawatt-hour (GWh), the industry clearly recognizes that flow batteries can competitively deliver the rugged flexibility demanded by modern grid economics.  UET is the leading flow battery company in the U.S. and Europe, with over 80MWh of containerized energy storage solutions deployed, ordered, or awarded by customers.

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      Mentions: CA DoE HI
    21. Aquion Energy Introduces 24-Volt Version of Industry-Leading Aspen Battery System

      Aquion Energy Introduces 24-Volt Version of Industry-Leading Aspen Battery System

      PITTSBURGH, PA--(Jun 20, 2016) - Aquion Energy, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, has introduced the Aspen 24S, a 24-volt version of its award-winning Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery. The new product is designed for energy-intensive applications that use solar panels, such as off-grid solar-powered LED lighting, as well as small pumps and motors. It is also an ideal drop-in replacement for existing systems using 24-volt lead-acid batteries.

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      Mentions: PA Thailand HI
    22. Alevo and KiWi Power Boot Up UK Storage Sector With Utility-Scale Project

      Alevo and KiWi Power Boot Up UK Storage Sector With Utility-Scale Project

      The development of the UK's nascent energy storage market took a major step forward today with the news energy storage provider Alevo and demand response firm KiWi Power have partnered to develop a 6MW battery storage array for National Grid in Yorkshire. The system, which will be one of the first utility-scale storage projects in the UK, will store energy for National Grid and support the transmission of electricity to customers nationwide. The system has been designed on a long-term leasing model, and is expected to be operational for more than a decade.

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    23. Microsoft Partners With Primus Power to Drive Energy Innovation at Datacenters

      Microsoft Partners With Primus Power to Drive Energy Innovation at Datacenters

      WASHINGTON, DC--( Jun 16, 2016) - Today, at a White House event honoring clean energy innovators, Primus Power and Microsoft announced a program to advance energy storage at datacenters globally. The program will be carried out in collaboration with NRG Energy, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and battery technology providers, including Primus Power. This pilot program is part of a broader focus by Microsoft, as part of its datacenter strategy, to explore next generation technologies for energy storage and management.The project is one component of Microsoft's multi-faceted global environmental sustainability strategy. It aims to determine the best way to effectively store renewable energy at scale to ensure electricity is inexpensive and available for future use.

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      Mentions: Primus WA
    24. Hitachi to Establish New Division in North America to Expand Its Energy Solutions Business

      Hitachi to Establish New Division in North America to Expand Its Energy Solutions Business

      TOKYO, June 1, 2016 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") and Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced the establishment of the Energy Solutions Division. The new division will expand Hitachi's Energy Solutions Business in the North American market by providing comprehensive solutions to customers' energy challenges, from proposing, developing and financing to O&M(1). With this division, Hitachi will address the needs of the North American market, where a variety of advanced initiatives are already underway. It will expand Hitachi's Energy Solutions Business by providing solutions that utilize digital technology, integrating the OT(2) it has built up over time in the electric power and energy sectors with advanced IT(3). The new division will be located within Hitachi America, Ltd., which serves at Hitachi, Ltd.'s regional headquarters in North America.

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      Mentions: Japan Asia HI
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