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    1. 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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    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. Sunverge Announces New Demand Charge Management Features

      Sunverge Announces New Demand Charge Management Features

      SAN DIEGO, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Storage North America -- Sunverge Energy, a leading provider of intelligent energy storage systems for residences and small businesses, today announced the addition of money-saving demand charge management features to its energy management platform. Using sophisticated predictive analytics, the new algorithm determines the ideal mix of PV, storage and grid power to keep a customer from incurring demand charges – saving customers money while reducing peak load on the grid. Proposals for residential demand charges are on the rise in the U.S., as utilities and regulators consider alternative mechanisms to allocate grid costs to residential Distributed Energy Resource (DER) customers. While most such proposals are still under consideration, demand charges are becoming more prevalent in some of the world's fastest-growing energy storage markets such as Australia and Japan.

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    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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.
    8. AES Energy Storage and RES Rank as Top Utility-Scale Energy Storage Systems Integrators in Navigant Research Assessment

      AES Energy Storage and RES Rank as Top Utility-Scale Energy Storage Systems Integrators in Navigant Research Assessment

      A new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 14 leading energy storage systems integrators (ESSIs) in the utility-scale market, providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies' relative strengths and weaknesses. As the energy storage industry continues to develop, the role of the systems integrator is becoming more and more important. Energy storage systems (ESSs) will increasingly need to serve different applications—ranging from short-duration and high-power ancillary services to long-duration time shifting of energy—and systems integrators will be responsible for managing this complexity by designing systems that can provide maximum value to both the grid and the system owners. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH, AES Energy Storage and RES are the leading utility-scale energy storage systems integrators in terms of strategy and execution.

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    9. 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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    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. Largo Resources Announces Non-Binding M.O.U. with Vionx Energy Corporation

      Largo Resources Announces Non-Binding M.O.U. with Vionx Energy Corporation

      TORONTO, July 18, 2016 - Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") (TSX: LGO) (OTCQB: LGORF) is very pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (the "MOU") with Vionx Energy Corporation ("Vionx"), a company which develops, produces and sells Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries ("VRBs") for utility grid applications. The MOU summarizes the principal terms upon which Largo and Vionx will continue discussions that may lead to the supply by Largo of vanadium electrolyte to Vionx to further the research and development of advanced VRBs utilizing VNX Grid Energy Storage Systems. Largo and Vionx have agreed to continue discussions aimed at achieving stable pricing and necessary capacity with an industry leading value proposition for VRB systems, utilizing Vionx product technical, cost, and partner advantages combined with Largo supply capacity, cost advantage, and high quality processing capability.

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      Mentions: India MD Siemens
    14. 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
    15. Adara Power and Smart Utility Systems Partner to Offer Distributed Energy Storage Aggregation

      Adara Power and Smart Utility Systems Partner to Offer Distributed Energy Storage Aggregation

      SAN JOSE, Calif., July 12, 2016 Adara Power, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, announces its partnership with Smart Utilities Systems (SUS), who leads the industry with its innovative mobile - energy & water cloud Software-as-a-Service platform for digital customer engagement and big data analytics for global electric, gas and water utilities addressing challenges of energy sustainability & water conservation.

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    16. 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.
    17. Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Opus One Solutions Partner to Provide Cutting-Edge Suite of Distribution Services

      Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Opus One Solutions Partner to Provide Cutting-Edge Suite of Distribution Services

      SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, July 5, 2016 - Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS), a pioneer in the use of energy storage systems for electric utility grid support, and Opus One Solutions (Opus One), a leading smart grid software engineering company, today announced an agreement to jointly offer a cutting edge suite of solutions for the distribution grid. The partnership combines both companies' expertise to provide utilities with a comprehensive platform for real-time management and optimization of the electric grid. AMS and Opus One will pair advanced energy storage systems with real-time grid level energy management software to bring utilities an unmatched degree of grid visibility, control, and optimization. This industry-leading solution set will support widespread deployment and operation of distributed energy resources, including renewable energy. In addition to the benefits to utilities, the solutions provided by AMS and Opus One will help customers optimize their energy strategies while contributing to a stronger, more resilient grid.

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    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. Stem Inc., Hawaiian Electric and Hawai'i Department of Education Partner to Bring Energy Monitoring

      Stem Inc., Hawaiian Electric and Hawai'i Department of Education Partner to Bring Energy Monitoring

      HONOLULU--All public elementary, middle, and high schools in the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ service territory are receiving new, intelligent, energy-monitoring devices and software through a unique collaboration among Stem, Inc., a California-based leader in software-driven energy storage; Hawaiian Electric Companies; Energy Excelerator and the Hawai‘i Department of Education (DOE). As more public schools add classroom cooling, solar power, efficient lighting and other energy efficiency equipment, balancing costs and energy use become increasingly critical. It will require active monitoring and management of high-use devices like air-conditioning systems.

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      Mentions: CA DoE HI
    23. 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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      Mentions: UK
    24. 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
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