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    1. Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry

      Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry

      This white paper describes how fire and thermal event risk prevention and management is currently being addressed in the storage industry, with a focus on lithium-ion batteries due to their current market dominance in new deployments. The paper outlines the types of operational risks in energy storage applications, the history of the industry’s attention to fire and thermal event prevention, current codes and standards governing battery storage systems, and additional best practices.

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      Mentions: ESA
    2. New Risk Management Publication Marks the Latest Step in Energy Storage Industry’s Commitment to Safety

      New Risk Management Publication Marks the Latest Step in Energy Storage Industry’s Commitment to Safety

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association today published a white paper on operational risk management, advancing the industry’s ongoing effort to reinforce industry-wide safety standards. The paper, Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: Lithium-Ion Fire and Thermal Event Safety, examines how fire and thermal event risk prevention and management are currently being addressed in the energy storage industry; outlines the operational risks associated with energy storage applications; and analyzes best practices as well as codes and standards governing battery storage systems.

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    3. KORE Power Increases Gigawatt Capacity for Mark 1 Energy Storage System Production

      KORE Power Increases Gigawatt Capacity for Mark 1 Energy Storage System Production

      KORE Power, a developer of high density, high voltage energy storage solutions, provides an update about the manufacturing, assembly, testing and development process for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System in advance of expected production in Q1 2020. The KORE Power team met with manufacturing partner, Do-Fluoride Chemicals (DFD) to enhance the structural design of the Mark 1 solution and review the cell technology and processes for manufacturing, assembly and quality control. The trip was a success and KORE Power anticipates that production of the cells will be at full capacity in February 2020, a full month ahead of schedule.

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    4. At 97, Lithium-Ion Battery Pioneer John Goodenough Says His Work Is Not Done

      At 97, Lithium-Ion Battery Pioneer John Goodenough Says His Work Is Not Done

      Without fail, the name John Goodenough crops up during Nobel Prize season. Many scientists believe he’s deserving of chemistry’s top honor. The University of Texas at Austin materials scientist is credited with developing a material that led to mass commercialization of lithium-ion batteries, the technology that powers our smartphones, laptops, electric vehicles, and other gadgets big and small. Though Goodenough, aged 97, hasn’t yet won a Nobel Prize, he’s not mired down by what could have been. He is renowned for his scientific accomplishments, warm personality, and infectious laugh.

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    5. The Biggest Batteries Coming Soon to a Grid Near You

      The Biggest Batteries Coming Soon to a Grid Near You

      Sure, small-scale batteries in homes and businesses can link up and deliver veritable megawatts of capacity. But there’s nothing like the sheer adrenaline rush of stacks and stacks of lithium-ion cells packed into climate-controlled boxes and blasting electrons faster than a coal plant operator can say “secular decline.” So who’s got the biggest battery?

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    6. East Penn Expands Innovation Investment by Acquiring Majority Share of Navitas Systems

      East Penn Expands Innovation Investment by Acquiring Majority Share of Navitas Systems

      East Penn has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Navitas Systems, a leader in larger-format lithium battery technology and systems for heavy-duty commercial/industrial as well as government/defense market segments. The acquisition will accelerate East Penn’s expansion of its Motive Power battery offering, as well as its strategic integration into other market segments. Navitas products will complement East Penn’s offerings, and its lithium Research and Development expertise will add to East Penn’s current lithium R&D program.

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    7. Stacks on Value Stacks: The Large-Scale Solar Plus Storage Market Is Coming Together

      Stacks on Value Stacks: The Large-Scale Solar Plus Storage Market Is Coming Together

      The United States will grow to be the largest global market for solar + storage this year, where peaking capacity requirements are driving procurement, according to a recent IHS Markit study. Utility-scale solar + storage projects now are online or being built in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana and Florida, and the list grows. In March, NextEra Energy said it would build the Florida Power and Light Manatee Energy Storage Center’s battery system, with four times the capacity of the world’s largest battery system currently in operation.

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      Mentions: Nextera
    8. LG Chem Battery Systems Power Atlanta's First Smart Neighborhood

      LG Chem Battery Systems Power Atlanta's First Smart Neighborhood

      LG Chem and its project partners have officially opened Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood. Each of the 46 technology-enhanced townhomes in the Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood will be served by Georgia Power with power supplemented by individual rooftop solar installations and in-home battery energy storage. LG Chem is supplying two home battery systems to each of the townhomes in Atlanta. The latest residential energy technologies will deliver innovative and creative solutions to Georgia Power's customers to more efficiently manage their energy needs.

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    9. Solar + Batteries Help the Grid Recover in Kaua'i

      Solar + Batteries Help the Grid Recover in Kaua'i

      On Sunday a cable failure took the largest power plant on the island of Kaua’i in Hawaii offline, which led to cascading failures in other oil-fired and hydro power plants, leading to a 2+ hour blackout for the island’s 66,000 residents. Despite work on the Port Allen oil-fired power plant continuing and still waiting on parts to repair the Kapaia oil-fired power plant which started it all, the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) did not have to implement further rolling blackouts on Tuesday. This was in part due to the contributions of solar and storage.

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    10. Lithium Batteries: Far More Widely Recycled than Second-Hand Statistics Imply

      Lithium Batteries: Far More Widely Recycled than Second-Hand Statistics Imply

      Lithium-ion batteries are far more widely recycled than many people think, while China and South Korea are already leaders of the emerging circular economy of lithium, a report commissioned by the Swedish Energy Agency has found. The report has been republished in English after a launch in Spring in Swedish. The author stated that many misconceptions and poor observations are made and repeated around lithium recycling and that more than 70% of lithium-ion batteries recycled today are processed in China and South Korea, with “high” recovery rates of materials.

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    11. AES Breaks Ground on 400 MWh Energy Storage Project in Southern California

      AES Breaks Ground on 400 MWh Energy Storage Project in Southern California

      AES Alamitos, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, announces the groundbreaking of a 400 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery-based energy storage system for Alamitos Energy Center (AEC) as part of a larger modernization and replacement project of the existing AES Alamitos Generating Station. The energy storage facility in Long Beach will provide up to 400 MWh of local energy to ensure power flexibility and reliability for Southern California Edison (SCE) customers, while helping the state meet its aggressive target of 100 percent clean energy by 2045.

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    12. Creating a domestic market is paramount for US Battery Industry to Close the Gap with China

      Creating a domestic market is paramount for US Battery Industry to Close the Gap with China

      Spurred by increased global demand for electric vehicles, energy storage systems and consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries have become invaluable in today's global society. Industry experts say the United States has to create incentives for lithium-ion battery products to encourage manufacturers and decrease its dependence on Chinese imports.

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      Mentions: Asia China
    13. GlidePath Builds Merchant Battery Plant in ERCOT, Bucking Industry Wisdom

      GlidePath Builds Merchant Battery Plant in ERCOT, Bucking Industry Wisdom

      Renewables developer GlidePath has begun construction on a rare standalone storage project in the tricky Texas market. The 10-megawatt/10-megawatt-hour Prospect Storage plant will bid into the ERCOT markets for energy and ancillary services. Though small by the standards of today’s utility-scale market, the project, located 50 miles south of Houston, is notable for making the economics work in ERCOT.

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    14. Iberdrola to Build Largest UK Wind Power Battery

      Iberdrola to Build Largest UK Wind Power Battery

      Iberdrola is to build the UK’s largest battery linked to a wind farm, said the Spanish group’s ScottishPower unit. The 50MW lithium-ion battery will store power from the 539MW Whitelee project in Scotland that is currently Britain’s biggest operating onshore wind facility. The battery is set to be operating by the end of 2020. Adding large-scale storage capability is seen as a key strategy to allowing variable renewable sources such as wind power to respond effectively to demand. The Whitelee battery will be able to offer services such as reactive power and frequency response to the National Grid.

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    15. How Can the US Reduce Battery Costs and Foreign Dependence? Recycle, Argonne Official Tells Senators

      How Can the US Reduce Battery Costs and Foreign Dependence? Recycle, Argonne Official Tells Senators

      Recycling lithium-ion batteries could significantly reduce the cost of battery storage and other applications, George Crabtree, director at Argonne National Laboratory's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. The U.S. Department of Energy earlier this year launched a program that aims to reclaim and recycle critical materials from lithium-based battery technology. Sen. Manchin, D-W. Va., voiced concerns that the current trade war between the United States and China, and general instability of the bilateral relationship, could affect the supply of minerals such as lithium or cobalt commonly used in battery storage.

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    16. Siemens to Modernize Industrial Power Plant from BASF in Germany with Key Components

      Siemens to Modernize Industrial Power Plant from BASF in Germany with Key Components

      Siemens recently took part in a ground-breaking for a new energy storage project in Schwarzheide, near Dresden, Germany. For this project, Siemens will use a SIESTART energy storage solution with a Fluence battery energy storage system. The energy storage will provide black-start capability for a natural gas power plant, ensuring it can be quickly ramped up at any time.

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    17. Adding Giant Batteries To This Hydro Project Creates A 'Virtual Dam' With Less Environmental Impact

      Adding Giant Batteries To This Hydro Project Creates A 'Virtual Dam' With Less Environmental Impact

      A Chilean utility has broken ground on a 50 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy storage project paired with a run-of-river hydroelectric facility. The battery will be capable of storing electricity produced from the hydro generation without needing to construct a dam or make use of a water reservoir, creating instead a “virtual dam” that can deliver 10 megawatts (MW) of power for 5 hours.

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    18. North Carolina Approves Duke's First Solar+Storage Residential Microgrid

      North Carolina Approves Duke's First Solar+Storage Residential Microgrid

      North Carolina regulators on Friday approved a solar+storage microgrid project proposed by Duke Energy, designed to help maintain reliable power for a small town called Hot Springs in the western part of the state. The project includes a 2 MW solar array and 4 MW lithium-ion battery, and will be Duke's first utility-scale solar+storage project for residential customers. The microgrid is a small part of Duke's broader plan to roll out more storage on its system.

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    19. Fortum Pairs Li-ion Storage with Hydropower Plant in Sweden

      Fortum Pairs Li-ion Storage with Hydropower Plant in Sweden

      Fortum has started operating a 5 MW/6.2 MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at the Forshuvud hydropower plant in Dalarna, Sweden. It plans to use the storage system to lower the risk of network disturbances, while minimizing what Fortum describes as “wear and tear” on the hydropower facility. The batteries at Forshuvud will compensate for increasingly rapid changes in electricity generation caused by wind power, for example. The system will improve the hydropower plant’s role as a regulator and more effectively take advantage of capacity regulation.

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    20. Energy Storage To Go - Aggreko Launches New Mobile and Modular Battery System

      Energy Storage To Go - Aggreko Launches New Mobile and Modular Battery System

      Aggreko is adding mobile and modular energy storage to its 10 gigawatt (GW) fleet of distributed energy assets. The Y.Cube is a fully integrated, ready-to-install lithium-ion battery system, built on the decade-long expertise of energy storage pioneer Younicos, which Aggreko acquired in 2017. Housed entirely within a standard 20-ft container, the 1-megawatt (MW) units can be delivered and quickly deployed worldwide.

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    21. SUSI Partners Buys 50% Stake in AMS Commercial Battery Fleet

      SUSI Partners Buys 50% Stake in AMS Commercial Battery Fleet

      Swiss fund manager SUSI Partners acquired a 50 percent stake in AMS’ Southern California portfolio of distributed battery storage systems. The package includes more than 90 lithium-ion systems adding up to storage capacity of 63 megawatts and 340 megawatt-hours. AMS will continue to operate the assets. AMS secured contracts with utility Southern California Edison back in 2014 to install batteries at commercial and industrial sites to lower both customer bills and grid demand in constrained areas. As of mid-March, AMS had brought online 27 megawatts and 142 megawatt-hours of energy storage capacity at 40 sites within SCE territory.

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    22. Solar + Storage Projects to Drive Utility-Scale Deployment of Batteries: Navigant

      Solar + Storage Projects to Drive Utility-Scale Deployment of Batteries: Navigant

      Storage-plus PPAs are already less expensive than the levelized cost of energy for combined cycle natural gas in the United States, according to a recent report from Navigant Research. Lithium-ion batteries are one of the main drivers in the growth of the utility-scale energy storage market, accounting for almost 30% of non-pumped storage capacity developed since 2011, the report found.

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