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    1. San Francisco Is Preparing For Next Big Earthquake With Microgrids

      San Francisco Is Preparing For Next Big Earthquake With Microgrids

      In 2015 the City received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Market Pathways Program to integrate solar and energy storage into San Francisco’s emergency response plans. The local utility, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), one of California’s four major investor-owned utilities, was written into the grant as well.

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      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    2. How Energy Storage Can Cut Peaker-Plant Carbon for the Clean Power Plan

      How Energy Storage Can Cut Peaker-Plant Carbon for the Clean Power Plan

      The Clean Power Plan cites energy storage as an enabling technology, one that could help utilities and grid operators store, shift and smooth the increasing amounts of intermittent wind and solar that will be needed to meet the Obama administration’s ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction goals. But AES Energy Storage says grid-scale batteries don’t need to wait for that green power revolution to start contributing to carbon-cutting. There’s a big, fat target on the grid already -- simple-cycle natural gas “peaker” plants that exist only to serve the grid’s brief moments of peak demand.

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    3. This Will be a Breakout Year for Batteries

      This Will be a Breakout Year for Batteries

      Batteries that let utilities, businesses, and solar panel owners store energy is a rapidly growing market. And it’s not just because Tesla, the buzzy automaker, has given the so-called grid battery industry a big boost in visibility by introducing its own line of industrial-sized batteries. This year, there will be 220 megawatts of energy storage projects built across the country, according to a new report from research firm GTM Research. The vast majority of these projects will use batteries, and specifically low cost lithium-ion batteries.

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      Mentions: CA Asia U.S.
    4. Southern Company to Acquire AGL Resources in $12 Billion Transaction, Creating Leading U.S. Electric and Gas Utility

      Southern Company to Acquire AGL Resources in $12 Billion Transaction, Creating Leading U.S. Electric and Gas Utility

      Southern Company and AGL Resources today announced that the boards of directors of both companies have approved a definitive merger agreement to create America's leading U.S. electric and gas utility company. Pursuant to the agreement, AGL Resources will become a new wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company in a transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $12 billion, including a total equity value of approximately $8 billion.

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      Mentions: IN U.S.
    5. RWE Launches Power-to-Gas Storage System

      RWE Launches Power-to-Gas Storage System

      German utility firm RWE has launched a power-to-gas storage system, which it claims has achieved efficiencies as high as 86%. The plant uses excess electricity from the local grid to create hydrogen via an electrolyser bult by UK firm ITM Power. The hydrogen is pumped into the natural gas network and heat from the process is drawn by a district heating system. The hydrogen can be called on to generate power when it is needed.

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      Mentions: Germany Schneider CO
    6. Report: Incentives Hold Back Clean Energy

      Report: Incentives Hold Back Clean Energy

      Clean-energy solutions that are ready to take off at California homes and businesses might instead be hamstrung by outdated business incentives, a think tank for advanced energy technology companies said Tuesday. The nonprofit Advanced Energy Economy Institute points out that utility customers have many new options to manage their energy costs; by generating their own solar power; through programmable thermostats and appliances; and -- coming soon -- large household batteries.

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    7. Interview with Mike Hopkins, ICE Energy

      Interview with Mike Hopkins, ICE Energy

      Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy has quietly been working away at developing energy storage systems to help smooth out the demand for energy on the nation's power grid. The company recently landed a major contract from Southern California Edison (SCE) to deploy thousands of the company's "Ice Bear" equipment--enough to store 25.6 megawatts of energy. We caught up with Mike recently to better understand the company's technology, why there's an interest in energy storage by utilities, and more about that deployment.

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    8. Wind Turbines Power Liquid-Air Energy Storage

      Wind Turbines Power Liquid-Air Energy Storage

      One startup energy company is looking to reinvent not only wind energy, but also energy storage. Keuka Energy recently launched a 125-kilowatt prototype vessel that uses its novel floating wind turbine design paired with liquid-air energy storage to create a steady source of electricity. Unlike traditional wind turbines, which have three blades and a central gearbox, Keuka’s turbine is a pinwheel of aluminum blades that sits atop a floating V-shape platform containing liquid air.

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      Mentions: GE FL UK
    9. NRG, Ice Energy to Roll Out 25 MW of Energy Storage in California

      NRG, Ice Energy to Roll Out 25 MW of Energy Storage in California

      NRG Energy Inc. and Ice Energy will roll out 25 MW of energy storage solutions in California. Up to 1,800 of Ice Energy’s thermal storage units are expected to be installed early next year. Under their recently awarded 20 year contracts, the two energy companies will install 25.6 MW of behind-the-meter energy storage solutions for Southern California Edison. The aim is to reduce California’s peak energy demand.

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    10. Tesla and Gaelectric to Introduce Tesla Battery Storage to Ireland

      Tesla and Gaelectric to Introduce Tesla Battery Storage to Ireland

      Gaelectric and Tesla today announced the purchase and planned deployment of Tesla Energy's first battery power utility-scale project in Ireland. The two companies are collaborating to develop a pipeline of multiple battery projects to build new transmission system services required to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. The initial demonstration project, 1-MW in size, is targeted for deployment in 2016.

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      Mentions: U.S. Ireland Tesla
    11. California Dreaming: 5000MW of Applications for 74MW of Energy Storage at PG&E

      California Dreaming: 5000MW of Applications for 74MW of Energy Storage at PG&E

      California’s 1.3-gigawatt energy storage mandate is bringing a lot of would-be grid battery project developers out of the woodwork. But there won’t be nearly enough room for everyone who wants a piece of this market. The latest proof of this comes from Pacific Gas & Electric, the Northern California utility that’s seeking about 74 megawatts of storage projects to meet its 2016 procurement target under state law AB 2514. Last week, PG&E quietly let slip that it had winnowed down an initial queue of more than 5,000 megawatts' worth of applications to come up with a short list of finalists.

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    12. Senate Bill Would Create America’s First National Energy Storage Target

      Senate Bill Would Create America’s First National Energy Storage Target

      California gave the U.S. energy storage market a boost in 2013 when regulators set a 1.3-gigawatt target for the state's three investor-owned utilities. The mandate has resulted in a wave of contracts for battery and thermal storage projects in California, including a record-breaking 250-megawatt procurement from Southern California Edison. Now, one national lawmaker wants to do the same for the rest of the country. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) quietly introduced legislation to the Energy Committee last week that would set national targets for energy storage by 2021 and 2025 in order to meet growing peak demand on the grid and help the integration of renewable energy.

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    13. Energy Storage Industry Leaders Gather in Dallas at ESA 25th Annual Conference & Expo

      Energy Storage Industry Leaders Gather in Dallas at ESA 25th Annual Conference & Expo

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) 25th Annual Conference & Expo, the most powerful event in the energy storage industry, is two weeks away. For three days in Dallas, TX, the most influential leaders and decision makers in energy storage will gather with global experts to shape the future of the storage industry. The full agenda is available here http://annual-conference.energystorage.org/agenda.

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    14. Is This Storage Technology the Biggest Foe for Tesla?

      Is This Storage Technology the Biggest Foe for Tesla?

      A technology used in ancient Greece to power clocks and fire a cannon is undergoing a revival as a way to store energy from wind turbines and solar panels. Compressed air, already used to power carnival rides, jackhammers and medical equipment, joins the crowded field of innovations chasing what could be a $US21.5 billion ($27 billion) market by 2024. Contenders include Tesla Motors Chairman Elon Musk, who this month unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities. Tesla plans to begin delivering its rechargeable lithium-ion model in late summer. But compressed air storage systems, or CAES, may have an edge: The technology can be used to store large amounts of power for weeks at less than the cost of batteries.

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      Mentions: CA New Mexico France
    15. 5MW Liquid Air Energy Storage Demonstrator Nears Completion

      5MW Liquid Air Energy Storage Demonstrator Nears Completion

      A novel 5MW/15MWh liquid air energy storage system is nearing completion at a landfill waste site near the city of Manchester, England. The demonstration system will be connected to the UK grid to provide balancing services. The system takes waste heat from the jacket around GE Jenbacher landfill gas engines and uses that waste heat to boost the expansion rate of liquefied air to power a 5MW GE turbine.  Liquefied air will expand around 700 times in volume while turning back into a gas. Sufficient liquid air can be stored on the landfill site (owned by the waste management company Viridor) to run the 5MW turbine for 15 MWh. At present, the liquefied air is imported to the site. An air liquefaction plant may be added at a later stage.

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      Mentions: CA GE CO
    16. Compressed Air to Challenge Batteries in Energy Storage Race

      Compressed Air to Challenge Batteries in Energy Storage Race

      A technology used in ancient Greece to power clocks and fire a cannon is undergoing a revival as the world searches for better ways to store energy from wind turbines and solar panels. Compressed air, already used to power carnival rides, jackhammers and medical equipment, joins the crowded field of innovations chasing what may be a $21.5 billion market in 2024. 

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      Mentions: New Mexico U.S. TX
    17. Dominion Acquires Solar Facility In California

      Dominion Acquires Solar Facility In California

      Dominion today announced the acquisition of a 20-megawatt solar facility in California from E.ON North America. The facility is expected to enter service in the second quarter of 2015. Alamo Solar is located in San Bernardino County near Helendale, Calif. It has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) and an interconnection agreement.

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    18. Is Ireland's Energy Storage Market Awakening?

      Is Ireland's Energy Storage Market Awakening?

      The last few months have brought some promising developments for the nascent energy storage industry in Ireland. The need for energy storage in both the Republic and the North is clear; renewables currently supply 23 percent of all energy, and EU agreements have set a target of 40 percent by 2020 for both territories. With no feed-in tariffs or other incentives in the Republic for self-generation, the market will be dominated by big wind farms.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Europe
    19. New Stanford Energy System Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions 68 Percent and Fossil Fuel 65 Percent

      New Stanford Energy System Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions 68 Percent and Fossil Fuel 65 Percent

      Stanford announces an innovative new approach to meeting its energy needs that will make it one of the world's most energy-efficient universities. The comprehensive new system incorporates solar power for electricity, combined with heat recovery, to allow the university to exceed the aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals of California's landmark AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. Europe
    20. Dominion Acquires Solar Facility In Georgia

      Dominion Acquires Solar Facility In Georgia

      Dominion today announced the acquisition of a 20-megawatt solar facility in Georgia from HelioSage Energy. The facility is expected to enter service in 2015. The Richland Solar Center is located in Twiggs County near Jeffersonville, GA. It has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) and interconnection agreements with Georgia Power. An engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract has also been signed.

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