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    1. North Carolina Panel Bullish on Energy Storage

      North Carolina Panel Bullish on Energy Storage

      Energy storage will not only help North Carolina replace coal-powered electricity in the state in the coming decades but may also offset the need for new natural gas plants as well.  A study of the energy storage landscape was submitted to the state’s General Assembly in early December that will serve as a roadmap to help lawmakers and regulators fully develop the technology. North Carolina is currently in the initial phases of deploying energy storage facilities; however, the report authored by the team of university experts concluded that storing electricity could not only smooth out peak demand periods, but would also become a reliable everyday piece of the region’s fuel mix.

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      Mentions: Duke Energy NC SC
    2. Renewables, Energy Storage, & Managing The Utility Grid Of The Future

      Renewables, Energy Storage, & Managing The Utility Grid Of The Future

      Things are changing fast in the world of electricity generation and distribution. As always, changes are to the advantage of some and the disadvantage of others. The sharp drop in the cost of renewable energy in the past few years is the primary engine driving the changes. The next revolution is bulk energy storage, the piece of the puzzle that will turn traditional ideas of how an electrical grid should operate completely upside down. Here’s a look at what is happening right now and what the utility grid of the future may look like.

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      Mentions: TX Mexico MIT
    3. Battery Energy Storage System Uses Artificial Intelligence to Lower Energy Bills and Provide Utility Grid Services

      Battery Energy Storage System Uses Artificial Intelligence to Lower Energy Bills and Provide Utility Grid Services

      NEW YORK , Dec. 5, 2018 - Peak Power Inc., a leading energy services provider, announced today that it has successfully completed the installation of 375 kW / 940 kWh of battery energy storage with GHP Realty, a division of Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC, at their headquarters at 4 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New York . This project was funded in part through an incentive from a Con Edison Energy Efficiency program.

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    4. Project of the Year: REV Connect

      Project of the Year: REV Connect

      Let's be clear: Anything that can take the torturous rigidity out of utility procurements deserves an award. New York's Reforming the Energy Vision has been around a few years, and the state's efforts to reshape the utility sector are beginning to pay off. Plenty of states have followed suit, but New York's REV is a holistic reimagining of energy resources and the business models underpin the sector. While REV aims to bring about wholesale changes, one initiative within it is speeding the development of new resources and solutions while helping remake utility procurement processes.

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    5. Greensmith Energy Delivers Enhanced Energy Management Software Platform GEMS 6

      Greensmith Energy Delivers Enhanced Energy Management Software Platform GEMS 6

      The technology group Wärtsilä today announced the release of GEMS 6 (Greensmith Energy Management System, version 6), the latest generation of its award-winning software platform proven across grid-scale deployments globally. With this latest release, GEMS continues to be the most advanced energy management solution available today, deployed across more than 70 grid-scale systems in nine countries, integrated with a multitude of thermal and renewable generation assets as well as load and weather forecasting data. “Greensmith Energy is proud to announce the latest innovation in our product portfolio with the release of GEMS 6,” said John Jung, President and CEO of Greensmith Energy. “With this industry-leading energy management platform, we will enable our utility and IPP customers to integrate and optimize all of their energy resources to improve resiliency and flexibility during a time of tremendous transition – paving a viable way towards a 100 percent renewable energy future.”

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    6. Kokam Wins 40 MWh of Battery Storage Contracts in South Korea

      Kokam Wins 40 MWh of Battery Storage Contracts in South Korea

      November 29 - South Korean firm Kokam Co Ltd has secured orders to supply 40 MWh of energy storage systems linked to solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in South Korea. Kokam, a provider of lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions, said on Wednesday that the capacity is split between two projects totalling 12 MWh and 28 MWh, respectively. It is expected to be put on stream by the end of this year.

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      Mentions: CO S. Korea Kokam
    7. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Gets DOE Award to Develop Grid Electricity Storage System

      National Renewable Energy Laboratory Gets DOE Award to Develop Grid Electricity Storage System

      The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) recently awarded DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) $2.8 million to develop a grid electricity storage and power generation system. The system includes a charging device, thermal energy storage modules, a heat exchanger, and a closed-loop Brayton cycle turbine. “When electric power is cheapest, electric heaters will ‘charge’ the storage modules by heating stable, inexpensive solid particles to more than 1,100 degrees Celsius,” NREL Principal Investigator Zhiwen Ma said. “And when it’s time to discharge this energy, the hot particles will move through a heat exchanger to heat a working fluid that drives a high-efficiency closed-Brayton combined cycle attached to an electric generator.”

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    8. US Congress Urged to Clarify Eligibility of Energy Storage for ITC

      US Congress Urged to Clarify Eligibility of Energy Storage for ITC

      The US government has been urged to recognise the “critical role” energy storage can play in making the grid cleaner and able to accept more renewable energy, by increasing the eligibility of batteries and other technologies to receive the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The ITC is applicable to purchases of solar energy equipment in the US and applies about a 30% rebate or discount for buyers. In recent years the policy scheme has been adjusted to include energy storage but for a long time, storage systems could only receive the Federal subsidy if installed at the same time as solar equipment.

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    9. How Battery Storage Is Changing The Renewable Energy Game

      How Battery Storage Is Changing The Renewable Energy Game

      The mass adoption and implementation of solar energy in South African homes and businesses has been rapidly increasing over the past few years. But, going completely “off grid” has so far been held back by the expense of storing power from renewable sources. But this is changing, as the technology is available, and becoming more affordable, for dramatically reducing the reliance on state utility, Eskom, for electricity in South Africa.

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    10. Adara Power Installs SGIP-Funded Energy Storage at California Almond Farm

      Adara Power Installs SGIP-Funded Energy Storage at California Almond Farm

      Adara Power, a privately-held commercial energy storage company, announces an SGIP-funded deployment and commissioning of an intelligent energy storage system at Violich Farms in Orland, CA. The California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of energy storage in order to reduce green-house gas emissions and improve the stability of the grid. Adara Power partnered with Chico Electric, an electrical and solar general contractor, to design, build and commission the 330kWh lithium-ion battery coupled to a 175kW solar array. The energy storage system discharges during peak electricity usage and saves money through reduced demand charges. 

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      Mentions: CA NV U.S.
    11. AES Commits to 70% Carbon Reduction in Climate Scenario Report

      AES Commits to 70% Carbon Reduction in Climate Scenario Report

      AES, one of the world’s largest power companies, has released a report detailing the company’s moves to reduce carbon emissions 70% by 2030, but, more importantly, their plans to incorporate increasing amounts of renewable generation and energy storage projects to compliment this new generation. In the report, AES outlines three scenarios of optimization between carbon reduction and minimizing the stress of a new energy transition, known as the Business as Usual Scenario, the Greener Scenario and 1.5-2°C Scenario, the same one outlined in the Paris Agreement.

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    12. Lockheed Martin, Cypress Creek Renewables Win Prestigious Energy Storage Award

      Lockheed Martin, Cypress Creek Renewables Win Prestigious Energy Storage Award

      Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables won an award for leadership in energy storage and having a positive impact on the energy storage industry. The two companies were the recipients of the prestigious Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2018 Innovation Award for the creation of Lockheed’s GridStar Lithium Energy Storage System for 12 solar-plus-storage projects. The system is custom-designed to provide clean electricity to communities served by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) in southeastern North Carolina. The GridStar energy storage systems store power from the solar installations and discharge it when needed most, ensuring energy delivery to Brunswick EMC during its peak periods.

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    13. New Renewable Energy Storage Solution Could Cut Cost of Energy Storage in half - Hydrogen Fuel News

      New Renewable Energy Storage Solution Could Cut Cost of Energy Storage in half - Hydrogen Fuel News

      The Swiss and Southern California startup has developed a renewable energy storage solution using technology based on the principles of pumped hydro storage. Energy Vault claims that its system can cut the cost of energy storage by half or more of the current price, making renewable power cost-effective all day, every day, regardless of whether or not the sun shines or the wind blows.

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    14. Stem and OPG Announce New Energy Storage Partnership

      Stem and OPG Announce New Energy Storage Partnership

      MILLBRAE, Calif. and TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stem, Inc., and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are launching a new partnership on advanced energy storage systems that will assist Ontario industrial manufacturers in managing electricity costs. In bringing together one of the most experienced energy providers in Ontario, OPG, and the most advanced energy storage systems and controls platform, Stem, the partnership will provide Ontario businesses with innovative, turnkey energy solutions to enhance their competitiveness. OPG is Ontario’s largest, most diverse generator with operations across the province, providing nearly half of Ontario’s power generation. As businesses in Ontario look to grow and remain competitive, the Stem-OPG partnership provides them with a solution to reduce costs, without interruption to operations, and do so with a trusted, experienced partner in Ontario.

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      Mentions: CA Japan U.S.
    15. Electric Power Show Ep. 1: Everybody Loves Energy Storage

      Electric Power Show Ep. 1: Everybody Loves Energy Storage

      The Energy Storage Association had a big year in 2018, cresting with the approval of FERC Order 841, the first federal directive on storage participation in wholesale markets. Their success is the product of a concerted lobbying effort that’s seen them win bipartisan allies both on the Hill and at the Commission. How is ESA navigating the polarized politics of Washington? Host Gavin Bade spoke with CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman and Vice President of Policy Jason Burwen to find out.

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    16. Tesla is Working with Amazon to Deploy More Energy Storage at Distribution Centers

      Tesla is Working with Amazon to Deploy More Energy Storage at Distribution Centers

      Amazon is turning to Tesla in order to deploy energy storage capacity at their distribution centers. After a deal to add Tesla Powerpacks to a UK facility earlier this year, now Amazon is working with Tesla again at another distribution center. The last project included both a 4 MW solar array and 3.77 MW battery system installed at a large fulfillment center in Tilbury – east of London.

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      Mentions: CA UK Tesla
    17. NantEnergy Acquires Sharp’s Energy Systems & Services Business in US

      NantEnergy Acquires Sharp’s Energy Systems & Services Business in US

      NantEnergy has acquired Sharp Electronics Corporation's US-based energy systems and services business, which develops and delivers energy management systems across the country. As part of the deal, NantEnergy retained the entire Energy Systems and Services team, including Carl Mansfield, former general manager and founder of Sharp's energy system and services group. Mansfield will continue with NantEnergy as vice president, system solutions. Among the products that NantEnergy will acquire includes the SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy storage system.

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      Mentions: CA
    18. Massachusetts Grants Help Get Energy Storage Projects off the Ground

      Massachusetts Grants Help Get Energy Storage Projects off the Ground

      A year after Massachusetts awarded $20 million in energy storage grants, the first project is online and showing promise to help shave peak demand, save customers money, and pave the way for more solar power. Municipal utility Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) paid for most of the $2.6 million battery installation using its reserve funds and some of its business customers invested additional money in exchange for lower demand charges.

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    19. Battery Storage to Become $1.2trn Market, with Australia Leading the Way

      Battery Storage to Become $1.2trn Market, with Australia Leading the Way

      Australia is set to lead the global energy storage boom, which according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) will grow to a $1.2trn industry. The global energy storage market is set to draw in $1.2trn investment by 2040 and the cost of batteries is also set to significantly decrease. The report, entitled the Long-Term Energy Storage Outlook, predicts a strong uptake of stationary energy storage, thanks to households trying to maximise solar self-generation and networks working to balance increasingly renewable grids.

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      Mentions: Australia Japan India
    20. Puerto Rico Seeks 100 Percent Renewable Energy

      Puerto Rico Seeks 100 Percent Renewable Energy

      In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican government is proposing the enactment of the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, a bill focusing on committing the island to a 100 percent renewable energy grid by 2050. Senate Bill 1121 was introduced by the chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Energy Affairs, Larry Seilhamer, and Senate Minority Leader Eduardo Bhatia. The bill’s purpose is to eliminate the monopoly held for decades by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) by allowing the sale of PREPA’s power plants while putting the transmission and distribution systems under a private concessionaire. Consequently, the strategy would begin to shift the power grid away from its resilience on oil and toward renewables.

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    21. Ahead of Biggest Energy Storage Rule Change Yet, US' Transmission Network Operators Open up Markets

      Ahead of Biggest Energy Storage Rule Change Yet, US' Transmission Network Operators Open up Markets

      Transmission system operators in the US have begun making their moves to accommodate energy storage into their wholesale markets, with New England ISO and Southwest Power Pool both making filings in the past month. In February the US’ main regulator the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), issued FERC Order 841, instructing the US’ six regional electricity transmission organisations to reconfigure their wholesale markets to allow energy storage to participate. The ISOs and RTOs have about a year to respond in full.

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      Mentions: CA New Mexico TX
    22. Massive Energy Storage Growth Expected in UK

      Massive Energy Storage Growth Expected in UK

      Applications for energy storage projects have reached a cumulative capacity of 6,874MW in seven years, RenewableUK figures show, indicating a growing appetite for the techology. The average capacity of applications for new battery storage projects has also nearly tripled in the last three years: from 10MW in 2016 to 27MW in 2018.

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      Mentions: Scotland Siemens UK
    23. Big Solar-Plus-Storage Deal Signed In California

      Big Solar-Plus-Storage Deal Signed In California

      Recurrent Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has signed two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) in California with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power for a 150 MW AC solar power system with 180 MWh of battery storage. According to Canadian Solar, this joint procurement represents the largest contracted solar-plus-storage project in California to date.

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