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    1. MISO Plans Storage Market Roles in Response to FERC Order 841

      MISO Plans Storage Market Roles in Response to FERC Order 841

      The Midcontinent ISO (MISO) has provided greater detail on expanding wholesale market access for energy storage resources in compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 841. MISO is proposing that the capacity of an energy storage resource be gauged on two measurements: power (MW) and energy (MWh). The dual storage measurement is designed to give more latitude for the projects to participate in capacity and energy markets.

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      Mentions: Xcel Energy FERC
    2. Infigen Energy Invests in Tesla Big Battery Energy Storage System

      Infigen Energy Invests in Tesla Big Battery Energy Storage System

      Wind energy company Infigen Energy plans to install a 52 MWh Tesla Powerpack battery energy storage system in South Australia. The battery system will be next to its 278 MW Lake Bonney Wind Farm near Mount Gambier. The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will cost around $38 million to build and install. ARENA and the South Australian government will each contribute funding of $5 million towards the project. Once built, BESS will be connected to the National Energy Market. It will also enable Infigen to firm up an extra 18 MW of renewable supply.

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    3. A Battery Of Choices: Embracing R&D & Investment In Storage

      A Battery Of Choices: Embracing R&D & Investment In Storage

      Imagine a world where we depend on sunlight and the wind for most of our energy needs. Then imagine nighttime and our main source of electricity literally falls asleep. Unless our future electricity system represents a giant “super-grid” with tons of wires connecting everywhere from San Francisco to Beijing, we will need somewhere to put that electricity when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. Along comes battery storage, one of the emerging technology advancements of the 21st century that could revolutionize the way we produce and consume electricity.

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      Mentions: CA Australia Japan
    4. India Working Towards a National Energy Storage Mission

      India Working Towards a National Energy Storage Mission

      To keep pace with the changing dynamics of the energy markets, India is now working toward a National Energy Storage Mission (NESM). In February 2018, a committee with representatives from relevant ministries, industry associations, research institutions and experts, was constituted by the MNRE to propose a draft for setting up NESM in India.

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      Mentions: India BESS
    5. P2P Household Energy Trading, C&I Storage for Brewing Beer: Hawaii Keeps on Going

      P2P Household Energy Trading, C&I Storage for Brewing Beer: Hawaii Keeps on Going

      Following news yesterday of the first grid-scale solar-plus-storage system on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, two more modestly-sized projects show the potential diversity of applications for energy storage in the US state. Energy-Storage.news just reported that the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission had approved a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) deal for the project on the island of Molokai, which would pair 4.88MW of solar with a 3MW / 15MWh lithium battery system.

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      Mentions: HI
    6. CAISO Could Lose 28 Gas Plants and Keep the Lights on: UCS

      CAISO Could Lose 28 Gas Plants and Keep the Lights on: UCS

      California could retire 28 natural gas plants without impacting electricity reliability, the Union of Concern Scientists said in a report published Tuesday. In order to meet the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) target to reduce carbon to 42 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030 in the most economic way possible, the UCS model chose not to build any new gas plants to replace less efficient combined-cycle gas turbines.

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    7. As Second Wave of State Storage Targets Builds, Utilities Propose New Projects

      As Second Wave of State Storage Targets Builds, Utilities Propose New Projects

      nergy storage has been taking root across the country, but coastal states, such as California, Massachusetts and Oregon, have taken the lead in implementing related policies. That could change as states such as Colorado and Nevada move closer to potentially ambitious policies to support energy storage. Rising renewable penetration combined with falling costs for lithium-ion batteries is driving many states to explore policies that encourage energy storage.

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      Mentions: CA Australia NV
    8. Grid-scale Solar and Battery Project in Hawaii Gets Approval

      Grid-scale Solar and Battery Project in Hawaii Gets Approval

      The first grid-scale solar and battery energy storage project to be built on the Hawaiian island of Moloka‘i has gained approval from the state’s Public Utilities Commission. The 2.6MW solar farm and its 3MW battery storage system will be owned and operated by Moloka‘i New Energy Partners, which will sell electricity to Maui Electric Company. The facility is expected to be in service by the end of 2019, when it will start providing savings to the island’s 3,200 customers over a 22-year contract.

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      Mentions: HI
    9. Kona Brewing Company to Produce Sun-Powered Beer Through Solar-Plus-Battery Storage Project with EnSync Energy and Holu Energy

      Kona Brewing Company to Produce Sun-Powered Beer Through Solar-Plus-Battery Storage Project with EnSync Energy and Holu Energy

      HONOLULU , Aug. EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, the leading provider of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs) and business models for residential, commercial and utility installations, and its subsidiary Holu Energy , a developer of DER projects in Hawaii , today announced a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Kona Brewing Company to build a solar-plus-battery storage system at the beer company's new brewery, under construction in Kailua Kona .

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      Mentions: HI China
    10. Dynapower Launches DC-DC Converter Partner Program for Central Solar Inverter Manufacturers

      Dynapower Launches DC-DC Converter Partner Program for Central Solar Inverter Manufacturers

      SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dynapower, the leading independent manufacturer of power electronics for energy storage, is pleased to announce the introduction of a DC-DC partner program for central, solar inverter manufacturers. The program enables participating central, solar inverter manufacturers to include Dynapower’s patent-pending DC-DC converters as part of their utility-scale offering. Dynapower was the first to commercially deploy DC-DC converters in utility-scale solar plus storage application, and received the 2018 ees Award (Electrical Energy Storage) Innovation Award for its DC-DC converters.

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    11. Duke Energy Florida Announces New Solar Power Plant in Columbia County

      Duke Energy Florida Announces New Solar Power Plant in Columbia County

      ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Florida today announced the location of its newest universal solar power plant, which will provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions to benefit its Florida customers. The Columbia Solar Power Plant will be built on 580 acres in Fort White (Columbia County) Fla., off of Fry Road. The 74.9-megawatt (MW) plant will consist of approximately 245,000 solar panels on the site, which will produce enough carbon-free energy to power over 20,000 average homes at peak production.

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    12. California, Hawaii Lead Surge In Residential Battery Storage In Q1

      California, Hawaii Lead Surge In Residential Battery Storage In Q1

      A new report from Greentech Media and the Energy Storage Association finds residential battery storage in the US surged in the first quarter of 2018. In total, 36 megawatt-hours of behind the meter residential storage were installed in Q1 — equaling the total amount installed in the previous three quarters combined. The vast majority of new grid connected residential battery storage — 74% — took place in just two states, California and Hawaii.

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    13. Swinerton Renewable Energy Hires Craig Horne to Lead Energy Storage Expansion

      Swinerton Renewable Energy Hires Craig Horne to Lead Energy Storage Expansion

      SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE), recently named the No. 1 solar contractor in the United States by Solar Power World, is pleased to welcome Craig R. Horne to the SRE team. Horne will spearhead SRE’s energy storage business in the utility, commercial and operations and maintenance (O&M) services segments.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA NC
    14. Further Tax Cuts on Li-ion Would be 'Essential Boost' for India's Energy Storage Industry

      Further Tax Cuts on Li-ion Would be 'Essential Boost' for India's Energy Storage Industry

      India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), a single tax applicable across the whole of the country, will be lowered for lithium-ion batteries by 10% in a move which has been welcomed by the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA). All goods and services are taxable under the law, which was introduced in 2017. Along with a wide range of other changes, the GST rates on lithium-ion batteries has dropped from 28% to just 18%. In related news, fuel cell vehicles will see their GST reduced from 28% to 12%.

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    15. Dynapower Receives Innovation Award for Utility-Scale Solar Plus Storage DC-DC Converter

      Dynapower Receives Innovation Award for Utility-Scale Solar Plus Storage DC-DC Converter

      SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dynapower, the technology leader in power electronics for energy storage, is proud to announce receipt of the prestigious 2018 Electrical Energy Storage (ees) Innovation Award for its DPS-375 DC-DC converter. The innovative DPS line of DC-DC converters significantly reduces the cost to couple battery energy storage with utility-scale solar plants. Dynapower’s DPS technology increases energy production and revenue of utility-scale solar projects.

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    16. 35.8 MWh of US Residential Storage were Deployed in Q1 2018

      35.8 MWh of US Residential Storage were Deployed in Q1 2018

      Deployments of home energy storage systems reached record heights in the first quarter of 2018. According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), 36 megawatt-hours of grid-connected residential energy storage systems were deployed in the first three months of this year, which is equivalent to the amount of residential storage deployed in the previous three quarters combined.

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      Mentions: CA NV HI
    17. Engie and ESB Seek to Profit Amid Surge in Energy Storage Planning Applications

      Engie and ESB Seek to Profit Amid Surge in Energy Storage Planning Applications

      French giant Engie and the ESB are among companies seeking to build large-scale energy storage projects here, amid a surge in planning applications for such storage facilities. Analysis by PHR, a planning and research consultancy, shows there has been at least 40 applications since June 1 last year. Its analysis of Irish planning databases revealed no such applications between January 2015 and May 2017.

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      Mentions: France Ireland
    18. PG&E Projects Set New Bar for Battery Size but Fall Short on Transparency

      PG&E Projects Set New Bar for Battery Size but Fall Short on Transparency

      California set a new benchmark for energy storage earlier this month when Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) filed for approval with the state's Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for four energy storage projects totaling 567 MW, 2,270 MWh, but some details of the benchmark are less clear than others

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    19. Home Energy Storage System Installations Hit Record High In US

      Home Energy Storage System Installations Hit Record High In US

      US home energy storage systems installations hit a record high in the first quarter of 2018. 36 megawatt-hours of grid-connected home energy storage systems were installed during this period, which was the same amount for the first three quarters of the year. Nearly three quarters of the Q1 installations were in California and Hawaii. “Changing net-metering rules and increasing customer interest in backup and solar self-consumption drove the residential energy storage market’s record quarter,” said Brett Simon, senior analyst at GTM Research.

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    20. New York to Get its Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant, Battery

      New York to Get its Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant, Battery

      The Empire State is singing the renewable energy tune these days. If it isn’t a gigawatt battery factory, then it is a batch of large solar projects, or its massive offshore wind farms, and 1.5 GW of energy storage by 2025. With these announcements the state is predicting a doubling of its 2017 installed solar power capacity in 2018, and forecasts falling electricity demand decades out due to more behind-the-meter solar.

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    21. Energy Storage Making Headway In California And Paving Way For Other States

      Energy Storage Making Headway In California And Paving Way For Other States

      Falling solar panel prices coupled with favorable national and state policies are giving energy storage technologies the jolt they need to electrify the market place. The latest such example is Pacific Gas & Electric that wants to install four battery projects totaling 2,270 megawatts. Energy storage could be anything from shaving peak load to storing and injecting wind and solar electrons onto the grid.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. TX
    22. NEC ES, NGK Deploy Storage in New Territories in Brazil and Middle East

      NEC ES, NGK Deploy Storage in New Territories in Brazil and Middle East

      Lithium and sodium sulfur batteries will be used for the first time in new territories, after NEC ES and NGK inked deals to deliver projects to an island archipelago in Brazil and in Dubai respectively. Integrated electricity company Neoenergia, active in distribution, generation and other parts of the supply chain in Brazil, was requested by ANEEL (National Electric Energy Agency) in 2017 to help find sustainable ways to wean Fernando de Noronha, 350km off the country’s north-eastern coast, from a heavy dependence on expensive and polluting diesel generators.

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