1. Articles in category: Utility Grid

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    1. GE Durathon battery plant nearly complete

      GE Durathon battery plant nearly complete
      The battery is made of cells each the size of a toothpaste box, assembled into suitcase-sized modules. About 20 of these modules would be used for a data center; about 200 for a utility grid. GE expects much of its battery business to come from emerging markets, such as Southeast Asia and India, which have weak or no power grids and extreme climates.
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      Mentions: Asia India Africa
    2. Germany's Growing Renewables Boosting Storage Market

      Germany's Growing Renewables Boosting Storage Market
      Over 20 percent of Germany's total energy mix is from renewable sources and this share continues to rise, according to recent estimates. The growth in the energy supply calls for innovative storage technology which has spurred the development of battery and smart grid technology in Germany. Germany Trade & Invest representative will be present at this year's Batteries 2011 which will be held on September 28-30 in Cannes to present opportunities in Germany's battery market.
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      Mentions: Germany
    3. NRG Energy to pilot vehicle-to-grid storage in Dallas

      NRG Energy to pilot vehicle-to-grid storage in Dallas
      Clean power giant NRG Energy announced on Monday that it will partner on a vehicle-to-grid project that was developed at the University of Delaware. The vehicle-to-grid project (or V2G) will use parked electric vehicles as grid batteries, in order to help stabilize the grid, and also potentially offer electric vehicle owners money to help cover plug-in cars’ extra costs.
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      Mentions: Texas Delaware PJM
    4. CODA Automotive to Become a Grid Storage Company

      CODA Automotive to Become a Grid Storage Company
      CODA, the LA-based electric vehicle and battery company, has made a series of moves to prepare for a major foray into grid storage: … Closed a $147 million round of venture financing (taking its total funding to more than $300 million) … Purchased a battery management software company (EnergyCS of Monrovia, CA) … Brought on a smart grid veteran to run the storage division
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      Mentions: CODA
    5. Maldives Crowdsources Solar and Storage Plans

      Maldives Crowdsources Solar and Storage Plans

      While the Maldives has abundant sunlight during the day, the battery technology required for large-scale power generation at night is extremely expensive.“Right now, we aren’t looking at storage because it would double the cost in this current economic environment. Technology is evolving reasonably rapidly though, and in five or ten years we think that providing storage will more affordable,” Razee said.“Batteries are used at night, and as we know a lot of electricity is generated then. So we will need to address the issue of storage and how to provide energy at night within our larger goals.”

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    6. Aquion's Manufacturing and Product Ramp Up Plans

      Aquion's Manufacturing and Product Ramp Up Plans
      Aquion is looking for about 250,000 square feet initially, with the option to lease a total of 500,000 square feet or more later on … Aquion has about 50 workers, and could employ 500 people by 2014 when it reaches commercial-scale production. They envision perhaps 1,000 workers by about 2017. … The company is manufacturing about 60 or more batteries a day …
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      Mentions: Pennsylvania Aquion
    7. Stanford awards $3.5M for grid storage research at universities

      Stanford awards $3.5M for grid storage research at universities
      "[Stanford] is delighted to announce our first research awards in the area of advanced grid energy storage," said [project] Director Sally Benson, a research professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford. "Finding dependable, low-cost ways to store electricity is the key to future grid reliability, especially given the rapid growth of intermittent renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power."
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    8. PNM 1st to fully integrate solar storage with grid

      PNM 1st to fully integrate solar storage with grid

      A small solar plant and its experimental battery storage system went live in Albuquerque on Monday in what Public Service Company of New Mexico said was the first solar storage installation in the country to be fully integrated with a utility's power grid. The storage system consists of 1,280 advanced lead acid batteries housed inside eight climate-controlled containers. It can store about 250 kilowatts, or half of the 500 kilowatts of power generated by an adjacent 2,158-panel solar array constructed as part of the project.

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    9. AES Prefers Li-ion, Lead Acid and Flow Batteries for 400MW system bid

      AES Prefers Li-ion, Lead Acid and Flow Batteries for 400MW system bid

      AES is bidding on a 400MW battery storage system for a Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) request for new power. This project [is] an alternative to new generation on Long Island. It's a 1,600-megawatt-hour system providing operating reserve services."When we started in this business, it was unheard of to use lithium-ion," said John Zahurancik, the VP, Deployment and Operations, at AES Energy Storage. But that technology has become the go-to material. "Lithium-ion is understood and packaged," according to Zahurancik, "but we track over 100 technology companies at various levels of activity -- with a handful that we think are in the top tier." These include flow batteries, lithium-ion, and advanced lead acid batteries.

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    10. Opinion: Duke's CTO Expects Utilities will Own Storage

      Opinion: Duke's CTO Expects Utilities will Own Storage
      … utilities will invest in storage as much as a defensive strategy as for immediate return … Electric utilities that fail to be first movers in deploying [storage] and instead let it be deployed and developed on the customer side of the meter or under the control of third parties will forfeit a significant market advantage and seriously impair their long-term equity value.
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      Mentions: Duke Energy
    11. Caterpillar Patent for Supplying Power to Grid from Storage

      Caterpillar Patent for Supplying Power to Grid from Storage
      The system includes a power generation source, a charging station for charging a zinc-based energy storage device from the power generation source, and a transport module for transporting the zinc-based energy storage device. The system also includes an input station for supplying power to the power grid from the zinc-based energy storage device, and a controller for selectively discharging the zinc-based energy storage device to the power grid based on the initiation signal."
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      Mentions: Washington State
    12. Analysis: Comparison Of Large-Scale Energy Storage Solutions

      Analysis: Comparison Of Large-Scale Energy Storage Solutions

      Some well-established technologies offer significant energy storage capacity but require specific geographical features and considerable infrastructure. Others can be deployed rapidly to wherever they are required, but currently offer restricted capacity, often at high cost. One technology that is now attracting considerable interest is large-scale battery storage.

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      Mentions: DoE AWEA Italy
    13. Exports A Big Opportunity for US Advanced Battery Manufacturers

      Exports A Big Opportunity for US Advanced Battery Manufacturers

      At first blush, the idea of finding lucrative markets in developing countries for advanced U.S. technology that the domestic U.S. markets are still largely unwilling to adopt sounds bizarre. But there is logic to it. In developing countries where the electricity grid is not large, complicated and reliable, investments in grid-connected energy storage will have a noticeable and immediate impact on reliability. Moreover, even relatively expensive grid-connected energy storage systems may be seen by developing world grid operators as a less expensive investment than investing in the incumbent technology necessary to bring their grid to First World standards.

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    14. Japan's Largest Solar Plant Regrets Small Storage

      Japan's Largest Solar Plant Regrets Small Storage
      At the nation's largest photovoltaic power plant in Sakai, Kansai Electric Power introduced an energy storage facility accommodating 48 nickel hydride batteries near KEPCO's substation … At Sakai, up to 10,000 kilowatts of electricity is generated during the current trial run ahead of the full operation starting in October. On cloudy and rainy days, however, the output drops to around 5,000 kilowatts and 2,000 kilowatts, respectively. To make up for the gap and achieve stable supply, KEPCO plans to release electricity accumulated in the energy storage facility on sunny days. Since the utility did not adopt highly-efficient lithium-ion batteries at the energy storage facility for financial reasons, there is a limit to the amount of electricity it can cover on bad weather days. Despite being the nation's largest photovoltaic power plant, its output is roughly one-hundredth of that of a nuclear reactor.
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      Mentions: Japan
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