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    1. Utilities Attitudes & Priorities: Survey by Black & Veatch

      Utilities Attitudes & Priorities: Survey by Black & Veatch
      Black & Veatch’s Strategic Directions in the Electric Utility Industry survey results have captured the changing electric utility trends in the United States for half a decade. This year’s survey once again explored traditional utility-focused questions regarding operations and regulations, in addition to asking about the timing of emerging technologies and their respective impacts on the industry.
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      Mentions: U.S.
    2. UK: Wasted wind

      UK: Wasted wind
      Currently, the actual amount of electricity wasted is very small, as the grid turns off coal rather than waste wind. But as we increase the amount of wind power on the grid, the problems will increase. The government's chief scientific adviser on climate change, Professor David MacKay, says: "We will have to put in complimentary amounts of balancing services, which could be inter-connectors [with Europe], pumped storage, demand shifting or mothballed gas power stations," he says. [DELSESTO NOTE: no mention of batteries]
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      Mentions: UK Toyota
    3. Li-ion Battery Startup Seeo Raises $15M

      Li-ion Battery Startup Seeo Raises $15M
      Seeo has been rather quiet about its battery innovation, but we do know that the company has been developing a nano-structured lithium-polymer battery, and in particular has been working on a solid electrolyte that was developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. The material, which Seeo began licensing from the lab in 2007, allows for a more stable battery with higher energy density, in contrast to the more easily flammable liquid electrolyte that can present a safety risk in some conventional lithium-ion batteries.
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      Mentions: DoE Google Seeo
    4. PG&E Grid-Scale Storage Demo Projects

      PG&E Grid-Scale Storage Demo Projects
      PG&E does have another pumped hydro site in development, Mokelumne, that's potentially the same size as Helms and has the potential to be used to help buffer the 4,500 megawatts of wind power coming in from the Tehachapi wind developments. So, PG&E understands pumped hydro. Electrochemical storage might be a different story. PG&E has two pilot projects using sodium sulfur (NaS) batteries from NGK. NGK's NaS batteries were selected because they are one of the few technologies and vendors with a performance and reliability track record. According to Thalman, the pilot can help the ISO develop the storage markets with this testbed.
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    5. Grid storage part of SolarTAC joint solar research facility

      Grid storage part of SolarTAC joint solar research facility
      The facility, which broke ground in 2009, is intended to attract companies that want to build, test and research their solar technology, advancing the technology to the marketplace. SolarTAC — or Solar Technology Acceleration Center — is a joint operation among six entities, including Xcel Energy, Abengoa Solar and SunEdison. MRIGlobal manages and operates the site.
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    6. Altairnano to Lease New 1.8 MW Storage System

      Altairnano to Lease New 1.8 MW Storage System
      Altair Nanotechnologies announced a 3-year lease for its new ALTI-ESS Advantage 1.8 MW/ 300 kWh energy storage system. The system will be leased by Energy Storage Holdings to evaluate energy storage technology for large-scale frequency regulation projects, and is expected to be installed in late 2011. The ALTI-ESS Advantage [is] a 1.8 MW system targeted toward frequency regulation and fast-response applications demanding high power.
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    7. Cash Rich Korean Energy firms eye storage

      Cash Rich Korean Energy firms eye storage
      The top three firms, SK Innovation, GS Caltex and S-Oil, announced last month that they have found an initial target for new renewable energy: SK and GS are looking to rechargeable batteries and S-Oil, solar photovoltaics (PV) ... Observers say that refiners loaded with cash from soaring oil prices are aggressively expanding into new areas to secure mid- and long-term growth engines for the future with the recognition that the existing business model cannot ensure sustainability.
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    8. Military Wants Bases to be "island microgrids": Storage + Renewables

      Military Wants Bases to be "island microgrids": Storage + Renewables
      Energy officers at military bases are working to turn their facilities into "island microgrids"--entities that can generate and store their own electricity, independent of the surrounding commercial grid. … in the event of a blackout, it could continue to function on electricity generated on-site--largely from renewable sources. These include utility-scale solar arrays, backed up with advance-battery solar-power storage units and diesel generators … Energy experts say that the military's approach could also offer a new model for towns and cities, protecting them from regional-grid blackouts--and boosting local renewable-energy production.
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      Mentions: California DoE Nevada
    9. Grid-scale flow battery developer, Primus Power, receives $11M

      Grid-scale flow battery developer, Primus Power, receives $11M
      DBL Investors and I2BF Global Ventures joined existing investors Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The funds raised complement existing grants from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), and the California Energy Commission (CEC).
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      Mentions: DoE U.S. arpa-e
    10. Microgrids promote energy independence

      Microgrids promote energy independence
      The Sacramento Municipal Utility District demo a "microgrid" that many other utilities have resisted. Microgrids promote energy independence, even allowing customers to secede from the larger utility grid powered up by their own resources. In an energy sector dominated by monopolies and centralized planning, microgrids could be a game-changer.
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