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    1. Commentary: The Military's Next Essential Tool: Battery Storage

      Commentary: The Military's Next Essential Tool: Battery Storage

      Military bases around the country are developing plans and projects to ensure critical missions are powered in the face of nearly any disruption. Those plans increasingly include grid-scale battery storage, a resource well suited to mission assurance and the critical operations across the DoD footprint. Battery storage can provide immediate, flexible power to military installations while reducing the carbon footprint, fuel demands and recurring costs of existing backup generators. Storage technology has advanced to the point that large-scale installations can provide resilient power without straining defense budgets.

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    2. California's Initiatives to Overcome its Challenges in the Sun

      California's Initiatives to Overcome its Challenges in the Sun

      California is embracing energy storage as a reliability solution for an electrical grid that’s adopting more renewable, intermittent generation. Public agencies such as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have set ambitious energy storage targets while companies across the state are developing cutting edge storage technologies such as zinc-air batteries and renewable hydrogen. The goal is to ensure a dependable energy supply for the state as it races toward its target of 100% carbon-free energy by 2045.

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    3. Virtual Power Plant of 1,000 Homes Planned for Hawaiian Electric

      Virtual Power Plant of 1,000 Homes Planned for Hawaiian Electric

      The world’s largest residential virtual power plant is planned for the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, managing the electricity from some 1,000 rooftop solar-plus-storage systems that will be installed under a four-year contract beginning in 2020. Project developers Sunrun and OATI will send the energy from the residential systems to Hawaiian Electric Company's (HECO) grid as called upon by the utility. The virtual power plant will provide peak demand shaving, on-demand reserve capacity and ancillary services.

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    4. 8minute Solar Energy Approved to Build 400-MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project for City of Los Angeles

      8minute Solar Energy Approved to Build 400-MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project for City of Los Angeles

      The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the United States, has announced a new partnership with 8minute Solar Energy to provide storable, renewable, and affordable power to households throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley — at the lowest combined solar and storage prices on record. The project offers a glimpse of the future, with zero-carbon sources providing energy cheaper than fossil fuels.

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    5. Energy Storage Solicitations to be issued by California Energy Commission

      Energy Storage Solicitations to be issued by California Energy Commission

      The California Energy Commission (CEC) Oct. 30 will release two energy storage solicitations totaling $31 million to support the state’s goal under SB 100 of attaining 100% fossil-free electricity by 2045. Proposals for the energy storage projects will be due by the end of the year, and the commission will issue the awards between April and June.

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    6. The Biggest Batteries Coming Soon to a Grid Near You

      The Biggest Batteries Coming Soon to a Grid Near You

      Sure, small-scale batteries in homes and businesses can link up and deliver veritable megawatts of capacity. But there’s nothing like the sheer adrenaline rush of stacks and stacks of lithium-ion cells packed into climate-controlled boxes and blasting electrons faster than a coal plant operator can say “secular decline.” So who’s got the biggest battery?

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    7. Johnson Controls Announces Partnership to Increase Amount of Capital Available for Solar and Battery Storage Projects

      Johnson Controls Announces Partnership to Increase Amount of Capital Available for Solar and Battery Storage Projects

      Johnson Controls recently announced a partnership with Capital Dynamics to increase the amount of capital available for customers in North America working on solar or battery storage projects. The agreement will grant easier access to funding for Johnson Controls customers utilizing a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for projects of varying sizes, starting at $1 million, by aggregating them into a larger portfolio of projects.

      Through a joint venture with Consolidated Edison, Johnson Controls has already been working to expand the market for solar and battery solutions, and controls to integrate them. This effort, combined with increased funding opportunities through the partnership with Capital Dynamics, positions Johnson Controls to be able to better help customers incorporate behind-the-meter, solar and battery storage into their built environment.

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    8. Energy Storage Developer Buy Texas Windfarms With Major Battery Retrofit Planned

      Energy Storage Developer Buy Texas Windfarms With Major Battery Retrofit Planned

      A U.S.-based energy storage developer this week bought itself a portfolio of eight North Texas wind farms.

      The move is a sign of the growing status and confidence of the storage sector as well.

      Having previously largely developed standalone storage projects or being brought in to assist with storage bolt-ons to generation projects, GlidePath Energy’s proactive play, and the scale of it, is telling.

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    9. Hawaiian Electric Seeks Bids for 900MW of ‘Dispatchable Renewables,’ Storage, and Grid Services

      Hawaiian Electric Seeks Bids for 900MW of ‘Dispatchable Renewables,’ Storage, and Grid Services

      Hawaiian Electric has issued a long-awaited request for proposals (RFP) for about 900 megawatts of renewable energy and energy storage projects. It’s the utility’s second major round of contracts in the past year seeking to marry variable solar and wind power with the capacity and flexibility of batteries. HECO’s new RFPs are broken into a number of specific projects and specific needs across its three islands, with a mix of different technologies required. This complexity comes from the fact that these RFPs have been structured to help replace two big fossil fuel-fired power plants to close in the next five years

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      Mentions: Hawaii
    10. APS Issues RFPs for More Renewable Energy

      APS Issues RFPs for More Renewable Energy

      Arizona Public Service Company (APS) announced it is issuing two requests for proposals next month as part of its campaign to bring more solar and wind energy into its portfolio. The two new RFPs will add enough solar and wind resources to power more than half a million homes, about 2,500 megawatts, by 2021, company officials said. Earlier this year, the company also successfully closed two RFPs for large battery installations to store renewable energy to use after the sun goes down.

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    11. NEC to Install More than 20MW of Municipal Energy Storage Projects in New England

      NEC to Install More than 20MW of Municipal Energy Storage Projects in New England

      NEC Energy Solutions has announced six additional energy storage projects of more than 20 MW at municipal power plants throughout New England. The new projects follow the model of the Sterling Municipal Light Department installed two years ago that has saved ratepayers more than $1 million on their utility bills. These energy storage systems reduce costs for transmission and capacity charges, which directly benefit the ratepayers. In Sterling, NEC’s GSS® Grid Storage Solution also provides resiliency for the community in the event of an outage from severe weather and other causes

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    12. Department of Energy Announces $40 Million in Funding for 29 Projects to Advance H2@Scale

      Department of Energy Announces $40 Million in Funding for 29 Projects to Advance H2@Scale

      The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced approximately $40 million in FY 2019 funding for 29 projects to advance the H2@Scale concept. The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across multiple sectors. Funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), with contribution from DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy, the selected projects will advance hydrogen storage and infrastructure technologies and identify innovative concepts for hydrogen production and utilization including grid resiliency.

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    13. Buckland Sets a Milestone for Rural Energy Capabilities with New Li-ion Battery

      Buckland Sets a Milestone for Rural Energy Capabilities with New Li-ion Battery

      A few years ago, the village of Buckland in northwest Alaska set a milestone a leader in rural renewable energy when it got two turbines and three solar panels installed. Now, the village has hit an even more ambitious target: unofficially becoming the first village to power itself entirely off of renewable energy stored in recently installed lithium-ion batteries.

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    14. Battery Storage Called Into Action As UK Suffers Country-Wide Power Cuts

      Battery Storage Called Into Action As UK Suffers Country-Wide Power Cuts

      Battery storage assets were called into action last week after the UK suffered country-wide power outages following a transmission system stress event. On August 9th, two large generators were disconnected from the UK’s power system almost simultaneously, effectively taking 2GW worth of electricity generation within minutes of each other. That collapse in generation sent the country’s transmission grid frequency to dip, so National Grid, the country’s electricity system operator, called on reserve and flexible generation capacity to respond, with many operators dispatching battery storage capacity to meet National Grid ESO’s calls.

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    15. Energy Storage Earns More Awards for KIUC

      Energy Storage Earns More Awards for KIUC

      Kauai Island Utility Cooperative led the nation again in 2018 for interconnection of energy storage watts per customer, and ranked second in annual energy storage capacity, according to the Smart Electric Power Alliance. In 2018, KIUC posted more than 3,000 Wh/C, nearly six times more than the next ranked utility: Sterling Municipal Light Department in Massachusetts. This is the second year running that KIUC topped the list of storage watts per customer.

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      Mentions: Hawaii
    16. Texas Gives Public Power a Leg Up on Energy Storage

      Texas Gives Public Power a Leg Up on Energy Storage

      In a few weeks, municipal utilities and electric cooperatives in the state of Texas will have legal confirmation on their right to own energy storage facilities that sell energy or ancillary services, while not having to register as an energy generator. Current policy in the state defines energy storage as a generation asset, which requires owners to register as power generators.

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    17. Stacks on Value Stacks: The Large-Scale Solar Plus Storage Market Is Coming Together

      Stacks on Value Stacks: The Large-Scale Solar Plus Storage Market Is Coming Together

      The United States will grow to be the largest global market for solar + storage this year, where peaking capacity requirements are driving procurement, according to a recent IHS Markit study. Utility-scale solar + storage projects now are online or being built in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana and Florida, and the list grows. In March, NextEra Energy said it would build the Florida Power and Light Manatee Energy Storage Center’s battery system, with four times the capacity of the world’s largest battery system currently in operation.

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      Mentions: Nextera
    18. NYPA Announces $30M Energy Storage Demonstration Project Upstate

      NYPA Announces $30M Energy Storage Demonstration Project Upstate

      The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is moving ahead with its first large-scale energy storage project. NYPA announced it is establishing a 20-MW demonstration facility adjacent to one of its substations in Franklin County. The estimated project cost is almost $30 million, all of which has been approved by the NYPA board of trustees. The Franklin County demonstration site will include a one-hour lithium-ion battery system which can absorb excess power generation for later delivery. NYPA officials say its supports New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s renewable and energy storage mandates, including a goal of 3,000 MW in energy storage capacity by 2030.

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    19. ENGIE Storage Providing Operating Software for 19-MW Solar+Storage Portfolio

      ENGIE Storage Providing Operating Software for 19-MW Solar+Storage Portfolio

      ENGIE Storage will supply and operate a 19-MW/38-MWh portfolio of six energy storage sites that will contribute to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program and participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets. The combined solar-plus-storage portfolio, developed and operated by Syncarpha Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, is the first utility-scale solar-plus-storage projects offering to benefit from ENGIE’s new integrated development, supply and services offering for wholesale market participation.

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