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    1. New group led by IREC aims to simplify energy storage interconnection

      New group led by IREC aims to simplify energy storage interconnection

      Energy storage technologies have a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to a low-carbon
      economy. Despite significant growth of the energy storage market in recent years, the process of connecting this technology to the electricity grid remains complex and unclear in many states across the U.S. A new project, supported by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, aims to simplify the interconnection process for energy storage.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. EPRI
    2. Global power grids decentralise towards a flexible future

      Global power grids decentralise towards a flexible future

      Redesigning national power grids is central to the strategy of moving toward cleaner, greener energy supplies. Perhaps most crucial are the attempts of “decentralisation”, which involve energy being generated closer to where the demand is, as opposed to coming from larger power stations. Building this greater flexibility into networks is creating investment opportunities and a new role for utilities, energy aggregators, storage suppliers, as well as engineers.

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      Mentions: Australia Japan Asia
    3. RFP from Warren Buffet-owned utility PacifiCorp targets 600MW of energy storage alongside PV, wind

      RFP from Warren Buffet-owned utility PacifiCorp targets 600MW of energy storage alongside PV, wind

      US utility firm PacifiCorp has launched its largest request for proposals for energy projects yet, seeking bids for more than 1.8GW of new solar and 600MW of battery energy storage. The firm, which owns utilities Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power, issued the RFP as part of its latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which outlines its intent to massively scale up its renewable energy capacity.

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    4. Largest US battery resource connects to CAISO grid, signaling next phase in California's storage growth

      Largest US battery resource connects to CAISO grid, signaling next phase in California's storage growth

      Jason Burwen, vice president of policy at the Energy Storage Association, said in a statement that the announcement reflects the relentless movement of energy storage into mainstream electric system operations. 

      "It's also important to note that this project is a standalone battery storage system. While there can be benefits to integrating storage directly with generation as a 'hybrid resource,' the LS Power storage system in CAISO is a reminder that effective grid operations can utilize the flexibility of storage as a standalone asset," Burwen said. 

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    5. Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa - Solar Builder

      Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa - Solar Builder

      The next frontier for solar energy is solutions that do not affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by Alliant Energy, US Department of Energy (DOE), and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), looks to seamlessly connect customer-owned solar while maintaining reliable electrical service across the community.

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      Mentions: DoE New Mexico Hawaii
    6. Holding on to power - Why storage is a crucial part of the state’s new energy vision

      Holding on to power - Why storage is a crucial part of the state’s new energy vision

      Today, only 5 percent of New Jersey’s total electricity generation is from renewable sources. This is mostly solar with some biomass and wind. However, the 2019 NJ Energy Master Plan sets a goal of 100 percent of the state’s energy needs coming from clean energy by 2050. There are many pieces to hitting this target, but the state has mandated that 50 percent of its electricity should come from renewable sources by 2030. For example, 3,500 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind generation capacity is a part of this mandate. This figure represents 20 percent of today’s 18,000 MW of total electric generator capacity. 

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    7. Deloitte: Intermittent renewables pass COVID-19 grid reliability test

      Deloitte: Intermittent renewables pass COVID-19 grid reliability test

      The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a "test case demonstration" for grid reliability with a higher use of renewables in recent months, according to Deloitte Consulting. Through mid-June, renewable energy overtook coal generation in the mix for 116 days, compared to 39 days in 2019. A Deloitte Resources 2020 study, discussed on Wednesday at a panel on the pandemic impacts of energy management, anticipates a growing level of wind and solar penetration, despite the pandemic and ensuing economic conditions.

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      Mentions: U.S. COVID-19
    8. Sunrun buys Vivint Solar for $3.2B

      Sunrun buys Vivint Solar for $3.2B

      The consolidation of the top two residential solar companies in the U.S. comes as both companies have adapted to growing demand in the distributed solar sector. Sunrun offers energy storage and grid services, working with utilities and grid operators on virtual power plants that combine distributed energy systems. Sunrun expects to offer battery storage to the combined base of nearly 500,000 solar customers.

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      Mentions: U.S.
    9. Utility Portland General Electric launches 4MW virtual power plant pilot in Oregon

      Utility Portland General Electric launches 4MW virtual power plant pilot in Oregon

      More than 500 residential energy storage batteries will be aggregated into a virtual power plant (VPP) by US utility Portland General Electric (PGE), with some participating households offered US$5,000 rebates on battery system purchases as well as money off their monthly electricity bills.

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    10. Japanese telecom giant NTT plots major renewables play, partners Mitsubishi for clean tech

      Japanese telecom giant NTT plots major renewables play, partners Mitsubishi for clean tech

      Japanese telecoms giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) is plotting a major renewables play in the country, investing up to US$1 billion a year up to 2030. National newspaper Nikkei reported earlier this week that NTT is planning to invest some ¥1 trillion (US$9 billion) to establish itself as a major player in Japan’s renewable energy market, deploying utility-scale generation and electricity transmission and distribution to complement its existing business units.

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    11. Eos Energy Storage to Deploy its Latest Generation Battery System in Pala, California Energy Storage Yard

      Eos Energy Storage to Deploy its Latest Generation Battery System in Pala, California Energy Storage Yard

      Eos Energy Storage, the leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration zinc battery storage systems, is proud to announce plans to deploy its latest technology battery energy storage system (BESS) in partnership with the California Energy Commission(CEC). The BESS will be used to evaluate performance across multiple utility energy storage use cases. In light of the wildfires impacting much of California in recent years, non-flammable, non-combustible batteries like the one made by Eos provide a way for the state to continue to install more grid-connected battery storage capacity without exacerbating the risk or severity of fires.

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    12. Fluence unveils intelligent, modular storage product with 800 MW/2,300 MWh of projects

      Fluence unveils intelligent, modular storage product with 800 MW/2,300 MWh of projects

      Storage company Fluence was selected for 800 MW, 2,300 MWh worth of projects for its newest energy storage technology "stack," equipped with a modular building block "cube" and machine learning, the company announced Tuesday.

      The demand for the technology is indicative of a rapidly growing storage market, where a large number of independent power producers and utilities are building and installing storage systems, Jason Burwen, vice president of policy at the Energy Storage Association (ESA), told Utility Dive

      "We never want to lose sight of the fact that businesses have the running room to do these kinds of innovations when they have a lot of customers and demand," he said, adding that it's important to reduce policy barriers to deploying these assets. 

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    13. California To Fight Wildfires With Microgrids And Batteries

      California To Fight Wildfires With Microgrids And Batteries

      California’s energy regulators just laid the framework for utilities to develop localized microgrids with battery storage — a move that comes in the aftermath of the state’s wildfires that have ravaged local economies and left consumers without power. Just how effective will this order be?

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    14. Lithium-ion Batteries For Under Water Use: Battery Technology Trends

      Lithium-ion Batteries For Under Water Use: Battery Technology Trends

      Li-ion battery technology is maturing, but is a relatively new technology compared with lead-acid batteries and is a significant improvement as it offers high energy density, high efficiency, long-cycle life, and lower maintenance. These batteries work on an electrolysis model with lithium metal oxide cathode and graphitic carbon anode placed in an electrolyte made up of lithium salts dissolved in organic carbonates.

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    15. Energy storage market for microgrids may exceed $40B by 2030, Guidehouse finds

      Energy storage market for microgrids may exceed $40B by 2030, Guidehouse finds

      Nearly 37 GW of new energy storage for microgrids capacity is expected to be installed globally over the next 10 years, generating approximately $40.1 billion in revenue, a report released Tuesday by Guidehouse Insights concludes. "Innovation in business models and financing" in energy storage systems for microgrids "are key drivers propelling the market forward, and the most successful companies are unlocking the potential of these new business and financing models to reduce the risk and upfront costs to customers," Guidehouse Insights said in a statement.

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    16. Texas to get 15 utility-scale battery storage sites - Houston Chronicle

      Texas to get 15 utility-scale battery storage sites - Houston Chronicle

      Broad Reach Power, a Houston energy storage company, said it will install 15 utility-scale batteries at sites in Houston and Odessa as it seeks to store electricity when it’s cheap and sell it into wholesale power markets when prices jump. Six sites, including five in the Houston area, are expected to be operating this summer. The other batteries will be installed in the fall.

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    17. Agilitas Energy Secured Site for Non-Wires Energy Storage Project in Long Island City

      Agilitas Energy Secured Site for Non-Wires Energy Storage Project in Long Island City

      Agilitas Energy, a leading Northeast energy developer, has recently secured a project site to install a 4.95 MWac / 20.6 MWh battery energy storage system in Long Island City after winning one of the largest competitive energy storage projects in New York City - Con Edison's Newtown Non-Wires Solutions Energy Storage System Request for Proposals published in August 2019.

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    18. US residential energy storage posts record quarter, but COVID-19 threat looms: report

      US residential energy storage posts record quarter, but COVID-19 threat looms: report

      Residential energy storage rose 10% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the prior quarter, setting a new record for deployments while non-residential deployment dropped 20%, according to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report by the U.S. Energy Storage Association and Wood Mackenzie.

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      Mentions: California U.S. ESA
    19. Clean energy groups band behind target of majority renewables by 2030

      Clean energy groups band behind target of majority renewables by 2030

      U.S. clean energy industry trade groups unveiled Tuesday a collective target of reaching at least 50% renewable generation in the next decade, a tripling of the country’s current capacity. The move — announced by the CEOs of the American Wind Energy Association, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Energy Storage Association, and the National Hydropower Association — is a bid to align the sectors’ policy agenda. That way, the industries can speak with one voice when advocating for federal and state policies to support clean energy, the CEOs said during remarks at the virtual CleanPower 2020 conference.

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      Mentions: U.S. AWEA ESA
    20. Researchers Propose New Diamond Nanostructure For Efficient Energy Storage

      Researchers Propose New Diamond Nanostructure For Efficient Energy Storage

      One of the biggest challenges for renewable energy research is energy storage. The goal is to find a material with high energy storage capacity and energy storage material with high storage capacity that can also quickly and efficiently discharge a large amount of energy. In an attempt to overcome this hurdle, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have proposed a brand-new carbon nanostructure designed to store energy in mechanical form.

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    21. Green Mountain Power expands BYOD and Tesla battery programs as it targets fossil peakers

      Green Mountain Power expands BYOD and Tesla battery programs as it targets fossil peakers

      Vermont regulators approved on Wednesday a Green Mountain Power program that offers rates for customer-sited battery storage, including a bring your own device (BYOD) option. Starting June 5, customers can enroll in GMP's Tesla Powerwall program or subscribe to rates with their own storage system for the next 15 years, based on GMP's previous pilots. The utility claims to be the first in the country to use customer-sited stored energy to lower peak energy use across its system, lowering costs for all customers.

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      Mentions: U.S. Vermont Tesla
    22. San Diego Blood Bank adds solar + storage system to power electric blood mobile fleet - Solar Power World

      San Diego Blood Bank adds solar + storage system to power electric blood mobile fleet - Solar Power World

      Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, continues to grow its energy storage business in California, signing an agreement to manage a battery storage system as part of a solar + storage project at the San Diego Blood Bank. By combining onsite solar generation with a battery storage system, the Blood Bank will be able to self-generate, store and consume electricity, providing the facility with cost savings, while also reducing its environmental footprint.

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