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    1. NextEra Energy Honored with Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

      NextEra Energy Honored with Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

      JUNO BEACH, Fla., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) has been recognized with the Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value from the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation. The WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation is the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors. "We're pleased to be recognized with this prestigious award from the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation," said Jim Robo, NextEra Energy chairman and CEO. "Being innovative and having a strong commitment to continuous improvement is at the heart of who we are as a company. From state-of-the-art renewable energy solutions and leading-edge battery storage systems to smart grid technology, we're making significant investments in innovative, advanced technologies to do what's right on behalf of our customers, our stakeholders and our shareholders. Importantly, it's our people and their passion for excellence that differentiates us from others in our industry, and I've long held the belief that our people are our greatest asset."

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    2. Enel : Joins the Osmose Project to Boost Renewable Energies in Europe

      Enel : Joins the Osmose Project to Boost Renewable Energies in Europe

      Rome, May 7th 2018 -Enel Green Power joins the European OSMOSE project as a partner, which seeks to foster the spread of renewable energy at the international level through the development of integrated systems and services. More specifically, the trials will focus on renewables, storage systems, smart grid management and demand response technologies. The Enel Group will take part in the trials with the Potenza Pietragalla wind farm and the San Fiorano pumped-storage hydropower plant, with the aim of finding new flexibility solutions to support the electric system.

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    3. Alfen to Supply Energy Storage System to Belgian Grid Operator Eandis to Prepare for the Future

      Alfen to Supply Energy Storage System to Belgian Grid Operator Eandis to Prepare for the Future

      Eandis is a distribution grid systems operator with activities in 229 cities and municipalities throughout Flanders in Belgium, responsible for 2.7 million electricity connections. Eandis recently added some 375 kWp rooftop solar power to its logistical center in Lokeren. To match the intermittent solar energy production with its own operations, it is now implementing Alfen's battery energy storage system called TheBattery. TheBattery contributes to the increasing electrification of the site, enabling the shift from fossil fuel powered machinery and vehicles towards electricity as source of energy.

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    4. Stem Lands $80 Million to Fuel Its Growing Behind-the-Meter Battery Business

      Stem Lands $80 Million to Fuel Its Growing Behind-the-Meter Battery Business

      Behind-the-meter battery startup Stem has raised $80 million in a Series D round, with three new investors -- including one that’s helping bring the company’s lithium-ion battery systems to a new international market. The oversubscribed round was led by growth equity firm Activate Capital. It was joined by Singapore-based investment firm Temasek and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which manages about CAD $180 billion Canadian (USD $145 billion) in Canada’s largest single-profession pension fund. 

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    5. The Year in Cleantech, Energy Storage and Grid Edge M&A

      The Year in Cleantech, Energy Storage and Grid Edge M&A

      It's been an interesting year for mergers and acquisitions in the distributed energy space, with some unexpected developments. We haven't seen the same massive M&A deals of years past, such as GE’s purchase of Alstom or Honeywell’s acquisition of Elster -- although Tuesday's announcement that smart metering and utility software provider Aclara was being sold for $1.1 billion to Hubbell Inc. helped bring this year's total closer to the peaks of the past. 

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      Mentions: CA Australia Japan
    6. Sempra Energy : University of California-Irvine and SoCalGas Partner to Design "Advanced Energy Community"

      Sempra Energy : University of California-Irvine and SoCalGas Partner to Design "Advanced Energy Community"

      LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that it will partner with the University of California-Irvine's  Advanced Power & Energy Program to design an "Advanced Energy Community" in an underserved neighborhood in Huntington Beach.  The community will be planned as a replicable model that optimizes a full spectrum of diverse energy options, including solar, wind, and renewable natural gas. It will also consider the capability of storing wind- and solar-generated energy with power-to-gas technology. "We're excited to co-fund this worthy project in collaboration with the California Energy Commission," said Lisa Alexander, vice president of customer solutions and communications at SoCalGas. "Creating an Advanced Energy Community will serve as a guide for future policy and planning in California to keep our energy system sustainable and make a difference in our clean-energy future."

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      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    7. As Grid Modernization Accelerates, Which States are in the Lead, and Why?

      As Grid Modernization Accelerates, Which States are in the Lead, and Why?

      Grid modernization is not just a New York-California issue anymore. Committed and proposed expenditures are accelerating into the billions across the country, with no sign of a slowdown in sight. The grid's vulnerability to increasingly extreme weather and its consequences is apparent to everybody, and it must be strengthened, Centerpoint Energy CEO Scott Prochazka said. "Electricity is about 5% of GDP, but it is the first 5% because reliable energy supports every other aspect of the economy," he noted.

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      Mentions: CA DoE NV
    8. Penn State Aims to Advance Renewables Through Energy Storage & Microgrid Training

      Penn State Aims to Advance Renewables Through Energy Storage & Microgrid Training

      A unique partnership between Penn State and industry members is working to advance solar and wind energy through energy storage and microgrid systems education and training. The Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAM-TAC) program is part of the GridSTAR Center, a smart grid education and research center at Penn State at The Navy Yard, located in Philadelphia.

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    9. Can Puerto Rico Overcome a Colonial Past to Build a Greener Grid?

      Can Puerto Rico Overcome a Colonial Past to Build a Greener Grid?

      On September 20, Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico, destroying its electricity grid. The storm felled half of the cross-island transmission towers. Nine out of 10 back-alley power poles blew down. Every single customer on the island lost power. Amid the wreckage lies an opportunity for Puerto Rico to rebuild stronger and smarter. Tesla chief Elon Musk said his company power the island with solar and energy storage. “The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too," he tweeted.

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    10. EDF and STORNETIC Partnership Project: STORNETIC Flywheel Energy Storage System Delivered to EDF

      EDF and STORNETIC Partnership Project: STORNETIC Flywheel Energy Storage System Delivered to EDF

      For the first time STORNETIC has delivered a Flywheel Energy Storage system to EDF. The storage device DuraStor® has safely reached the EDF Concept Grid site in Moret-sur-Loing near Paris where it will serve within a joint project on advanced smart grid storage solutions. The project serves to assess the performance of flywheel energy storage technology facing the demands of a modern grid environment and special customer requirements.

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    11. Dynapower's Adam Knudsen to Serve on Governor Scott's Climate Action Commission

      Dynapower's Adam Knudsen to Serve on Governor Scott's Climate Action Commission

      SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., July 24, 2017 -- Dynapower, the leading independent supplier of energy storage solutions, is honored to announce that Adam Knudsen, President and Chip Palombini, Energy Storage Group manager, will be serving on Governor Phil Scott's Climate Action Commission. "We are very excited to have Adam Knudsen and the team at Dynapower be a part of the Commission's important work.  The company is on the cutting edge, leading the low carbon economy.  This is a Vermont-based manufacturing company building the foundation for the strong climate action-based economy Governor Scott envisions," said Peter Walke, deputy secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

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    12. Sunrun's Evolution From Home Solar Installer to Comprehensive Energy Solution Provider

      Sunrun's Evolution From Home Solar Installer to Comprehensive Energy Solution Provider

      A decade may not seem like a remarkably long time to have been in business, but it certainly is in the world of rooftop solar. In an industry known for its ups and downs, residential solar installer Sunrun hit the commendable milestone last week of 10 years in operation. Executive Chairman and co-founder Ed Fenster and CEO and co-founder Lynn Jurich launched Sunrun in 2007 from an attic in San Francisco and signed the company’s first customers from a booth at a county fair. Since then, Sunrun says it has built more than $2.5 billion in solar systems, saved customers more than $150 million on their energy bills and generated more than 2.4 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy.

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    13. NYSERDA Announces REV Connect ’17 Event to Advance Partnerships for New Energy Solutions

      NYSERDA Announces REV Connect ’17 Event to Advance Partnerships for New Energy Solutions

      The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced REV Connect ‘17, a one-day state-sponsored event to bring together New York’s electric utilities and technology companies to create new business models and energy solutions to benefit New York electricity consumers. The event will build on the progress of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers.

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    14. World's First Grid-Scale Pole-Mounted Energy Storage System Showing Promising Results

      World's First Grid-Scale Pole-Mounted Energy Storage System Showing Promising Results

      TORONTO, July 4, 2017 - A pole-mounted energy storage system located in Toronto's North York neighbourhood is showing positive results in the early stages of a pilot program. Put into service in August 2016, this unique energy storage system is mounted to the top of an existing hydro pole. The system stores energy during off-peak hours and releases power as needed. The project team is currently monitoring how the technology responds to real-time data. From initial results, the energy storage system has demonstrated an ability to reduce strain on the local transformer. The pilot continues to run and, if successful, it could become a standard that's rolled out with all new installations on the over 175,000 poles across the city.

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    15. Johnson Controls Teams with Clemson University to Adopt Technology for a New Building that Runs Smartly and Efficiently While Saving on Energy Costs

      Johnson Controls Teams with Clemson University to Adopt Technology for a New Building that Runs Smartly and Efficiently While Saving on Energy Costs

      MILWAUKEE, June 28, 2017-- Johnson Controls' Distributed Energy Storage System is making it easy for Clemson University to operate its world class graduate engineering building more efficiently by integrating next-generation energy storage with the building management systems and at the same time providing students and faculty the opportunity to collaborate on measuring the energy savings. The Zucker Family Graduate Education Center can draw power as needed from Johnson Controls L2000 Distributed Energy Storage System to reduce expense during times of peak cost. The system includes batteries and inverter in a single, compact package able to deliver 160kWh capacity and 50 kW power. Combining the storage and inverter into a turnkey energy storage system provides a cost-effective, easy-to-install package.

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    16. Power Grid: US Announces $7.5 million to Advance India's Power Grid

      Power Grid: US Announces $7.5 million to Advance India's Power Grid

      The US will provide $7.5 million to help advance India's power as part of their commitments to ensure access to affordable and reliable energy in both countries. The Ministry of Science and Technology and industry will match the commitment of US' Department of Energy, bringing the total commitment to $30 million, officials here said.

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    17. Trump’s 2018 Budget: What’s on the Chopping Block for Clean Energy

      Trump’s 2018 Budget: What’s on the Chopping Block for Clean Energy

      The Trump administration presented a $4.1 trillion budget for fiscal year 2018 today, which includes $3.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years in an attempt to balance the budget by 2027. In addition to deep cuts for health care, student loans and food stamps, the White House has proposed to slash budgets for climate and clean energy programs -- despite the bipartisan support many of these initiatives enjoy.

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    18. Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Announces Name Change to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

      Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Announces Name Change to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

      Brooklyn, NY: Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) announced a new name and logo today during a live, virtual event held before hundreds of supporters across the country. Under the new name, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), the organization will continue to build on over 10 years of success working to advance women across the renewable energy spectrum.

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    19. Trump Admin. Outlines Global Solar Plan: 10 Terawatts By 2030

      Trump Admin. Outlines Global Solar Plan: 10 Terawatts By 2030

      President Trump talks a great game when it comes to US coal miners and coal jobs but he sure is walking the renewables walk. The latest item in the flood of renewable energy news pouring from the Energy Department since Inauguration Day is a new study that charts a do-able path for global energy producers to harvest 5-10 terawatts of solar power by 2030. That’s quite a big feat considering that the current scope of global solar generation is still measured in gigawatts, but then again President Trump is known to be a huge fan of the bigly.

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    20. Microgrids: Energy Independence (and Money Saved) for Companies

      Microgrids: Energy Independence (and Money Saved) for Companies

      ANDOVER, Mass. -- At the end of a heavily wooded, sparse industrial park here sits the North American headquarters and R&D center for Schneider Electric, which earlier this month unveiled its own campus power microgrid. The microgrid for the global energy management conglomerate is expected to produce 520,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year, or 10% of Schneider Electric's power needs. It's also expected to reduce its energy costs by 20%.

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    21. 7 Energy Storage Disruptors to Watch

      7 Energy Storage Disruptors to Watch

      According to market research firm IHS, the energy storage market is set to “explode” to an annual installation size of 6 GW in 2017, exceeding 40 GW by 2022. Such forecasts reveal a huge jump from an initial base of only 0.34 GW installed in 2012 and 2013. Here is a list of seven energy storage disruptors that are innovating and changing the industry as we know it:

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    22. Commonwealth Edison Makes Move into Community Energy Storage

      Commonwealth Edison Makes Move into Community Energy Storage

      Commonwealth Edison, a leader on community microgrids, is now making a move into the fledgling arena of community energy storage as well. The Exelon subsidiary Thursday announced the first of what are expected to be multiple pilot projects that use batteries to improve electric reliability for communities. ComEd is focusing on areas prone to power outages from harsh weather.

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    23. ComEd Conducting Illinois' First Community Energy Storage Pilot

      ComEd Conducting Illinois' First Community Energy Storage Pilot

      CHICAGO- ComEd announced today the launch of a pilot project to test the use of battery storage technology to reduce the impact of power outages in residential areas where customers experience service interruptions, particularly in extreme weather events. ComEd’s Community Energy Storage (CES) pilot is being conducted in Beecher, Ill., approximately 40 miles south of Chicago. The pilot will focus on improving power reliability for customers experiencing multiple interruptions. One of the first utilities in the nation to install CES, ComEd will also evaluate the potential of this technology to serve as a proactive tool to drive continuous improvement in service reliability.

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