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    1. AEMO Hires New York Energy Reformer as New CEO

      AEMO Hires New York Energy Reformer as New CEO

      The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has hired Audrey Zibelman, one of the leading players in New York’s ground-breaking “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV), as its new chief executive. Audrey ZibelmanThe appointment of Zibelman (pictured right) follows the death last year of her predecessor Matt Zema, and could signal the biggest ever shift in culture and technology of the AEMO, which is responsible for the operation of Australia’s main grids, but which has been criticised in some quarters for its slow response to renewable energy and other new technologies.

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    2. Smart Grids and Energy Storage: Microgrid on a Blockchain Platform

      Smart Grids and Energy Storage: Microgrid on a Blockchain Platform

      On sunny days, Martha Cameron’s electric meter runs backwards. There’s a simple reason for that. On the roof of her brownstone, a row house that was built about 1900 in the idyllic Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn, she has a solar installation. When the sun is shining brightly, she can’t use all the electricity from her 18 photovoltaic panels, so the excess power is transferred to the power grid. When Cameron installed her solar system in 2010, she was a pioneer. But she was soon joined by five other buildings with solar systems on her leafy street, which is lined with Norway maples and sycamores.

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      Mentions: Siemens NY
    3. AES and Mitsubishi Corporation to Deliver India’s First Grid-Scale Energy Storage Array to Tata Power DDL

      AES and Mitsubishi Corporation to Deliver India’s First Grid-Scale Energy Storage Array to Tata Power DDL

      AES India, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation, today announced a joint partnership agreement to deliver India’s first grid-scale energy storage array to the electric grid operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL). AES and Mitsubishi Corporation will develop and own the 10 megawatt (MW) Advancion energy storage array, which will demonstrate peak load management, increase system flexibility and support high levels of reliability for more than 7 million customers in the region. This is the first grid-scale project in India, and part of a larger global trend to solve critical infrastructure challenges using battery-based energy storage.

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      Mentions: Australia Asia India
    4. Energy Storage, a Crucial Piece in the New Technology Jigsaw

      Energy Storage, a Crucial Piece in the New Technology Jigsaw

      Alternative power sources are rapidly becoming a crucial part of the global power sector due to the rising acknowledgment of the environmental damage caused by fossil fuels. Despite rising public and government support, the key obstacle in the path of the alternative energy market has consistently been the fluctuations in the energy output achieved by the use of most alternative energy sources. The lack of a reliable energy storage technology that will allow for long-term storage of the energy generated from renewable energy sources has exacerbated the problems holding back the alternative energy sector and is thus likely to be a key area of research in the coming years. 

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    5. Transforming the Market for Virtual Power Plants with Advances in Energy Storage

      Transforming the Market for Virtual Power Plants with Advances in Energy Storage

      The evolution of energy markets is accelerating in the direction of a greater reliance upon distributed energy resources (DER), whether those resources generate, consume, or store electricity. One strategy to address this trend is a virtual power plant (VPP), the concept that the intelligent aggregation and optimisation of DER can provide the same essential services as a traditional 24/7 centralised power plant. As a result of the wide divergence of what constitutes a VPP, Navigant Research has come up with its own definition, which has generally been validated by market participants: “A VPP is a system that relies upon software and a smart grid to remotely and automatically dispatch retail DER services to a distribution or wholesale market via an aggregation and optimisation platform.”

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      Mentions: Asia Europe PJM
    6. A Boost for Siemens Microgrid Software...Big Real Estate Meets Hybrid Electric Buildings...Wesleyan Microgrid Goes Solar

      A Boost for Siemens Microgrid Software...Big Real Estate Meets Hybrid Electric Buildings...Wesleyan Microgrid Goes Solar

      Siemens has introduced a new Digital Grid Services platform for the U.S. market, which it says will enhance its microgrid software, along with other aspects of its grid portfolio. The platform allows utilities to better access an increasingly digital operational environment through use of cloud and managed service offerings, Siemens says. The company offers the software-as-a-service grid management product via a subscription. Customers receive managed services, including engineering and operations expertise, and cloud-hosted environments via Siemens secure data centers.

       

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      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    7. Tesla SolarCity Merger: A Utility's Worst Nightmare or Sweetest Dream?

      Tesla SolarCity Merger: A Utility's Worst Nightmare or Sweetest Dream?

      On November 17, 2016, shareholders will vote on whether to approve the merger of Tesla and SolarCity. If approved, this merger would bundle together a triangle of disruptive distributed energy resources (DERs): rooftop solar, electric vehicles and battery storage. The attractiveness of Tesla products is undeniable, and as consumer interest multiplies so do their questions. While some utilities will take advantage of this opportunity to give objective, trusted advice and build their customer relationships (see some who already have in this on-demand webinar), undoubtedly, others will not.

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      Mentions: U.S. Apple SolarCity
    8. Pure-play battery or hybrid grid energy storage? | Energy Storage News

      Pure-play battery or hybrid grid energy storage? | Energy Storage News

      Transmission and distribution (T&D) organizations within electric utilities are transitioning to battery-based grid energy storage solutions. As a result, these groups are reporting that the applications for this “reservoir of electrons” reaches far beyond the grid applications that they are now busy solving. Even regional energy system operators such as independent system operators (ISOs), distribution system operators (DSOs) and transmission system operators (TSOs) are implementing these advanced battery energy storage systems as a means of providing stability and reliability within their respective energy system service territories.

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    9. SoCal Edison's Grid Edge Experiment Contracts for 125MW of Batteries and Demand Response

      SoCal Edison's Grid Edge Experiment Contracts for 125MW of Batteries and Demand Response

      Southern California Edison has picked six companies to build 125 megawatts of distributed energy storage and demand response for its Preferred Resources Pilot (PRP), a long-term testing ground to learn how distributed energy and the grid can work together. Winners of this second round of PRP contracts include Advanced MIcrogrid Solutions, with a 40-megawatt contract for demand response with energy conservation and batteries; Convergent with 35 megawatts of batteries; Hecate with 15 megawatts of batteries; NextEra with 10 megawatts of batteries and 10 megawatts of demand response, NRG with 10 megawatts of solar-storage "hybrid," and and residential battery startup Swell with 5 megawatts of batteries. 

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    10. Energy Storage Mashup Aims Thermal Tech At Fruits And Vegs

      Energy Storage Mashup Aims Thermal Tech At Fruits And Vegs

      The US company Axiom Exergy has been wasting no time getting its new thermal energy storage technology to the marketplace. Just 18 months after nailing a glowing review from the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Axiom has inked a major deal with the New York City utility Con Edison to supply its “Refrigeration Battery” to grocery stores all over Brooklyn and Queens. So, grocery stores. That doesn’t sound too sexy, but when NREL reviewers say things like “the Refrigeration Battery system could provide an economical alternative to electrochemical battery storage systems,” it’s game on for Tesla and other big players in the super-hot energy storage marketplace.

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      Mentions: DoE NREL Google
    11. EAC Provides DOE with Recommendations on Distributed Energy Storage

      EAC Provides DOE with Recommendations on Distributed Energy Storage

      As announced by the U.S. Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, The Electricity Advisory Committee has made recommendations on tangible ways in which the Energy Department can support distributed energy storage (DES) market deployment through technology developments and technical analyses. The research was spearheaded by the Smart Grid Subcommittee and the Energy Storage Subcommittee of the EAC.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S.
    12. Power Efficiency Corp. Wins 2-Year 12 MW Bid in Con Edison BQDM Auction

      Power Efficiency Corp. Wins 2-Year 12 MW Bid in Con Edison BQDM Auction

      Power Efficiency Corp. won its bid to provide Con Edison 12 MW of demand response energy in the summer months of 2017 and 2018. The auction was part of the innovative Con Edison program to defer $1 billion in infrastructure expenditures required for Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, and Crown Heights networks in Brooklyn and Queens by reducing 52 MW of peak load in the BQDM area through a combination of customer sided solutions (41 MW) and non-traditional utility sided solutions (11 MW). Con Ed sought 41 MW in commitments for 2017 and 2018 from companies, with an objective to use these demand side resources to reduce peak summertime loads on the electric grid in this territory.

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    13. The Coming Solar PV Revolution Will Be Electrifying

      The Coming Solar PV Revolution Will Be Electrifying

      Poised for massive expansion, the global solar photovoltaics market is ramping up and excitement is sparking. Cost reductions, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), are driving huge increases in solar PV investments.IRENA’s new report, Letting in the Light, explores the coming revolution to global electricity systems in the next big wave of solar PV expansion. Rising from today’s 227 gigawatts, IRENA estimates that “solar PV capacity could reach between 1,760 and 2,500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030.” This represents a rise from today’s 2% share of global electricity generated by solar PV, to around 13% by 2030.

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      Mentions: Australia Tesla
    14. GE Positions to Scale Up in the Microgrid Market

      GE Positions to Scale Up in the Microgrid Market

      General Electric yesterday signaled that it is about to become more visible and aggressive in the increasingly competitive microgrid market. “The technology is ready, and we are now ready to scale up,” said Herve Amosse, GE’s general manager for grid automation, siting an increasingly viable business case for microgrids as renewable energy costs fall. The Connecticut-based company is among a growing field of international technology giants pursuing the microgrid market. Others include ABB, Hitachi, Schneider Electric and Siemens. In the U.S. the companies are pursuing a market pegged at $200 million and expected to reach $800 million in four years, according to GTM Research.

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      Mentions: France U.S. GE
    15. Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric to Design and Build Microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

      Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric to Design and Build Microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

      OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 05, 2016 - Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric USA have formed a joint venture to  design and construct an energy security microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, in San Diego, California. The microgrid solution will allow operations at mission-critical facilities to continue uninterrupted if the utility power grid is compromised or damaged. The project design will be scalable to potentially power the entire installation and will manage electricity during peak usage. The microgrid will incorporate renewable resources, advanced smart grid control systems and demand response capabilities.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. Schneider
    16. Sonnen Teams up with Enbala, Combining Storage with Grid Management

      Sonnen Teams up with Enbala, Combining Storage with Grid Management

      Enbala Power Networks has signed a deal to provide Germany battery firm Sonnen with its distributed energy aggregation and control platform. Under the strategic alliance the partners will offer utilities the ability to use energy storage to balance distributed renewables and traditional generation on the grid.

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      Mentions: Germany Tesla
    17. Utility-Scale Microgrid from PowerStream & Kepco Up and Running

      Utility-Scale Microgrid from PowerStream & Kepco Up and Running

      The duo of PowerStream and Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) now have a utility-scale microgrid to show as they market their technology in North America. PowerStream, an Ontario utility, and KEPCO, South Korea’s largest utility, cut the ribbon this week on a microgrid that serves 400 residential and business customers in Penetanguishene, a small town north of Toronto on Georgian Bay.

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      Mentions: Asia Africa Ontario
    18. Duke Energy Microgrid Tests Game-Changing Communications System

      Duke Energy Microgrid Tests Game-Changing Communications System

      A Duke Energy microgrid test bed is striving to crack one of the biggest challenges facing utilities today: the need to seamlessly integrate distributed resources and allow for real-time communication between the resources and utilities. In North Carolina’s Gaston County, at the Mount Holly test bed, Duke is experimenting with ‘Open Field Message Bus Technology,’ a standards-based system that could reduce the complexity and costs of integrating distributed resources. This could be a game changer for the industry, allowing for fast and cost-effective integration of distributed resources.

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    19. Stem Wins $15M Investment From Mithril and Grows Its Energy Storage Portfolio to 68MWh

      Stem Wins $15M Investment From Mithril and Grows Its Energy Storage Portfolio to 68MWh

      Stem just announced a $15 million add-on from Mithril Capital Management, bringing its Series C total to $68 million and its total venture funding to more than $110 million since its founding as Powergetics in 2010. Other investors in the firm include Angeleno Group, Iberdrola, GE Ventures, Constellation New Energy, Total Energy Ventures, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and RWE Supply & Trading. Stem combines big data, predictive analytics and energy storage to reduce electricity costs for businesses while delivering aggregated services to the grid. 

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    20. EnSync and OATI Announce Strategic Alliance to Offer Distributed Energy Resource Control to Utilities

      EnSync and OATI Announce Strategic Alliance to Offer Distributed Energy Resource Control to Utilities

      MILWAUKEE, WI--(May 9, 2016) - EnSync Energy Systems (NYSE MKT: ESNC) and OATI are pleased to announce a strategic alliance that brings together decades of experience and next generation Modernized Grid solutions to provide utilities with a seamless distributed energy resource and management solution for improved system reliability and economics. Specifically, OATI and EnSync are integrating the EnSync Matrix Energy Management technology with OATI's GridControl and webSmartEnergy DERMS platform. The solution will combine the Matrix's ability to prioritize and optimize electricity from the grid, distributed generation and energy storage with the webSmartEnergy DERMS functionality to provide various grid services such as frequency response, regulation, reserves and shaping services, dispatchable energy and capacity, as well as Volt/VAr control and optimization capabilities to the grid. OATI and EnSync are currently offering the solution to select utilities.

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      Mentions: CA Minnesota WI
    21. What is an Ice Battery?

      What is an Ice Battery?

      The Ice battery is an innovative energy storage solution designed to shift electricity use from peak hours, when rates are high, to off-peak hours when rates are low. It eliminates the need for high-priced peak power, boosts grid resiliency and increases energy efficiency. We have two versions of Ice Bear Systems: Ice Bear 30 is designed for large industrial and commercial buildings, while Ice Bear 20 is a smaller version designed for homes and light commercial buildings.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. ESA
    22. Green Charge Named a 2016 Smart Grid Company to Watch by Smart Grid News

      Green Charge Named a 2016 Smart Grid Company to Watch by Smart Grid News

      SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smart Grid News has named Green Charge Networks, as one of its 15 Companies to Watch in 2016. The annual award is given to leading organizations who share a commonality in a strong spirit of innovation and an unwavering commitment to positively impacting the energy industry of the future. Green Charge is the largest provider of commercial energy storage in the United States with more than 45 megawatt hours of energy storage projects in operation or under construction in school districts, retail, governments, and utilities. Smart Grid News Editor-in-Chief Barbara L. Vergetis Lundin noted, “Green Charge has been chosen as a Smart Grid Company to Watch for the second consecutive year, due, in part, to its impressive growth. Since its recognition in 2015, Green Charge has doubled both its customer and employee base. Green Charge's energy storage solution highlights advancements in clean energy and reduced environmental impact while enabling greater EV charging and solar adoption.”

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    23. Supercapacitors Market: Some Leading Market Players are Advanced Capacitor Technologies, Inc., Axion Power International, Inc. and Others

      Supercapacitors Market: Some Leading Market Players are Advanced Capacitor Technologies, Inc., Axion Power International, Inc. and Others

      A supercapacitor or an ultracapacitor, is a high-capacity electrochemical capacitor with capacitance values as large as thousand farads. Supercapacitors combines the properties of traditional batteries and capacitor in a single component. Supercapacitors find their usage in applications requiring rapid charge/discharge time rather than long term energy storage. They are used for regenerative braking, burst-mode power delivery or short-term energy storage within trains, cranes, cars, buses, elevators and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Smaller units of supercapacitors are utilized as memory backup for static random-access memory (SRAM). Additionally, supercapacitors are also used in applications involving solar power, batteries, battery back-up, and flash-lights.

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    24. The Grid Edge 20: Building the 21st-Century Energy System

      The Grid Edge 20: Building the 21st-Century Energy System

      The 20th-century power grid is an engineering marvel, delivering power generated at central power plants to millions of end customers through a transmission and distribution network that represents the world’s largest machine. The 21st century power grid will be all this, plus a lot more. This new grid will require technologies and business models that can link utilities and customers to turn distributed energy resources like rooftop solar and electric vehicles from grid disruptors into grid assets. It will also need new regulatory structures and energy markets to allow the cost-effective application of energy efficiency, demand management and energy storage systems required to integrate massive amounts of intermittent wind and solar power into the grid at large. 

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