1. Articles in category: Smart Grid

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    1. Opinion: Germany should focus on decentralised flexible energy supply and demand systems

      Opinion: Germany should focus on decentralised flexible energy supply and demand systems

      Rather than having ‘always-on’ baseload (e.g. nuclear) plants, and then following any extra load with peaking plants (usually gas), in the new system, variable loads and variable supply (from renewables) are balanced via a smart grid with demand-side measures, load peak shaving/delay, energy storage, and backup sources. That’s just what Germany plans to move to.

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      Mentions: France Russia Germany
    2. Revenue from Virtual Power Plants Will Reach $5.3 Billion by 2017, Forecasts ... - Eon: Enhanced Online News (press release)

      Revenue from Virtual Power Plants Will Reach $5.3 Billion by 2017, Forecasts ...EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)“Many of these companies are familiar names – Cisco, GE, Siemens, Schneider Electric, and IBM – but the market also includes some new names – Blue Pillar, Calico Energy, Xtreme Power, and Princeton Power Systems.” Under a more aggressive forecast ...
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      Mentions: IBM Europe GE
    3. The U.S., Japan, and China Lead the $113.5 Billion Grid Storage Market in 2017

      The U.S., Japan, and China Lead the $113.5 Billion Grid Storage Market in 2017
      Despite regulatory uncertainty, a highly fragmented global market, and a risk-averse client base, the demand for energy storage on the grid will zoom to $113.5 billion in 2017, from a $2.8 billion market in 2012, reaching 185.4 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of capacity from 3.2 GWh, according to a Lux Research report.
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      Mentions: Japan Asia U.S.
    4. Electric Energy Storage Systems to Enhance Electric Grid Reliability and Support Expanded Renewable Energy Usage

      New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that electric energy storage systems are inscribed in the development strategies of intermittent renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) developers, grid operators and utility companies
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      Mentions: Italy Siemens
    5. Siemens connects 500kWh Li-ion pilot power system to Enel's grid in Italy

      Siemens connects 500kWh Li-ion pilot power system to Enel's grid in Italy

      Siemens Infrastructure & Cities connected a 1MVA, 500kWh pilot energy storage solution to the medium voltage distribution network of Italian utility, Enel, in February.  Enel uses it to study Smart Grid solutions for voltage regulation, integration of renewables, the integration of EV charging stations, and black start capabilities.

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      Mentions: Italy Siemens
    6. Grid-scale Energy Storage: Lux Predicts $113.5 Billion in Global Demand by 2017

      Grid-scale Energy Storage: Lux Predicts $113.5 Billion in Global Demand by 2017
      Last month Lux Research released a bottom-up evaluation of the cost effectiveness of eight energy storage technologies in six grid-scale applications throughout 44 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. Their report titled "Grid Storage under the Microscope: Using Local Knowledge to Forecast Global Demand" predicts that annual global demand for grid-scale energy storage will reach an astounding 185.4 gigawatt-hours (GWh) by 2017 and represent a $113.5 billion incremental revenue opportunity fo
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      Mentions: Japan U.S. Italy
    7. UCLA Research: How Big a Solar PV System? How Big a Battery System?

      UCLA Research: How Big a Solar PV System? How Big a Battery System?

      Grid operators have to deal with electricity from solar PV coming back at them in highly varied waves.  Utilities also have to worry how much less electricity they are going to sell.  Battery storage systems and battery electric vehicles connected to the grid offer other alternative solutions.  But  what are the best kind and size of batteries, and what is the best way to connect them?

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      Mentions: California
    8. Southern California Edison’s 8MW Li-Ion Battery for Wind Power Storage

      The Southern California Edison (SCE) Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage project, to be carried out in partnership with A123 Systems, will test the capabilities of an 8-megawatt, 32-megawatt-hour lithium-ion battery at SCE’s Monolith substation in the wind-rich Tehachapi Mountains, according to Mark Irwin, a director in SCE’s advanced technology department. To fund the $53.5 million test, DOE will supply nearly $25 million and other partners, including the California Public Utilities Commission and A123 Systems, will supply over $29.9 million. The battery storage system is now being installed and is scheduled to go operational late in 2012. Testing will run for a minimum of 24 months. The lithium-ion phosphate battery system will take four hours to charge and will discharge over four hours. It will occupy an unmanned 6,300-square-foot building at Monolith. Monitoring will be done remotely. “It’s a fairly big system with a lot of pieces,” Irwin noted. “We had a lead acid battery storage device at our Chino substation that we deployed in the mid-'90s,” he remembered, “that was a little bit larger, about 20 percent larger, in terms of its capabilities. And the footprint was about 10 times larger.” The A123 Systems ...
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      Mentions: California DoE U.S.
    9. Report by Pike: Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) To Play Larger Role

      Report by Pike: Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) To Play Larger Role

      The global market for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems will expand from $8.2 billion in 2011 to $9.4 billion this year, which represents a year-over-year growth rate of 14%, according to a report from Pike Research. By 2015, the UPS market will grow to $13.2 billion.

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      Mentions: U.S. Europe China
    10. Report by Aruvians (India): Analyzing the US Utility Energy Storage Market

      Report by Aruvians (India): Analyzing the US Utility Energy Storage Market
      Analyzing the US Utility Energy Storage MarketEnvironmental Expert (press release)These include Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage systems, hydrogen technologies, ultracapacitors, and Vehicle-to-Grid. With companies developing newer technologies to simplify the process of energy storage, the race is on to develop the most ...
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      Mentions: DoE Argonne MIT
    11. Report by Frost & Sullivan: Decentralized Power Generation: Technology Penetration and Roadmapping

      Report by Frost & Sullivan: Decentralized Power Generation: Technology Penetration and Roadmapping

      Most DG units rely on intermittent energy sources, such as wind or solar, which could create voltage and frequency fluctuations in the main electric grid. To remedy this issue, utilities have to deploy smart grids and advanced electricity storage and managing systems.

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      Mentions: California Japan U.S.
    12. Enabling distributed storage: microgrids, community storage, etc.

      Enabling distributed storage: microgrids, community storage, etc.
      "Because CES systems are located immediately proximate to the ultimate customers, they can provide backup power, level peak loads and reduce the strain on, and necessary investment in, the complicated and often unsightly infrastructure needed to distribute centralized electric power," the Executive Director of NAATbatt said.
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    13. Opinion: Smart Grid = Coercion; Storage = consumer choice

      Opinion: Smart Grid = Coercion; Storage = consumer choice
      Demand response moves costs from the utilities to the consumer. Compelling a consumer to wash clothes at night, or pay premium rates for a more a convenient time, enables the utility to spend less to accommodate peak load. But compelling a consumer to either pay more or be regularly inconvenienced is a cost to that consumer. Distributed storage can solve the peak demand problem while not making the consumer pay.
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