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    1. Anna Maria Island: A Complete Smart Energy District Example

      Anna Maria Island: A Complete Smart Energy District Example

      A Smart Energy District includes a range of alternative energy sources, energy efficiency measures, intelligent energy management of distributed resources and loads, and internet-based monitoring that provides real-time feedback on energy consumption. Surprisingly, with support from Office of Naval Research and DoE, Anna Maria Island, a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, is the setting for this new distributed energy model.

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      Mentions: DoE EPA FL
    2. Study by Newton-Evans: brief overview of storage in "Worldwide Smart Grid Market in 2011"

      Study by Newton-Evans: brief overview of storage in "Worldwide Smart Grid Market in 2011"
      The Newton-Evans Research Co. has announced publication of its newest three volume study of smart grid research topics. The study is based on inputs from utilities, regulators and industry equipment manufacturers, systems integrators and consulting firms, as well as highlights from recently completed Newton-Evans studies.
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      Mentions: India U.S. Brazil
    3. French €30M project to test integrating renewables and batteries.

      French €30M project to test integrating renewables and batteries.

      Alstom is partnering with Electricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF), EDF SA, SAFT, and other industrial partners, to test new energy management technologies while integrating renewable energies and batteries. The €30 million project will take place on France’s Côte d’Azur and is funded by the French General Commission for Investment (CGI) and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) will help fund the project; while the European Union will be the other major public contributor.

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      Mentions: France Europe Saft
    4. Report: Inverters Compete Against Batteries in Smart Grid

      Report: Inverters Compete Against Batteries in Smart Grid
      According to a new IMS Research report, features such as reactive power, smart grid interaction and energy storage are transforming inverters from simple power-conversion units into essential components of grid infrastructure. These advancements will radically change the PV inverter market over the next five years, the report notes.
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      Mentions: Europe Germany
    5. Australia Emerging as Smart Grid with Storage Leader

      Australia Emerging as Smart Grid with Storage Leader
      In the Smart City initiative, storage will come in the form of lithium-ion batteries. There are four small-scale trials overall, including ammonia to hydrogen/nitrogen, graphite, zinc bromine and ultrabatteries. Some of the most dynamic homegrown startups (Wizard Power, ZBB Energy, RedFlow, Ecoult) are also located at the intersection of renewables and storage.
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      Mentions: Australia RedFlow ZBB
    6. GM OnStar Pilots Gathering EV Charging Data for Utilities Demand Planning

      GM OnStar Pilots Gathering EV Charging Data for Utilities Demand Planning

      Hundreds of regional utility employees will drive leased Chevrolet Volts as their everyday vehicle. Through the OnStar Advanced Telematics Operations Management System (ATOMS), a utility will gain insight into where and when EVs are charged and demand response, which allows the utility to reduce peak demand by shifting EV charging to non-peak hours.

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    7. Report: Building Owners Skeptical of Smart Grid ROI

      Report: Building Owners Skeptical of Smart Grid ROI
      Senior executives in facilities and plant services for industrial, K-12 schools, university campuses, commercial offices and government facilities; senior executives in engineering firms; and senior executives for HVAC product manufacturers were interviewed about barriers and benefits to the smart grid, and what would motivate them to invest in the smart grid.
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    8. UK Dept Risking "NEGawatt" Market by Lack of Payment Clarity

      UK Dept Risking "NEGawatt" Market by Lack of Payment Clarity
      The Department of Energy and Climate Change confirmed last week that it will develop a policy that will set out the role of electricity demand management initiatives, energy storage systems, new interconnection links to the continent, and the roll out smart grid technologies. The DECC has been warned it risks harming investor confidence in the UK's emerging "negawatt market", after failing to reveal how it will administer payments for back-up plants and demand management schemes.
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    9. Report: Storage Emerging for Commercial Building Market

      Report: Storage Emerging for Commercial Building Market
      Pike Research: The market momentum toward greater energy efficiency in commercial buildings, the proliferation of smart grid technologies, and the growth of grid and distributed renewables are driving heightened interest in energy storage in commercial buildings. Buildings represent a large portion of total energy consumption, and many of their occupants are actively seeking ways of managing their energy costs through efficiency measures as well as innovative means of optimizing their expenditures under time of use (TOU) electricity rates and other variable pricing structures.
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      Mentions: U.S.
    10. DoD Examines 200K Plug-In Electric Vehicles With Grid Storage

      DoD Examines 200K Plug-In Electric Vehicles With Grid Storage
      The DOD is at the genesis of large-scale integration of plug-in electric vehicles into its non-tactical ground fleet. Medium duty trucks, which are currently the largest fuel consumer in the DOD non-tactical fleet, are a top target for this integration. On June 16 the DOD released a request for information to engage stakeholders in a to achieve "total cost of ownership parity" -- in other words, a budget-neutral program.
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    11. Frost & Sullivan Report: "European Utility Battery Market"

      Frost & Sullivan Report: "European Utility Battery Market"
      Utility batteries aid renewable energyRenewable Energy FocusMeeting renewable energy targets whilst keeping grid stability has increased the demand for utility-scale battery storage, according to Frost & Sullivan. By Renewable Energy Focus staff The Frost & Sullivan analysis, European Utility Battery Market, ...and more »
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      Mentions: Europe
    12. BC Hydro, NGK, S&C Electric team on project

      BC Hydro, NGK, S&C Electric team on project
      The project involves two 1MW batteries. The battery near Golden will supplement the community’s power supply during peak periods. The battery in Field will store up to seven hours of reliable back up supply that could be used during an outage. The batteries will be supplied by NGK Insulators, and the system will be engineered and installed by S&C Electric Company.
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    13. Grid-scale flow battery developer, Primus Power, receives $11M

      Grid-scale flow battery developer, Primus Power, receives $11M
      DBL Investors and I2BF Global Ventures joined existing investors Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The funds raised complement existing grants from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), and the California Energy Commission (CEC).
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      Mentions: DoE U.S. arpa-e
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