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    1. Ecoult Battery System Trialled for Grid Support Role in Ireland

      Ecoult Battery System Trialled for Grid Support Role in Ireland

      Australian-based battery storage technology developer Ecoult is taking its product to Europe for the first time, following its selection to be used in a trial to provide back-up services for electricity grid. The Sydney-based company, a spin off from the CSIRO, says one of its Ultra-Battery energy storage products is to be installed in Dublin in a smart grid testbed to integrate fast-response storage with the electricity grid.

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    2. Landis+Gyr Has Won 44 Smart Grid Contracts in North America in 2015

      Landis+Gyr Has Won 44 Smart Grid Contracts in North America in 2015

      Landis+Gyr, a provider of energy management solutions, has reported substantial growth in new business for North America during 2015, signing 44 contracts for smart grid technology and services throughout the continent. The company also supports the needs of public power utilities and emerging markets, in addition to focusing on its load management, energy storage and analytics portfolio, said Prasanna Venkatesan, executive vice president of the Americas at Landis+Gyr.

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    3. Energy Department Announces $18 Million to Develop Solar Energy Storage Solutions, Boost Grid Resiliency

      Energy Department Announces $18 Million to Develop Solar Energy Storage Solutions, Boost Grid Resiliency

      As part of the Energy Department’s Grid Modernization Initiative announced by Secretary Ernest Moniz last week to improve the resiliency, reliability and security of the nation’s electrical power grid, DOE today announced $18 million in funding for six new projects across the United States. These projects will enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective solar technologies that incorporate energy storage to power American homes after the sun sets or when clouds are overhead.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. WA
    4. PNNL Playing Key Role in Modernizing the Electric Grid

      PNNL Playing Key Role in Modernizing the Electric Grid

      Both the region and the nation's power grid will benefit from over 80 new research and development projects announced today by Energy Secretary Earnest Moniz. The awards go to the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and thirteen other national laboratories to deliver new grid concepts, tools and technologies in a concerted manner. Today's awards, up to $220 million, launch an integrated multi-year research effort that will guide the transformation of the nation's electricity grid to meet new demands and priorities. The projects were proposed by DOE's Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium, which is co-led by PNNL. The consortium of 14 national laboratories developed an integrated approach for identifying, planning and executing on the top priorities for grid modernization. The proposals included 95 external partners representing large and small utilities, vendors, state regulators and other key grid stakeholders from across the country.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Idaho
    5. Grid Modernization Fact Sheet

      Grid Modernization Fact Sheet

      Our nation’s electric grid is the backbone of our economy, a key factor in future economic growth, and a critical component of our energy security. Modernizing and revitalizing our electric grid to make it is easier to bring online renewable source of energy is top priority for President Obama. Through the Recovery Act, the Department of Energy invested more than $4.5 billion in modernizing the grid. This included more than $3.3 billion in smart grid technology deployment and an additional $685 million in smart grid regional and energy storage demonstration projects. As a result of these investments, the nation’s grid is now more reliable, resilient, flexible, efficient, and secure.

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    6. Massive US Utility Scale Solar Group Dives Into Small Scale Solar

      Massive US Utility Scale Solar Group Dives Into Small Scale Solar

      So, this could get interesting. The Solar Electric Power Association, a leading US solar industry trade group, is branching out to the distributed solar field after a 12-year history of advocating for utility scale solar. That could be good news for the small scale rooftop and ground-mounted solar markets given the group’s research, support services, and education activities, though it may cause some rumbles among the group’s membership, which consists of hundreds of utility-scale electricity suppliers along with solar manufacturers and other stakeholders. Or maybe not, as the case may be.

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    7. Energy Storage Brings Old Plant Back to Life

      Energy Storage Brings Old Plant Back to Life

      The installation of a 2-MW battery-based energy storage system at a retired coal plant in New Richmond, Ohio, is being billed as a sign of the growing potential of repurposing shuttered sites for grid-scale energy storage.  In addition to being completed in record time - about four months - the Duke Energy project, which provides frequency regulation services to the Northeastern PJM market, is also seen as a way for Duke to make money on a plant it was ready to mothball.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. TX
    8. First Flywheel Hybrid Energy Storage Plant in Europe is Opened

      First Flywheel Hybrid Energy Storage Plant in Europe is Opened

      Europe’s first flywheel hybrid energy storage plant has been officially launched in Ireland. The plant in Rhode, County Offaly, is owned and operated by Irish energy company Schwungrad Energie and is expected to enter a test operational phase in February. The Rhode hybrid demo project comprises two Beacon Power 160 kW flywheels and Hitachi Chemical valve-regulated lead acid batteries of up to 240 kW.

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    9. Transforming Tech: PNNL on Cutting Edge of ARPA-E Research

      Transforming Tech: PNNL on Cutting Edge of ARPA-E Research

      The 41 projects selected under OPEN 2015 will pursue novel approaches to energy innovation across the full spectrum of energy applications, with approximately 36 percent of the projects led by universities, 39 percent by small businesses, 10 percent by large businesses, 10 percent by national labs, and 5 percent by non-profits. For example, three technologies -- a computational tool to improve power grid planning, a process to create biofuel from kelp, and a hybrid device that makes hydrogen and stores energy -- are being developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and its partners.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. GE
    10. Southern Company Opens Energy Storage Research Project

      Southern Company Opens Energy Storage Research Project

      Southern Company in September hosted industry leaders and local dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility tour at the largest battery storage research project in its operating system. Located in Cedartown, Georgia, the new research project will test and evaluate a 1-megawatt (MW)/2-megawatt-hour (MWh) battery storage system using lithium-ion battery technology – similar to the battery chemistry in electric vehicles and many of today's consumer electronics.

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    11. US' First Trade Group for Distributed Energy Resources Launches in Hawaii

      US' First Trade Group for Distributed Energy Resources Launches in Hawaii

      A trade council has been formed to support Hawaii’s aim of achieving 100% renewable energy generation by a group of behind-the-meter, distributed energy resource companies that includes solar microinverter maker Enphase. The newly formed Distributed Energy Resources Council (DERC) groups together six names in solar, energy storage and sustainability and energy consulting which share common goals to accelerate the deployment of flexible and distributed resources including solar, smart grids and storage on the islands’ energy networks.

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    12. View of an Energy Storage System

      View of an Energy Storage System

      All customers want reliable power but for some it’s truly a necessity. For one of PG&E’s customers, a company conducting sensitive research work, any interruption in power could cause significant losses in both experimental data and personnel time. S&C’s Yerba Buena project—a finalist for the 2015 Energy Storage North America Awards – provided a solution.

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    13. In the Running: Avista Utilities Up for CleanTech Achievement Award

      In the Running: Avista Utilities Up for CleanTech Achievement Award

      CleanTech Alliance Washington, the nation's largest state-level clean technology industry association, has named Avista Utilities, Washington State University (WSU) and Cleantech Open as finalists for the 2015 CleanTech Achievement Award. Avista Utilities was chosen as a finalist for its work with a consortium of partners (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, UniEnergy Technologies, Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Commerce) to deploy the largest vanadium flow redox energy storage system in North America.

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    14. US Offering Another $1 Billion for Advanced Energy Technology

      US Offering Another $1 Billion for Advanced Energy Technology

      The U.S. Energy Department is offering another $1 billion to companies developing innovative energy systems, Secretary Ernest Moniz will announce Wednesday. The department’s loan programs office now has $4.5 billion available for loan guarantees for renewable energy, up from $4 billion. Funding for the advanced fossil energy projects initiative has been boosted to $8.5 billion from $8 billion. The programs also support energy storage, smart grid technology and methane capture for oil and natural gas wells.

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    15. India Commits to 40% Alternative Energy by 2030

      India Commits to 40% Alternative Energy by 2030

      India has pledged to source 40% of its installed electric power capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy sources by 2030, along with a 33-35% reduction in the carbon intensity of its GDP from 2005 levels. The country submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) late on Thursday, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP21, to be held in Paris in December.

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    16. Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 “The Present”

      Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 “The Present”

      Aggressive state policy and cost reductions for clean energy have created two business model crises for electric utilities: stagnant sales and exponentially rising production from distributed renewable sources. Overall electricity sales peaked nearly six years ago, and per capita consumption has been stagnant for over a decade. The Wall Street Journal reports that electricity use has almost entirely decoupled from economic growth; that is, the U.S. economy can grow without increasing electricity consumption.

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    17. Electrovaya Creating 800 kWh Lithium-Ion Battery Storage System For Con Edison

      Electrovaya Creating 800 kWh Lithium-Ion Battery Storage System For Con Edison

      As part of New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy, the company Electrovaya will be designing, constructing, and selling a 500 kilowatt (kW) lithium-ion battery energy storage system to be used by Con Edison to function as grid resiliency support, according to recent reports.

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    18. Secretary Moniz and Indian Minister Goyal Chair US-India Energy Dialogue

      Secretary Moniz and Indian Minister Goyal Chair US-India Energy Dialogue

      As the world’s two largest democracies, the United States and India share the goals of strengthening economies and protecting the environment. This is why the United States and India are committed to working together to find answers to some of the biggest challenges of our time.  When President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met earlier this year, clean energy cooperation was a key topic of discussion. The United States and India are already working together on a number of important energy initiatives. Our Joint Clean Energy R&D Center (under PACE-R) is pushing technological innovation in solar energy, biofuels, and energy efficiency for buildings.  Soon, we plan to expand this research partnership into the critical areas of smart grids and energy storage for grid applications.

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      Mentions: India U.S. WA
    19. Energy Dept. Unveils Plan to Double Energy Productivity by 2030

      Energy Dept. Unveils Plan to Double Energy Productivity by 2030

      The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a strategic plan designed to help meet the Obama administration's goal of doubling the nation's energy productivity within the next 15 years. Electric utilities can modernize grid infrastructure through "smart grid investments and improving the efficiency and interoperability of generation," the report finds, in addition to investments in transmission, storage, and distribution. The plan also envisions adopting new utility business models to "empower the improvement of energy productivity; design rates and support related policies for utility energy efficiency programs that more effectively align energy efficiency with utility business models; and support energy productivity investments in buildings."

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    20. Open Standards for Energy Storage Tech Could be Published by End of Year

      Open Standards for Energy Storage Tech Could be Published by End of Year

      A set of common standards for utility-sized energy storage could be released by the end of the year, according to Energy Storage Report, with a group known as Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) behind the push. Last month Duke Energy joined the MESA Standards Alliance, and earlier this year Puget Sound Energy announced it would be deploying a 2 MW, 4.4 MWh energy storage system designed to MESA’s set of open standards.

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