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    1. Establishment of Esstalion Technologies, Inc., a Joint Venture Between Hydro-Québec and Sony

      Establishment of Esstalion Technologies, Inc., a Joint Venture Between Hydro-Québec and Sony

      "Esstalion Technologies, Inc." has been newly established by Hydro-Québec, Canada's largest electricity producer, and Sony Corporation ("Sony") as a business venture to research and develop large-scale energy storage systems for power grids.

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    2. UK Urged to Boost Hydro Storage

      UK Urged to Boost Hydro Storage

      The UK and Scottish governments have been urged to set up a new body to examine the potential of hydroelectric pumped storage to boost energy security. Trade body Scottish Renewables said Westminster and Holyrood need to “join forces to drive forward the only electricity storage technology which can operate on a commercial scale”. Initial plans are in place for investment in new and upgraded schemes in Scotland that could unlock more than £1bn of investment and create several hundred jobs during construction and operation. 

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    3. Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Is Truly Beneficial

      Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Is Truly Beneficial

      Pumped-storage hydroelectricity power plants account for 2.5 percent of global installed energy capacity and 99 percent of total storage facility capacity. This is the most competitive and reliable way of storing electricity, enabling an efficient use of energy surplus and the returning of large amounts of energy back onto the grid.

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      Mentions: Italy Europe Spain
    4. Study Examines Future of Pumped Storage Systems

      Study Examines Future of Pumped Storage Systems

      A new study of Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University) about the future role of pumped storage power systems in Germany, commissioned by Voith Hydro, was presented in Berlin. Within the context of the energy transition, the scientists of RWTH examined the role of pumped storage power plants, i. e. large power stores, for two scenarios: one for the year 2030 with a 60% share of renewable energies in power generation, and one for the year 2050 with a share of 80%.

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      Mentions: Germany
    5. US to Canada Wind Storage Transmission Line Plans Submitted

      US to Canada Wind Storage Transmission Line Plans Submitted

      The 500kV Great Northern Transmission Line would cross the Minnesota-Manitoba border carrying power from wind into Canada for storage through pumped hydro. Power will then be transported along the 350-kilometre route back into the US at times of high demand to an electric substation on the Mesabi Iron Range in the north of the country. Minnesota Power has submitted its plans to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for approval and also applied for a presidential permit from the US Department of Energy.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Minnesota
    6. Sony and Hydro-Quebec Announce the Establishment of a Joint Venture to Start Development of a Large-Scale Energy Storage Systems

      Sony and Hydro-Quebec Announce the Establishment of a Joint Venture to Start Development of a Large-Scale Energy Storage Systems

      Sony Corporation and Hydro-Quebec today announced that they have agreed to establish a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. Sony and Hydro-Quebec plan to establish the new company in June, 2014. Forecasts indicate that demand for large-scale energy storage systems will increase in the future, to meet high level demand for electric power during peak times, stabilize fluctuations in electricity generated by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power that are gaining traction, and secure a stable power supply in case of outages or disasters. Furthermore, the energy storage system for such power supplies must be highly safe and reliable due to the need for an efficient and stable source of high capacity power.

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    7. Global Warming Mitigation Gets Help From Energy Storage Technologies

      Global Warming Mitigation Gets Help From Energy Storage Technologies

      Renewable energy is on the rise while utility providers are required to either reduce carbon dioxide emissions or to increase their percentage of renewable energy sources. One of the major issues hindering this rise is to overcome the intermittent nature of renewable energy such as solar and wind, as the sun is not shinning at night and wind tends to be strongest during night. Mechanisms to store surplus energy to meet the continuous demand throughout the day and to meet the peak load demands are critical for a robust and vibrant renewable energy development. Popular methods to achieve this are Pumped-Storage Hydropower (PSH) system and Compressed-Air Energy Storage (CAES). A new method, Pumped-Heat Electricity Storage (PHES) system, is catching on to further the energy storage technologies in helping mitigate the global warming.

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      Mentions: CA DoE Denmark
    8. Developer Files Storage, Solar Power Project Application with FERC

      Developer Files Storage, Solar Power Project Application with FERC

      Green Energy Storage Corp. filed for a preliminary permit for the proposed Sacaton Pumped-Storage Project in Arizona, which would include hydroelectric and solar power. Green Energy filed for the permit on Monday through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The permit would allow the company to maintain an application for a license under Part I of the Federal Power Act, while obtaining the data and feasibility of the project. The project will consist of a 150-MW closed-loop pumped storage facility and a 100-MW solar power plant.

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      Mentions: Arizona FERC
    9. How One Island Is Using A Hybrid Hydro-Wind System

      How One Island Is Using A Hybrid Hydro-Wind System

      Islands confront some of the most difficult energy challenges. Their size and remoteness means they pay extremely high energy costs for often unreliable and dirty energy. Yet many islands are blessed with large amounts of sun, wind, and water, making renewable energy a promising solution. One small island off the coast of Africa has embraced these resources, most notably through an innovative hybrid hydro-wind system.

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      Mentions: U.S. Africa Spain
    10. Alstom To Build Israeli Hydro Storage Power Plant

      Alstom To Build Israeli Hydro Storage Power Plant

      Alstom announced on Thursday that it had signed two separate contracts to supply two pump-turbines for the 300 MW Gilboa pumped storage power plant in Israel. The company will provide two 150 MW pump-turbines “with the associated balance of plant equipment” as well as Alstom’s Distributed Control System, alongside an 18 year operation & maintenance agreement. The power station will be located 60 kilometres east of Haifa, and is expected to be commissioned in 2018. Upon completion, the power plant will increase the country’s installed power generating capacity by 2.5%.

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      Mentions: Israel
    11. For Minnesota Utility, Wind Backed by Hydro is 'Holy Grail'

      For Minnesota Utility, Wind Backed by Hydro is 'Holy Grail'

      Norway has been called the “battery” of northern Europe because of its huge potential to store energy in its hydro power facilities, which produce virtually all of the country’s electricity. When generation ramps up at Danish wind farms, Norway can slow production at its hydro facilities, storing water in reservoirs to be released later when electricity is in shorter supply.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Norway
    12. Pumped hydro energy storage – making better use of wind (Australia)

      Pumped hydro energy storage – making better use of wind (Australia)

      A joint study by the engineering and consulting company Arup and the University of Melbourne Energy Institute is looking at one possible solution (to the integration of renewable sources) ... Electricity system operators and investors could use pumped hydro energy storage to complement the growing deployment of renewable energy. 

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      Mentions: Australia
    13. Storage technology categories with examples of companies in each

      Storage technology categories with examples of companies in each

      There are many energy storage options which can be used balance grid systems so as to compensate for the variable output from some renewables. They include existing and newly emerging electro-chemical and electro-mechanical systems (batteries, pumped storage and compressed air storage), as well as a range of thermal and hydrogen based systems www.electricitystorage.org/ .

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    14. Compressed Air Energy Storage

      Compressed Air Energy Storage

      Aside from pumped hydro, compressed air energy storage (CAES) is the only commercial long duration storage technology to have been deployed at utility scale. As a result, demand for traditional underground CAES that can be deployed at bulk scale, which has been dormant since 1991, will pick up meaningfully over the next few years.

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      Mentions: CA Asia India
    15. Canada Warms to Energy Storage

      Canada Warms to Energy Storage

      To provide both peak-shaving functionality at Golden and backup power to Field, BC Hydro ... (weighed) the cost of diesel generation at both sites. Although the cleaner battery option was preferred, diesel generation was significantly cheaper. It was only with a matching funds award from the Canadian government’s Clean Energy Fund that a business case could be made for battery storage. BC Hydro BC Hydro tackles the challenges of building battery energy storage in remote mountainous terrain. read more

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    16. MIT Report: Ocean Renewable Energy Storage (ORES) System: Analysis of an Undersea Energy Storage Concept

      MIT Report: Ocean Renewable Energy Storage (ORES) System: Analysis of an Undersea Energy Storage Concept

      The system would be grid-connected, so the spheres could also be used to store energy from other sources, including solar arrays on shore, or from base-load power plants, which operate most efficiently at steady levels. This could potentially reduce reliance on peak-power plants, which typically operate less efficiently.

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      Mentions: MIT IEEE
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