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    1. CED Greentech OC now Offering Eguana Evolve Residential Energy Storage System

      CED Greentech OC now Offering Eguana Evolve Residential Energy Storage System

      Eguana Technologies and CED Greentech Orange County are pleased to announce immediate availability of the Evolve residential energy storage system. Initial product shipments, technical training and product certification have been scheduled to take place in the current month. “California is a mature solar market with an experienced base of contractors who are best addressed through standard distribution channels. Our initial outreach to solar specific contractors has been very positive, the addition CED Greentech opens additional channel opportunities and product availability,” said Livio Filice, Eguana’s director of residential sales, North America. Filice added “with the addition of CED Greentech in Southern California, the Evolve system is now available in every key regional solar PV market in North America.”

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    2. Renewable Snergy Storage and the Future of Smart Cities

      Renewable Snergy Storage and the Future of Smart Cities

      ‘Smart cities’ are no longer considered to be just a buzzword; they are a topic of constant conversation, and they’ve already come to fruition across the globe. From Singapore to San Francisco, organisations, government officials and city planners have made incredible efforts to support the development of intelligent communities.

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    3. Massachusetts Deploys Utility-Scale Energy Storage

      Massachusetts Deploys Utility-Scale Energy Storage

      National Grid has begun operating a vanadium redox-flow battery (VRB) with its 1-MW solar PV array in Shirley, Mass., to demonstrate utility operation of storage. The company was the prime recipient of an $875,000 Massachusetts grant awarded to an application team that also includes Vionx Energy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Energy Initiatives Group. (See Massachusetts Awards $20M in Energy Storage Grants.)

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      Mentions: CA Australia NV
    4. NY Public Service Commission Approves Environmental Review of Energy Storage Roadmap

      NY Public Service Commission Approves Environmental Review of Energy Storage Roadmap

      The New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) approved its environmental review of New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap and expanded the types of renewable energy systems that are eligible for compensation. The state’s Energy Storage Roadmap outlines the policy, regulatory, and programmatic actions necessary to achieve the state’s goal of having 1,500 megawatts (MW) of energy storage by 2025 — the equivalent electricity demand of one-fifth of all New York homes.

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    5. Powin to Deliver 70MWh in Energy Storage Projects in North America and Italy by Early 2019

      Powin to Deliver 70MWh in Energy Storage Projects in North America and Italy by Early 2019

      Powin to Deliver 70MWh in Energy Storage Projects in North America and Italy by Early 2019 3 PRN TUALATIN, Ore: Energy storage system provider Powin Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: PWON) has installed or will deliver over 32.8MW/70MWh of energy storage projects by early 2019 as demand for its battery systems continues to rise. The longer-term market is also strong as the Company has secured contracts to install an additional 94.7MW/411MWh between Q4 2019 and late 2021.

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    6. Scotland's First Utility-Scale Battery Brought Online to Deliver Sub-Second Balancing

      Scotland's First Utility-Scale Battery Brought Online to Deliver Sub-Second Balancing

      Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016. The 20MW Broxburn Energy Storage facility was built by RES, which had sold the project to The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) in August last year for £20 million. It was the first project to have been acquired by TRIG and RES’ fourth in the UK, with the company now managing the site.

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    7. Energy Storage Technology Helps Renew, Stabilize Electric Grid

      Energy Storage Technology Helps Renew, Stabilize Electric Grid

      The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that 17 percent of all electricity produced in the United States in 2017 came from renewable energy sources, including solar, wind and hydroelectric dams. That percentage is expected to keep growing as communities seek ways to improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked by EPA scientists to climate change. Unfortunately, renewable energy sources need proper weather conditions to generate power. And those periods of sunshine, wind or heavy wave action occur only intermittently between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. when consumer demand for electricity peaks. That’s where energy storage technology comes in.

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      Mentions: CA Australia Asia
    8. RES Commissions 20-MW Battery in Scotland

      RES Commissions 20-MW Battery in Scotland

      UK-based renewables developer Renewable Energy Systems (RES) today announced the official opening of Scotland's first utility-scale battery facility, the 20-MW Broxburn Energy Storage project in West Lothian. The battery was built and will be managed by RES. It is owned by the Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd (LON:TRIG), marking the company's first investment in battery storage.

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    9. Grid Storage batteries Help Electric Vehicles Go Truly Green

      Grid Storage batteries Help Electric Vehicles Go Truly Green

      In October 2015 a ruptured well in a natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon north of Los Angeles leaked 97,100 tonnes of methane into the atmosphere — making it one of the worst environmental disasters in the US since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill five years earlier. Thousands of people were displaced. The following year utility Southern California Edison decided to invest in batteries to reduce the region’s reliance on gas for electricity — a contract that was won by Tesla. It was a turning point for electric utilities, which have relied on natural gas plants to provide power for over half a century.

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    10. US residential storage capacity sees 317% growth

      US residential storage capacity sees 317% growth

      Utilities in the United States connected almost 217 MW / 524 MWh of energy storage capacity to the grid in 2017, and while those numbers were driven by utility-supply projects, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) says the strongest growth is seen on the residential side. From 2016 to 2017, residential capacity additions grew by 202% in terms of MW, while non-residential additions grew by a modest 9% and utilities even saw the rate decline slightly, according to SEPA's 2018 Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot, released last month. In terms of MWh, residential projects tallied an even more impressive growth rate: 317%, compared with 105% in the non-residential sector and 89% growth in utility storage.

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    11. Origin to Build 5MW Virtual Power Plant in Victoria, from Rooftop Solar and Storage

      Origin to Build 5MW Virtual Power Plant in Victoria, from Rooftop Solar and Storage

      Origin Energy has revealed plans to establish what it says will be Victoria’s largest virtual power plant – a $20 million cloud-based platform that will tap around 5MW of the battery-stored solar power of up to 650 customers during periods of peak power demand. The $20 million project has the backing of the state Labor government, with $4.5 million in funding announced on Wednesday, as part of its broader investment in microgrid technology in the state.

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    12. US Army Installs Largest Battery Storage System

      US Army Installs Largest Battery Storage System

      The project is part of an energy savings performance contract signed between the US Army, infrastructure development firm AECOM and technology provider Lockheed Martin. The 4.25MW/8.5MWh lithium battery energy storage system is expected to help reduce energy demand during peak intervals and reduce the base's energy costs. John Battaglini, a director with Lockheed Martin Energy, said: "The versatility of energy storage is a key enabler for the military's aggressive goals of achieving energy resiliency."

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    13. California Energy Storage Subsidy Extension Passes Assembly

      California Energy Storage Subsidy Extension Passes Assembly

      Today solar and energy storage advocates had their second win in less than 24 hours. Following on the dramatic and narrow passage of a bill to mandate 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045, another bill which may contain one of the keys to making that happen has passed the Assembly. SB 700 will extend the state’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) through 2026, which by the estimates of the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) will support the installation of nearly 3 GW of behind-the-meter storage.

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    14. Germany Reaches 100K Home Battery Storage Installations

      Germany Reaches 100K Home Battery Storage Installations

      A household just outside Berlin has become the recipient of the 100,000th grid-connected residential battery energy storage system in Germany. Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Thomas Bareiß attended an official event to mark the system’s commissioning in Eichwalde. Bareiß hailed the event as an “important milestone” that Germany has reached in its energy transition – referred to domestically as the Energiewende.

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    15. Wärtsilä Delivers Its First Engine Plus Storage Hybrid Installation Enabling Hungary’s ALTEO Group to Optimize Their Generation Portfolio

      Wärtsilä Delivers Its First Engine Plus Storage Hybrid Installation Enabling Hungary’s ALTEO Group to Optimize Their Generation Portfolio

      The technology group Wärtsilä has delivered its first engine plus storage hybrid installation worldwide and its first Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) energy storage project in Europe, to Sinergy Kft, subsidiary of ALTEO Group, in Budapest, Hungary. Wärtsilä energy storage solutions enable power companies and developers to integrate and optimise a diverse mix of grid resources and deliver flexibility, reliability and resilience for customers seeking best-in-class system performance. The order was booked in Q1 2018 and the project was successfully commissioned on the 22nd of August 2018.

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    16. US Military Pushes Clean Energy with Largest on-Base Battery

      US Military Pushes Clean Energy with Largest on-Base Battery

      Global infrastructure firm AECOM says it has begun construction on an energy storage system at Fort Carson, Colo., that will utilize a 4.25 MW/8.5 MWh lithium-ion battery developed by Lockheed Martin to help reduce energy costs and improve resilience at the base. Once completed, the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will be the largest stand-alone commercially contracted battery at an army base, according to the developers. The behind-the-meter system work to reduce peak electricity demand.

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    17. RES to Build Solar-Plus-Storage Facility for Texas Utility

      RES to Build Solar-Plus-Storage Facility for Texas Utility

      RESolve Energy Storage System. Source: Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) August 22 (Renewables Now) - The US unit of UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) said today it has won a contract to execute a solar and energy storage project in Texas for local utility CPS Energy. The project, to be located in San Antonio on the campus of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), includes deploying 5 MW of distributed solar power generating capacity and a 10-MW/10-MWh RESolve lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). Both technologies will be interconnected at distribution voltage on a common feeder.

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    18. BTM storage is booming in Ontario - Utility Dive

      BTM storage is booming in Ontario - Utility Dive

      Ontario's Global Adjustment (GA) charge is creating a behind-the-meter energy storage boom. Energy storage developers are flocking to Ontario offering large industrial customers tools to cut their demand, which is directly linked to the level of GA charge they have to pay. Industrial customers have had to pay a majority of their electricity bills to the GA charge, which the Ontario government established in 2005.

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    19. Convergent Commissions the Biggest Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage System in North America

      Convergent Commissions the Biggest Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage System in North America

      NEW YORK--Convergent Energy + Power (Convergent), the leading independent developer of energy storage solutions in North America, and IHI, Inc. announced today the launch of North America’s biggest behind-the-meter energy storage system, located in Sarnia, Ontario. The system, with hardware and software provided by the energy storage division of IHI, Inc. (IHI Energy Storage) is reducing Ontario’s Global Adjustment charge for an industrial customer by reducing the amount of grid electricity the facility consumes during grid peak periods. The 10 MW/20 MWh system has enough energy to run an electric bullet train for 500 miles. With this commissioning, Convergent is operating 26 MW of energy storage assets in Ontario alone and is the largest operator of energy storage in the Province.

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    20. South Australia Reaffirms Its Love for Tesla Big Batteries

      South Australia Reaffirms Its Love for Tesla Big Batteries

      South Australia has reaffirmed its love for big Tesla battery projects with an AUD $5 million (USD $3.7 million) grant for a 25-megawatt, 52-megawatt-hour plant. The funding, which is being matched by an equal amount from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will go towards the AUD $38 million (USD $28 million) cost of developing a Tesla Powerpack-based energy storage system for Infigen Energy. The system will be built next to a 278.5-megawatt wind farm at Lake Bonney and connected to Australia’s National Electricity Market via a substation owned by ElectraNet, Infigen said in a press release. Construction is due to start in the coming weeks, the company said.

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    21. Green Energy is Gold for California, US

      Green Energy is Gold for California, US

      I am a physicist, and an energy and sustainability science researcher, and I live in California because of its penchant for not just setting but actually achieving big goals and adopting bold visions others may consider too ambitious. What California proposes, we research, debate and then accomplish. In fact, we often exceed the goals skeptics have deemed unmeetable. This is why I believe that California should — and ultimately will — pass into law the “100 Percent Clean Energy Act” (Senate Bill 100), which would establish a bold goal of 100 percent clean, zero-carbon electricity by 2045.

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    22. Energy Storage Brings Benefits Of Renewable Energy To Islands of Molokai & Isles Of Scilly

      Energy Storage Brings Benefits Of Renewable Energy To Islands of Molokai & Isles Of Scilly

      The islands of the world all offer spectacular ocean vistas — they are islands, after all — but they also share a common scourge. Bereft of natural resources, most of them rely on diesel generators for electricity. That means electricity is expensive and the skies over those pristine locations are filled with carbon dioxide and other emissions that are harmful to the environment and human health.

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