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    1. UK Green Utility Good Energy to Begin 'First of Many' Energy Storage Projects This Year

      UK Green Utility Good Energy to Begin 'First of Many' Energy Storage Projects This Year

      Good Energy, one of the first utilities in Britain to offer all-renewable energy for consumers, has said it aims to start work on its maiden commercial energy storage development in November this year. In March this year the clean energy utility announced that it was to move into the battery storage sector as part of a significant restructuring of its offering. In May the company also launched a US$10 million corporate bond offer to fund work in the stationary energy storage and EV charger sectors.

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    2. EDF and STORNETIC Partnership Project: STORNETIC Flywheel Energy Storage System Delivered to EDF

      EDF and STORNETIC Partnership Project: STORNETIC Flywheel Energy Storage System Delivered to EDF

      For the first time STORNETIC has delivered a Flywheel Energy Storage system to EDF. The storage device DuraStor® has safely reached the EDF Concept Grid site in Moret-sur-Loing near Paris where it will serve within a joint project on advanced smart grid storage solutions. The project serves to assess the performance of flywheel energy storage technology facing the demands of a modern grid environment and special customer requirements.

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    3. Amber Kinetics Wins Top Array Changing Technologies Award from PV Magazine

      Amber Kinetics Wins Top Array Changing Technologies Award from PV Magazine

      UNION CITY, Calif.--Amber Kinetics, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of game-changing, four-hour discharge duration flywheel energy storage technology, was named the winner of pv magazine’s Array Changing Technologies Award 2017. The award has been given annually since 2015 to recognize excellence in innovation for solar components and PV power plant development and operation.

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      Mentions: CA DoE HI
    4. Questions Shaping the Future of Energy Storage in New York

      Questions Shaping the Future of Energy Storage in New York

      When New York kicked off its Reforming the Energy Vision process, it jumped to the front of the pack of states reinventing their electrical networks. Several years in, the multi-stakeholder process has established some market mechanisms to facilitate distributed energy. It has initiated new ways for utilities to earn profit, to get away from the overbuilt and underutilized status quo. Pilots have launched. But many questions remain unanswered. 

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    5. Local Authority Approves 40MW UK 'Energy Barn' Project for Green Hedge

      Local Authority Approves 40MW UK 'Energy Barn' Project for Green Hedge

      Green Hedge, a UK renewable energy developer that has diversified into battery energy storage systems, has had an application for a 40MW project approved by local authorities in Derbyshire, England. Green Hedge, which has developed 200MW of renewables in Britain to date, mainly large-scale solar PV, netted £30 million (US$38.84 million) of funding towards battery storage projects from investor Zouk Capital in July. By that time, through a subsidiary company, Green Hedge Energy 2 Barn Ltd, the company had already in late May applied to South Derbyshire District Council, in England’s Midlands, for permission to construct the project.

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    6. Vestas Confirms Tesla Joint Project

      Vestas Confirms Tesla Joint Project

      Vestas said in March it was looking to increase its involvement in intergrating wind and storage solutions and has been working on a number of small-scale projects over recent years. Notably, it installed a battery system at its Lem Kjaer site in Denmark and also has hybrid wind-solar or wind-solar-storage projects in Greece and Kenya, respectively. 

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      Mentions: Australia Denmark MA
    7. Award-Winning Microgrid in Brooklyn “REVolutionizes” the Electricity Market

      Award-Winning Microgrid in Brooklyn “REVolutionizes” the Electricity Market

      Earlier this year, a first-of-its-kind microgrid was commissioned at the Marcus Garvey Apartment complex in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood in New York City. Like many microgrid projects, it combined renewable energy (in this case, solar PV) with battery storage, as well as a fuel cell. It’s connected to the grid and provides multiple local benefits, including clean energy generation and resiliency. The system also generates revenue and savings through demand charge reduction, capacity relief, and other grid services.

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      Mentions: CA NY Demand Energy
    8. S.A. Calls Tender for "Next Generation" Renewables and Storage

      S.A. Calls Tender for "Next Generation" Renewables and Storage

      South Australia has announced plans to hold a tender for the “next generation” of renewable energy technologies, including projects that provide “firming” for current and pending wind and solar projects, bulk energy storage, and bio-energy. Premier Jay Weatherill says developers will be invited to apply for a share of the $150 million Renewable Technology Fund, or at least the estimated $130 million that is left after the commitment to the Tesla big battery to be built in Jamestown by December 1.

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      Mentions: Australia Tesla
    9. Lithium-ion Predicted to Dominate Even in ‘Longer Duration’ Global Market

      Lithium-ion Predicted to Dominate Even in ‘Longer Duration’ Global Market

      There is a global trend towards longer duration energy storage and even in this segment, lithium-ion batteries are expected to dominate the market over flow batteries and other technologies, an I.H.S Markit analyst has told Energy-Storage.News. The research firm issued its bi-annual Grid-Connected Energy Storage Tracker to its clients at the end of July, predicting the rise of grid-connected systems from an installed base of less than 4GW today to hit 52GW by 2025.

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      Mentions: CA Australia Japan
    10. How Did You Get Your Start in the Grid?: Kelly Speakes-Backman of ESA

      How Did You Get Your Start in the Grid?: Kelly Speakes-Backman of ESA

      The latest “How did you get your Start in the Grid?” features Kelly  Speakes –Backman, who took the reins of the Energy Storage Association as its CEO this summer. Prior to the ESA job,  Speakes-Backman was senior vice president of policy and research at the Alliance to Save Energy. She also has served as a commissioner with the Maryland Public Service Commission and as clean energy director for the Maryland Energy Association.

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    11. Alphabet Makes Move into Energy Storage

      Alphabet Makes Move into Energy Storage

      The company’s special projects division, known as ‘X’, has been working on a number of so-called ‘Explorations’, including one called Malta, which is aiming to find a radical new way to store the energy generated by renewable power. Currently renewable energy is increasingly cheap, however, the power it produces is intermittent, dependant on when the sun is shining or the wind blowing. What X is attempting to achieve is a time-shift of this energy, from when it is produced, to a later period when it is needed.

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    12. Sri Lanka on Path to 100% Renewable Energy Says a New Joint Report by UNDP and ADB

      Sri Lanka on Path to 100% Renewable Energy Says a New Joint Report by UNDP and ADB

      New York, 16 Aug - Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicial use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The report, titled Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector—100 percent Electricity Generation through Renewable Energy by 2050, notes that by 2050, the country’s installed electricity generation capacity needs will increase from the current 3,700 megawatts (MW) to about 34,000 MW.  Of this, 15,000 MW will be wind energy and about 16,000 MW will be solar energy. Balance capacity is expected to be met by hydro and biomass based power plants. Further to addition of renewable electricity generating sources, the study has identified need to introduce electricity storage solution which should provide instantaneous power of 3,600 MW and energy storage capacity of 15,000 MWh. This will ensure stability of the electricity grid.

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    13. The Utility Love Affair With Storage Is Not Just a Fling

      The Utility Love Affair With Storage Is Not Just a Fling

      Energy storage companies have banked, either implicitly or explicitly, on a "try it, you'll like it" argument. Their approach: If only utilities would give this technology a shot, they'd see it's not very hard to deploy, and it can help in ways they haven't imagined. That approach is beginning to pay off. The clear message from last week's Energy Storage North America conference in San Diego was that a growing cadre of top-tier utilities are hooked on storage. The love-in started with Southern California Edison President Ronald Nichols,

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    14. Mexico's Nascent Energy Storage Market Is 'Very Open for Business'

      Mexico's Nascent Energy Storage Market Is 'Very Open for Business'

      Mexico doesn’t have any grid storage, but that won’t be the case for long. A delegation from the nation’s energy leadership journeyed to San Diego this week for the Energy Storage North America conference to deliver a message. After decades with a state-owned monopoly utility, Mexico deregulated its electrical grid with a 2013 law. The result is a greatly expanded opportunity for competitive investment in the Mexican electricity system. So far, that has unfolded on the generation side, but the laws opened the way for storage as well. Moreover, the Ministry of Energy has endorsed energy storage as a pillar of its transition to cleaner energy.

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    15. EDF Energies Nouvelles Partners with Canadian Solar for a 92.5 MWp Photovoltaic Project in Brazil

      EDF Energies Nouvelles Partners with Canadian Solar for a 92.5 MWp Photovoltaic Project in Brazil

      GUELPH, Ontario, Aug. 10, 2017 - Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a global market leader in renewable energy, announced today a partnership in the 92.5 MWp Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil, through the sale of 80% interest in the Project by Canadian Solar to EDF EN do Brasil, EDF Energies Nouvelles' local subsidiary. The Pirapora III project has started construction and is expected to reach commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2017. Canadian Solar is supplying modules for the Project from its 380 MWp modules factory established in Brazil to support the local market. EDF EN do Brasil will manage both the construction and operations phases of the Project.

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    16. APS Buys Energy Storage From AES For Less Than Half the Cost of a Transmission Upgrade

      APS Buys Energy Storage From AES For Less Than Half the Cost of a Transmission Upgrade

      Utility Arizona Public Service has contracted for a new grid-scale battery -- not to demonstrate the technology, but because it’s a lot cheaper than the conventional alternative. The company will purchase two 1-megawatt/4-megawatt-hour storage systems from AES for the small town of Punkin Center. This 600-person hamlet, 90 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix (and known for a bar with a prominent jack-o'-lantern sign) is bumping up against the limits of its distribution grid.

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      Mentions: Duke Energy Arizona
    17. Connexus Energy Planning Minnesota's Largest Energy Storage Facility

      Connexus Energy Planning Minnesota's Largest Energy Storage Facility

      Connexus Energy, Minnesota’s largest retail electric cooperative, is in negotiations to build a 20 MW, 40 MWh energy storage system, Midwest Energy News reports. The storage facility would be located next to three solar power plants with an aggregate capacity of 10 MW that Connexus plans to build next summer. Connexus says the energy storage system could be deployed for a combination of uses, including peak shaving, demand response, and frequency regulation.

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    18. Ideal Power Supplies Power Converters to PV-Plus-Storage Projects in California, Texas

      Ideal Power Supplies Power Converters to PV-Plus-Storage Projects in California, Texas

      Ideal Power, the US company best known for its power conversion systems for energy storage, has announced two recent project orders totalling 1.6MW in northern Texas and in California. Just over 1MW of the company’s 30kW Stabiliti power conversion systems will be integrated into six solar-plus-storage systems at a California municipal school district. The 35 separate Stabiliti units will be installed with PV and battery energy storage at six installations.

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    19. The Future of Renewable Energy is in Texas

      The Future of Renewable Energy is in Texas

      Renewable energy isn't at a crossroads in the U.S. so much as on a two-lane highway: While the federal government hits the gas on fossil fuels, states are speeding ahead to develop renewable energy -- and reaching new milestones. For example, enough solar energy is being collected every year to power all the single-family homes in Florida. Three states generate more than one-third of their energy from wind and solar. Some 160,000 electric cars were sold last year -- enough to supply the entire population of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And earlier this year, wind and solar produced one-tenth of the nation's energy for an entire month.

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    20. Ontario’s C&I Energy Storage Sector Kicks on with Utility-Developer Partnership

      Ontario’s C&I Energy Storage Sector Kicks on with Utility-Developer Partnership

      Canadian utility Alectra Energy Solutions, which has over a million customers in Ontario, will offer large-scale energy storage to commercial and industrial operations in its service area, having formed a partnership with developer AMP. AMP Solar, which has developed over 520MW of energy assets to date, is headquartered in Ontario with offices in New York, Denver, New Delhi and Tokyo, executing and acquiring solar PV projects in the UK, Japan, Canada and elsewhere. The strategic agreement signed with Alectra appears to be AMP’s first publically announced foray into energy storage.

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    21. ‘Saltwater Battery’ Maker Aquion Energy Back From Dead Under New Ownership

      ‘Saltwater Battery’ Maker Aquion Energy Back From Dead Under New Ownership

      Aquion Energy, maker of energy storage batteries and whole systems based on a novel electrolyte with a chemical composition similar to saltwater, is back in business. The American company, which began production in 2014, went bust in March, offloading 80% of its workforce and sending its website offline. One British company, Solar PV Partners, which was selling Aquion Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries said Aquion had developed a “sustainable, clean and non-hazardous product”, also describing it as “cost-effective” and “scalable” compared to alternative storage technologies.

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