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    1. A123: U.S. Army's $7B Renewables Plan and the Storage Opportunity

      A123: U.S. Army's $7B Renewables Plan and the Storage Opportunity

      The Defense Department continues to revamp its energy strategy with a goal of getting 25% from renewable sources by 2025. This should create a demand for energy storage and an opportunity for lithium ion batteries and energy storage, particularly now that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Multiple-Award Task Order (MATOC) Request for Proposal (RFP) for “$7 billion in total contract capacity to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements.”

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      Mentions: A123
    2. Arista completes phase one of intelligent micro-grid for Army

      Arista completes phase one of intelligent micro-grid for Army

      Arista Power has completed Phase One of the multi-phase U.S. Army program that aims to develop an Intelligent Micro-Grid for the Renewable Energy for Distributed Under-Supplied Command Environments ("REDUCE") program under the guidance of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center ("CERDEC").

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      Mentions: MD Arista NY
    3. Army $7B Renewables RFP Pre-Proposal Conference Announced

      Army $7B Renewables RFP Pre-Proposal Conference Announced

      On August 14, 2012, the Army Engineering & Support Center published the details of the pre-proposal conference for the final request for proposals that was issued last week (the "Final RFP").  The conference will be held on August 22, 2012.  Registration will be open through Friday August 17, and the number of attendees (both per company and total) is limited.

      [Curator: See August 7 RFP article here.]

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      Mentions: Alabama
    4. GE's new battery - more details

      GE's new battery - more details

      [This article provides more details than the original July 10 news.]

      The batteries could also be used to store power from wind turbines and solar panels to even out fluctuations in these power sources. GE also says they could be used in microgrids, small grids that are often the size of a village or military base and are designed to operate independently of the larger electrical grid while still getting grid-quality electricity.

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      Mentions: GE NY South Africa
    5. Army's steps toward a battlefield Global Energy Grid includes storage

      Army's steps toward a battlefield Global Energy Grid includes storage

      In addition to unifying existing programs/technologies, the GEG would leverage energy storage from conventional and alternative power sources, alternative fuels and the onboard power storage of electric hybrid vehicles -- ground, ship or aircraft. The efforts would support forward operating bases, tactical operations centers and possibly dismounted units.

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      Mentions: U.S.
    6. Lawrence Berkeley to receive $1M for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology for Air Force

      Lawrence Berkeley to receive $1M for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology for Air Force

      Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will receive $1m as match funding for a $3.75M project to demonstrate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology for an all-electric heavy duty non-tactical vehicle fleet at Los Angeles Air Force Base. The fleet vehicles will be used to explore the revenue-generating capability of V2G technology in California's electricity markets.  The Department of Defense is providing $2.75M for the project.

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      Mentions: CA DoE EPRI
    7. ZBB Energy using flow battery to manage smart microgrid at Pearl Harbor

      ZBB Energy using flow battery to manage smart microgrid at Pearl Harbor

      The ZBB system will include a ZBB EnerSection power and energy control center and a ZBB EnerStore proprietary flow battery system.  The EnerSystem will manage inputs of various energy sources, including an existing PV system and new wind turbine system.  The deployment is part of the first phase of a three-phase, $30M government project known as Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security or SPIDERS.

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      Mentions: DoE HI U.S.
    8. DoE Announces $30M Competition for Next Generation Energy Storage Technologies

      DoE Announces $30M Competition for Next Generation Energy Storage Technologies

      Through its Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), the DoE is funding the “Advanced Management and Protection of Energy-storage Devices” (AMPED) program, to seek out transformational, breakthrough energy storage technologies that are too risky for private-sector investment but have the potential to translate science into quantum leaps in energy technology, form the foundation for entirely new industries, and have large commercial impacts.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. arpa-e
    9. Ener1: US military & others concerned; ~$200M from US + Argonne Labs expertise => Russian ownership

      Ener1 tapped the US' top scientists at Argonne National Lab, received US pledges up to $118M in stimulus funds and $80M in state and local incentives.  A year after Biden's visit to Ener1, the company's technology is owned outright by Boris Zingarevich, a Russian businessman with ties to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, a fact that concerns some technology experts in the U.S.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    10. Axion FY11: Revenue substanitally increases to $7.6M; Net Loss $8.3M

      Axion FY11: Revenue substanitally increases to $7.6M; Net Loss $8.3M

      Also during 2011, Axion Power provided a 0.5MW PowerCube(TM) to the PJM electric power grid.  Subsequent to year end the Company announced a contract for a Zero energy building in the United States Washington Naval Yard. Axion believes the potential for micro-storage applications on the US electric grid is very large and that the opportunity exists on both sides of the meter.

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    11. 7th Annual Military Energy Alternatives Conference

      7th Annual Military Energy Alternatives Conference

      This event, happening at the Westin Tysons Corner in Falls Church, VA, from March 6-8, 2012, is where Department of Defense and Department of Energy personnel will discuss strategies to make alternative energy options less expensive, build a plausible business case for alternatives, and create a successful working environment with stakeholders in an effort to meet their energy efficiency and security targets.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. NREL
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