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    1. Is Energy Storage Finally Ready To Tackle the Wind Sector's Biggest Challenge?

      Is Energy Storage Finally Ready To Tackle the Wind Sector's Biggest Challenge?

      Now that wind energy has gone mainstream, the big challenge is how to squeeze the most kilowatts out of a wind turbine. The task is more complicated than simply increasing the size and efficiency of the turbine. People—and businesses—need electricity when they need it, but the wind blows when it will. The result can be an undersupply of wind energy during peak demand periods and an oversupply at other times, especially at night. However, more economical energy storage technology is coming online, and it's having a powerful impact on both the wind and solar energy markets.

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      Mentions: KORE Power
    2. NIPSCO to Replace Coal with 2.3 GW of Solar, Storage in Latest RFP

      NIPSCO to Replace Coal with 2.3 GW of Solar, Storage in Latest RFP

      The Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) announced on Oct. 1 a request for proposals for 300 MW of wind, 2,300 MW of solar and solar-plus-storage projects, as well as an undefined amount for other capacity resources.
      NIPSCO seeks to retire the bulk of its coal generation capacity by 2023, and its October 2018 Integrated Resource Plan identified cheaper alternatives in renewables paired with storage.

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      Mentions: Indiana
    3. Battery System to Provide Frequency Regulation for PJM

      Battery System to Provide Frequency Regulation for PJM

      A 72 MW/72 MWH battery system owned by a global independent power producer is expected to soon start providing grid services in PJM territory, signaling the storage industry’s increasing maturation and ability to compete with traditional resources. Industry supporters have argued that getting more storage online to support renewables integration and provide other grid benefits would require compensation schemes that allow storage to compete.

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    4. Enabling Versatility: Allowing Hybrid Resources to Deliver Their Full Value to Customers

      Enabling Versatility: Allowing Hybrid Resources to Deliver Their Full Value to Customers

      Hybrid resources are growing dramatically. Energy storage-paired generators offer enhanced capabilities and can respond to economic signals differently than traditional generator resources. Yet, many grid planning rules overstate the cost of interconnecting hybrid resources, and operating rules unduly limit the flexibility and other services that these resources can provide. Industry practices, market rules, and regulations need to be updated to remove barriers to entry and allow these resources to offer their full value to the power system, which will enhance market competition and ensure just and reasonable rates.

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      Mentions: ESA
    5. Power Plants with Energy Storage Can Boost Electric Market Competition and Lower Costs

      Power Plants with Energy Storage Can Boost Electric Market Competition and Lower Costs

      As electricity markets innovate with new technologies to increase system reliability and efficiency, a new industry white paper released today shows how energy storage projects integrated with power plants, such as wind and solar power, are crucial to providing greater value to the electric grid, facilitating greater market competition and lowering electricity costs for consumers. The white paper, entitled Enabling Versatility: Allowing Hybrid Resources to Deliver Their Full Value to Customers, is the product of a collaboration between Grid Strategies and the U.S. Energy Storage Association.

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      Mentions: ESA
    6. APS Issues RFPs for Solar and Wind Energy Resources

      APS Issues RFPs for Solar and Wind Energy Resources

      Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) issued two separate Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for solar and wind resources. These RFPs will help expand the company’s renewable energy portfolio to approximately 2,500 megawatts by 2021 – enough to power more than half a million Arizona homes. Projects must employ commercially proven technology and must be designed with the flexibility to add energy storage as a future option.

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    7. UA Initiates 100% Clean Energy Project with TEP

      UA Initiates 100% Clean Energy Project with TEP

      By partnering with Tucson Electric Power for the purchase of solar and wind power, the University of Arizona will offset all of its scope two greenhouse gas emissions with green energy by December 2020. Under the agreement, TEP will dedicate portions of two new renewable energy projects to serving the energy needs of the University of Arizona, including a wind farm in New Mexico and a solar-plus-storage system southeast of Tucson.

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    8. Hawaiian Electric Seeks Bids for 900MW of ‘Dispatchable Renewables,’ Storage, and Grid Services

      Hawaiian Electric Seeks Bids for 900MW of ‘Dispatchable Renewables,’ Storage, and Grid Services

      Hawaiian Electric has issued a long-awaited request for proposals (RFP) for about 900 megawatts of renewable energy and energy storage projects. It’s the utility’s second major round of contracts in the past year seeking to marry variable solar and wind power with the capacity and flexibility of batteries. HECO’s new RFPs are broken into a number of specific projects and specific needs across its three islands, with a mix of different technologies required. This complexity comes from the fact that these RFPs have been structured to help replace two big fossil fuel-fired power plants to close in the next five years

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    9. GlidePath Acquires 149MW Texas Wind Portfolio with Storage Additions Planned

      GlidePath Acquires 149MW Texas Wind Portfolio with Storage Additions Planned

      GlidePath Power Solutions has acquired eight wind projects in North Texas with a total capacity of 149MW. The portfolio, purchased from Exelon Generation, will be optimised by GlidePath while it plans how best to add energy storage on-site at each project. The projects are all north of Amarillo and sell into the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). According to GlidePath, they will be the first battery storage projects in the SPP.

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    10. Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Identify and Overcome Barriers to Use of Clean Energy Technologies

      Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Identify and Overcome Barriers to Use of Clean Energy Technologies

      U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has reintroduced the Clean Energy Grid Act. This bill would aim to strengthen US energy security, reduce pollution, increase electric reliability and spur job creation by improving the deployment of efficient and cost-effective energy resources, such as solar and wind power and energy storage.

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    11. Investing in Energy Storage for Solar, Wind Power Could Greatly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      Investing in Energy Storage for Solar, Wind Power Could Greatly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      At times renewable energy sources can produce more power than is needed, leaving some solar or wind energy to go to waste. This oversupply condition is a lost opportunity for these clean energy resources to displace pollution from fossil fuel-powered plants. But by creating complex models analyzing power systems in California and Texas, University of Michigan scientists show in a study that investing in batteries and other energy storage technologies can be economically viable with proper policy support. That, in turn, could radically reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and increase the use of solar and wind energy.

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    12. How Energy Storage is Creating New Opportunities

      How Energy Storage is Creating New Opportunities

      A major disruption to the global economy is coming in the form of a seismic shift in energy markets. Largely driven by energy storage, this disruption will create exciting opportunities for the renewable energy market and will, in our view, drastically change the time of day electricity price curve (that is, the ‘duck curve’). The increased availability and adoption of battery storage will enable solar energy generators to match for the first time the supply of electricity to the time of customer use, which has historically been the major impediment to the growth of direct renewable electricity supply.

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      Mentions: K&L Gates
    13. Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Agrees to Tap Wind, Solar and Battery-Powered Energy to Help Meet Future Demands

      Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Agrees to Tap Wind, Solar and Battery-Powered Energy to Help Meet Future Demands

      One of Oklahoma’s biggest electric cooperatives is juicing up its power capacity using cutting-edge technology. On Tuesday, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative announced it executed a power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy Resources that includes 200 megawatts of battery-stored energy and will take the capacity of its generating fleet to more than 3 gigawatts.

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      Mentions: Oklahoma Nextera
    14. PGE Plan Calls for More Renewables, Energy Storage

      PGE Plan Calls for More Renewables, Energy Storage

      In announcing a resource plan Monday, Portland General Electric, the state’s largest electric utility, said investments in energy efficiency, demand management, customer-generated energy, new renewables and energy storage could fill a capacity gap expected to open up in the coming decade — and keep it on a path to hit a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target unveiled last year.

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      Mentions: Oregon
    15. Diversifying the Northeast Power Mix: Is Offshore Wind + Storage Key to the Region's Reliability?

      Diversifying the Northeast Power Mix: Is Offshore Wind + Storage Key to the Region's Reliability?

      Offshore wind and battery storage are about to come into the Northeastern power mix in a big way. With more states requiring offshore wind targets, almost 18 GW are mandated to come online by 2035 in states across New England. But how that intermittent capacity will fit into an increasingly clean energy mix, how it will impact system reliability and whether the region's utilities are ready for more change, remains in question.

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    16. PNM Plans Early Retirement of Coal Plant with Massive Addition of Solar + Storage

      PNM Plans Early Retirement of Coal Plant with Massive Addition of Solar + Storage

      Public Service of New Mexico (PNM) filed a plan with regulators for how it plans to get to 100% emission-free power by 2040. The utility reviewed four scenarios, all of which involved the early retirement of the San Juan Coal Plant, to arrive at its recommended path forward. PMN recommends using the energy from a 280-MW gas-fired power plant, plus 350 MW of solar capacity, 130 MW of battery storage and 140 MW of wind power. The battery storage will represent 5 percent of the total capacity of the system, which is the highest percent penetration in the nation, according to PNM. PNM says its plan will save customers on average $7.11 per month in the first year.

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      Mentions: New Mexico
    17. Storage Shock Absorber

      Storage Shock Absorber

      Energy storage technology is changing the industry as it truly becomes a shock absorber in the struggle to balance supply and demand as solar and wind generation increases. This integrated technology is moving the electric power delivery industry closer to the fabled virtual power plant, which is why energy storage has been called the enabling technology. The technology of plus storage is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with and only the surface has been scratched.

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    18. The Biggest Money is on Wind, Solar, and Storage at NextEra

      The Biggest Money is on Wind, Solar, and Storage at NextEra

      NextEra’s 2019 Investor Presentation is 235 slides of deep information showing the forward-looking business plans of multiple business units. These include large volumes of solar, wind, storage and transmission – as well as ideas and projections on how these technologies will evolve over the next five-plus years.

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      Mentions: NREL EIA Nextera
    19. 6 MW Wärtsilä Energy Storage System Demonstrates Phased Increase of Renewable Energy Penetration on the Island of Bonaire

      6 MW Wärtsilä Energy Storage System Demonstrates Phased Increase of Renewable Energy Penetration on the Island of Bonaire

      The technology group Wärtsilä has commissioned its 6 MW / 6 MWh energy management and storage system project for its customer ContourGlobal Bonaire on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. With Phase One complete, the island no longer has to curtail wind resources. It has nearly doubled renewable energy penetration, and prepared the system for additional capacity to accommodate peak demand during tourist season. ContourGlobal’s entire island grid is managed and operated by Greensmith GEMS advanced software platform.

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    20. Iberdrola to Build Largest UK Wind Power Battery

      Iberdrola to Build Largest UK Wind Power Battery

      Iberdrola is to build the UK’s largest battery linked to a wind farm, said the Spanish group’s ScottishPower unit. The 50MW lithium-ion battery will store power from the 539MW Whitelee project in Scotland that is currently Britain’s biggest operating onshore wind facility. The battery is set to be operating by the end of 2020. Adding large-scale storage capability is seen as a key strategy to allowing variable renewable sources such as wind power to respond effectively to demand. The Whitelee battery will be able to offer services such as reactive power and frequency response to the National Grid.

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    21. Fortum Pairs Li-ion Storage with Hydropower Plant in Sweden

      Fortum Pairs Li-ion Storage with Hydropower Plant in Sweden

      Fortum has started operating a 5 MW/6.2 MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at the Forshuvud hydropower plant in Dalarna, Sweden. It plans to use the storage system to lower the risk of network disturbances, while minimizing what Fortum describes as “wear and tear” on the hydropower facility. The batteries at Forshuvud will compensate for increasingly rapid changes in electricity generation caused by wind power, for example. The system will improve the hydropower plant’s role as a regulator and more effectively take advantage of capacity regulation.

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    22. Brayton Point to Become Renewable Energy Center

      Brayton Point to Become Renewable Energy Center

      A planned facility that would convert and store electricity generated by offshore wind turbines was unveiled Monday at Brayton Point. Construction on the Anbaric Renewable Energy Center is expected to begin in 2021 and will result in a 1,200-megawatt, high-voltage direct current converter. The facility will serve as the “plug-in” between offshore wind turbines and the power grid from which local homes and buildings receive electricity. Anbaric is also planning to build 400 megawatts worth of battery storage on the site, which would be utilized on days when winds are low and turbine output is less productive.

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