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    1. Doubling uptake of wind and solar power could set up Australia for net zero emissions by 2040

      Doubling uptake of wind and solar power could set up Australia for net zero emissions by 2040

      Australia could wipe out 80% of its greenhouse gas emissions – all of those from fossil fuel energy – in two decades by doubling the pace at which solar and wind power is being rolled out, academic analysis suggests. Australia installed about 7 GW of renewable energy in 2020, continuing a trend in which new clean energy generation roughly equivalent to that produced by a large coal-fired plant is added each year. Under this calculation, the country would have a near 100% clean electricity grid – backed by stronger long-distance transmission, battery and pumped hydro storage and demand management programs.

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    2. Long-duration energy storage set for 'very steep' growth as sector enters commercial phase

      Long-duration energy storage set for 'very steep' growth as sector enters commercial phase

      If you believe that lithium-ion batteries and pumped hydro are the only viable energy-storage options and that long-duration storage technologies are a long way from commercial reality, think again.

      For instance, UK start-up Highview Power, a pioneer in liquid-air energy storage, which has begun construction of two 50MW commercial projects in the US (400MWh) and the UK (250MWh), while German industrial giant Siemens Gamesa has plans to build its first commercial projects of up to 500MWh next year using its hot-rock thermal storage solution.

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    3. Denmark approves artificial island to site 10GW Offshore Wind hub

      Denmark approves artificial island to site 10GW Offshore Wind hub

      Denmark, the nation that built the world’s first offshore wind farm, has agreed to an ambitious plan for another global first – an energy island in the North Sea which could eventually be capable of supplying energy to a history-making 10 million homes. The move will create a critical boost to the world’s offshore wind capacity. The first “hub and spoke” energy scheme will involve building an island 80 kilometres off the Danish coastline to act as the transmission centre for hundreds of wind turbines surrounding it. At $34 billion, it’s the largest construction project in Danish history.

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    4. Batteries could be key to storing excess electricity

      Batteries could be key to storing excess electricity

      So many Decorah residents are putting up solar panels and installing small turbines that Alliant Energy, which serves the city of 7,700 in Winneshiek County, is nearing the limit of how much distributed energy it can host without degrading the quality of electricity in the community. Rather than say no to more renewable energy, the utility is installing a $2.5 million battery system to store the energy and regulate voltage.

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    5. Plus Power Breaks Open Market for Massive Batteries in New England | Greentech Media

      Plus Power Breaks Open Market for Massive Batteries in New England | Greentech Media

      Battery plants have established themselves in the sunny Southwest, but this week was the first time they won big in New England. San Francisco-based developer Plus Power won two bids in the latest capacity auction held by the New England ISO, which operates the transmission grid and competitive power markets in six Northeastern states. That means that these two battery plants offered a compelling enough price to edge out some fossil fuel plants for delivering power on demand. And they did it without any help from federal tax credits because none of them apply to standalone batteries.

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    6. Pacific Northwest poised to test 100% renewables as utilities weigh gas vs. storage

      Pacific Northwest poised to test 100% renewables as utilities weigh gas vs. storage

      As multiple states and municipalities drive toward 100% renewable energy, the Pacific Northwest may be in the most unique position to answer the questions that generally arise despite geographic, economic and climate differences with the rest of the country. Such questions include: What is the right mix of wind, solar, storage, nuclear and hydropower to provide carbon-free energy at an affordable and reliable level? How much should natural gas be relied on as a 'bridge fuel,' if at all?

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    7. New York utility Con Edison signs deal for 100MW battery project at former fossil fuel plant site

      New York utility Con Edison signs deal for 100MW battery project at former fossil fuel plant site

      An agreement has been signed for a 100MW / 400MWh battery storage project in Queens, New York, by utility company Con Edison and Hanwha Group-affiliated renewable energy developer 174 Power Global. The project will be one of the world’s larger battery storage projects to date and the US state’s largest so far by some distance - currently the only transmission-connected battery project in New York is the 20MW KCE NY 1 project completed by developer Key Capture Energy a while back, although many more multi-megawatt projects are thought to be on the way albeit outside of New York's densely populated urban areas. 

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    8. Analysts: Storage a Matter of Dollars and Sense

      Analysts: Storage a Matter of Dollars and Sense

      More developers are adding energy storage to their power generation plans as they recognize how the technology improves a project’s economics.

      Solar and wind power project developers are recognizing the financial benefits that incorporating energy storage into their projects provides. Storage has become a major part of microgrid configurations, and commercial and industrial (C&I) enterprises are discovering it can improve the cost-effectiveness of their own installations. Continuing technology advancements bode well for growth in the sector as investments in storage become more attractive.

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      Mentions: California DoE U.S.
    9. UTILITIES: NextEra announces record renewables, world's largest battery

      UTILITIES: NextEra announces record renewables, world's largest battery

      The world's largest renewable energy developer says it has more projects in the works than it has connected to the grid — including plans for the biggest-ever stand-alone battery storage system. Renewable energy giant NextEra Energy Inc.'s competitive wholesale power unit has inked deals for more than 15,000 megawatts of wind, solar and storage projects, the utility giant announced yesterday.

      "Our backlog is now larger than [NextEra] Energy Resources' entire existing renewables portfolio, which took us 20 years to complete," Rebecca Kujawa, NextEra's chief financial officer, said during the company's third-quarter earnings conference call with financial analysts.

       

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    10. Funding the Next Generation of Efficient, Electric, Grid-Interactive Communities

      Funding the Next Generation of Efficient, Electric, Grid-Interactive Communities

      U.S. homes and commercial buildings consume roughly two-fifths of the country’s overall energy and three-fourths of all electricity. The Department of Energy’s $65 million funding for “connected communities” projects that was announced last week is focused on all three parts of this equation. It builds on scores of projects across the country combining high efficiency, electrification and distributed energy resources such as rooftop or community solar, battery and thermal energy storage, and electric vehicle charging.  

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    11. Clean energy groups band behind target of majority renewables by 2030

      Clean energy groups band behind target of majority renewables by 2030

      U.S. clean energy industry trade groups unveiled Tuesday a collective target of reaching at least 50% renewable generation in the next decade, a tripling of the country’s current capacity. The move — announced by the CEOs of the American Wind Energy Association, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Energy Storage Association, and the National Hydropower Association — is a bid to align the sectors’ policy agenda. That way, the industries can speak with one voice when advocating for federal and state policies to support clean energy, the CEOs said during remarks at the virtual CleanPower 2020 conference.

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    12. Siemens Gamesa to supply innovative hybrid plant in the Philippines for Berkeley Energy, reducing fossil fuel use in a remote location

      Siemens Gamesa to supply innovative hybrid plant in the Philippines for Berkeley Energy, reducing fossil fuel use in a remote location

      The plant will help provide stable electricity supply to island and reduce dependence on diesel, in turn further cutting emissions. Commercial hybrid project manages an existing 16MW wind power facility with battery storage integrated through Siemens Gamesa’s Hybrid Plant Controller (HPC). Siemens Gamesa has signed a 5-year maintenance contract for plant operations which can be optimized remotely using its Energy Management Service (EMS). Plant expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2020; additional 10MW wind farm facility is under negotiations.

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    13. PacifiCorp Readies Multi-Gigawatt Solicitation for Wind, Solar-plus-Storage Projects

      PacifiCorp Readies Multi-Gigawatt Solicitation for Wind, Solar-plus-Storage Projects

      Utility group PacifiCorp is about to open a gusher of opportunity for wind, solar and energy storage developers in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions. Last year PacifiCorp finalized a landmark integrated resource plan (IRP) that for the first time envisions it relying on large amounts of wind farms and solar backed by energy storage to meet its long-range energy needs. Now the utility, part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, is preparing a solicitation for projects to meet that plan’s needs through 2024, taking a concrete step toward its vision.

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    14. US Energy Storage Market May Grow 12X By End Of 2024 (Interview) - CleanTechnica

      US Energy Storage Market May Grow 12X By End Of 2024 (Interview) - CleanTechnica

      The recent Wood Mackenzie Q4 2019 US Energy Storage Monitor report contains a number of insights about energy storage trends that many people may enjoy reading about. Energy storage in the United States has been growing steadily over the last 5-10 years. In this interview, Dan Finn-Foley, head of energy storage research at Wood Mackenzie, discusses how the industry is growing.

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    15. Colorado Utility Sees “Opportunistic Window” to Save Money with Solar and Wind Plus Storage

      Colorado Utility Sees “Opportunistic Window” to Save Money with Solar and Wind Plus Storage

      Black Hills Energy is seeking 200 MW of solar power or wind plus energy storage capacity as part of an RFP, driven – not by any requirements – but by 2019 summertime bids solar and solar plus storage bids of 2.4¢/kWh and 3.6¢/kWh and the pending step down of the 30% investment tax credit.

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    16. Utility-Scale Storage Critical to Achieving Massachusetts Carbon Goals: UMass Study

      Utility-Scale Storage Critical to Achieving Massachusetts Carbon Goals: UMass Study

      The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is likely to fall short of its greenhouse gas emission goals if it cannot implement utility-scale storage, according to a new study. More than 70% of the state’s two pumped-hydro storage facilities — with a collective capacity of around 1,800 MW — is currently unutilized due to the lack of market incentives, according to researchers. The lack of utility-scale storage could mean that the state’s grid remains “dirty” even with a high penetration of renewables.

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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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