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    1. America's First Commercial-Scale Rail Energy Storage Project Receives BLM Approval

      America's First Commercial-Scale Rail Energy Storage Project Receives BLM Approval

      PAHRUMP, NEVADA - [March 28, 2016] - Advanced Rail Energy Storage, LLC ("ARES") announced that its proposed commercial-scale gravity-based rail energy storage project ("ARES Nevada") has been granted a right-of-way lease by the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM"). Once operational, the 50-megawatt project will encompass 106 acres of public land in Southern Nevada, near Pahrump in Clark and Nye Counties, and help stabilize the electric grid. ARES Nevada will connect to the power western grid via the facilities of Valley Electric Association. 

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    2. SMA, Tesvolt Cooperate on Battery-Storage Systems

      SMA, Tesvolt Cooperate on Battery-Storage Systems

      The combined system of battery and battery inverter can be used in PV systems, CHP plants and wind power plants as well as in hydroelectric power plants. It enables companies in the commercial sector to sustainably and cost-effectively reduce their energy costs. “Qualifying TESVOLT’s lithium storage systems for use with SMA inverters was an important step for us,” said Volker Wachenfeld, Executive Vice President of the Offgrid & Storage business unit at SMA. “It offers companies new energy storage options that help them maximize their self-consumption of PV power. The Sunny Island inverter was developed to optimize the performance and efficiency of energy supply systems, and can be used in both off-grid and grid-tied systems.”

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      Mentions: Germany
    3. India Looks to Battery Storage to Supplement Its Solar Boom

      India Looks to Battery Storage to Supplement Its Solar Boom

      For the first time ever, India is putting out the call for energy storage developers. The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is seeking bids for a 750-megawatt solar park at Ananthapuramu in Andhra Pradesh. In order to supplement the massive series of projects, SECI is looking to procure 100 megawatts of storage capacity. It’s a small step for solar storage in a country that currently has little capacity. But if batteries are regularly added to future tenders, it could add up to a large market, given India’s ambitious solar targets.

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      Mentions: India U.S. GE
    4. Australian Vanadium Ltd a Front-Runner to Ride Positive Vanadium Wave

      Australian Vanadium Ltd a Front-Runner to Ride Positive Vanadium Wave

      Australian Vanadium Ltd (ASX:AVL) has positioned itself as a front-runner to benefit from the positive signs of growth in vanadium demand as it applies to the energy storage market. AVL has already recognised the potential for involvement in the energy storage market and explored the growth of demand for vanadium redox flow batteries. The company's Gabanintha Project will allow it to supply high-quality vanadium products to electrolyte producers worldwide, as well as its own plant planned for Australia. This delivers AVL a vertical integration strategy.

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    5. Renew Economy: Redflow Sets up Adelaide “Battery Lab” Ahead of Home Storage Launch

      Renew Economy: Redflow Sets up Adelaide “Battery Lab” Ahead of Home Storage Launch

      Ahead of the launch of its residential battery storage offering later this month, Australian energy storage company Redflow has established a “battery lab” in Adelaide to assist with its software development and to certify its zinc bromide flow batteries with multiple inverters. The new facility will be located in Kent Town, not far from the Base64 office of Simon Hackett, Redflow’s executive chairman and a major shareholder in the Brisbane-based company. Hackett, who is developing Battery Management System (BMS) software for the residential battery, established the lab on the premises of an existing business in which he is also a shareholder. He said it was an ideal complement to Redflow’s Large Scale Battery (LSB) – one of which was to be installed at Base64 this month – “as a real-world demonstration of the effective grid-scale energy storage capabilities that Redflow also has to offer.”

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      Mentions: Australia RedFlow
    6. How Battery Power Sustains Wind-Blown and Sun Struck Grids

      How Battery Power Sustains Wind-Blown and Sun Struck Grids

      Energy storage systems continue to grow in popularity as renewable energy sources like wind power are connected to the grid at an unprecedented rate. California alone plans to commission 1.3 gigawatts of storage by 2020, and similar trends are being seen globally. In Canada, the Government of Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (“LTEP”) calls for a total of 50 MW of storage capacity. Although this may not seem like much in comparison, with Canada’s focus on energy policy, energy storage is expected to become critical to the success of policy goals affecting de-carbonization and enabling a true “Smart Grid.”

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      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    7. How Austin Energy is Looking to Manage Solar-Plus-Storage on its Grid

      How Austin Energy is Looking to Manage Solar-Plus-Storage on its Grid

      Austin Energy is implementing new energy storage and software tools to help integrate a big increase in solar power on its system as the utility moves toward its target of deriving 55% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The key component of those tools are software applications that will be used to control and integrate distributed energy resources, including energy storage systems, into the city’s grid and enable the grid to interact economically with the surrounding grid of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region.

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    8. A Look at the Biggest Energy Storage Projects Built Around the World in the Last Year

      A Look at the Biggest Energy Storage Projects Built Around the World in the Last Year

      Last year will likely be remembered as the year that energy storage got serious. While projects of all sizes were installed in record numbers, distributed storage received outsized attention -- particularly in the U.S. But what of the larger grid-scale projects? We thought it would be helpful to round up some of the biggest energy storage projects that went live last year around the world.

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      Mentions: Japan Asia NV
    9. Invenergy to Provide Clean Power to Google

      Invenergy to Provide Clean Power to Google

      Invenergy today announced that it has signed a 225 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Google to provide the tech giant with renewable energy to help support its data center operations. Google first announced this deal in December during the COP21 conference in Paris. Invenergy is one of six renewable energy companies Google partnered with for a total 842 MW of renewable energy across three countries. Of the six agreements, Google's PPA with Invenergy is the largest. The announced deals almost double the amount of renewable energy that feed the company's data centers worldwide.

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    10. Former Kenora Resident Leads Company Marketing Innovative Energy Storage System

      Former Kenora Resident Leads Company Marketing Innovative Energy Storage System

      Former Kenora resident Curtis Van Walleghem was in the news last month when his company Hydrostor ‘threw the switch’ to activate the world’s first underwater compressed air energy storage system in Toronto on Nov. 18.  The Beaver Brae Secondary School graduate and former Bronco hockey player is CEO of Hydrostor, which designed the system for Toronto Hydro to provides a ‘green solution’ to store electricity generated by wind and solar during off-peak hours and returning it to the grid when demand is high.

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      Mentions: Japan Hydrostor
    11. Storage in 2016: Utility-scale, Long-Duration Markets Take the Lead

      Storage in 2016: Utility-scale, Long-Duration Markets Take the Lead

      2015 was a banner year for energy storage. New entrants to the utility storage market like Tesla attracted national attention to the sector, and companies deployed more batteries and other storage technologies than ever before.  A recent report from GTM Research estimated that storage installations will hit 192 MW this year, triple the amount of storage put in place in 2014.

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      Mentions: CA HI U.S.
    12. AES Reveals Energy Storage Alternative To Peaking Power Plants

      AES Reveals Energy Storage Alternative To Peaking Power Plants

      Energy storage leader AES recently revealed its new energy storage platform for commercial deployments. AES installed one of its systems in Maryland, and it is the largest grid-scale battery in that state. Brian Perusse, VP of International Market Development for AES, answered some questions about the platform for CleanTechnica. 

       

       

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    13. Ireland's Energy Storage Potential

      Ireland's Energy Storage Potential

      Curtailment of renewable generation is driving the case for energy storage in Ireland. While short on sun, the electrical storage market in Ireland could thrive given its ample wind resources and grid limitations. "There is an urgent need for energy storage solutions in Ireland," said James Tedd of the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland’s state-owned power utility, at the Energy Storage Update Europe conference held in London last week.

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      Mentions: Europe Germany UK
    14. Off-Grid Suburb a 'Perfect Storm' for Energy Giants

      Off-Grid Suburb a 'Perfect Storm' for Energy Giants

      Simon Hackett, chair of RedFlow —an Australian company that designs off-grid batteries — told Fairfax the Australian energy industry is facing a "perfect storm". "The combination of high energy prices, widespread deployment of photovoltaic solar panels (PV), a ready supply of sunshine and the looming presence of widespread, affordable and effective energy storage systems is encouraging customers to look for other ways to supply their energy needs," he said.

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      Mentions: Australia FL RedFlow
    15. How Can We Store More Energy From the Sun and the Wind?

      How Can We Store More Energy From the Sun and the Wind?

      Storage methods currently being used around the world include batteries, flywheels, geothermal plants, compressed air and hydrogen - even ice. But the the most popular method is hydro power - water pumped to the top of a mountain and then released to power turbines at the bottom. According to research company Navigant, global energy storage capacity is going to rise from about 1,750 megawatts (MW) in 2016 to nearly 11,000 MW by 2020.

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      Mentions: NV IBM ESA
    16. BLM Holds a Public Comment on Energy Storage Facility

      BLM Holds a Public Comment on Energy Storage Facility

      As Bureau of Land Management is trying to expedite the first Pahrump energy storage, the organization is looking for public comment that would help officials to determine whether they should move along with the project. On Wednesday, the BLM held a public meeting with several dozen residents and officials at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino Event Center for a question-and-answer session that highlighted some of the key features of the $55 million system.

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      Mentions: CA NV U.S.
    17. 1Energy's Platform to Rule Fleets of Batteries—and Beyond

      1Energy's Platform to Rule Fleets of Batteries—and Beyond

      Seattle-based startup 1Energy has been a small but spirited contender in the emerging energy storage management software field, with a decided emphasis on an open-standards-based approach to linking batteries and other grid-connected assets at scale. For the past few years, it has deployed its software in the form of an intelligent controller, integrating with individual battery-inverter systems in a showcase set of Pacific Northwest utility pilot projects, while promising a fleet management platform to tie them all together.

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      Mentions: Chile TX Duke Energy
    18. Inside the First Fully Dispatchable Utility Solar-Storage Project in Hawaii

      Inside the First Fully Dispatchable Utility Solar-Storage Project in Hawaii

      It is not so much the concept of bundling or pricing, which always varies by location, that is being tested on Kaua’i. More than that, say storage backers, the significance is held in the way the project was packaged and sold. The Kaua’i project is a “test for this kind of deal structure,” says Matt Roberts, executive director of the Energy Storage Association. The Kaua’i deal has the potential to combine least cost and performance in a PPA, that is something “a lot of utilities want to see,” Roberts said.

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      Mentions: HI TX VA
    19. For an Hourly Fee, Argonne Lab Will Help You Make Batteries

      For an Hourly Fee, Argonne Lab Will Help You Make Batteries

      Argonne National Laboratory, the U.S. government-funded center near Chicago that designed the first nuclear reactor to generate electricity in 1951, is looking to do business with battery storage developers. The $760-million-a-year operation will charge small- to medium-size companies by the hour for its help developing energy storage technologies. Under the arrangement, which Argonne was scheduled to announce on Tuesday, businesses will approach the center with scientific problems — from wear and tear on widgets to battery performance — and Argonne scientists and engineers will consult and work alongside the companies at the lab for a fee.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    20. Renewables Won't Succeed Without Energy Storage—But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

      Renewables Won't Succeed Without Energy Storage—But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

      "Energy storage is perhaps the most significant enabling technology, providing the ability to both smooth and shift renewable generation to match [electricity] demand profiles," says a comprehensive new report looking at the present and future of energy storage. The report, prepared by the AECOM consultancy for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, explores the technologies of energy storage, including lithium-ion batteries (the standard today), new types of flow batteries and mechanical methods like compressed air storage and pumped hydroelectric storage.

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      Mentions: CA Japan HI
    21. Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 “The Present”

      Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 “The Present”

      Aggressive state policy and cost reductions for clean energy have created two business model crises for electric utilities: stagnant sales and exponentially rising production from distributed renewable sources. Overall electricity sales peaked nearly six years ago, and per capita consumption has been stagnant for over a decade. The Wall Street Journal reports that electricity use has almost entirely decoupled from economic growth; that is, the U.S. economy can grow without increasing electricity consumption.

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