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    1. 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
    2. 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.
    3. 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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    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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.
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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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      Mentions: CA HI U.S.
    13. How Energy Storage Can Cut Peaker-Plant Carbon for the Clean Power Plan

      How Energy Storage Can Cut Peaker-Plant Carbon for the Clean Power Plan

      The Clean Power Plan cites energy storage as an enabling technology, one that could help utilities and grid operators store, shift and smooth the increasing amounts of intermittent wind and solar that will be needed to meet the Obama administration’s ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction goals. But AES Energy Storage says grid-scale batteries don’t need to wait for that green power revolution to start contributing to carbon-cutting. There’s a big, fat target on the grid already -- simple-cycle natural gas “peaker” plants that exist only to serve the grid’s brief moments of peak demand.

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    14. Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 1 “A Prelude to the Future”

      Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 1 “A Prelude to the Future”

      The U.S. electricity system is undergoing the biggest change in its 130-­year history. The scale of electricity generation is rapidly shrinking, from coal and nuclear power plants that can power a million homes to solar and wind power plants that power a few to a few hundred nearby homes. Electricity demand has leveled off, so that every unit of new wind and solar power produced for the grid displaces a unit of fossil fuel energy. Batteries and electric vehicles provide new tools for distributed energy storage.

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    15. Kokomo Students to Experiment with Energy Storage

      Kokomo Students to Experiment with Energy Storage

      Students at Northwestern School Corporation in Kokomo will be harnessing the wind and storing its energy. The school, one of two Indiana schools selected for a community energy storage project, already has a wind turbine. It will now also test a storage system to capture wind power for use when the wind isn’t blowing.  Duke Energy and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) have partnered with Southern Indiana’s Battery Innovation Center to install energy storage systems at the schools.

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    16. ABB to Minimise Diesel in Africa Micro-Grids Using Flywheels and Batteries with Renewables

      ABB to Minimise Diesel in Africa Micro-Grids Using Flywheels and Batteries with Renewables

      ABB’s PowerStore grid stabiliser uses a 1 MVA/380 kWh battery combined with a 750kW rooftop PV installation in order to optimise the use of the solar power generated and provide backup in the case of power outages on the main grid. Reducing the reliance on diesel also comes with the benefit of relieving consumers from the volatility of fossil fuel prices, which is a major concern for facilities across South Africa. Moreover, there remains a greater demand than supply of energy within the country.

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      Mentions: Africa Spain Canada
    17. Results From the World's Biggest Transactive Energy Test

      Results From the World's Biggest Transactive Energy Test

      About two years ago, the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project flipped the switch on the country's biggest test of a technology concept that could transform distributed energy-grid integration: transactive energy. The goal was to show that near-real-time energy and pricing data could provide the right signals for utility-controlled distributed energy assets and demand-response platforms to better balance electricity supply and demand. The testing ground was the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) grid system, with its combination of firm hydropower, growing wind and solar power, and an increasing focus on demand reduction.

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    18. OATI and EnSync Collaborate on Future Microgrid Solutions

      OATI and EnSync Collaborate on Future Microgrid Solutions

      OATI and EnSync Energy Systems, leading developers of innovative energy management systems for the utility, commercial, and industrial building markets, will install EnSync’s Matrix Energy Management and Agile Hybrid Energy Storage on the future OATI South Campus and Microgrid in Bloomington, Minnesota. The OATI South Campus will be a state-of-the-art, first of its kind Microgrid. It will have multiple on-site power generation sources, in addition to its connection to the local utility. The South Campus will operate in parallel with the grid, or disconnected for a virtually indefinite period of time, and will intelligently and dynamically adjust and optimize its load and generation based upon grid conditions and electricity prices.

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      Mentions: CA Minnesota ZBB
    19. Batteries: The Only Missing Link in India’s Solar Energy Story

      Batteries: The Only Missing Link in India’s Solar Energy Story

      The renewable energy industry is registering an unprecedented, sharp growth in India. The total renewable energy installed capacity in India at the end of FY 2014–15 stood at 35.77 GW. The Indian government plans to increase this capacity to 175 GW by the end of 2022. India’s renewable energy market is growing sharply — the installed capacity jumped by 12.9% during the 12 months to March 31, 2015. India added over 4 GW renewable energy capacity in 2014–15, a capacity addition of 8.5% more than the targeted figure of 3.7 GW. All three leading sub-sectors in the renewable energy (solar, wind and hydro) overachieved on the allocated targets. Solar power registered a sharp growth and now has a share of 10.5%, up from 8.3% at the end of FY 2013–14. India is poised to break into the global top five of solar power producers in 2015.

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      Mentions: Australia India NV
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