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    1. New Hampshire Utility Proposes Virtual Power Plant with Tesla Powerwalls

      New Hampshire Utility Proposes Virtual Power Plant with Tesla Powerwalls

      A proposal to install 300 Tesla Powerwall batteries in homes in Lebanon, N.H., is just the latest example of utilities turning to distributed storage, as well as the growing battle to supply these Virtual Power Plants (VPP). Valley News reports Liberty Utilities tapped Tesla to supply the batteries, but the proceeding has grown as SunRun has called for a competitive bidding process to supply the batteries. The Liberty Utilities pilot will eventually be expanded to 1,000 customer homes.

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      Mentions: Australia Japan DoE
    2. New Business Models May be the Next Frontier in Lower Energy Storage Costs

      New Business Models May be the Next Frontier in Lower Energy Storage Costs

      s the markets for energy storage continue to grow and companies in those markets mature, business models and financing mechanisms are getting more attention. Those models can involve alternatives to a traditional asset sale approach that can reduce the cost of entry for potential customers and lower the cost of capital for energy storage companies. The trend was highlighted last week when Younicos announced its energy storage rental service. Renting energy storage equipment was an obvious step for Younicos, given that its corporate parent, Aggreko, rents power generation equipment on a global scale.

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    3. Community Energy Storage: What is it? Where is it? How does it work?

      Community Energy Storage: What is it? Where is it? How does it work?

      The sharing economy is growing feverishly worldwide. Whether ride-sharing, tool-sharing or home-sharing, there are new value streams and new benefits to participants never before envisioned. Energy markets are no exception and are experiencing similar community-oriented revolutions. Over a decade ago, the first community renewable energy (aka shared renewable energy) programs emerged, enabling multiple energy customers to participate in and share the economic benefits of a wind or solar energy system. Today, more than 14 states have enabled shared renewable energy programs, and hundreds of utilities offer some form of community or shared renewable energy program to their customers. More recently, “community choice aggregation” has sprung to life as a compelling alternative for communities looking to drive more renewable and clean energy development.

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      Mentions: CA DoE HI
    4. SDG&E Seeks 166 MW Energy Storage for Emergency Response Sites

      SDG&E Seeks 166 MW Energy Storage for Emergency Response Sites

      San Diego Gas & Electric wants to add 166 MW of storage to its system disbursed between seven projects focused on emergency response services. Within the next 12 years, the utility says it will develop or interconnect more than 330 MW of energy storage to help keep the system reliable and integrate additional renewable energy. The utility's plan also includes an incentive program for nonprofit care facilities to install energy storage, called the Energy Storage Customer Program Pilot.

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    5. Arizona Regulator Wants Cost Analysis of Proposed Clean Energy Plan

      Arizona Regulator Wants Cost Analysis of Proposed Clean Energy Plan

      Arizona utility Commissioner Andy Tobin has called for an audit of the costs and benefits associated with raising the state's clean energy standard, including requiring utilities to get 80% of their electricity from renewables and nuclear by 2050 and deploy 3000 MW of energy storage by 2030. Tobin's Arizona Energy Modernization Plan also calls for reforms in utility planning processes, policies to boost energy efficiency, electric vehicles and biomass, and the deployment of 3 GW of storage by 2030.

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      Mentions: DoE China Arizona
    6. Maryland is First State to Launch Energy Storage Tax Credit

      Maryland is First State to Launch Energy Storage Tax Credit

      The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is accepting applications for its 2018 Energy Storage Tax Credit Program, which offers up to $750,000 to residential and commercial customers who install qualified systems. The incentive reimburses 30% of the total installation costs, up to $5,000 for a residential project and $75,000 for commercial. A total of $225,000 dollars has been allocated for residential taxpayers and $525,000 dollars for commercial.

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    7. AES-Siemens Joint Venture Unveils New Solar+Storage Platform

      AES-Siemens Joint Venture Unveils New Solar+Storage Platform

      Fluence Energy LLC, an energy storage services company owned by AES and Siemens, announced an innovative platform the companies believe will help solar projects eliminate production variability and ultimately send up to 50% more clean energy to the grid. The new platform, SunFlex Energy Storage, will capture excess energy that would have been lost during daytime hours and allow that energy to be delivered at night, creating a dispatchable solar resource.

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    8. New York Could be Headed for the Country's Most Ambitious Energy Storage Goal

      New York Could be Headed for the Country's Most Ambitious Energy Storage Goal

      New York State could be on its way to crafting the most aggressive energy storage goal in the country. The target is still a work in progress, but based on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) recent announcement and interviews with analysts, it could be set above 1,500 MW by 2030. “I think the target would be higher than 1,500 MW,” Conor Bambrick, air and energy director at Environmental Advocates of New York, told Utility Dive.

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      Mentions: CA NY NYSERDA
    9. Honolulu Storage Permits Surge 1,700% in One Year, New Report Says

      Honolulu Storage Permits Surge 1,700% in One Year, New Report Says

      New data from Hawaii's Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) shows energy customers in the capital city of Honolulu are increasingly interested in adding battery storage to rooftop solar, evidence by an 18-fold increase in the number of permits issued for residential projects. The new report from DBEDT, based on data from the city's Department of Planning and Permitting, finds 731 residential battery storage related projects received permits last year — compared with a mere 40 in 2016.

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    10. 6 Months After Target Adoption, Massachusetts Sees Energy Storage Growth, Challenges

      6 Months After Target Adoption, Massachusetts Sees Energy Storage Growth, Challenges

      Six months after a target was set, energy storage in Massachusetts is beginning to take off, albeit slowly, as policies continue to evolve. Ongoing challenges to wider adoption include questions about whether storage is eligible to net meter under the state's rules and who retains the capacity value of storage in ISO New England's forward capacity market.

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    11. California Regulators Broaden Rules for Energy Storage

      California Regulators Broaden Rules for Energy Storage

      The California Public Utilities Commission last week approved new market rules for energy storage aimed at enabling the resources to stack incremental value and revenue streams through the delivery of multiple services to the wholesale market, distribution grid, transmission system and other venues. Regulators say the previous rules meant battery assets were unable to realize their full economic value, but the changes will help ensure correct pricing and improved economic viability.

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    12. Energy Storage Safety Set to Move Forward in 2018 with New Fire Standards

      Energy Storage Safety Set to Move Forward in 2018 with New Fire Standards

      Most of the focus on energy storage safety has been on mobile applications, given the spate of exploding laptop and phone batteries. Lithium-ion batteries used in those applications are under tighter restrictions for size and density that can lead to higher risks. Stationary storage applications are often safer than mobile uses because there are not the same space constraints. But in some markets, space can also be an issue for stationary storage, especially with projects that use lithium-ion batteries.

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    13. Groups Petition Congress for Stand-alone Energy Storage Tax Credits

      Groups Petition Congress for Stand-alone Energy Storage Tax Credits

      The Energy Storage Association and 36 other companies and associations on Friday sent a letter urging congressional leadership to provide clarity on the eligibility of energy storage for the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The signatories, which include AES Energy Storage, E.On North America, Invenergy, LG Chem and Stem, say developers of energy storage projects face uncertainty because the rules governing the ITC for energy storage are often decided on a case by case basis.

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    14. The IHS Markit Electric Resiliency Study – Much Less Than Meets the Eye

      The IHS Markit Electric Resiliency Study – Much Less Than Meets the Eye

      In directing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider a proposed rule that would subsidize Eastern merchant coal and nuclear generators, the Secretary of Energy points to a study by IHS Markit as justification for DOE's proposal. But that study, which claims to put a price tag on “just how important our current balance of coal, gas, nuclear and renewable energy really is,”1 has so many factual, logical and methodological flaws that it is wholly unsuitable to inform serious public policy.

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    15. As Grid Modernization Accelerates, Which States are in the Lead, and Why?

      As Grid Modernization Accelerates, Which States are in the Lead, and Why?

      Grid modernization is not just a New York-California issue anymore. Committed and proposed expenditures are accelerating into the billions across the country, with no sign of a slowdown in sight. The grid's vulnerability to increasingly extreme weather and its consequences is apparent to everybody, and it must be strengthened, Centerpoint Energy CEO Scott Prochazka said. "Electricity is about 5% of GDP, but it is the first 5% because reliable energy supports every other aspect of the economy," he noted.

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    16. Ny ISO Plan Sees Storage in State's Wholesale Markets by 2020

      Ny ISO Plan Sees Storage in State's Wholesale Markets by 2020

      The New York ISO yesterday released a new report, "The State of Storage," kicking off the process of developing a model for energy storage resources to participate in the state's wholesale markets. The roadmap lays out a three-phase plan that focuses on storage integration, optimization and aggregation. Bringing storage into wholesale markets could be accomplished by 2020, according to the timeline.

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    17. Top Energy Storage Projects Driving the Sector in 2017

      Top Energy Storage Projects Driving the Sector in 2017

      017 could go down as the year regulated utilities took the lead in energy storage. Several of the most notable energy storage projects this year were done by or for regulated utilities. And that momentum will likely carry into 2018 as well, Tim Gretjak, an analyst at Lux Research, told Utility Dive. 

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    18. Arizona Public Service Taps Sunverge for Residential Energy Storage Pilot

      Arizona Public Service Taps Sunverge for Residential Energy Storage Pilot

      Arizona Public Service has selected Sunverge Energy for a storage pilot project that includes the company's Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS), which it says can predict both load and solar generation. Sunverge has also been selected by Lakeland Electric and Green Mountain Power in Vermont to utilize its advanced, intelligent storage systems and Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. In Arizona, APS will deploy a fleet of Sunverge One energy storage units, linked with Home Energy Management Systems, to deliver more reliable load shapes, increase customer savings, and optimize distributed resources.

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    19. Gas Plant Makers Embrace Batteries with Hybrid Machines

      Gas Plant Makers Embrace Batteries with Hybrid Machines

      New offerings from turbine manufacturers are blurring the line in the debate about whether or not an energy storage facility can replace gas-fired peaking plants. Earlier this month, Wartsila signed a memorandum of understanding with Southern Co. to develop two flexible gas-fired power projects. The MOU coincides with Wartsila’s acquisition of Greensmith Energy Management Systems. Wartsila said the acquisition would enable it to provide both stand-alone energy storage systems, as well as hybridized energy systems that combine conventional generators with energy storage.

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    20. Rhode Island Grid Mod Plan to Focus on Renewables Integration, Cost Control

      Rhode Island Grid Mod Plan to Focus on Renewables Integration, Cost Control

      Rhode Island energy officials say the state's efforts to modernize its electric grid will be a "complex undertaking" as well as a "huge opportunity" that ultimately will help control costs, while creating a more resilient and cleaner system. The state's energy agencies Nov. 17 submitted to Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) a report outlining steps to overhaul Rhode Island's electrical grid, with a focus on controlling costs, integrating more green power, improving service and overhauling utility incentive models.

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