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    1. Primer: The Now and Future Impacts of Energy Storage

      Primer: The Now and Future Impacts of Energy Storage

      Grid operators and forward-thinking utilities are already getting a glimpse of what energy storage can do – but they ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Multi-megawatt energy storage installations are now providing services and finding value propositions and use case scenarios around the world and at all levels of the grid, according to Energy Storage Association (ESA) Executive Director Matt Roberts. And there are gigawatts of projects already on planners’ horizons.

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    2. Ohio Touts Largest Energy Storage Project Thanks to Renewables Freeze

      Ohio Touts Largest Energy Storage Project Thanks to Renewables Freeze

      Once completed, the storage project in Minister, Ohio, will be one of the largest in the state. According to PV Magazine, the combined solar+storage facility will be the largest of its kind in the United States. But the irony here is that the storage aspect wasn't originally planned. The energy storage part of the project was added when Ohio began considering changes to its SREC requirements. Last July, legislators passed a bill that terminated a requirement that half of the state's SRECs aimed at its renewables goals be generated in the state, while freezing the state's renewable energy portfolio standard for two years. 

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    3. Residential Energy Storage: The Industry's Next Big Thing

      Residential Energy Storage: The Industry's Next Big Thing

      Enabled by falling battery prices, heralded as essential to renewables and mandated by progressive regulators, utility-scale storage projects have been widely viewed as the key technology which will help bring the nation's utility grid into the 21st century. But amid all the hullabaloo surrounding larger deployments, a smaller segment has been gaining steam and could have an even larger impact on the grid. Residential storage, once the stuff of expensive pipe dreams, has gone from feasible to home feature, with developers bringing out a range of products and offerings. Many are tied to home solar systems, but there is also growing interest in stand-alone storage for battery backup, aggregation and demand response.

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    4. Duke Simplifies Microgrid Development Process for NC Fire Department

      Duke Simplifies Microgrid Development Process for NC Fire Department

      Duke's new microgrid, which the company has been operating since July, is relatively small — it operates off a 50 kW battery the utility installed at the McAlpine substation. But the project's significance goes beyond just keeping the lights on at Station 24. Duke spent a year developing the microgrid using only standard utility components and writing the code in-house in an effort to reduce the time and cost needed to develop a microgrid.

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      Mentions: U.S. Texas Georgia
    5. Inside Southern California Edison's Energy Storage Strategy

      Inside Southern California Edison's Energy Storage Strategy

      Last winter, Southern California Edison sent the U.S. energy storage sector into a frenzy with a single announcement: It would purchase over 250 MW of energy storage in one fell swoop — more than five times the amount California regulators required it to do at the time, and easily the biggest single storage procurement to date. Nearly one year on from that historic proposal, what has SCE learned about storage—and what is its outlook for the future? Utility Dive spoke with SCE President Pedro Pizarro to find out.

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    6. Energy Dept. Unveils Plan to Double Energy Productivity by 2030

      Energy Dept. Unveils Plan to Double Energy Productivity by 2030

      The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a strategic plan designed to help meet the Obama administration's goal of doubling the nation's energy productivity within the next 15 years. Electric utilities can modernize grid infrastructure through "smart grid investments and improving the efficiency and interoperability of generation," the report finds, in addition to investments in transmission, storage, and distribution. The plan also envisions adopting new utility business models to "empower the improvement of energy productivity; design rates and support related policies for utility energy efficiency programs that more effectively align energy efficiency with utility business models; and support energy productivity investments in buildings."

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      Mentions: DoE U.S.
    7. Open Standards for Energy Storage Tech Could be Published by End of Year

      Open Standards for Energy Storage Tech Could be Published by End of Year

      A set of common standards for utility-sized energy storage could be released by the end of the year, according to Energy Storage Report, with a group known as Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) behind the push. Last month Duke Energy joined the MESA Standards Alliance, and earlier this year Puget Sound Energy announced it would be deploying a 2 MW, 4.4 MWh energy storage system designed to MESA’s set of open standards.

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    8. What's Behind the 900% Growth in Energy Storage in Q2 2015

      What's Behind the 900% Growth in Energy Storage in Q2 2015

      The median price for utility-scale systems in the first quarter of 2015 was $900 per kWh, and that price didn't fall significantly in the second quarter. But, the low end of the price range went from $800 per kWh in Q1 to $750 per kWh last quarter, explained Senior Energy Storage Analyst Ravi Manghani, lead author on GTM Research’s quarterly energy storage monitor. The report, prepared along with the Energy Storage Association, was released last week.

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      Mentions: California U.S. Texas
    9. IPL Breaks Ground on 20MW Storage Facility for MISO Ancillary Services

      IPL Breaks Ground on 20MW Storage Facility for MISO Ancillary Services

      AES Corp subsidiary Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) began construction on its Carmel 20 MW lithium ion battery storage facility which, according to the utility, will be one of the biggest energy storage facilities in the Midwest. The facility will add reliability to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) power grid by providing ancillary services to balance variations in supply and demand.

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    10. Inside the Nation's First Renewables-Plus-Storage Microgrid

      Inside the Nation's First Renewables-Plus-Storage Microgrid

      The grid was used to avoid some smaller outages, and then earlier this year the California Energy Commission awarded the utility a $5 million grant to expand, allowing it to interconnect with the nearby 26-MW Borrego Springs solar facility. That turned out to be a prescient investment. Borrego Springs' peak load is about 14 MW, and rooftop plus utility-scale solar give the community about 30 MW of generation. The batteries can store about 1.5 MW.

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    11. GTM: US Microgrid Capacity Set to Double by 2020

      GTM: US Microgrid Capacity Set to Double by 2020

      Microgrids are set to experience the same kind of boom battery storage and solar capacity have seen as prices fall and the technologies become increasingly commercialized. Omar Saadeh, GTM senior analyst, spoke at the group's Grid Edge event earlier this week and predicted the size of the market would double within five years.

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    12. New Jersey Proposes Doubling Storage Funding to Bolster Grid Resiliency

      New Jersey Proposes Doubling Storage Funding to Bolster Grid Resiliency

      New Jersey is proposing to double the $3 million invested this year in energy storage, both to bolster renewables integration and to keep critical facilities running in the wake of a large storm. As the state learned in the wake up 2012's Hurricane Sandy, its more than 35,000 renewable facilities mostly required grid power to actually operate.

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    13. Oncor Microgrid Gives a Peek Into the Future of Distributed Energy

      Oncor Microgrid Gives a Peek Into the Future of Distributed Energy

      The 1.25-MW system can run in full island mode, powered by nine sources of energy, or it can tie back into the wider grid. It can operate as a single grid or as four separate microgrids, and it makes economic and reliability decisions autonomously, determining whether to generate power, buy it or store it. While the microgrid at Oncor's services facility solves a specific reliability problem, it is also a demonstration of how the wider grid is changing and what technologies are likely to power it within the next decade. 

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    14. Texas Lawmakers Consider Allowing Competition for Austin Energy's Largest Customers

      Texas Lawmakers Consider Allowing Competition for Austin Energy's Largest Customers

      Texas lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would potentially free Austin Energy's larger customers to shop for electric service from alternate providers, the Austin American-Statesman reports. Currently the municipal utility has a monopoly on service in Austin, but under the proposed bills customers who use more than 25 million kWh annually could petition state regulators for authorization to shop around for cheaper power.

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      Mentions: Texas
    15. Coming Soon To Texas: Demand Response Growth?

      Coming Soon To Texas: Demand Response Growth?

      Demand response (DR) advocates in Texas are preparing a bill they say would open up the state's energy markets and unlock DR growth. Reducing power consumption can help control up to 4% of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' (ERCOT) peak load, FERC determined in a 2012 report. That's actually the lowest among organized markets in the U.S., but DR advocates believe it could reach as high as 15% if barriers are reduced.

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    16. Where Is The US Energy Storage Market Going?

      Where Is The US Energy Storage Market Going?

      “When an industry grows 40% in a year and is forecast to grow another 300% the next,” said GTM Research energy storage analyst Ravi Manghani, “the opportunities will not be limited to just one segment or one technology. They will be in the entire value chain and each step in it.” The growth is expected to continue for at least the next five years, added Manghani, author of the GTM Research-Energy Storage Association U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2014 Year In Review.

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    17. Hawaii Group Explores Forming Co-Op, Intervenes in NextEra-HECO Docket

      Hawaii Group Explores Forming Co-Op, Intervenes in NextEra-HECO Docket

      Hawaii could be the site of one of the nation's newest electric cooperatives, Pacific Business News reports. A group of business and local leaders there have formed a group to study possible benefits of a co-op on the state's Big Island and take a closer look at the proposed acquisition of the state's largest IOU. The proposed Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative (HIEC) filed as an intervener in the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) docket on the proposed $4.3 billion acquisition by NextEra Energy of Hawaiian Electric Industries and its subsidiaries Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light Company.

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