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    1. US-India Consortium to Advance Energy Independence

      US-India Consortium to Advance Energy Independence

      The Department of Energy will award $7.5 million for a joint U.S.-India five-year project that will help advance the development of the power grid. The Indian Ministry of Science and Technology and industry partners will match DOE’s commitment, bringing the total commitment to $30 million. This initiative, supported by DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability builds on the Department’s commitment to fostering the reliable, resilient, and secure delivery of electricity needed for strong U.S. national security, economic growth, and global leadership, as well as furthering DOE’s collaboration with India under the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE).

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      Mentions: India U.S.
    2. GE Bundles Battery Storage with Gas Turbines

      GE Bundles Battery Storage with Gas Turbines

      General Electric engineers developed a battery storage with turbine power generation technology the company says works like a hybrid car, making energy more available on the grid when it's needed. According to GE, the technology combines gas turbine peakers and batteries wrapped in a single package with power-management software. “With a hybrid gas turbine, you don’t have to run the turbine at all,” says Brian Gutknecht, chief marketing officer for GE Power. “If power is called for, batteries can provide immediate power. Meanwhile, you can start up the gas turbine.”

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    3. Con Edison to Let Energy Storage Systems Feed Power onto Grid

      Con Edison to Let Energy Storage Systems Feed Power onto Grid

      The New York State Public Service Commission on May 18 said that it granted permission to Consolidated Edison Co. of New York to allow battery storage systems to export electricity to the grid, located at a select number of commercial locations, under a program to lower electricity demand in growing areas of Brooklyn and Queens, and under any future non-wires alternative projects it pursues.

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      Mentions: CO SC EOS
    4. SMA Picked for Storage Test at NREL's National Wind Technology Center

      SMA Picked for Storage Test at NREL's National Wind Technology Center

      Renewable Energy Systems will use SMA technology for a 1 MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center, the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility. Using the RESolve energy storage system, the project will test various components of energy storage and educate the public on how energy storage can create a more stable, secure U.S. electric grid and accommodate increasing amounts of clean, renewable energy.

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      Mentions: NREL
    5. ViZn Energy Systems, Raychem to Deliver Energy Storage to the Power Grid Corp. of India

      ViZn Energy Systems, Raychem to Deliver Energy Storage to the Power Grid Corp. of India

      ViZn Energy Systems, a provider of energy storage systems for utility, C&I, and microgrid applications, won a 1 MWh utility energy storage contract to ensure electrical grid stability in India. ViZn's systems will be installed and integrated by Raychem RPG at Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) facilities in Puducherry, India.

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      Mentions: India
    6. Southern California Edison Files Interconnect for 2 MW Energy Storage Project

      Southern California Edison Files Interconnect for 2 MW Energy Storage Project

      Southern California Edison (SCE) on Dec. 20 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with PPA Grand Johanna LLC for a 2 MW storage project. The utility also filed a notice of cancellation of a prior Engineering, Design, Procurement and Construction Letter Agreement for this project, which is superseded by the GIA.

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    7. Leclanché Chooses Greensmith Energy for 20 MW Energy Storage System

      Leclanché Chooses Greensmith Energy for 20 MW Energy Storage System

      Leclanché has selected Greensmith Energy to provide a turn-key 20 MW/10 MWh energy storage system in Marengo, Illinois—just outside of Chicago. As Greensmith’s fifth system operating within the PJM market, the site will provide frequency regulation as the main use-case. Leclanché will provide the batteries and work with Greensmith to deliver the project.

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      Mentions: IL PJM Greensmith
    8. Charging Ahead

      Charging Ahead

      In today's busy world we are dependent on batteries to power our phones, computers, cars and multiple electronic devices. Bottom line-they are essential to our daily lives. Yet in the utility world, we're still testing and learning about their true potential and value to the industry and its customers. Battery storage systems can provide multiple benefits to the electric grid. Given the price of battery storage systems, using multiple capabilities is key to making them cost-effective. For example, battery systems can help integrate more renewable energy into the grid and perform other functions such as managing grid and feeder issues, as well as providing back up power to customers. A unique partnership between Xcel Energy, Panasonic and Denver International Airport (DIA) aims to examine complementary value propositions that will maximize a battery's economic potential by providing value for both the utility and customers.

       

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    9. Duke Energy Spending to Modernize Power Grid

      Duke Energy Spending to Modernize Power Grid

      Duke Energy is spending roughly $2.7 billion in the near term to modernize transmission and distribution infrastructure in Indiana and Ohio. According to materials distributed Nov. 4 in connection with Duke’s third quarter earnings report, the company is making $1.4 billion in investment in Indiana T&D and $1.3 billion in Ohio T&D. Both Midwest efforts infrastructure investment that is recoverable through rate riders.

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      Mentions: IN Duke Energy Ohio
    10. Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, DOE, Stem Activate Energy Storage System

      Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, DOE, Stem Activate Energy Storage System

      Wet’n’Wild Hawaii and energy storage firm Stem Inc., flipped the switch to activate a customer-sited energy storage system in Hawaii, supported by Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator, the Hawaiian Electric Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. The Wet’N’Wild system—108 kW / 216 kWh—is part of a three-year pilot to deploy electric storage systems at about 30 local businesses on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island, using Stem’s storage solution to help improve reliable electric service for customers of utilities with high levels of rooftop solar and other distributed energy resources. The project will be part of the U.S. DOE SunShot Initiative’s “Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) to demonstrate visibility and control of edge-of-network resources.

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      Mentions: DoE HI U.S.
    11. Younicos to Expand German Energy Storage Park

      Younicos to Expand German Energy Storage Park

      German utility WEMAG, in partnership with energy storage software company Younicos, began the construction on a project that will nearly triple the energy storage capacity of battery park Schwerin. With this upgrade, the utility’s storage resource will double its power output from 5 MW to 10 MW, while the energy capacity will increase from 5 MWh to 14.5 MWh. Berlin- and Austin-based Younicos provides the necessary software for plant control and is supporting WEMAG with technical expertise during the implementation phase. Younicos will also integrate additional power electronics into the system.

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    12. The Transformation of Residential Energy Storage

      The Transformation of Residential Energy Storage

      The residential energy storage industry has gained significant momentum during the past year. Yet while there has been substantial progress, recent high-profile product launches have led to media attention that overestimates the current state of the industry. Despite the potential of residential battery energy storage systems to drive transformation in electric power systems, they are an economical investment only in select markets today. Going forward, utility involvement in the residential energy storage system (RESS) market will be a turning point for the industry as utilities look to own, distribute or access these storage systems. This article explores the evolving economics of RESS, how utility involvement is rapidly shifting market dynamics and the potential for this technology to lay the foundation for the distributed energy revolution.

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    13. Choose Wisely

      Choose Wisely

      Many utilities view the implementation of energy storage as an important way to help meet current and future energy needs. Consider the following when choosing a system for your operation. As utilities face the converging stresses of increased demand, aging infrastructure and greater reliance on renewable energy, their ability to access scalable power has never been more critical. Peak electricity demand in the U.S. has exceeded transmission growth nearly 25 percent every year since 1982, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition, the U.S. Energy Information Administration states that 51 percent of all generating capacity (530 GW) is at least 30 years old.

       

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. EIA
    14. Southern California Edison Plans Two 10 MW Battery Storage Projects

      Southern California Edison Plans Two 10 MW Battery Storage Projects

      Southern California Edison, as the transmission owner, on Sept. 2 filed with FERC a letter agreement with itself as the project developer for the Center Install EGT Project, an energy storage facility in Norwalk, California, to be operating by Dec. 31, 2016. On May 31, 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission issued Resolution E-4791, authorizing expedited procurement of storage resources to ensure electric reliability in the Los Angeles Basin due to limited operations of the fire-damaged Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility.

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    15. Duke Energy Wins New License for Hydroelectric Project

      Duke Energy Wins New License for Hydroelectric Project

      The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke Energy's Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which will allow the company to continue operating the Jocassee Pumped Storage Hydro Station, Keowee Hydro Station and associated lakes. "The project provides clean, renewable hydroelectric power generation, supports regional public drinking water needs and provides high-quality recreational opportunities for the region," said Steve Jester, Duke Energy's vice president of water strategy, hydro licensing and lake services. "This license ensures the availability of these resources for future generations."

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      Mentions: Duke Energy FERC
    16. The C-Suite Insights on Making Energy Storage Viable

      The C-Suite Insights on Making Energy Storage Viable

      Six years ago, or the last time that the Energy Storage Association Conference & Expo was in Charlotte, North Carolina, it only attracted about 350 people focused on or intrigued by the potential of that industry on large-scale renewables integration. Fast forward to late April 2016 and the turnout was five-fold at the Charlotte Convention Center. Energy storage may or may not be the necessary link to widespread renewable energy adoption by utilities and others in the grid game, but it is definitely becoming one of the players vying for that role. “Six years ago Duke virtually had no storage technology,” Doug Esamann, an executive vice president who oversees that utility giant’s Florida and Midwest sectors, said at the outset of the 26th annual conference. He noted that only a short distance away now Duke was operating the McAlpine microgrid and Marshall solar storage projects.

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      Mentions: ESA FL NC
    17. VIDEO: Utility Veterans Urge Industry Away From 'Dumb' Power Grid Tech

      VIDEO: Utility Veterans Urge Industry Away From 'Dumb' Power Grid Tech

      The takeaway from Tuesday morning’s keynote at the Energy Storage Association Conference and Expo in Charlotte, N.C. was spelled D-O-U-G, translated to “Dumb Old Utility Guy.” And this putdown came from Michael O’Sullivan, a longtime utility veteran himself and senior vice president of development for NextEra Energy. He was referring to coming changes in the power industry and how energy storage can be a viable option and value proposition. The U.S. energy storage industry already touches close to 60 million Americans in 13 states and Washington D.C., according to the Energy Storage Association. IHS Research indicates the annual installation size may “explode” from 0.34 GW in 2012-2013 to six GW next year and 40 GW by 2022.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA WA
    18. VIDEO: Obama Climate Deputy Says Renewables Push Needs Energy Storage

      VIDEO: Obama Climate Deputy Says Renewables Push Needs Energy Storage

      CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The quickened pace of global momentum tackling climate change will drive a “virtuous cycle” that benefits renewables and energy storage technologies, a key Obama Administration expert on the environment said Wednesday. Utilities and consumers embracing wind and solar are helping reduce power emissions in the U.S., Rick Duke said during the keynote address for the final day of the 26th annual Energy Storage Association Conference & Expo in Charlotte. Duke is deputy director for the White House climate change efforts.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA NC
    19. California Energy Commission awards $1.7M for military microgrid with storage

      California Energy Commission awards $1.7M for military microgrid with storage

      The California Energy Commission ... approved a $1.7M award to ... to demonstrate a set of microgrids that use community scale renewable energy resources ... at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton.  The project will integrate ... photovoltaic (PV) technology with energy efficiency, energy storage and other technologies.  The project includes $1.1 million in match funding...

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      Mentions: CA CA Energy Comm
    20. California Energy Commission Awards ~$4M (LightSail is indirect recipient)

      California Energy Commission Awards ~$4M (LightSail is indirect recipient)

      The California Energy Commission today awarded $3,994,121 for five research projects ranging from energy storage and plug-in electric vehicle batteries to natural gas projects ... This project includes $1,243,570 in match funding from Foresight Renewable Solutions and its project partners the Naval Expeditionary Warfare Center and LightSail Energy.

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