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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. NYSERDA Awards $1.4M to 6 NY-BEST Members (several energy storage recipients)

      NYSERDA Awards $1.4M to 6 NY-BEST Members (several energy storage recipients)

      The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded a total of $1.4 million to six companies engaged in researching and developing energy storage systems. Funding recipients are all members of the NY Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium.

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    6. 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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    7. ZBB Energy using flow battery to manage smart microgrid at Pearl Harbor

      ZBB Energy using flow battery to manage smart microgrid at Pearl Harbor

      The ZBB system will include a ZBB EnerSection power and energy control center and a ZBB EnerStore proprietary flow battery system.  The EnerSystem will manage inputs of various energy sources, including an existing PV system and new wind turbine system.  The deployment is part of the first phase of a three-phase, $30M government project known as Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security or SPIDERS.

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      Mentions: DoE Hawaii U.S.
    8. S&C Expands Manufacturing Capacity for Power Quality Products

      S&C Expands Manufacturing Capacity for Power Quality Products

      S&C Electric Company announced a major expansion of its engineering and production facilities in Franklin, Wis. This facility, expected to open on August 1, supports S&C's power quality products, which include energy storage integration solutions, reactive compensation systems applied at renewable energy plants and extremely fast uninterruptible power supplies for mission critical power users.

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    9. Solar Forecasting Meets Storage

      Solar Forecasting Meets Storage
      If grid operators know the energy potential of solar assets down to 1 minute … you could treat solar energy like a pile of coal, you’ll know how much energy there will be to draw upon, Meagher said. “… some solar projects have energy storage and some have forecasting, but integrating the two is what you want,” Kleissl said. He said that with energy storage … an operator could store and later dispatch solar energy during a predicted period of heavy cloud cover.
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    10. Interview: Strategic Significance of Storage

      Energy storage, in theory at least, is a technology with enormous potential to change the way energy is transported, dispatched and consumed. Because the energy sector is dynamic and technologies evolve every bit as fast, I spoke about energy storage with Edwin F. Feo, the managing partner of USRG Renewable Finance, one of the country’s largest private equity firms for renewable energy, biofuels and cleantech infrastructure.
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      Mentions: Japan DoE Hawaii
    11. AEP Ohio debuts S&C Electric's Li-ion battery 'Community Energy Storage' system

      AEP Ohio debuts S&C Electric's Li-ion battery 'Community Energy Storage' system
      AEP Ohio is testing an energy backup system that will supply customers with electricity for a limited time during power outages. AEP Ohio is installing its Community Energy Storage energy backup system supplied by S&C Electric. CES is a lithium-ion-based battery system that provides up to several hours of backup for two to five homes.
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    12. Beacon Power inaugurates Stephentown flywheel plant

      Beacon Power inaugurates Stephentown flywheel plant
      Beacon Power hosted an inauguration of the Company's newly completed 20MW flywheel energy storage plant in Stephentown, New York. The plant is the largest advanced energy storage facility currently operating in North America. It utilizes 200 high-speed flywheels to provide fast-response frequency regulation services to the New York grid with zero emissions and no fuel consumption.
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