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    1. Ameresco’s Commercial Microgrid and Solar-Plus-Storage Ambitions

      Ameresco’s Commercial Microgrid and Solar-Plus-Storage Ambitions

      Ameresco is seeing an growing opportunity for solar PV and energy storage to play a role in its customers' holistic energy needs — at least in the markets where they make sense. Jacqueline DeRosa, Ameresco’s vice president of energy storage, says that list of markets is quickly expanding.

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    2. Sunnova Partners With California Roofer Ahead of Solar Mandate

      Sunnova Partners With California Roofer Ahead of Solar Mandate

      A high-profile solar-homebuilder partnership has emerged from the flurry of activity surrounding California’s new solar home mandate, which goes into effect in 2020. Residential solar provider Sunnova and PetersenDean, a California-based company that installs roofs and solar, will work together on solar and storage leases and power-purchase agreements in the state. California’s new policy requires solar installations on new residential buildings under three-stories.

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    3. Engie Will Pay Storage Developers for Wholesale Market Dispatch Rights

      Engie Will Pay Storage Developers for Wholesale Market Dispatch Rights

      Engie Storage has formalized a much-discussed but little-practiced revenue stream for energy storage projects: wholesale market value-stacking. Under a new product offering, Engie won't just design, supply and operate energy storage plants for customers. The company will also pay developers upfront for dispatch rights to use their batteries in the ISO New England wholesale markets. This gives storage developers and their financiers an additional source of secure revenue, while shifting the tricky merchant risk onto Engie, which feels confident in handling it.

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    4. Northeastern States Primed to Be the Next Major Energy Storage Market

      Northeastern States Primed to Be the Next Major Energy Storage Market

      Northeastern states have enacted a dizzying array of policies to promote energy storage development alongside the growth of renewables over the past few years. This region is united in its muscular state policy stances on combating climate change with a pivot to cleaner electricity. Aggressive clean energy policy alone benefits from greater capacity to store intermittent production, but the Northeast also has a geographic interest in resilience in the face of hurricanes, Nor'easters, ice storms and blizzards.

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    5. Taking Aim at PJM’s 10-Hour Duration Capacity Rule for Energy Storage

      Taking Aim at PJM’s 10-Hour Duration Capacity Rule for Energy Storage

      The U.S. energy storage industry has been getting into arguments with grid operators over their plans to implement FERC Order 841, the mandate to integrate energy storage assets into the country’s wholesale energy markets. The biggest argument to date has been over PJM’s insistence on a 10-hour duration requirement for its capacity market. Last week, ESA and NRDC unveiled an analysis by Astrapé Consulting, using PJM data and industry-standard modeling, that indicates gigawatts' worth of energy storage in 2-hour, 4-hour and 6-hour durations could provide the same capacity value as power plants that run 24 hours a day.

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    6. GE and BlackRock Launch Distributed Solar and Storage Business

      GE and BlackRock Launch Distributed Solar and Storage Business

      GE has announced it’s taking its distributed solar and solar-plus-storage business to a new stage, via a partnership and majority investment by asset management firm and heavyweight renewables investor BlackRock Real Assets. The new company, named Distributed Solar Development, will be 20 percent owned by GE Renewable Energy and 80 percent owned by a fund managed by BlackRock. The business, which has been incubated within GE since 2012, will focus on commercial, industrial and public-sector customers.

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    7. Georgia Power Ups Plan for Renewables and Storage After Push From Local Stakeholders

      Georgia Power Ups Plan for Renewables and Storage After Push From Local Stakeholders

      Georgia's utility regulators approved a long-term plan that will see Georgia Power drastically expand renewable generation and develop, own, and operate up to 80 megawatts of energy storage. Southeastern states have seen exceedingly little energy storage development so far, although utilities like Duke Energy and Florida Power & Light have announced significant investments for the coming years. Regulated utilities in the Southeast have shown a keen interest in building and owning their own storage.

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    8. Stem Steps Into Grid-Scale Storage With Partnership in Massachusetts

      Stem Steps Into Grid-Scale Storage With Partnership in Massachusetts

      Stem is jumping from behind-the-meter energy storage into the grid-connected battery realm. The decade-old startup, known for using batteries to help commercial customers manage demand charges, just stepped to the front of the meter market. Stem will build 28.2 megawatts/28.2 megawatt-hours of solar-paired energy storage across five sites in Massachusetts, working with private equity firm Syncarpha Capital, which develops, owns and operates solar plants.

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    9. Tennessee Valley Authority Plans for Up to 14GW of Solar by 2038

      Tennessee Valley Authority Plans for Up to 14GW of Solar by 2038

      The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) expects to add up to 14 gigawatts of solar and 5 gigawatts of energy storage over the next 20 years, a massive new clean energy addition to its current hydropower, nuclear and coal-dominant generation mix. TVA released its draft IRP in February, and is expected to vote on the final proposal filed last week at its August board meeting in Knoxville. The long-range planning document doesn’t set any specific procurements in motion, and its various scenarios over the next 20 years don’t all predict the same high level of solar and storage penetration.

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    10. GlidePath Builds Merchant Battery Plant in ERCOT, Bucking Industry Wisdom

      GlidePath Builds Merchant Battery Plant in ERCOT, Bucking Industry Wisdom

      Renewables developer GlidePath has begun construction on a rare standalone storage project in the tricky Texas market. The 10-megawatt/10-megawatt-hour Prospect Storage plant will bid into the ERCOT markets for energy and ancillary services. Though small by the standards of today’s utility-scale market, the project, located 50 miles south of Houston, is notable for making the economics work in ERCOT.

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    11. Southern California Edison Picks 195MW Battery Portfolio in Place of Puente Gas Plant

      Southern California Edison Picks 195MW Battery Portfolio in Place of Puente Gas Plant

      Utility Southern California Edison selected a roster of energy storage projects to supply local capacity needs around the coastal city of Oxnard, instead of the 262-megawatt natural-gas peaker plant it had chosen previously. If regulators give their approval, Strata Solar will build and own a 100-megawatt/400-megawatt-hour system in Oxnard, and dispatch it on behalf of SCE. This system will tie for largest lithium-ion battery in the world when it comes online in December 2020.

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    12. Global Energy Storage to Hit 158 Gigawatt-Hours by 2024, Led by US and China

      Global Energy Storage to Hit 158 Gigawatt-Hours by 2024, Led by US and China

      For the energy storage industry, the past five years have been something of a stage rehearsal for a market explosion to come, led by the U.S. and China, but expanding to cover markets across the globe. That’s the picture painted by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewable’s latest report, which projects that energy storage deployments will grow thirteenfold over the next six years, from a 12 gigawatt-hour market in 2018 to a 158 gigawatt-hour market in 2024. That equates to $71 billion in investment into storage systems excluding pumped hydro, with $14 billion of that coming in 2024 alone.

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    13. Con Ed’s New Commercial Storage Demo Puts the Utility in the Driver’s Seat

      Con Ed’s New Commercial Storage Demo Puts the Utility in the Driver’s Seat

      New York utility Con Edison is testing a commercial business model where it calls the shots and the customer simply hosts the battery. This model simplifies the commercial energy storage sales process by pitching a lease for space in areas where the utility needs help, rather than the typical bill management use case, where batteries lower the power bill by predicting and neutralizing a customer's demand spikes.

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    14. SUSI Partners Buys 50% Stake in AMS Commercial Battery Fleet

      SUSI Partners Buys 50% Stake in AMS Commercial Battery Fleet

      Swiss fund manager SUSI Partners acquired a 50 percent stake in AMS’ Southern California portfolio of distributed battery storage systems. The package includes more than 90 lithium-ion systems adding up to storage capacity of 63 megawatts and 340 megawatt-hours. AMS will continue to operate the assets. AMS secured contracts with utility Southern California Edison back in 2014 to install batteries at commercial and industrial sites to lower both customer bills and grid demand in constrained areas. As of mid-March, AMS had brought online 27 megawatts and 142 megawatt-hours of energy storage capacity at 40 sites within SCE territory.

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    15. Engie Backs Tiko for Distributed Virtual Power Plants

      Engie Backs Tiko for Distributed Virtual Power Plants

      Engie has taken a majority stake in Tiko, a Swiss startup with technology that’s aggregating household and business loads into some of Europe’s biggest virtual power plants. Tiko, a 2012 joint venture of Swisscom and Repower, has grown from piloting its technology in Swiss homes to enabling a fleet of residential, commercial and industrial assets adding up to more than 100 megawatts of load across Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria. But while it directly operates its original 6,500-home, 40-megawatt project in Switzerland as Swisscom Energy Solutions, it’s also white-labeling its technology to match real-time distributed energy resource controls to real-time grid commands

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    16. Advanced Microgrid Solutions Breaks 2 Gigawatt-Hours in Grid Services

      Advanced Microgrid Solutions Breaks 2 Gigawatt-Hours in Grid Services

      The competition for the title of "world’s largest virtual power plant" has largely been focused on residential solar-battery systems, like those being deployed by contenders like Australia’s AGL or Vermont’s Green Mountain Power. But according to AMS, formerly known as Advanced Microgrid Solutions, the world’s biggest VPP is already up and running in the form of the 27-megawatt, 142-megawatt-hour fleet of batteries it’s managing today at commercial and industrial sites across the territory of utility Southern California Edison. On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based startup announced that its systems delivered more than 2 gigawatt-hours of grid services over their first year of operations.

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    17. Germany Looks to Put Thermal Storage Into Coal Plants

      Germany Looks to Put Thermal Storage Into Coal Plants

      The German Aerospace Center is investigating whether Germany’s coal plants could be reused as energy storage assets. The research body, which has a track record in concentrated solar power development, is planning a pilot that will involve ripping out the boiler from an old coal plant and replacing it with a molten salt thermal storage tank that will be heated using excess renewable energy. If the concept works, then advocates say it could help safeguard coal generation jobs while giving Germany tens of gigawatts of storage capacity for renewable energy load-shifting on the German grid.

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    18. Maryland's Pioneering Energy Storage Income Tax Credit Turns 2

      Maryland's Pioneering Energy Storage Income Tax Credit Turns 2

      In 2017, Maryland became the first state to pass legislation establishing an income tax credit for energy storage systems. Last month, the Maryland Energy Administration announced it was accepting applications for the state’s energy storage income tax credit for the 2019 tax year. The deadline for residential and commercial customers to submit applications is January 15, 2020. This year, up to $750,000 is available ($300,000 for residential customers, $450,000 for commercial customers) on a first-come, first-served basis. Tax credits are capped at 30 percent of the total installed system cost, or up to $5,000 for residential systems and up to $75,000 for commercial systems. Maryland’s energy storage income tax credit is funded at $750,000 annually through the 2022 tax year.

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    19. Zola Electric Unveils a New 'Smart' Storage System to Displace Diesel and Eliminate Outages

      Zola Electric Unveils a New 'Smart' Storage System to Displace Diesel and Eliminate Outages

      Achieving universal energy access is about much more than bringing light to far-flung communities. It involves delivering power around the clock to homes and businesses in areas with weak grid connections, as well as off-grid communities where energy infrastructure is nonexistent. Zola is on a mission to “democratize renewable energy globally” with a product that combines solar technology with energy storage to serve as a modular alternative to diesel generators. The system is billed as the first “smart” storage product to autonomously manage multiple power sources and deliver 24/7 AC power.

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    20. Wartsila's New Battery Business Is Ready to Go Globe-Trotting

      Wartsila's New Battery Business Is Ready to Go Globe-Trotting

      Greensmith burst onto the scene as an early storage integrator, capable of making disparate technologies work well with new batteries. Months after it delivered a 20 megawatt system in four months for the Aliso Canyon gas leak response, it joined the wave of U.S. storage startups getting picked up by European energy giants in 2017. Now the startup has melded with its new patron, the Finnish engine and marine propulsion firm Wärtsilä, as the brand transforms into the Energy Storage, Solar and Integration division of Wärtsilä.

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    21. US Energy Storage Broke Records in 2018, but the Best Is Yet to Come

      US Energy Storage Broke Records in 2018, but the Best Is Yet to Come

      The U.S. energy storage industry delivered record deployments in 2018, driven by a strong fourth quarter for utility-scale projects. But the new achievement for the young industry pales compared to what’s to come: an expected doubling in 2019, followed by a tripling in 2020. Such growth will propel energy storage out of pilot-scale projects and into grid planning conversations around the country. Battery installations for 2018 totaled 311 megawatts and 777 megawatt-hours, according to the new Energy Storage Monitor released by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie, with data from Q4 and 2018 as a whole.

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    22. APS Plans to Add Nearly 1GW of New Battery Storage and Solar Resources by 2025

      APS Plans to Add Nearly 1GW of New Battery Storage and Solar Resources by 2025

      The Arizona power grid has a unique set of challenges, which it turns out solar and energy storage are particularly well suited to address. Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest investor-owned utility, announced Thursday morning that it will add 850 megawatts of battery storage and at least 100 megawatts of solar generation by 2025. That amounts to nearly 1 gigawatt of new clean energy technology, to be obtained through a combination of newly completed and upcoming procurements. The plan includes outfitting existing utility-owned solar projects with 200 megawatts of batteries, deploying 500 megawatts of new battery resources, and contracting for 150 megawatts of third party-owned storage — the last of which beat out new-build natural gas peakers in an request for proposals that just concluded.

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