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    1. REC Solar Breaks Ground On 12 MW Project For Hawaiian Utility

      REC Solar Breaks Ground On 12 MW Project For Hawaiian Utility

      REC Solar has commenced construction on a 12 MW solar array owned by Hawaiian utility Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC). The 57,624-panel solar photovoltaic system will be located on a 60-acre site in Anahola, on the northeast side of the island of Kauai. A 6 MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system will be installed alongside the array. Upon completion in 2015, the project is expected to generate 5% Kauai’s annual energy needs.

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      Mentions: U.S. EPA
    2. Hawaiian Electric Rolls Out Smart Grid Program

      Hawaiian Electric Rolls Out Smart Grid Program

      Hawaiian Electric Co. says it will soon begin installing smart grid technologies for 5,200 customers on Oahu as part of its grid modernization efforts. The utility notes that this is the first phase of a plan that would develop smart grids across Oahu, in Maui County and on Hawaii Island by 2018.  Silver Spring Networks, a smart grid technology and solutions provider, is a strategic partner in this effort to modernize Hawaii's electric systems.  Hawaiian Electric says its smart grid program calls for integrating a modern wireless communications network into the existing electric grid. The components will include wireless communications relays, sensors to help improve outage detection, automated system controls to help improve outage restoration and advanced meters for customers in the implementation areas.

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      Mentions: Hawaii Colorado FERC
    3. European Energy Storage Company Enters U.S. Market With First Distribution Deal

      European Energy Storage Company Enters U.S. Market With First Distribution Deal

      Germany-based Sonnenbatterie, a manufacturer of residential and commercial energy storage solutions, is entering the U.S. energy market with the opening of the Sonnenbatterie Center in Los Angeles, operated by solar installer and distributor SK Solar USA.  Sonnenbatterie reports that its first units to arrive in North America are currently being installed and tested at various locations throughout Southern California. The company adds that sales operations will begin later this year.

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      Mentions: U.S. FERC
    4. FERC Rule May 'Nudge' States To Alter Distributed Solar Interconnection

      FERC Rule May 'Nudge' States To Alter Distributed Solar Interconnection

      The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a modification to its Small Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures (SGIA) rule, enabling certain appropriately located, inverter-based generators below 2 MW to qualify for "fast-track" approval procedures. Previous rules required such small generators to be between 2 MW and 5 MW to qualify for fast-track consideration.

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      Mentions: California U.S. ESA
    5. Hydrostor Deploys Energy Storage Technology In Aruba

      Hydrostor Deploys Energy Storage Technology In Aruba

      Toronto-based energy storage firm Hydrostor Inc. and utility WEB Aruba N.V. have signed a power purchase agreement for an underwater compressed air energy storage facility based on Hydrostor's technology. Hydrostor says it will anchor an air cavity to the bottom of the ocean floor and store energy in the cavity by filling it with compressed air created using surplus renewable power. The company adds that the energy is discharged from the system by releasing the air to drive a turbine.

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      Mentions: Hydrostor
    6. Smart Grid Reality Check, Part II: Energy Storage

      Smart Grid Reality Check, Part II: Energy Storage

      The power industry’s traditional approaches to the centralized grid create a bit of a cat’s cradle of stakeholder concerns when it comes to energy storage. What are storage’s most effective applications for the grid? Who should own it? Who should pay for it? Who benefits? What are those benefits? Where does regulatory reform fit in?

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    7. Senators Introduce Energy Storage Bill To Encourage Renewables

      Senators Introduce Energy Storage Bill To Encourage Renewables

      U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; and Angus King, I-Maine, have introduced the Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy Act of 2013 (STORAGE) to encourage the development of renewable energy as a source of electricity and lower consumer costs through the deployment of energy storage technologies.

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      Mentions: U.S. Oregon Congress
    8. ZBB, Honan Petrochemical advancing joint marketing (Asia) and manufacturing (S. Korea)

      ZBB, Honan Petrochemical advancing joint marketing (Asia) and manufacturing (S. Korea)

      Honam Petrochemical has identified energy storage as a strategic priority business. The companies worked together to refine the materials and manufacturing process for the ZBB EnerStore battery in module sizes ranging from 50 kWh to 500 kWh.  The two companies are currently discussing manufacturing ramp-up and joint marketing entry plans.

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      Mentions: Japan Asia Thailand
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