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    1. Energy Storage Facilities Across the Grid

      Energy Storage Facilities Across the Grid

      Battery-based storage is experiencing a resurgence thanks to advancements in the technology and improvements in its capabilities. These systems can store more energy and deliver more power than previous batteries could. Maintenance also has been reduced as battery life has increased, thanks to developments in power conversion and the adaption of power electronics found in state-of-the-art ESS.

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    2. Creating a Disruption-Proof Grid

      Creating a Disruption-Proof Grid

      The U.S. energy storage industry just completed another record-setting year — doubling deployments to 336 MWh in more than 25 states. Utilities, grid operators, businesses and homeowners are embracing energy storage in a wide range of applications and sizes, bringing new capabilities to the grid at every scale.

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      Mentions: U.S.
    3. FERC Issues License for Major Montana Energy Project

      FERC Issues License for Major Montana Energy Project

      The Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro project located in Montana has been issued a 50-year license to construct and operate by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Final design is to be completed in 2017 with construction anticipated to begin in 2018. "This is a tremendous milestone achieved by a world-class team including Barnard, SNC-Lavalin and GE Renewables," said Carl Borgquist, President of Absaroka Energy.  "I'm so proud of our team who have worked diligently together to accomplish this significant milestone on the journey to project completion." 

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      Mentions: U.S. GE MT
    4. German Energy Storage Company Fires up Energy Revolution

      German Energy Storage Company Fires up Energy Revolution

      A smart, entrepreneurial Germany battery company is taking on its country’s electric utilities as it carves out a new business model for itself amid a fast-changing energy marketplace. Sonnen, based in Bavaria, aims to bring its disruptive vision of the future of electric power to America in a few years. Just two weeks ago, it started providing an unprecedented blend of energy storage, energy management capabilities along with free electricity to 2,000 customers across Germany, from Hamburg to Munich, Christoph Ostermann, co-founder and CEO of Sonnen, Thursday told the Energy Times in an exclusive interview.

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    5. EAC Provides DOE with Recommendations on Distributed Energy Storage

      EAC Provides DOE with Recommendations on Distributed Energy Storage

      As announced by the U.S. Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, The Electricity Advisory Committee has made recommendations on tangible ways in which the Energy Department can support distributed energy storage (DES) market deployment through technology developments and technical analyses. The research was spearheaded by the Smart Grid Subcommittee and the Energy Storage Subcommittee of the EAC.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S.
    6. Power Efficiency Corp. Wins 2-Year 12 MW Bid in Con Edison BQDM Auction

      Power Efficiency Corp. Wins 2-Year 12 MW Bid in Con Edison BQDM Auction

      Power Efficiency Corp. won its bid to provide Con Edison 12 MW of demand response energy in the summer months of 2017 and 2018. The auction was part of the innovative Con Edison program to defer $1 billion in infrastructure expenditures required for Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, and Crown Heights networks in Brooklyn and Queens by reducing 52 MW of peak load in the BQDM area through a combination of customer sided solutions (41 MW) and non-traditional utility sided solutions (11 MW). Con Ed sought 41 MW in commitments for 2017 and 2018 from companies, with an objective to use these demand side resources to reduce peak summertime loads on the electric grid in this territory.

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    7. Kilowatt, Kilowatt-Hours Unite

      Kilowatt, Kilowatt-Hours Unite

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) was holding its annual event this year in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., and I was feeling the need to catch up with innovations in battery storage. I discovered the ESA is a great gathering place for technologists, startups, mature vendors, utilities and university types — a mosh pit of those who drive the energy storage future. Black & Veatch hosted an awesome evening reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and I had the good fortune of running into my friend Bill Muston. Bill is the technologist at Oncor who toured me about the Oncor microgrid located at their general services headquarters facility a bit outside of Dallas, Texas, U.S. Check out the article in the April 2016 issue of T&D World that provides details of this microgrid, including the installation of photovoltaic panels, Tesla storage batteries and a Capstone turbine.

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      Mentions: U.S. TX ESA
    8. TEP Receives Approval to Develop Energy Storage Facilities - Transmission and Distribution World

      TEP Receives Approval to Develop Energy Storage Facilities - Transmission and Distribution World

      Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will enter into long-term agreements with E.ON Climate & Renewables and NextEra Energy Resources for the construction of two large, innovative energy storage systems. The projects, approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), will be used to improve service reliability and study how such systems can support the expansion of solar power resources and other renewable energy technologies.

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      Mentions: Arizona
    9. Sumitomo to Operate First Independent Battery Storage System

      Sumitomo to Operate First Independent Battery Storage System

      Sumitomo Corp. together with Sumitomo Corp. of Americas, are to commence operation of their battery power storage system, Willey Battery Utility, LLC, that they have been constructing in Hamilton County, Ohio, since April. This facility will provide a reliable and stable supply-demand balancing service for the frequency regulation market operated by PJM, the largest independent service operator of wholesale electricity in the U.S. "As a developer of wind and solar power plants which are unavoidably intermittent generation sources, we think it is quite important that we also contribute to the stabilization of power grids through balancing services. Understanding that energy storage service is indispensable for further penetration of renewable energy, we will keep trying to expand our footprint in the energy-storage space, not only in frequency-regulation but also in other types of storage services," said Nick Hagiwara, director, Power and Infrastructure Group, Sumitomo Corp. of Americas.

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      Mentions: Japan U.S. Ohio
    10. EPRI to Lead Research to Maximize Solar and Energy Storage Integration

      EPRI to Lead Research to Maximize Solar and Energy Storage Integration

      The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will lead a three-year collaboration to investigate the end-to-end grid integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, energy storage, load management, and solar forecasting. The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced in January a cooperative research award to support the collaborative, which includes universities, companies and utilities. The funding was awarded under DOE's Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV or SHINES program. The goal of the research project is to support the transformation of electric power system design and operation to seamlessly integrate solar PV and energy storage.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. EPRI
    11. Berkeley's Energy Storage Visionary

      Berkeley's Energy Storage Visionary

      LightSail Energy, a Berkeley, Calif., startup, is set on coming up with the world’s best energy storage system relying on compressed air to store grid power. Danielle Fong, co-founder of LightSail in 2009, has picked up $70 million from Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures and others to fund her efforts, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. Industry exprts predict that the energy storage market will grow from about $111 million in 2013, to $498 million this year nad $682 million in 2017, according to figures cited by the Journal.

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      Mentions: CA Argonne EPRI
    12. Companies Launch Next-Generation Storage System

      Companies Launch Next-Generation Storage System

      Vionx Energy has announced an ecosystem of companies to launch and commercialize a storage technology poised to transform how modern grids are managed and optimized. The unique relationship brings together six global companies— United Technologies Corp. (UTC), Starwood Energy Group, Siemens, 3M, Vantage Point Capital Partners and Jabil—to license, finance, manufacture and deploy the energy storage system.

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      Mentions: Siemens 3M
    13. Innovation on the Perdernales

      Innovation on the Perdernales

      The Perdernales Electric Cooperative, one of the nation’s largest rural electric co-ops, is  emerging as the vanguard of innovators when it comes to engaging and partnering with its member-consumers  in supporting their energy goals. “We are here to support our members and to optimize the value of the owners’ assets ” said John Hewa, the co-op’s chief executive officer.

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      Mentions: TX Tennessee CO
    14. Southern Company Opens Energy Storage Research Project

      Southern Company Opens Energy Storage Research Project

      Southern Company in September hosted industry leaders and local dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility tour at the largest battery storage research project in its operating system. Located in Cedartown, Georgia, the new research project will test and evaluate a 1-megawatt (MW)/2-megawatt-hour (MWh) battery storage system using lithium-ion battery technology – similar to the battery chemistry in electric vehicles and many of today's consumer electronics.

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      Mentions: Georgia EPRI LG
    15. View of an Energy Storage System

      View of an Energy Storage System

      All customers want reliable power but for some it’s truly a necessity. For one of PG&E’s customers, a company conducting sensitive research work, any interruption in power could cause significant losses in both experimental data and personnel time. S&C’s Yerba Buena project—a finalist for the 2015 Energy Storage North America Awards – provided a solution.

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      Mentions: CA EPRI NGK
    16. Kentucky Utility Uses Energy Storage for Demand Response Program

      Kentucky Utility Uses Energy Storage for Demand Response Program

      The Glasgow Electric Plant Board is installing Sunverge Energy's smart energy storage devices as part of the utility's effort to significantly reduce emissions during times of peak demand for its customers in southern Kentucky. The municipally owned utility, which serves a town of 14,000, turned to Sunverge to help reach its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 25 percent.

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      Mentions: GE Kentucky Sunverge
    17. Tesla to Provide Technology for Advanced Microgrid Solutions Projects

      Tesla to Provide Technology for Advanced Microgrid Solutions Projects

      Advanced Microgrid Solutions has selected Tesla as the primary technology provider for its utility-scale energy storage projects. Under the agreement, AMS will install up to 500-MWh of Tesla batteries in its energy storage projects. AMS has also signed a master agreement with global firm Black & Veatch for engineering and construction services. "Tesla's focus on performance and design makes them the stand out technology choice for our projects," said Susan Kennedy, CEO of AMS. "AMS' projects require intelligent, powerful and scalable energy storage solutions. Tesla's technology gives us the edge we are looking for."

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    18. Finland Utility Orders Battery Energy Storage System

      Finland Utility Orders Battery Energy Storage System

      Landis+Gyr has won a major order to supply a megawatt-class battery energy storage system (BESS) to Helen Ltd., a major energy utility operating in the capital of Finland. The BESS, the first in any Nordic country, will start operation in Helsinki in spring 2016. Landis+Gyr will supply a 1.2MW - 0.6MWh SCiB lithium-ion BESS for installation on a site next to the Suvilahti solar power plant, Finland’s largest, built as a part of a smart community project that Helen is developing in Helsinki’s Kalasatama District.

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      Mentions: Italy Europe UK
    19. Leveraging Energy Storage to Manage DER

      Leveraging Energy Storage to Manage DER

      A major stumbling block to wider adoption of renewable energy is power variability. Utilities eager for ways to profitably and reliably add these new energy sources to their portfolio need to take a big-picture view that includes energy-storage technology. Watch this video for expert insights on how to optimize the contribution of your stored-energy assets and wring the maximum value out of your operations.

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    20. Tesla and Gaelectric to Introduce Battery Storage to Ireland

      Tesla and Gaelectric to Introduce Battery Storage to Ireland

      Gaelectric and Tesla have announced the purchase and planned deployment of Tesla Energy's first battery power utility-scale project in Ireland. The two companies are collaborating to develop a pipeline of multiple battery projects to build new transmission system services required to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. The initial demonstration project, 1-MW in size, is targeted for deployment in 2016.

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    21. Duke Energy to Build Fast-Response Energy Storage System in Ohio

      Duke Energy to Build Fast-Response Energy Storage System in Ohio

      Duke Energy, LG Chem and Greensmith will team up to build a battery-based energy storage system in Ohio, designed to enhance reliability and increase stability on the electric power grid. Duke Energy, the nation's largest electric utility, currently owns nearly 15 percent of the grid-connected, battery-based energy storage capacity in the U.S., according to independent research firm IHS Energy. The new 2-MW storage project will assist in regulating electric grid frequency for PJM, the transmission organization that powers much of the eastern U.S.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. TX
    22. RES Announces Ohio Energy Storage Project

      RES Announces Ohio Energy Storage Project

      Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. has announced its sixth utility-scale energy storage project, Willey Battery Storage, in Hamilton, Ohio. RES developed and will construct the six MW energy storage project that will be owned by Sumitomo Corporation. The project will include three containers of lithium ion batteries manufactured by Toshiba, and three inverter units manufactured by Parker Hannifin. Construction of the project will begin in April 2015, with substantial completion expected by the end of the year.

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      Mentions: Toshiba Ohio PJM
    23. Greensmith Delivers Over One-Third of all U.S. Energy Storage Deployments in 2014

      Greensmith Delivers Over One-Third of all U.S. Energy Storage Deployments in 2014

      Over one-third of all energy storage capacity installed in the U.S. in 2014 was delivered by Greensmith and is managed using the company's fourth generation software platform. The result is based on the inaugural U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from GTM Research and Energy Storage Association (ESA), which reports that 61.9 megawatts of energy storage came online in the U.S. in 2014. 

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA Greensmith
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