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    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. Green Charge Networks Partners with Flextronics to Deploy Energy Storage

      Green Charge Networks Partners with Flextronics to Deploy Energy Storage

      Green Charge Networks has entered into a partnership with Flextronics, a supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a range of industries and end-markets. The partnership, which includes manufacturing, will enable Green Charge to build on its position in the fast-developing market for power efficient energy storage solutions. Flextronics will provide "on-demand" manufacturing of Green Charge's GreenStation intelligent energy storage system at its center in Milpitas, California.

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    4. SDG&E Integrates EVs and Energy Storage into California’s Energy and Ancillary Service Markets

      SDG&E Integrates EVs and Energy Storage into California’s Energy and Ancillary Service Markets

      San Diego Gas & Electric is actively bidding a group of energy storage systems and electric vehicle fleets as one resource directly into the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) energy markets. These markets include those that address short-term imbalances in electricity supply caused by such things as intermittent renewable energy. The achievement ranks SDG&E as one of the first utilities to integrate electric vehicles (EVs) into California’s wholesale energy market.

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    5. AEG Power Solutions in Spain Develops Battery Energy Storage Station Prototype

      AEG Power Solutions in Spain Develops Battery Energy Storage Station Prototype

      AEG Power Solutions, Iberdrola and Tecnalia have developed the prototype of a new battery energy storage station. The project is called SAGER (Sistema de Almacenamiento de Energía a Gran escala para la Red Eléctrica) and includes the design, installation, integration and validation of a new type of energy storage station through large batteries. It has been developed on the premises of the secondary substation called Archimedes, owned by Iberdrola, located in Júndiz, Vitoria. The name SAGER refers both to the program and to the R&D cluster created by Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción, AEG Power Solutions Iberica & Tecnalia in Vitoria.

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      Mentions: Spain SC
    6. Ergon Energy to Use Storage for Peak Shaving and Voltage Support in Remote Areas

      Ergon Energy to Use Storage for Peak Shaving and Voltage Support in Remote Areas

      S&C Electric Co. has been awarded a contract by Ergon Energy, an Australian utility, to provide 20 S&C PureWave Community Energy Storage Systems for the utility's Grid Utility Support Systems (GUSS). The storage systems will be used to improve the power reliability and efficiency on constrained single-wire high-voltage distribution lines, commonly known as single wire earth return (SWER) lines.  Ergon Energy will also be using S&C's IntelliTeam® DEM Distributed Energy Management System to optimize and control the fleet of CES units throughout their SWER network.

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      Mentions: Asia CO S&C Electric
    7. FERC Approves Second Settlement in 2011 Southwest Blackout Case

      FERC Approves Second Settlement in 2011 Southwest Blackout Case

      The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week approved a stipulation and consent agreement between FERC’s Office of Enforcement and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Imperial Irrigation District (IID), Imperial, California, that includes a $12 million civil penalty and a number of compliance requirements. The agreement resolves FERC Enforcement staff’s and NERC’s investigation into IID’s involvement in the Sept. 8, 2011, Southwest blackout.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. Mexico
    8. Taming Renewables with Storage

      Taming Renewables with Storage

      The portion of electricity generated by renewable energy sources is climbing substantially each year all around the world. It is mostly because of an increase in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems brought about by dropping prices. Experts within the electric industry are not in agreement as to what should be done about this. Their opinions are diverse, to say the least, but they do agree that as wind and solar increase, so do the problems associated with operating this new grid.

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      Mentions: CA Japan DoE
    9. GEI Supports Successful FERC Licensing for Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project

      GEI Supports Successful FERC Licensing for Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project

      Eagle Crest Energy Co. has received its license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its Eagle Mountain pumped storage hydroelectric project. FERC has authorized a total of 24 pumped storage projects that are constructed and in operation, with a total installed capacity of approximately 16,500 MW. Most of these projects were authorized more than 30 years ago.

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    10. Two New Partners Join MESA-1 Energy Storage Project

      Two New Partners Join MESA-1 Energy Storage Project

      Mitsubishi International Corp. will provide the first battery deployed in the MESA-1 energy storage project. The 1-MW, 500-kWh advanced battery storage system will be installed at Snohomish County Public Utility District’s Hardeson substation in Everett, Washington, U.S., later this year.  The MESA-1 installation will be the first energy storage system built on the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA), an innovative approach to energy storage based on open, non-proprietary industry standards.

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      Mentions: Mitsubishi
    11. Connecticut's United Illuminating Launches Storage Pilot Including Demand Response

      Connecticut's United Illuminating Launches Storage Pilot Including Demand Response

      Ice Energy has installed two Ice Bears for Connecticut's United Illuminating Co. (UI) as a pilot project through the Energize Connecticut initiative to demonstrate the potential of the Ice Bear to reduce peak electric demand. The Ice Bears were installed at two commercial businesses located in Orange, Connecticut. Each Ice Bear unit was configured to provide both thermal energy storage and demand response. As a result, at each site, some of the air conditioning load is permanently shifted from peak to off peak using the thermal energy storage and some of it is subject to curtailment in an emergency using the demand response. 

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    12. China Company Commissions Grid Storage

      China Company Commissions Grid Storage

      A123 Energy Solutions has announced the commissioning of a 500-kilowatt Grid Storage Solution (GSS™) for Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd, one of the largest manufacturers of power generating equipment in China. The 500 kW, 125 kWh GSS is connected to the microgrid at Dongfang Electric Machinery Co’s Hangzhou facility and will be performing renewable integration for the site, where it is co-located with wind, PV, and conventional generation resources. This energy storage installation, A123 Energy’s second deployment in China, is a High Rate (HR) GSS and is not containerized, but instead is housed in one of the site’s existing buildings.

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      Mentions: China A123 CO
    13. PJM Facility to Test Storage Application

      PJM Facility to Test Storage Application

      AES Energy Storage has announced the Storage Applications Center, a grid application hub at PJM Interconnection in Audubon, Pennsylvania. The facility will be used to test and validate the next generation of storage applications in a real-world environment. The center is part of AES’ ongoing commitment to grid energy storage application design, in which it has invested more than $10 million over the past six years. AES uses these advanced application capabilities within the AES Advancion solution, a complete, battery-based alternative to peaking power plants, which it now offers to utility buyers and renewable developers in select markets.

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    14. Ice Energy Supports Formation of Capstone College Training Program

      Ice Energy Supports Formation of Capstone College Training Program

      Ice Energy has partnered with Capstone College, an accredited college located in Pasadena, California, to develop an interactive training program designed to educate students, local technicians and contractors in the disciplines of thermal energy storage and HVAC refrigeration. The program will augment Capstone College's existing training program in HVAC and refrigeration and the development of future N.A.T.E. (North American Technical Excellence) certification, which is an installer requirement for utilities such as Southern California Edison.

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    15. The Integrated Grid: Central and Distributed Energy Resources

      The Integrated Grid: Central and Distributed Energy Resources

      The electric power system has evolved through large, central power plants interconnected via grids of transmission lines and distribution networks that feed power to customers. The system is beginning to change – rapidly in some areas – with the rise of distributed energy resources (DER) such as small natural gas-fueled generators, combined heat and power plants, electricity storage, and solar photovoltaics (PV) on rooftops and in larger arrays connected to the distribution system. In many settings DER already have an impact on the operation of the electric power grid. Through a combination of technological improvements, policy incentives, and consumer choices in technology and service, the role of DER is likely to become more important in the future.

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      Mentions: EPRI
    16. California ISO Unveils Roadmap to Advance a Smarter, Stronger Power Grid

      California ISO Unveils Roadmap to Advance a Smarter, Stronger Power Grid

      The California Independent System Operator Corp. has released its “Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Roadmap: Maximizing Preferred Resources,” laying the path for advancing low-carbon demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) resources. Smart grid technologies such as DR and EE are key elements of the state’s transition toward an ever more reliable and environmentally sustainable electric power system.

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    17. Aquion Energy and Siemens Industry Integrate Technologies for Microgrid and Energy Storage

      Aquion Energy and Siemens Industry Integrate Technologies for Microgrid and Energy Storage

      Aquion Energy, Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Siemens Industry, Inc., under which both parties will test the integration of Aquion’s AHI batteries and Siemens’ Sinamics S120 drive technology. As part of the MOU, Siemens purchased an initial set of Aquion batteries for immediate shipment to their manufacturing and test facility in Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S.

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      Mentions: PA U.S. Georgia
    18. Wisconsin’s First Stand-Alone Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project Breaks Ground

      Wisconsin’s First Stand-Alone Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project Breaks Ground

      Half Moon Ventures has announced the groundbreaking on Wisconsin’s first stand-alone utility scale solar energy project in the city of Jefferson, Wisconsin. HMV awarded S&C Electric Co. with the EPC contract to construct the project, which is expected to enter into service by the end of the year. The solar energy facility will be the state’s first solar energy project that directly connects to the power grid, and it will help meet Wisconsin’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal of 10 percent of power coming from renewable sources by 2015.

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      Mentions: Iowa WI MI
    19. DoE, EU Partner on the Coordination of Electric Vehicles with Smart Grids

      DoE, EU Partner on the Coordination of Electric Vehicles with Smart Grids

      The Energy Department launched a new center last week that will work to ensure that vehicles, charging stations, communications and networking systems work in unison with the electric grid.  The Electric Vehicle-Smart Grid Interoperability Center (is) located at Argonne National Laboratory just outside of Chicago...

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      Mentions: Asia DoE Italy
    20. Canada Warms to Energy Storage

      Canada Warms to Energy Storage

      To provide both peak-shaving functionality at Golden and backup power to Field, BC Hydro ... (weighed) the cost of diesel generation at both sites. Although the cleaner battery option was preferred, diesel generation was significantly cheaper. It was only with a matching funds award from the Canadian government’s Clean Energy Fund that a business case could be made for battery storage. BC Hydro BC Hydro tackles the challenges of building battery energy storage in remote mountainous terrain. read more

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