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    1. 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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    2. 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
    3. 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: California EPRI NGK
    4. 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
    5. 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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    6. 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
    7. 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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    8. 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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      Mentions: Ireland Tesla
    9. 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. Texas
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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: California Japan DoE
    18. 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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    19. 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
    20. 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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    21. 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 Colorado
    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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
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