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    1. ABB adds PowerStore to Alaska

      ABB adds PowerStore to Alaska

      Switzerland-based ABB is to install two 1MW PowerStore grid stabilisation generators on Kodiak Island in Alaska to enable the integration of more energy from an expanded wind farm to a microgrid. The work is being undertaken on behalf of the island’s resident-owned cooperative Kodiak Electric Association (KEA). ABB said the integration will also address stability challenges that will arise from a crane upgrade being undertaken to enhance port operations in Kodiak.

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    2. Mainstream Trials Battery in Ireland

      Mainstream Trials Battery in Ireland

      Mainstream Renewable Power is to trial a large-scale power storage system at an Irish wind farm from September. The Wind-Storage Hybrid Study, with assistance from Enterprise Ireland, will look at integrating wind generation with a mixture of flywheel, synchronous condenser and battery technologies. The aim is to assess the commercial viability of installing 2MW of storage at an operational 10MW wind site, then running the resulting hybrid station in the current Single Electricity Market.

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    3. Finland Eyes Energy Storage Crown

      Finland Eyes Energy Storage Crown

      Finland has launched a €7m project to develop storage systems for wind and solar energy. The Neo-Carbon Energy scheme is a partnership by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology and the Finland Futures Research Centre at the University of Turku. The trio said the aim is to “create a competence base and potential testing areas”, enabling Finland to demonstrate “that it belongs among the global elite within the field”.

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    4. UK Urged to Boost Hydro Storage

      UK Urged to Boost Hydro Storage

      The UK and Scottish governments have been urged to set up a new body to examine the potential of hydroelectric pumped storage to boost energy security. Trade body Scottish Renewables said Westminster and Holyrood need to “join forces to drive forward the only electricity storage technology which can operate on a commercial scale”. Initial plans are in place for investment in new and upgraded schemes in Scotland that could unlock more than £1bn of investment and create several hundred jobs during construction and operation. 

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    5. Wind Storage System Wins £3.6m

      Wind Storage System Wins £3.6m

      The developer of a system that stores electricity generated by wind turbines has been awarded £3.6m in funding by DECC. Energy and Climate Change Minister Baroness Verma said the cash would help REDT UK cut costs and bring its technology to the market.  Moixa Technology, which has developed small battery-based storage units for homes, also shared in the £5m pot.

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    6. LIPA on NY Renewables Hunt

      LIPA on NY Renewables Hunt

      The Long Island Power Authority has issued a competitive procurement call for up to 280MW of “on island” renewable energy capacity including offshore wind, solar and fuel cells by 2018. The New York utility also issued a second request for proposal seeking 1630MW of generation, storage and demand response resources “to replace current peaking generation with a variety of more efficient resources to be in service by 2019″.

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