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    1. Energy Storage Enables Transformation

      Energy Storage Enables Transformation

      Energy storage is a transformational technology. It converts electricity from a perishable good into a flexible resource. It changes the grid from a unidirectional power system to a dynamic network, and it is transforming how we produce, procure, and deliver energy. Storage does this by creating give in a system that has little inherent flexibility. In a white paper prepared for the Energy Storage Association (ESA) on a vision for energy storage in the United States, Navigant Research modeled the value of 35 GW of energy storage by 2025 against the cost of storage in the same period. We measured this value in terms of job creation, emissions reduction, grid operational cost savings, and reliability.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA NAATBatt
    2. The Government Shutdown, NAATBatt and the U.S. Economy

      The Government Shutdown, NAATBatt and the U.S. Economy

      But the prospect of future government shutdowns ... must now figure into our planning ... getting travel visas for Chinese businessmen to enter the United States has been a little unpredictable.  Compounding that unpredictability by the prospect of occasional government shutdowns and their attendant ... visa processing (effects) is simply more risk than NAATBatt can afford to bear.   With great regret we must at this point plan to hold the Summit somewhere outside of the United States next year.

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      Mentions: U.S. China NAATBatt
    3. Will Energy Storage Save the Grid?

      Will Energy Storage Save the Grid?

      Earlier this week I spoke with an old friend, who works in the utility practice group of a major management consulting firm.  We commiserated about the challenges of getting conservative electric utilities to adopt new technology.  My friend opined that the only way to get the attention of utility management is to paint a picture of Armageddon.  And there is no surer way to do that, he said, than by talking to them about distributed generation.

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      Mentions: NAATBatt
    4. Opinion: PR Battle Over Rooftop Solar Points to Possible Strategy for Storage

      Opinion: PR Battle Over Rooftop Solar Points to Possible Strategy for Storage

      The cable networks in Southern California are heating up this week as two public action organizations, Presente.org and The Other 98%, launch an ad attacking Southern California Edison for backing AB 327, a bill in the California legislature that would impose a fixed charge of $10 per month on certain residential electric consumers in California.

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    5. NAATBatt DES Demonstration Project to Start with Utility Survey

      NAATBatt DES Demonstration Project to Start with Utility Survey

      NAATBatt has decided to focus the DES Demonstration Project initiative on electricity storage systems in the 1-4 MW range designed to be located at substation facilities.  The demonstration projects ... will focus ... on demonstrating the ability of a substation-based unit to manage, coordinate and perform multiple functions and to produce multiple value streams for the owner/operator of the unit.

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      Mentions: DoE Congress EPRI
    6. NAATBatt 2014 Annual Meeting Planning Gets Underway

      NAATBatt 2014 Annual Meeting Planning Gets Underway

      NAATBatt will hold its Annual Meeting and Symposium on January 21-23, 2014, at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa entitled “Innovation in Energy Storage”. The emphasis on innovation is meant to facilitate a discussion of new products and innovations at our member firms, as well as new trends in electrochemical energy storage technology that will shape the future of the battery and supercapacitor markets in years ahead.

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    7. Energy Management is the Key to Energy Storage

      Energy Management is the Key to Energy Storage

      ... the challenge that must be addressed, and the solutions that must be demonstrated, relate to how the batteries or other storage resource can be managed and coordinated with the needs of the grid in order to produce the multiple services and value streams required to make storage an attractive grid resource.  One-off projects demonstrating a single, niche application for storage do not really do much to address this key concern.

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      Mentions: Austria Toshiba
    8. An Insurance Policy, An Insurance Policy, My Kingdom for an Insurance Policy!

      An Insurance Policy, An Insurance Policy, My Kingdom for an Insurance Policy!

      Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending an Agrion program in New York City entitled “Energy Storage Economics 2.0 for New York City and Beyond.” True to its title, the program featured a number of developers working on storage projects in the New York City area.  For several reasons, the New York City market may be an early adopter of battery-powered electricity storage systems located on distribution systems or behind the meter.

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      Mentions: New York
    9. NAATBatt to Make New Push on DES Demonstration Project Initiative

      NAATBatt to Make New Push on DES Demonstration Project Initiative

      The (NAATBatt) DES Demonstration Project initiative will design and assemble a list of demonstration projects for distributed energy storage technology.  The projects designed by the committee will be rolled out on a coordinated basis by electric utilities across the country.  Finding funding for this coordinated program of projects will be a centerpiece of NAATBatt’s government relations efforts later this year.

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      Mentions: NAATBatt
    10. The Case for Grid-Connected Energy Storage

      The Case for Grid-Connected Energy Storage

      I came away with the impression ... that energy storage was the poor step child of the renewables industry ... representatives of the wind, solar and other renewables industries were polite and nominally supportive of storage, (but they) were consistent in their message that storage has a long way to go and that it was certainly nowhere near as important as the renewable energy technologies they were advocating.

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      Mentions: Japan U.S. Germany
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