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    1. EnSync Energy and Social Good Incubator Announce Sale of Solar Plus Storage PPA

      EnSync Energy and Social Good Incubator Announce Sale of Solar Plus Storage PPA

      MAUI, Hawaii, Feb. 28, 2018- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs), announced the sale of a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) it arranged on behalf of  J. Walter Cameron Center (JWCC) to an undisclosed investor. The PPA will bring the nonprofit incubator space nearly half a million dollars in savings during the terms of the agreement.

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    2. Brattle Study: FERC Order Sets Course for 50,000 MW U.S. Storage Market

      Brattle Study: FERC Order Sets Course for 50,000 MW U.S. Storage Market

      BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2018- Economists at global economic consulting firm The Brattle Group released a study today examining the current state and potential future growth of the U.S. market for electricity storage.  The study finds that storage market potential could grow to 50,000 MW over the next decade if storage costs continue to decline and state regulatory policies build on the recently-issued FERC Order 841 to remove barriers that prevent storage resources from realizing multiple value streams.

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    3. Alfen to Supply Energy Storage System to Belgian Grid Operator Eandis to Prepare for the Future

      Alfen to Supply Energy Storage System to Belgian Grid Operator Eandis to Prepare for the Future

      Eandis is a distribution grid systems operator with activities in 229 cities and municipalities throughout Flanders in Belgium, responsible for 2.7 million electricity connections. Eandis recently added some 375 kWp rooftop solar power to its logistical center in Lokeren. To match the intermittent solar energy production with its own operations, it is now implementing Alfen's battery energy storage system called TheBattery. TheBattery contributes to the increasing electrification of the site, enabling the shift from fossil fuel powered machinery and vehicles towards electricity as source of energy.

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      Mentions: Belgium Netherlands
    4. E.ON’s Texas Waves Energy Storage Projects Online, Capable of Fast Response

      E.ON’s Texas Waves Energy Storage Projects Online, Capable of Fast Response

      CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2018- E.ON today announced its Texas Waves energy storage projects, co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas, have started operations. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 megawatt (MW) short duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology and are an integral part of the wind farm facilities near Roscoe, Texas. Texas Waves are designed to provide ancillary services to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market and can respond to shifts in power demand more quickly, improving system reliability and efficiency.

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      Mentions: U.S. Texas Colorado
    5. Spectrum Solar Plus Storage Project with EnSync Energy Commissioned and Operational in Hawaii

      Spectrum Solar Plus Storage Project with EnSync Energy Commissioned and Operational in Hawaii

      MILWAUKEE, Dec. 15, 2017 -- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs), announces the full commissioning and live operation of an advanced energy generation, storage and management system at a Spectrum headend facility in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, as part of a power purchase agreement owned by a leading U.S. infrastructure investor.

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    6. Alfen: Energy Storage Makes The Hague Football Stadium Self-sustainable

      Alfen: Energy Storage Makes The Hague Football Stadium Self-sustainable

      ALMERE, The Netherlands, December 18, 2017 /-- A unique combination of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and energy storage allows visitors of the Cars Jeans football stadium in The Hague to charge their electric vehicles with maximal power from renewable resources. Alfen delivers this fully integrated project for its client Scholt Energy Control, supported by grid operator Stedin and the municipality of The Hague. The project is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2018. 

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    7. RES Completed Construction of the Penitente Solar Project

      RES Completed Construction of the Penitente Solar Project

      BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 14, 2017 -- Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, construction, and operation of solar, energy storage, wind, and transmission projects across the globe, is pleased to announce that it has completed construction of the Penitente Solar Project, a 3 MW installation in Saguache County providing power to the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (SLVREC).  RES developed, constructed, and will operate and maintain the distributed solar photovoltaic system in South Central Colorado. AEP OnSite Partners owns the solar installation and provides the output to SLVREC through a long-term contract. SLVREC is the second-oldest electric cooperative in Colorado and is headquartered in Monte Vista, CO.

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    8. Duke Energy Plans Solar, Energy Storage Projects to Advance Reliability, Cleaner Energy for Indiana

      Duke Energy Plans Solar, Energy Storage Projects to Advance Reliability, Cleaner Energy for Indiana

      PLAINFIELD, Ind., Oct. 31, 2017-- As part of a commitment to advance cleaner energy for its customers, Duke Energy is planning to install battery storage equipment and solar panels that will operate as a microgrid at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury training operation in Johnson County, Ind. The company will also install battery storage equipment at a substation in Nabb, Ind., in Clark County. Plans for the projects must be approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission before work can begin. The microgrid at Camp Atterbury would be the first microgrid installed at a National Guard facility in Indiana.

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    9. EnSync Energy to Provide Electricity to Oceanic Time Warner via Power Purchase Agreement

      EnSync Energy to Provide Electricity to Oceanic Time Warner via Power Purchase Agreement

      MILWAUKEE, Feb. 14, 2017 - EnSync, Inc., dba EnSync Energy Systems, a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, today announces a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Oceanic Time Warner, to include a comprehensive EnSync Energy DER system.

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    10. EEI to Wall Street: Delivering America’s Energy Future

      EEI to Wall Street: Delivering America’s Energy Future

      NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2017 -- Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn and three other EEI officers – David Owens, Phil Moeller, and Richard McMahon – today briefed Wall Street analysts, bankers, and investors on the state of the U.S. electric power industry. Kuhn and the panelists discussed a range of issues, including the importance of working with the Trump Administration and new Congress, as well as many new governors, legislators, and regulators in the states to develop a shared policy agenda. "EEI will work with President Trump and with key policymakers on both sides of the political aisle to develop an agenda that supports investments in infrastructure, grows the economy, and recognizes the vital role of the energy grid and the importance of maintaining reliable, affordable, secure, and increasingly clean energy for all customers," said Kuhn.

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    11. S&C Technology Helps Save 1.2 Billion Customer Outage Minutes in 2016

      S&C Technology Helps Save 1.2 Billion Customer Outage Minutes in 2016

      CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2017-- S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, announced it has helped utility customers avoid more than 1.2 billion customer outage minutes in 2016. The number demonstrates the progress S&C's innovative reliability solutions have made to reduce the duration and frequency of power outages for utility customers around the world. "For every minute an outage was avoided, it meant that there was a home, business, or critical piece of community infrastructure that was able to keep functioning without disruption," said Mike Edmonds, president – US Business, S&C Electric Company. "It's just another example of how we are continuing to set a high standard for our customers when it comes to grid reliability and keeping the lights on around the world."

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    12. RES Announces Substantial Completion of 198 MW Bluestem Wind Project

      RES Announces Substantial Completion of 198 MW Bluestem Wind Project

      BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 18, 2017 -- Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce substantial completion of the Bluestem Wind Project located in Beaver County, Oklahoma. The project, which consists of 60 Vestas V117-3.3 MW™ turbines, will distribute power via OG&E's transmission system, feeding the grids of cities and industries across the state, in addition to the broader Southwest Power Pool region. The project is expected to generate approximately 845,000 MWh per year, enough electricity to power 77,000 U.S. homes. RES developed the project and also served as the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor. The project is RES' seventh operational wind farm in Oklahoma and the first in the state for Exelon Generation, who purchased the project in December 2015.

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      Mentions: U.S. Exelon Oklahoma
    13. RES Announces Joint Development Agreement

      RES Announces Joint Development Agreement

      BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 3, 2017-- Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, construction, and operations of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce a joint development agreement with Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, to develop and construct approximately 3,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power across 10 projects located in various regions within the United States.  All projects are expected to achieve commercial operation between 2018 and 2020. The agreement structure with Southern Power is a new approach for RES, which has previously engaged in development partnerships on a very limited basis. However, the rapid growth of wind development across the Americas has presented opportunities to pursue creative operating relationships with strong partners. The RES-Southern Power partnership will leverage the advantages of both companies to bring substantial wind power capacity to market, and may provide a model for RES to collaborate with others.

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    14. SolarReserve Wins Platts Global Energy Award for Commercial Application of the Year 2016

      SolarReserve Wins Platts Global Energy Award for Commercial Application of the Year 2016

      SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 -- SolarReserve, a leading global renewable infrastructure developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology with integrated energy storage, received Commercial Application of the Year for its Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project at the 2016 Platts Global Energy Awards, one of the industry's most prestigious awards. Hosted by S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, the Platts Global Energy Awards have honored and recognized those who have transcended the status quo in the name of excellence in leadership, innovation and performance in the energy industry.

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    15. E.ON Begins Construction on Iron Horse Battery Energy Storage Project

      E.ON Begins Construction on Iron Horse Battery Energy Storage Project

      TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2016  E.ON today began construction on its Iron Horse battery energy storage project.  Iron Horse, the first energy storage project for E.ON North America, is a customized 10 megawatt (MW), lithium-ion battery energy storage facility with an adjacent 2 MW solar array.  The project is located in the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park, southeast of Tucson, and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2017.  Iron Horse's batteries will provide the benefits of a conventional generation system's availability and response capability, but will be capable of responding to shifts in power demand more quickly, increasing system reliability and efficiency. "Breaking ground on any project is exciting, but beginning construction on Iron Horse is especially exciting for us," said Steve Trenholm, President of E.ON Solar.  "Iron Horse is an important first step as E.ON establishes itself as a player in North American energy storage.  We are looking forward to delivering cost-effective energy storage projects with the same high quality that our customers have come to expect from us in wind and solar."

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    16. S&C Electric Company Selected as an Energy Storage North America 2016 Innovation Award Winner for

      S&C Electric Company Selected as an Energy Storage North America 2016 Innovation Award Winner for

      CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2016 - S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, announced today that the Minster Solar + Storage Project has been recognized as the Energy Storage North America 2016 Centralized Storage Project Innovation Award winner for their innovation and leadership in energy storage and positive impact on the industry. The Village of Minster Solar + Storage Project, located in Minster, Ohio, is the largest storage + solar facility owned by a municipal utility in the United States. The 7-MW system was built in conjunction with Half Moon Ventures (HMV) and the local municipal utility, the Village of Minster. This is the first time a municipal utility combined solar power and energy storage, and will serve to provide the residents of the village affordable, reliable, and sustainable electricity.

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    17. SolarReserve Promotes Urban Solar Farms As A New Paradigm For Renewable Energy In South Africa

      SolarReserve Promotes Urban Solar Farms As A New Paradigm For Renewable Energy In South Africa

      The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to SolarReserve South Africa (Proprietary) Limited to advance their "Urban Solar Farms" initiative in South Africa; a pioneering study into large metropolitan municipalities that will provide a framework for large commercial and industrial electricity consumers with significant power requirements to cost-effectively deploy renewable energy in urban areas. The grant, which supports the goals of the U.S. government-led Power Africa initiative, will support development of up to 200 megawatts of solar farms ranging in size from 5 to 30 megawatts. The projects will be privately owned and operated and will provide power to end users either directly or through wheeling arrangements with municipal distribution companies.

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    18. Landis+Gyr Announces Wi-SUN Certification for Smart Grid Network Radio Technology

      Landis+Gyr Announces Wi-SUN Certification for Smart Grid Network Radio Technology

      ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2016 -- Landis+Gyr, a global leader in energy management solutions, has successfully completed Wi-SUN US Profile physical layer certification of the radio technology used in Gridstream® solutions and deployed globally in over 7 million smart grid IoT devices. Industry alliance certifications ensure future interoperability of RF-enabled hardware deployed in smart grid networks. This standards-based certification demonstrates that utilities will be able to realize a future smart grid vision that securely connects devices critical to efficiently and reliably serve the needs of energy consumers. With a wide variety of Wi-SUN compliant devices already operating today on Landis+Gyr networks, utilities are better positioned to bring new devices onto the network for a variety of energy efficiency, grid management and smart city applications.  

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    19. Kokam to Build 36 Megawatt Energy Storage System (ESS) for KEPCO, Increasing Its Total Worldwide

      Kokam to Build 36 Megawatt Energy Storage System (ESS) for KEPCO, Increasing Its Total Worldwide

      SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 8, 2016 -- Kokam Co., Ltd, the world's premier provider of innovative battery solutions, today announced that South Korea's largest utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) (NYSE: KEP), has awarded it a contract to develop a 36-megawatt (MW) system / 13-megawatt hour (MWh) Energy Storage System (ESS) for frequency regulation at the Non-Gong substation in South Korea. The project features a combination of two unique Kokam Lithium Ion battery technologies -- its Ultra High Power Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) battery technology and its NANO battery technology. Work on the project began in June 2016 and is scheduled to be completed by December of 2016.

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    20. Sunverge Customer AGL Launches World’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

      Sunverge Customer AGL Launches World’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

      SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5, 2016 -- Sunverge Energy, a leading provider of intelligent energy storage systems for residences and small businesses, today announced it is partnering with Australia energy retailer AGL and the federal government's Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), to develop the world's largest Virtual Power Plant (VPP)"This project is the world's largest, the first of its kind and an innovative solution to both help customers manage their energy bills and at the same time contribute to grid stability," said AGL Managing Director and CEO Andy Vesey. "This project is core to AGL's strategy of being a manager of distributed energy resources. It also leverages our investment in Sunverge and helps us to continue to improve the digital customer experience."

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    21. RES Announces Agreement to Construct and Operate the Lamesa Solar Facility

      RES Announces Agreement to Construct and Operate the Lamesa Solar Facility

      BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 07, 2016 -- Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce it will construct and serve as the operations and maintenance contractor for the 102 megawatt (MW) Lamesa Solar Facility located in Dawson County, Texas. RES recently sold the project to Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. The project's originating developer, BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, began working with landowners, local officials and community leaders in late 2013, and in mid-2015 entered into a joint development agreement with RES to complete the project. The project, which will comprise 410,000 photovoltaic panels, will generate enough electricity to power the energy needs of approximately 26,000 U.S. homes.

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    22. The AES Corporation Awarded EEI’s 2016 International Edison Award

      The AES Corporation Awarded EEI’s 2016 International Edison Award

      CHICAGO, June 13, 2016 -- The AES Corporation (AES) today received the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI's) 2016 International Edison Award, the electric power industry's most prestigious honor. A panel of former electric company chief executives selected AES for the annual award from a group of distinguished finalists. AES earned the International Edison Award for its Advancion® 4 energy storage technology, which was first deployed in 2015. The next-generation battery-based energy storage system was designed to accelerate the growth and integration of clean energy and to serve as an alternative to new peaker power plants. It is the first-ever battery-based energy storage solution designed to scale in size, and it is already in service making the energy grid smarter and more resilient in the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, and the United States. By the end of 2016, AES will have deployed energy storage projects in six countries.

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    23. UniEnergy Technologies Names Rick Winter as President and Chief Operating Officer

      UniEnergy Technologies Names Rick Winter as President and Chief Operating Officer

      MUKILTEO, Wash., June 10, 2016 -- UniEnergy Technologies (UET) has appointed Rick Winter as President with full P&L responsibility and accountability for daily operations of the company. Mr. Winter will also continue in his Chief Operating Officer role. As UET's COO since 2013, Mr. Winter managed the launch of UET's product lines, the Uni.System™ and the ReFlex™, and guided the company from a standing start to 80MWh in deployments, orders, and awards in 4 years. UET is now tripling its manufacturing and engineering floor space to meet growing demand and enable 100MW annual production at its current facility.

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    24. Kokam's 56 Megawatt Energy Storage Project Features World's Largest Lithium NMC

      Kokam's 56 Megawatt Energy Storage Project Features World's Largest Lithium NMC

      SEOUL, South Korea, March 7, 2016 - Kokam Co., Ltd, the world's premier provider of innovative battery solutions, today announced that it has successfully deployed two Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) - a 24-megawatt (MW) system / 9-megawatt hour (MWh) and a 16 MW / 6 MWh system - for frequency regulation on the South Korean electricity grid. The 24 MW system is the largest capacity Lithium NMC ESS used for frequency regulation in the world. Operational since January 2016, the two new systems, along with a Kokam 16MW / 5MWh Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) ESS system deployed in August 2015, provide South Korea's largest utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) [NYSE: KEP], with 56 MW of energy storage capacity for frequency regulation. These three systems are part of the world's largest ESS frequency regulation project, which is scheduled to have deployed 500 MW of battery-based energy storage when it is completed in 2017.

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