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    1. LG CNS Secures Contract to Deliver Energy Storage Systems to Guam Power Authority

      LG CNS Secures Contract to Deliver Energy Storage Systems to Guam Power Authority

      Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, May 30, 2017 – LG CNS, a leading energy solutions and services provider across energy storage, microgrids, renewable energy and smart cities sectors, was awarded a $43 million contract by the Guam Power Authority (GPA) to deliver, operate and maintain two Energy Storage Systems (ESS) that combined can deliver 40 megawatts (MW) of power output. The contract, celebrated at a ceremony on May 15, 2017, marks LG CNS’ largest ESS project to date. 

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    2. Energy Industry: Colorado Governor: State Will Push Forward with Clean Energy

      Energy Industry: Colorado Governor: State Will Push Forward with Clean Energy

      DENVER (AP) — Colorado will push ahead to develop more affordable renewable energy despite President Donald Trump's order eliminating many restrictions on fossil fuels production, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday. Hickenlooper said Colorado has already met carbon pollution goals under the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which is under challenge in the courts and could be weakened or rescinded under the executive order that Trump signed Tuesday. His spokeswoman, Jacque Montgomery, said later Colorado has not yet met the goals but is on track to do so by 2030 — the deadline in the Clean Power Plan for U.S. states to cut carbon emissions 30 percent.

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      Mentions: U.S. EPA CO
    3. Natural Gas Power Plant: Minnesota Senate says yes to Becker Power Plant

      Natural Gas Power Plant: Minnesota Senate says yes to Becker Power Plant

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature is moving to side-step utility regulators by approving a new Xcel Energy power plant in central Minnesota. The natural gas-fired plant in Becker will help offset losses from two coal-fired generators set to close in 2023 and 2026. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission sidelined Xcel's proposal in October because it wanted the utility company to study renewable energy options for the new plant. Minnesota's Senate passed the bill Thursday. Sen. Andrew Mathews of Milaca says the plant will solve long-standing power concerns in his community. Democratic lawmakers pushed back against the bill, saying Xcel energy will pass costs onto ratepayers in their communities.

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    4. AutoGrid and sonnen Partner to Accelerate the Adoption of Energy Storage

      AutoGrid and sonnen Partner to Accelerate the Adoption of Energy Storage

      REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Oct 12, 2016) - AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, and sonnen, Inc., the global leader in smart energy storage systems, have partnered to fully integrate AutoGrid's flexibility management application suite, AutoGrid Flex™, with sonnen's award-winning residential and commercial energy storage technology. Through this partnership, AutoGrid and sonnen will help energy project developers, utilities and other energy service providers better manage, optimize and aggregate sonnenBatterie systems and other distributed energy resources (DERs). "sonnen's advanced battery storage systems are already accelerating the world's transition to a more distributed, renewable-friendly energy grid. By providing a platform that enables energy service providers to more easily aggregate these distributed storage systems, we will further accelerate this transformation," said Dr. Amit Narayan, CEO of AutoGrid. "Our new partnership with sonnen will combine AutoGrid Flex software with sonnen's intelligent battery storage systems, delivering higher project ROI to energy project developers and utilities who are seeking to deploy and manage fleets of DERs."

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      Mentions: Advanced Battery
    5. AEP Texas Sees Battery Energy Storage as Alternative to Grid Upgrades

      AEP Texas Sees Battery Energy Storage as Alternative to Grid Upgrades

      AEP Texas North applied Sept. 16 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for approvals related to installation of lithium-ion batteries at the Woodson and Paint Rock sites in Texas. TNC is proposing to install a lithium-ion battery in the two locations in order to increase the reliability of its distribution system. Due to the nature of this distribution installation in Texas, TNC is requesting in this application commission confirmation that its proposed installation of batteries complies with Texas law and will be considered distribution assets whose cost will be eligible for inclusion in the company's distribution cost of service.

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    6. Microsoft Partners With Primus Power to Drive Energy Innovation at Datacenters

      Microsoft Partners With Primus Power to Drive Energy Innovation at Datacenters

      WASHINGTON, DC--( Jun 16, 2016) - Today, at a White House event honoring clean energy innovators, Primus Power and Microsoft announced a program to advance energy storage at datacenters globally. The program will be carried out in collaboration with NRG Energy, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and battery technology providers, including Primus Power. This pilot program is part of a broader focus by Microsoft, as part of its datacenter strategy, to explore next generation technologies for energy storage and management.The project is one component of Microsoft's multi-faceted global environmental sustainability strategy. It aims to determine the best way to effectively store renewable energy at scale to ensure electricity is inexpensive and available for future use.

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      Mentions: Primus WA
    7. PECO Proposes Community Microgrid Pilot in Pennsylvania

      PECO Proposes Community Microgrid Pilot in Pennsylvania

      PECO Energy Co. on May 18 filed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission a petition and application as the basis for its Microgrid Integrated Technology Pilot, in which the company would build, own and operate a community microgrid in Concord Township, Pa.PECO requested that the PUC approve the pilot and issue a declaratory order that the company may seek to recover the costs of the pilot that are not recoverable through its electric distribution system improvement charge in a future distribution base rate case.

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      Mentions: PA CO PJM
    8. Battery Energy Storage System Demonstrates Multiple Service Applications

      Battery Energy Storage System Demonstrates Multiple Service Applications

      Energy management: Duke Energy has started testing a first-of-its-kind battery technology at its Rankin Substation in Gaston County, N.C. The hybrid ultracapacitor-battery energy storage system (HESS) will demonstrate multiple service applications: extended operational life, rapid response, real-time solar smoothing and load shifting. "This approach will allow our energy storage systems to do a variety of tasks," said Thomas Golden, technology development manager for Duke Energy. "With so many solar installations in North Carolina, we must look for innovative ways to better incorporate renewable energy into our system – and still provide reliable service at a competitive price for our customers." One of the distribution lines at the substation has a 1.2-megawatt solar installation connected a mile away. With North Carolina fourth in the nation for installed solar power, managing and maintaining these grid-connected renewable installations is critical now and in the future, added Golden.

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    9. Stored Energy: Energy Storage System is Cost-Effective

      Stored Energy: Energy Storage System is Cost-Effective

      The new Solar Integration System, available this summer, supports multiple lithium-ion battery chemistries and a wide range of storage capacities. Lighter, more modular and easier to install than its predecessor, the new SIS maintains industry-leading standards for performance, reliability and safety and is suitable both for installation into existing home solar systems and for packaging with new solar panels. All of these features give utilities, retailers, solar providers and developers the flexibility and choice they need to integrate storage into their customer offers.

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      Mentions: HI Siemens Sunverge
    10. Amber Kinetics Announces Game Changing Energy Storage Contract with PG&E

      Amber Kinetics Announces Game Changing Energy Storage Contract with PG&E

      Amber Kinetics, Inc. announces signing a landmark, multi-year Energy Services Agreement (ESA) with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for 20 megawatts of storage using its game changing, four-hour duration Gen-2 Flywheel Systems©. The company believes its steel flywheel technology will drive down pricing while enhancing operational safety and flexibility for utility-scale energy storage.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. ESA
    11. ViZn Energy Systems Wins Contract for Flow Battery System From Idaho National Laboratory

      ViZn Energy Systems Wins Contract for Flow Battery System From Idaho National Laboratory

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced that it has received an order for a 128 kW/320 kWh redox flow battery system based on its zinc-iron chemistry from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) complex of national laboratories. ViZn's flow battery system will be installed as part of a microgrid research, development and demonstration testbed and is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2016.

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      Mentions: DoE Idaho
    12. First Flywheel Hybrid Energy Storage Plant in Europe is Opened

      First Flywheel Hybrid Energy Storage Plant in Europe is Opened

      Europe’s first flywheel hybrid energy storage plant has been officially launched in Ireland. The plant in Rhode, County Offaly, is owned and operated by Irish energy company Schwungrad Energie and is expected to enter a test operational phase in February. The Rhode hybrid demo project comprises two Beacon Power 160 kW flywheels and Hitachi Chemical valve-regulated lead acid batteries of up to 240 kW.

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    13. Leading Australian Retailer AGL Selects Sunverge for Residential Energy Storage

      Leading Australian Retailer AGL Selects Sunverge for Residential Energy Storage

      Leading Australian energy retailer AGL Energy Limited (AGL) will offer Sunverge Energy’s intelligent energy storage systems to its customers, in an effort to provide reliable backup power and bill savings to the growing number of customers who own rooftop solar installations. The Sunverge systems will be a key component in the utility’s broader demand response program, supporting the utility’s strategy to empower consumers to better control how they generate and use energy.

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      Mentions: Australia Sunverge
    14. ViZn Energy Systems Launches ZAC Energy Storage Platform in Collaboration With Princeton Power, Financing Available Through LFC Capital

      ViZn Energy Systems Launches ZAC Energy Storage Platform in Collaboration With Princeton Power, Financing Available Through LFC Capital

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc., a leading provider of safe energy storage systems for commercial & industrial, microgrid and utility applications, today announced a collaboration with Princeton Power, a designer and manufacturer of power system products, to launch ViZn's ZAC energy storage system. ViZn has designed the system to further benefit commercial & industrial (C&I) customers and solar PV integrators. Deliveries of initial customer units are scheduled for Q4 of 2015.

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      Mentions: Africa Europe TX
    15. Primus Power Turns to Kenandy Cloud ERP to Support Their Rapid Growth

      Primus Power Turns to Kenandy Cloud ERP to Support Their Rapid Growth

      Kenandy, Inc., the leader in cloud ERP for mid-market and global enterprises, announced today that Primus Power went live on Kenandy Cloud ERP to support their expanding business. Primus Power is a pioneer in delivering distributed, cost-effective energy storage for improving electric stability and security. Founded in 2009, Primus Power's mission is to enable 100 percent renewable energy worldwide through safe and reliable energy storage. Like many start-ups, they began their business using QuickBooks and Excel, but then looked for an ERP system that could support their business growth over multiple phases. Key to Primus' selection was Kenandy's ease-of-use, fast deployment, scalability, and the ability to easily integrate third-party products.

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    16. ZBB Energy Secures Energy Management and Storage System Contract for Cayman Islands Commercial Property

      ZBB Energy Secures Energy Management and Storage System Contract for Cayman Islands Commercial Property

      ZBB Energy Corporation, a leading developer of innovative energy management solutions serving the commercial and industrial building and utility markets, today announced the signing of a contract to provide an advanced energy management system for the largest "off-grid" renewable energy installation in the Cayman Islands.

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      Mentions: Caribbean China WI
    17. Green Charge Networks, ITOCHU Partner on Intelligent Energy Storage

      Green Charge Networks, ITOCHU Partner on Intelligent Energy Storage

      Green Charge Networks today announced a strategic partnership with one of Japan's largest trading houses, ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU will distribute, supply and procure Green Charge Networks' intelligent energy storage solutions internationally. The agreement enables Green Charge to expand its footprint into new markets both in Japan and other international regions. ITOCHU has more than 130 offices in 65 countries worldwide with over $53 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2013.

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      Mentions: Japan U.S. Europe
    18. Energy Storage Emerges as the Smart Answer to Big City Power Needs

      Energy Storage Emerges as the Smart Answer to Big City Power Needs

      Princeton Power Systems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of technology products and embedded software for energy management, micro-grid operations, and electric vehicle charging, is providing technologies at the heart of breakthrough energy storage projects that will manage electricity demand in a group of New York City buildings. Glenwood, which builds and owns luxury rental property in Manhattan, has contracted with EnerSys and Demand Energy to install 1 megawatt of energy storage capability in multiple buildings throughout New York City. 

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    19. Storage Demonstration Project Set for Japanese Island

      Storage Demonstration Project Set for Japanese Island

      Takaoka Toko Co. Ltd. has selected Saft’s Intensium Max Li-ion containerised battery system to provide energy storage for a demonstration microgrid project - aimed at expanding the installation of reneable energy using systems - on the remote Japanese island of Niijima in the Tokyo prefecture. The ESS (Energy Storage System) will perform operations such as ramp and frequency smoothing for Takaoka Toko Co., Ltd. – a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

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      Mentions: Japan CO Saft
    20. Dominion Voltage Inc. Selected by PG&E for Volt/VAR Optimization Pilot Program

      Dominion Voltage Inc. Selected by PG&E for Volt/VAR Optimization Pilot Program

      Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), a grid optimization unit of Dominion Resources, Inc. announced their participation in a Volt/VAR optimization pilot program at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E). As part of PG&E’s overall smart grid deployment plans, this pilot project will enable the utility to evaluate the benefits of optimizing their distribution system voltage for the purposes of energy efficiency, Volt/VAR optimization, and voltage stabilization.

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    21. University Medical Center Groningen Selects Pon Power to Supply High Density Flywheel UPS to Protect New Data Center in the Netherlands

      University Medical Center Groningen Selects Pon Power to Supply High Density Flywheel UPS to Protect New Data Center in the Netherlands

      Active Power, a global leader in flywheel energy and power technology for mission critical applications, today announced deployment of its High Density Flywheel UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems at University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands, one of the largest medical centers in the country. The systems were sold by Pon Power, the authorized Caterpillar dealer in the Netherlands. The two Cat UPS 625 kVA rated systems condition utility power and deliver critical backup power on demand to the hospital's new data center.

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      Mentions: TX Germany China
    22. PennEnergy - Generators Must Consider Energy Storage

      PennEnergy - Generators Must Consider Energy Storage

      I attended POWER-GEN International in Orlando, Fla., in early December. The event is one of PennWell’s largest, as well as the largest power generation event in the world. I sat in on a session titled “Energy Storage Applications From a Generator’s Perspective.” Having read and written about energy storage from the electricity distribution perspective, I was interested to hear about it from the generators’ points of view. I thought I’d use this blog to share some of the session highlights with you. “Energy storage is no longer the technology of the future,” David Walls of Navigant Consulting and the moderator the conference session said.

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    23. Flow Batteries to Spur Energy Storage Market

      Flow Batteries to Spur Energy Storage Market

      Giant flow batteries can provide large-scale energy storage for the power grid, and falling costs will create a 360 MWh market, led by vanadium-based systems, said Lux Research Large-scale stationary energy is key to a smarter power grid and for integration of renewable energy. Redox flow batteries are touted as an emerging option, but have been too expensive. Now, falling costs will carve out a 360 MWh market in 2020, worth $190 million, according to Lux Research. Within the stationary energy storage market, four flow battery chemistries, led by vanadium-based systems, are gaining commercial traction. The vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) is the most mature technology, and accounts for 75 MWh of deployed systems.

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    24. Princeton Power Systems Announces Commercial Availability of UL-Certified

      Princeton Power Systems Announces Commercial Availability of UL-Certified

      Princeton Power Systems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of technology products and embedded software for energy management, micro-grid operations, and electric vehicle charging, announced today that its newest product, BIGI-250, a 250 kW battery-integrated inverter that comes equipped with two discrete, 250 kW DC inputs, is now available.

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