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    1. California To Fight Wildfires With Microgrids And Batteries

      California To Fight Wildfires With Microgrids And Batteries

      California’s energy regulators just laid the framework for utilities to develop localized microgrids with battery storage — a move that comes in the aftermath of the state’s wildfires that have ravaged local economies and left consumers without power. Just how effective will this order be?

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    2. Researchers Propose New Diamond Nanostructure For Efficient Energy Storage

      Researchers Propose New Diamond Nanostructure For Efficient Energy Storage

      One of the biggest challenges for renewable energy research is energy storage. The goal is to find a material with high energy storage capacity and energy storage material with high storage capacity that can also quickly and efficiently discharge a large amount of energy. In an attempt to overcome this hurdle, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have proposed a brand-new carbon nanostructure designed to store energy in mechanical form.

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    3. Energy Storage Developer Buy Texas Windfarms With Major Battery Retrofit Planned

      Energy Storage Developer Buy Texas Windfarms With Major Battery Retrofit Planned

      A U.S.-based energy storage developer this week bought itself a portfolio of eight North Texas wind farms.

      The move is a sign of the growing status and confidence of the storage sector as well.

      Having previously largely developed standalone storage projects or being brought in to assist with storage bolt-ons to generation projects, GlidePath Energy’s proactive play, and the scale of it, is telling.

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      Mentions: U.S. Texas Germany
    4. Why Energy Storage Is Proving Even More Disruptive Than Cheap Renewables

      Why Energy Storage Is Proving Even More Disruptive Than Cheap Renewables

      The falling price of renewable energy has been dominating the headlines, but more dramatic change is happening behind the scenes, where battery storage is disrupting the way utilities provide power. The change is driven not just by cheap renewables and cheap batteries, but by the electronics that link them together.

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      Mentions: Oklahoma Nextera
    5. Adding Giant Batteries To This Hydro Project Creates A 'Virtual Dam' With Less Environmental Impact

      Adding Giant Batteries To This Hydro Project Creates A 'Virtual Dam' With Less Environmental Impact

      A Chilean utility has broken ground on a 50 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy storage project paired with a run-of-river hydroelectric facility. The battery will be capable of storing electricity produced from the hydro generation without needing to construct a dam or make use of a water reservoir, creating instead a “virtual dam” that can deliver 10 megawatts (MW) of power for 5 hours.

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      Mentions: Chile
    6. Advanced Batteries Can Help in a Polar Vortex

      Advanced Batteries Can Help in a Polar Vortex

      The US Midwest is experiencing some of the coldest temperatures in modern history. In addition to rendering millions of people throughout the region with no power, extremely cold temperatures introduce several challenges to conventional electrical infrastructure. Certain types of advanced batteries can help solve these problems. Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries are able to discharge with minimal efficiency losses over a wide range of temperatures. And several companies have built their battery businesses around providing energy storage system solutions that can operate in extreme environmental conditions.

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    7. GE 'Created The Energy Industry,' Now Its Cementing A Place In Its Future

      GE 'Created The Energy Industry,' Now Its Cementing A Place In Its Future

      GE is rebuilding its clean energy business by combining its renewables, energy storage and grid infrastructure units. The reorganization, announced today, makes a lot of sense. A modernized grid, with strategically placed storage is essential for renewable energy penetration to climb and the Holy Grail of ‘renewables-as-baseload’ to be achieved. The company’s involvement in the sector is already vast and varied spanning wind, solar and hydro. It has become increasingly involved in hybrid projects paired with energy storage. Pulling in its parallel grid infrastructure business completes the set.

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    8. The Big Chill: Highview's Solution To The Challenge Of Long-Duration Energy Storage

      The Big Chill: Highview's Solution To The Challenge Of Long-Duration Energy Storage

      In early June, Highview Power announced that it had officially launched its first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant at the Viridor Pilsworth site in Bury, United Kingdom (just outside of Manchester). This five megawatt (MW)/15 megawatt hour (MWh) facility is on the small side to truly earn the title of grid-scale, but that may be beside the point. The critical issue to consider here is that this new technology may ultimately prove to be a cost-effective long-duration energy storage resource that is – unlike compressed air energy or pumped hydro – geographically independent.

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    9. Energy Storage Making Headway In California And Paving Way For Other States

      Energy Storage Making Headway In California And Paving Way For Other States

      Falling solar panel prices coupled with favorable national and state policies are giving energy storage technologies the jolt they need to electrify the market place. The latest such example is Pacific Gas & Electric that wants to install four battery projects totaling 2,270 megawatts. Energy storage could be anything from shaving peak load to storing and injecting wind and solar electrons onto the grid.

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      Mentions: California U.S. Texas
    10. GE Looks To Battery Storage For Power Boost

      GE Looks To Battery Storage For Power Boost

      Last week at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, Eric Gebhardt, vice president and strategic technology officer at GE Power, announced that the company would commit to building large-scale battery systems to store electricity in the next 10 years. The first product is a 1.2-megawatt lithium-ion battery that it expects to start delivering to customers in 2019.

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      Mentions: GE
    11. Getting The U.S. To 35 GW Of Energy Storage By 2025

      Getting The U.S. To 35 GW Of Energy Storage By 2025

      This morning, the Energy Storage Association released its whitepaper “35 X 25: A Vision For Energy Storage,” which lays out a plan for deploying 35 gigawatts (GW - a gigawatt equals 1,000 megawatts) of storage by 2025. The report – developed in collaboration with Navigant Research - outlines a number of developments that argue in favor of energy storage, including: a growing need for grid reliability and resiliency, especially as more critical networks like transportation, HVAC, manufacturing, and data become increasingly electrified and demanding on our aging infrastructure;

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA
    12. New York City Aims To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By Using Energy Storage

      New York City Aims To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By Using Energy Storage

      New York City is in the trenches when it comes to employing innovative energy technologies, which it hopes will help meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 75% by 2050. How so? By installing 100 megawatt/hours of energy storage, which may also allow the city's consumers to avoid buying dirtier power -- something that could save electricity customers there millions each year, a new study says.

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    13. Is The Best Analogy For The Energy Storage Business--Eeek!--Hard Drives?

      Is The Best Analogy For The Energy Storage Business--Eeek!--Hard Drives?

      The optimism in the energy storage industry is based on soaring demand, rapid technological advances, expanding capacity and, for some, what will likely be a scary competitive environment.First, the good news. Lithium ion battery packs over the last ten years have declined faster than the cost of solar, said John Carrington, CEO of Stem, which makes behind-the-meter storage systems for hotels and other commercial customers looking to shave peak power costs, during a hallway meeting at Finance West sponsored by the American Council of Renewable Energy this week.

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    14. Ceres Q&A With Nancy Pfund: 'The Progress We Are Making is Undeniable'

      Ceres Q&A With Nancy Pfund: 'The Progress We Are Making is Undeniable'

      DBL’s mission of investing for both financial and social returns is getting more relevant every day. Investors from pension funds to endowments to family offices, foundations and strategics increasingly have sustainability front and center in terms of their areas of focus. DBL has been a huge beneficiary of this trend, and its investments are helping to show the world that now is the time to create the 21st Century’s iconic corporations designed with 21st century needs like climate change in mind.

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    15. Energy Storage Teaches Utilities How To Hurry

      Energy Storage Teaches Utilities How To Hurry

      Accustomed to conservative planning that can stretch across decades, electric utilities are learning to install energy storage in a matter of months—not just to back up coming renewables, but also leaky gas facilities, shuttered nuclear plants, and because it’s a good idea anyway. California utilities are leading the way, prompted by progressive government policies and a few emergencies, like the unexpected shut downs of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant and the Aliso Canyon natural-gas storage facility.

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    16. The Energy Storage Market Is About To Boom

      The Energy Storage Market Is About To Boom

      The signs point to the fact that the energy storage industry is poised for massive growth — not only are states across the country adopting policies to incorporate renewable energy, but utilities and consumers are investing in solar photovoltaic systems and the technology for cheaper, more efficient battery storage is finally coming to market.

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    17. Batteries Will Do To Energy What Cellphones Did To Telecom: Advanced Microgrid & Tesla

      Batteries Will Do To Energy What Cellphones Did To Telecom: Advanced Microgrid & Tesla

      The energy industry is poised for disruption, Susan Kennedy, CEO of Advanced Microgrid Solutions and former chief of staff for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said, because it was built without battery storage in mind. “If you think about it, the entire grid from the ground up was designed around the concept that energy cannot be stored. And so the whole grid is going to change dramatically because of one thing: battery storage.”

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