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    1. AES Begins Construction of its First Battery-Based Energy Storage Facility in Europe

      AES Begins Construction of its First Battery-Based Energy Storage Facility in Europe

      AES began construction today on its first advanced, battery-based energy storage facility in Europe. The Netherlands AdvancionTM Energy Storage Array will provide 10 MW of interconnected energy storage, equivalent to 20 MW of flexible resource.  The array is expected to begin operations by the end of 2015. The array will help balance supply and demand by providing Primary Control Reserve (PCR) from the Netherlands.

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      Mentions: Europe Netherlands
    2. IPL Announces First Utility Scale Battery Storage Project in MISO

      IPL Announces First Utility Scale Battery Storage Project in MISO

      Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, today announced it is developing grid-scale battery-based energy storage to improve reliability and lower costs for its customers. The IPL facility will provide 20 MW of interconnected advanced, battery-based energy storage, equivalent to 40 MW of flexible resource to the electric grid. This will be the first grid-scale energy storage array in the 15 state Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) grid system. The battery storage facility will deliver enhanced grid reliability and ancillary services, including peak power supply. It will also more efficiently balance supply and demand on the electric grid, resulting in cost savings for our customers. - See more at: http://www.aesenergystorage.com/2015/06/04/ipl-announces-first-utility-scale-battery-storage-project-miso/#sthash.lwFXtZ8y.dpuf

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      Mentions: AES Corporation
    3. AES Energy Storage Announces 260 MW of Interconnected Global Projects in Construction or Late Stage Development

      AES Energy Storage Announces 260 MW of Interconnected Global Projects in Construction or Late Stage Development

      AES Energy Storage today unveiled a portion of its deployment roadmap for AES Advancion Energy Storage Solutions, which includes the addition of battery-based storage resources across the US, South America, and Europe. Projects in construction or late stage development are expected to deliver 260 MW of interconnected battery-based energy storage, equivalent to 520 MW of flexible power resource, 25% of which is expected to be on-line by mid-2016.

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      Mentions: CA IN PA
    4. AES to Help SCE Meet Local Power Reliability with PPA for 100 MW of Energy Storage in California

      AES to Help SCE Meet Local Power Reliability with PPA for 100 MW of Energy Storage in California

      AES Southland announced today that it has been awarded a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) by Southern California Edison (SCE), to provide 100 MW of interconnected battery-based energy storage, a 200 MW flexible power resource. This new capacity can deliver 400 MWh of energy and will be built south of Los Angeles at the Alamitos Power Center in Long Beach, California. The scale of this award brings advanced energy storage to a new phase, recognizing it as a true alternative to a traditional peaking plant. This selection is an outcome of SCE’s 2013 Local Capacity Requirements Request For Offer (RFO), a competitive solicitation for new power capacity in the Western Los Angeles Basin.

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    5. The Value of Energy Storage and Renewable Integration

      The Value of Energy Storage and Renewable Integration

      If you look beyond the headlines, the smartest system operators and utilities procuring energy storage are not doing it primarily for renewable integration. They are using storage to meet their core mission of providing a reliable, cost effective power grid. In PJM, advanced storage is providing faster, more responsive reliability reserves, improving the performance of the power system as a whole, while reducing the cost for customers, and lowering emissions. The AES projects alone have saved more than $20 million for PJM customers, despite already having a robust, interconnected grid and a dynamic power market. These storage resources compete for each MW with traditional power plants of all fuel types, hydro, renewables, and in one of the most robust markets for demand response in the country. At the other end of the spectrum, storage also has benefits in smaller, isolated power systems.

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    6. Energy Storage Key to a Modern, Sustainable Grid – #ChooseStorage

      Energy Storage Key to a Modern, Sustainable Grid – #ChooseStorage

      Utility planners in California, Hawaii and New York are leading the way for energy storage to play a key role in meeting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and renewable integration goals. At the same time, concerns over air emissions, cooling water use, and nuclear safety are accelerating the retirement of an aging U.S. power generation fleet. With over 80,000 MW of power plants expected to retire in the next decade, states and utilities are facing critical planning decisions that will impact customers and the environment for decades. Will they join California, Hawaii and New York on a sustainable path?

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      Mentions: CA HI U.S.
    7. Grid Batteries set to be Bigger than Pumped Hydro in 10 Years – #ChooseStorage

      Grid Batteries set to be Bigger than Pumped Hydro in 10 Years – #ChooseStorage

      Can advanced grid storage be a meaningful grid resource? Leaders in California think so and have acted on this view with their directive to secure 1325MW of storage within the next six years. Utility experts and leaders in Hawaii, New York, Ontario, Italy, Chile and other markets are also seeking the fast and flexible power provided by energy storage resources.

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      Mentions: CA HI Italy
    8. Dependable by Design - Another Reason to #ChooseStorage

      Dependable by Design - Another Reason to #ChooseStorage

      The best power plants in our industry achieve 95% availability. The best datacenters in the world achieve 99.999% availability—or better. But, how is that possible? Computers are fragile, unpredictable, and laden with software bugs right? It doesn’t matter. With the right architecture, problems are isolated and rendered irrelevant. Maintenance can be performed without shutdowns. Upgrades can take place during operation. Downtime drops from 18 days to 5 minutes per year. We need to change our assumptions about what we can achieve in our industry.

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    9. Utilities, Regulators, and Communities confidently "Choose Storage"

      Utilities, Regulators, and Communities confidently "Choose Storage"

      Markets like California, New York, UK, Chile, and Hawaii are leading the way in choosing storage as an alternative to traditional grid infrastructure investments. Some, like PJM, have already realized more than $20 million in benefits in a short time by choosing battery-based storage. The decision makers in these markets and others are coming to confident conclusions about grid storage and taking action, but not all stakeholders have had the opportunity to review first hand the progress that has been made. 

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      Mentions: CA HI Chile
    10. AES Introduces Storage Applications Center to Validate Next-Generation Storage Capabilities in a Customer Environment

      AES Introduces Storage Applications Center to Validate Next-Generation Storage Capabilities in a Customer Environment

      AES Energy Storage today announced the Storage Applications Center, a grid application hub at PJM Interconnection in Audubon, Pa. The facility will be used to test and validate the next generation of storage applications in a real world environment. The center is part of AES’ ongoing commitment to grid energy storage application design, in which it has invested more than $10 million over the past six years. AES utilizes these advanced application capabilities within the AES Advancion™ solution, a complete, battery-based alternative to peaking power plants, which it now offers to utility buyers and renewable developers in select markets.

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    11. AES Introduces Advancion™, A Complete Battery-Based Grid Resource

      AES Introduces Advancion™, A Complete Battery-Based Grid Resource

      AES Energy Storage today introduced AES Advancion, a complete battery-based grid resource – delivering the services expected from peaking power plants, with added benefits. Advancion is the fourth generation of AES-designed grid energy storage solutions and is now offered to utility companies and renewable developers in select markets. The offering incorporates six years of commercial experience developing, owning and operating storage assets, bringing utility buyers a smart, cost-competitive solution within established industry business models. With 200 MW of storage resources deployed and in construction and over 1.5 million MW-h of service delivered, AES is an established leader in providing dependable grid-scale energy storage solutions to utilities and power markets.  

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      Mentions: CA HI Philippines
    12. AES Reveals Battery Integration Center, LG Chem and Parker Hannifin are Initial Partners

      AES Reveals Battery Integration Center, LG Chem and Parker Hannifin are Initial Partners

      AES Energy Storage today revealed the AES Battery Integration Center, a technology center located in Indianapolis, Ind., that evaluates advanced battery and power conversion technologies for use in AES Advancion™ – a complete battery-based energy storage offering, which is now available to utility buyers and renewable developers in select markets. LG Chem and Parker Hannifin are the first manufacturers to become certified suppliers for Advancion through the development of supplier-specific control modules at the Battery Integration Center. This framework reduces costs and enables increased scale by creating a channel for more battery and power conversion manufacturers to participate in AES customer solutions.  

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