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    2. How ahead-of-schedule energy storage adoption could help Nevada avoid blackouts, electric supply issues - The Nevada Independent

      How ahead-of-schedule energy storage adoption could help Nevada avoid blackouts, electric supply issues - The Nevada Independent
      Combined under-construction and pending storage projects will see NV Energy surpass a 1,000 megawatt energy storage goal seven years ahead of schedule. Still, as the state continues to move toward a greater reliance on renewable energy including a gradual ramp up to a 50 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2030 renewable energy advocates say the state needs to take proactive steps now to avoid future resource adequacy issues -- i ...
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    3. Able Grid, MAP® Energy, Astral Electricity and Mortenson Announce Construction Start for Chisholm Grid 100 MW Battery Energy Storage System to Serve the Growing ERCOT Texas Electricity Market

      Able Grid, MAP® Energy, Astral Electricity and Mortenson Announce Construction Start for Chisholm Grid 100 MW Battery Energy Storage System to Serve the Growing ERCOT Texas Electricity Market
      Able Grid Energy Solutions (Able Grid), a leading developer of battery energy storage projects throughout the U.S., along with its development and operating partners MAP Energy (MAP) and Astral Electricity (Astral), today announced that full notice to proceed has been issued on the Chisholm Grid battery energy storage system located in Fort Worth, Texas. Chisholm Grid will have an initial rated capacity of 100 megawatts (MWac) and is scheduled ...
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      Mentions: U.S. Texas Able Grid
    4. Wasatch Energy Group and sonnen Launch Landmark New Virtual Power Plant Projects in California

      Wasatch Energy Group and sonnen Launch Landmark New Virtual Power Plant Projects in California
      Today sonnen and Wasatch Energy Group demonstrate their firm resolve to continue to lead the energy transition by announcing commitment to deploy a series of residential virtual power plant (VPP) projects in California. The Wasatch California VPP Fleet I and II will outfit some 3,000 residential apartment homes with solar generation and sonnen intelligent battery energy storage. In aggregate, the project is set to become the largest apartment-community-based VPP ...
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    5. NY Power Authority Announces North Country Large-Scale Energy Storage Project Construction Start

      NY Power Authority Announces North Country Large-Scale Energy Storage Project Construction Start
      The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced the start of construction on a large-scale, 20 megawatt (MW) energy battery storage project in Northern New York, one of the largest such projects in the nation. The innovative facility, located in Franklin County at the top of the state, will advance progress toward achieving New Yorks ambitious target to have 3,000 megawatts of energy storage deployed by 2030 the equivalent ...
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    6. Capital Dynamics Makes Multi-Gigawatt Bet on California Energy Storage

      Capital Dynamics Makes Multi-Gigawatt Bet on California Energy Storage
      Swiss asset manager Capital Dynamics quickly compiled one of the most ambitious energy storage pipelines in the U.S. The firm is teaming up with Tenaska to develop and operate nine battery projects totaling nearly 2 gigawatts and up to 7.8 gigawatt-hours of grid storage in California. They will target the coastal hubs of San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego to provide the dispatchable capacity that is sorely ...
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    7. LS Power Energizes Largest Battery Storage Project in the World, The 250 MW Gateway Project in California

      LS Power Energizes Largest Battery Storage Project in the World, The 250 MW Gateway Project in California
      LS Power today unveiled the largest battery energy storage project in the world Gateway Energy Storage. The 250 megawatt (MW) Gateway project, located in the East Otay Mesa community in San Diego County, California, enhances grid reliability and reduces customer energy costs. In doing so, Gateway provides a valuable resource for energy consumers, utilities and other load servers across California.
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    8. New Mexico’s Plan to Shut Down Coal Without Leaving People Behind

      New Mexico’s Plan to Shut Down Coal Without Leaving People Behind
      Public Service Company of New Mexico, a utility owned by PNM Resources, will build 650 megawatts of solar power and 300 megawatts of battery capacity to divest its share of the San Juan coal plant in 2022. The unanimous decision last week by the Public Regulation Commission makes New Mexico a test case for how to move away from coal power without decimating the communities that supplied and operated those ...
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    9. Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa - Solar Builder

      Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa - Solar Builder
      The next frontier for solar energy is solutions that do not affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by Alliant Energy, US Department of Energy (DOE), and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), looks to seamlessly connect customer-owned solar while maintaining reliable electrical service across the community.
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      Mentions: DoE New Mexico Hawaii
    10. Utility Portland General Electric launches 4MW virtual power plant pilot in Oregon

      Utility Portland General Electric launches 4MW virtual power plant pilot in Oregon
      More than 500 residential energy storage batteries will be aggregated into a virtual power plant (VPP) by US utility Portland General Electric (PGE), with some participating households offered US$5,000rebates on battery system purchases as well as money off their monthly electricity bills.
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    11. Xcel to speed up $3B in clean energy spending in response to Minnesota prompt on COVID-19 recovery

      Xcel to speed up $3B in clean energy spending in response to Minnesota prompt on COVID-19 recovery
      A recent request by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and the Department of Commerce to get utilities involved in the state's economic recovery process prompted Xcel Energy to propose the acceleration of nearly $3 billion in energy investments, highlighting the importance of regulatory signals for utility-led job creation initiatives.
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    12. Texas to get 15 utility-scale battery storage sites - Houston Chronicle

      Texas to get 15 utility-scale battery storage sites - Houston Chronicle
      Broad Reach Power, a Houston energy storage company, said it will install 15 utility-scale batteries at sites in Houston and Odessa as it seeks to store electricity when its cheap and sell it into wholesale power markets when prices jump. Six sites, including five in the Houston area, are expected to be operating this summer. The other batteries will be installed in the fall.
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    13. This virtual power plant demo in Louisiana tests a cool, new solar, storage platform

      This virtual power plant demo in Louisiana tests a cool, new solar, storage platform
      Heila Technologies is deploying intelligent energy storage+solar systems at a demonstration project in Shreveport, La., using SimpliPhi Power technology, with the support of Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (AEP) company. The demo will aggregate distributed energy resources and empower SWEPCO to manage these assets as an optimized fleet. This project will serve as a model for other stakeholders who are interested in the benefits of ...
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    14. Plus Power Breaks Into Battery Big League With Grid-Tied Project for Hawaiian Electric

      Plus Power Breaks Into Battery Big League With Grid-Tied Project for Hawaiian Electric
      Earlier this month Hawaiian Electric announced a slew of solar-plus-storage projects to continue its shift to fossil-free energy. Tucked inside that announcement was a big development: a massive grid-tied battery that will take over crucial duties from the last coal plant anywhere in Hawaii. The 185-megawatt/565-megawatt-hour Kapolei Energy Storage project marks a dramatic arrival to the big leagues for developer Plus Power. Plus power, an ESA member, had previously ...
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    15. El Paso Electric sees record low solar prices as it secures New Mexico project approvals

      El Paso Electric sees record low solar prices as it secures New Mexico project approvals
      The projects were proposed to serve southern New Mexico and west Texas customers, and start service in the summer of 2022. One project will add 100 MW of solar for $0.015 per kWh while the second will add 100 MW of solar and 50 MW of storage for $0.021 per kWh,record-low prices for solar and storage in New Mexico.
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    16. Strata Blazes Ahead With California Gas Peaker Replacement Battery, Taps Tesla - Greentech Media News

      Strata Blazes Ahead With California Gas Peaker Replacement Battery, Taps Tesla - Greentech Media News
      Another of the worlds largest battery projects is moving forward with construction in Southern California amid the coronavirus slowdown. Strata Solar will begin construction in July on its 100-megawatt/400-megawatt-hour battery plant in Ventura County, north of Los Angeles along the coast. County authorities signed off on the final approvals over Zoom, allowing the project to keep on schedule, Strata SVP of Energy Storage Joshua Rogol told Greentech Media. It ...
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