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NorthStar, Springfield Utilities Tout Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-05-01
Stockholm-headquartered NorthStar, the Swedish-American energy storage provider, reports it is partnering on an energy storage system demo project with City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri. within the area of Energy Storage Systems (ESS). The demo project is initially intended to demonstrate how the Springfield electricity grid and the city's power supply can be made more efficient and sustainable by using NorthStar BLUE+ batteries monitored by the NorthStar ACE remote management solution . The joint ESS project will be deployed in September 2017.

NorthStar ACE is a fully integrated remote monitoring system combining Bluetooth communication with an Internet of Things (IoT) concept. The cloud service is built to aggregate and display data on a system level and enable full remote control of the energy storage system. (Source: NorthStar, PR, Cision, 25 April, 2017) Contact: NorthStar, Hans Liden, CEO , +46 70 417 85 09,,; City of Springfield, Joel Alexander, Manager, Communication, City Utilities of Springfield, (417)-831-8902,

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SDG&E Inks Energy Storage Contracts (Ind. Report)
San Diego Gas & Electric
Date: 2017-04-28
In the Golden State, Sempra Energy subsidiary San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is reporting the signing of contracts for new lithium-ion battery storage facilities totaling 83.5 MW capacity and capable of store four hours of energy. The projects are expected to come on line between late 2019 and late 2021. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

The contracted facilities include:

  • AES Energy Storage plans to build a 40-MW storage facility, augmenting 37.5 MW of storage in Escondido and El Cajon, California;

  • Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. plans to construct a 30-MW facility in San Diego's Miramar neighborhood;

  • Three storage projects will be owned by third parties including Powin Energy, Enel Green Power North America, and Advanced Microgrid Solutions. The projects will be located in Escondido, Poway and San Juan Capistrano.

  • Advanced Microgrid Solutions is building the 4-MW facility in San Juan Capistrano to compensate for the shutdown of the region's nuclear plant at San Onofre.

    The contracts are subject to California Public Utilities Commission approvals. (Source: San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego Bus. Journal, 23 April, 2017) Contact: SDG&E,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News San Diego Gas & Electric,  Energy Storage,  

  • Sungrow Launches Turnkey Energy Storage System for North American Market (New Prod & Tech)
    Date: 2017-04-28
    China-headquartered solar inverter and energy storage system (ESS) specialist Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. is reporting the launch of a new turnkey energy storage system specifically designed for the North American market.

    The 250KW-2/4 hours turnkey solution incorporates storage inverters, batteries, BMS & EMS software and features a small footprint, flexible installation, easy O&M, powerful grid functions, and can be configured from 250KW to 1MW. The units battery will be supplied by the Sungrow-Samsung SDI joint venture. (Source: Sungrow Power Supply, PR, 25 April, 2017) Contact: Sungrow Power Supply, Renxian Cao, Pres., Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. +86 551 6532 7834,;

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Sungrow,  Energy Storage,  

    Mercedes Challenges Tesla's Powerwall Market Supremacy (Int'l)
    Tesla Power Wall,Mercedes-Benz
    Date: 2017-04-28
    Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, reports it is developing a Mercedes Brand of home energy storage units which are now available in Germany. The automaker incorporated the same lithium-ion battery technology from their hybrid cars in the new home energy storage units, each of which has a 2.5 kWh capacity.

    Daimler plans to expand throughout Europe and start selling the units in the U.S. this year. The residential unit comes complete with the battery, solar panels, an inverter, and an energy management system and costs around $10,000, including installation. (Source: Mercedes-Benz, Treehugger, Inhabitat, 25 April, 2017) Contact: Mercedes-Benz,; Tesla,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla,  Mercedes,  Battery Energy Storage,  

    Macy's, SunPower Dedicate Macy's Solar Arrays (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2017-04-24
    New York City's iconic retail giant Macy's Inc. is reporting the commissioning and dedication of the last of 21 solar arrays, totaling 15 MW, on several of its US department store locations. Macy's financed the majority of the projects through power purchase agreements (PPAs).

    SunPower designed and installed the solar arrays featuring the SunPower Helix Roof product, including battery storage systems at three stores in Southern California. (Source: Macy's, Maryland, SunPower Corp , Various Media, 21 April, 2017) Contact: SunPower, Tom Werner, CEO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar PV,  SunPower,  Solar,  

    LG Chem Intros Home Energy Storage Systems to NA (Ind. Report)
    LG Chem
    Date: 2017-04-24
    Following on our July 18, 2016 coverage, South Korea-headquartered LG Chem reports it is now offering its residential energy storage systems in the US and Canada in sizes from 3.3 kWh to 9.8 kWh for both AC and DC installations.

    The company will continue to work with Sunrun and is talking with other companies to expand its distribution throughout the US and Canada. Already the company is working with other companies to ensure its systems are compatible with their systems. (Source: LG Chem, 21 April, 2017) Contact: LG Chem Peter Gibson, ESS Sales, LG Chem, Kwon Young-soo, Pres., Battery Div., Terry Lee, Public Relations, +82 (2) 3773-6951,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LG Chem,  Energy Storage,  Home Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  

    KEPCO Enters US Virtual Power Plant Market (Ind. Report)
    Korea Electric Power Corp,KEPCO
    Date: 2017-04-24
    The state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) is reporting will enter the rapidly growing virtual power plant (VPP) market in the United States and, to that end, has inked an agreement with lithium polymer battery maker KOKAM and Sunverge, the San Francisco-based renewable energy management firm and ESS maker, to conduct VPP business.

    Sunverge's VPP platform integrates conventional power sources with renewable energy by using information and communication technologies and internet of things (IoT) devices to provide a reliable power supply. An efficient and reliable ESS system is the key to running the VPP. The U.S. ESS market is expected to reach $2.8 billion in 2021, up sharply from $280 million in 2016, in line with the increasing use of solar, wind and other renewable energy, according to Sunverge.

    The three companies agreed to take part in the $50 million project, initiated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), to install solar panels and ESS on fire stations, police stations and other public buildings, as well as creating a power management system. (Source: KEPCO, PR, Korean Times, 24 April, 2017)Contact: KEPCO,; KOKAM, Ike Hong, VP, Business Dev., +82 (0)31 3620 137, Sunverge, Kenneth Munson, CEO, (415) 795-3660,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Sunverge,  KOKAM,  Korea Electric Power,  KEPCO,  Energy Storage,  

    Salt River Project Announces Solar+Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    Salt River Project
    Date: 2017-04-24
    Arizona-based NextEra Energy Resources' Salt River Project (SRP) public power utility has signed a 20-year PPA for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery storage project that will be located in Pinal County, Ariz. Under the PPA, SRP will purchase all of the energy produced at the Pinal Central Energy Center, located near Coolidge.

    SRP will build and own the single-axis tracking, 20 MW solar PV facility and combine it with a 10 MW lithium-ion energy storage system. The project is expected to begin operations by the year end. The SRP board has also approved a second separate grid-scale battery storage project and has set a goal of supplying 20 pct of its retail electricity requirements through sustainable resources by the year 2020. (Source: SRP, 21 April, 2017) Contact: Salt River Project, John Sullivan, Deputy GM, Scott Harelson,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Salt River Project,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  

    New Solar Plant will Charge Huge Battery for SRP
    NextEra Energy Resources,Salt River Project
    Date: 2017-04-23
    NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary Salt River Project is reporting the signing of a 20-year PPA for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery project that will be located in Pinal County. SRP will purchase all of the energy produced at the Pinal Central Energy Center, located near Coolidge, which will be constructed and owned by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. A subsidiary of will build a single-axis tracking, 20 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic generation facility at the site and combine it with a 10MW lithium-ion energy storage system.

    The SRP Board has set a goal to meet 20 percent of SRP’s retail electricity requirements through sustainable resources by the year 2020. Currently, SRP is on schedule to meet the goal of delivering 15.9 percent of retail requirements through sustainable resources by the end of the fiscal year by using solar, wind, geothermal, hydro power and energy-efficiency measures. SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP also is the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users. (Source: Salt River Project, PR, 20 April, 2017) Contact: Salt River Project, Scott Harelson, (602) 236-2500 NextEra Energy Resources

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra Energy Resources news,  Salt River Project news,  Solar news,  Energy Storage news,  

    SUSI Energy Storage Fund Seeking Institutional Investors (Int'l)
    SUSI Partners
    Date: 2017-04-07
    In Zurich, investment management firm SUSI Partners is reporting its SUSI Energy Storage Fund has received €66 million ($70,4 million) in in funds from insurance companies, pension funds and other institutional investors. The fund is targeting €250 million in total and is already €14 million into its next round. Its investments will include micro-grids as well as assets providing load leveling and ancillary services to grids; in other words the fund is interested in both standalone non-grid connected projects as well as those that sit alongside existing infrastructure in the developed world.

    In October, 2016, the fund invested in 2 storage projects and participated in financing 12MW of energy storage in Ontario, Canada -- a 5MW flywheel-based project and a 7MW lithium-ion battery system. Both of those projects are being executed by US developer Convergent Energy and Power.(Source: SUSI Energy Storage Fund, Energy Storage, SUSI Partners, 4 April, 2017) Contact: SUSI Partners, SUSI Energy Storage Fund, Dr. Tobias Reichmuth, CEO, +41 41 500 01 75,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  ,  

    Greensmith Upgrades 14MWh AEP Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Greensmith Energy
    Date: 2017-04-07
    Herndon, Virginia-headquartered energy storage software specialist Greensmith Energy is reporting the installation of its GEMS software platform at an existing American Electric Power (AEP) energy storage site, enabling it to offer new services including qualifying for the PJM frequency regulation market.

    Greensmith's software upgrade enhanced the safety and reliability of AEP's sodium sulphur battery energy storage system which had been used as a backup system for AEP's distribution network in the region. The upgrade also enabled the 2MW / 14MWh West Virginia system to pass PJM's qualification tests with a high performance score on par with lithium-ion battery systems purpose-built for frequency regulation applications. In August, 2016, AEP, one of the country's largest electric utilities, made a strategic investment in Greensmith. (Source: Greensmith, Bus.Wire, AEP, 4 April, 2017) Contact: Greensmith Energy, John Jung, President and CEO, Mallory Sass, Marketing, (408) 966-5950,,; AEP, Ram Sastry, Vice President, Infrastructure and Business Continuity, , (800) 672-2231,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Greensmith Energy,  Energy Storage,  American Electric Power,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  

    Vattenfall, BMW Tout Wind Energy Storage Deal (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2017-04-05
    Swedish government owned utility Vattenfall and BMW are reporting a new lithium-ion battery grid wind energy storage agreement.

    The batteries will be to power its i3 electric sedans and will include a proprietary battery management system created by BMW. The agreement calls for 1,000 batteries a year -- the the same 33 kWh batteries used in BMW electric vehicles -- for use at the 122-MW Princess Alexia wind farm near Amsterdam. The installation will be Vattenfall’s first large storage project in the Netherlands. A second installation at the Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in Wales is under consideration, as well as at a future wind farm under consideration near Hamburg. (Source: Vattenfall , PR. 3 April, 2017) Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  BMW,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  

    Dukosi, Swindon Silicon Partner on Battery Management (Ind. Report)
    Dukosi, Swindon Silicon Systems
    Date: 2017-04-05
    In he UK, Edinburgh-based battery management technology innovator Dukosi and electronics firm Swindon Silicon Systems are reporting the signing of a comprehensive development agreement to market Dukosi's disruptive semiconductor chip based battery management solution. The product, which will have automotive applications, is expected to be available in late 2018.

    Dukosi's battery management system acquires, processes and stores discrete data directly at the cell then transmits real-time information on cell health and performance to support master level control of the battery pack. The approach optimizes system architecture design and management of batteries in electric vehicles, industrial and grid energy storage applications. (Source: Dukosi, PR, 4 April, 2017) Contact: Dukosi, +44 131 445 7772,; Swindon Silicon Systems,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Technology,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    Snohomish PUD Touts 2nd Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Snohomish County PUD,Washington State Clean Energy Fund
    Date: 2017-04-03
    In Washington State, the Snohomish County PUD is reporting the installation of its second energy storage system at a substation in Everett. The system , which is the PUD's largest containerized vanadium flow battery system by capacity, received a $7.3 million investment from the Washington State Clean Energy Fund.

    The battery storage systems are designed to improve reliability and the integration of renewable energy resources, which are rapidly growing in the Pacific Northwest. The system batteries were manufactured by UniEnergy Technologies, Doosan, GridTech and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The energy storage system was made possible in part (Source: Snohmish County PUD, EL&P, 29 Mar., 2017) Contact: Washington State Clean Energy Fund,; Snohomish County PUD, (425) 783-1000,; UniEnergy Technologies, (425) 290-8898,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Washington State Clean Energy Fund,  Snohomish County PUD,  Energy Storage,  UniEnergy Technologies,  

    Delta-Q Touts Li-Ion Specific Battery Charger (New Prod & Tech)
    Delta-Q Technologies
    Date: 2017-03-29
    Vancouver-headquartered battery charging specialist Delta-Q Technologies is reporting the upcoming release of its first lithium-specific battery charger -- the ICL1200.

    The ICL1200. is designed for lithium battery systems with any lithium-ion chemistry. It uses Controller Area Network (CAN-bus) communications and carries a comprehensive set of global regulatory approvals, including touch-safe requirements for the European electric vehicle market.

    Delta-Q Technologies is a leading provider of battery charging solutions that improve the performance and reliability of electric drive vehicles and industrial equipment. (Source: Delta-Q Technologies Corp., PR, 27 Mar., 2017) Contact: Delta-Q Technologies, Trent Punnett, VP Marketing & Sales,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Delta-Q Technologies ,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  

    Macquarie Closes Battery Storage Project Financing (Ind. Report)
    Macquarie Capital,Advanced Microgrid Solutions
    Date: 2017-03-29
    NYC-headquartered Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing arm of Macquarie Group, is reporting the the closing of the first non-recourse project financing of battery-based energy storage systems with CIT Bank.

    The financing backs a 50MW fleet of behind-the-meter battery storage systems located in certain grid-constrained pockets of the West Los Angeles Basin service territory of Southern California Edison (SCE) that Macquarie Capital acquired from Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) in August 2016.

    The fleet of energy storage systems, which will be located at various large-load commercial, industrial and government host sites in Los Angeles and Orange counties, will be used for utility grid services including flexible and reserve capacity, solar integration and voltage management in addition to retail energy services such as demand management, back up generation and enhanced power quality. (Source: Macquarie Capital, PR, 27 Mar., 2017) Contact: Macquarie Capital, Michael Silverton, (212) 231-0494,; Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Susan Kennedy, CEO, (415) 638-6146,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Macquarie Capital,  Advanced Microgrid Solutions,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  

    Flow Battery Maker Primus Power Raises $32Mn (Ind. Report)
    Primus Power
    Date: 2017-03-27
    Hayward, California-headquartered flow-battery-maker Primus Power reports it has secured $32 million in equity financing in a round that includes existing investors DBL Partners, Anglo American Platinum, 12BF and the Kazakhstan Nanotechnology Fund. New investors include Hong-Kong based Success Dragon and Matador Capital. Since its founding in 2009, Primas has attracted $94 million in equity, plus an additional $20 million in grant funding.

    The new funds will be used to help "accelerate the commercial momentum" of its EnergyPod 2 battery system, which is based on the company's zinc-bromide flow batteries and to introduce its flow batteries into the Chinese market. (Source: Primus Power, PV Mag., 24 Mar., 2017) Contact: Primus Power,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Primus Power,  Battery,  Flow Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    Carnegie Plans Battery Ready Western Australia Solar Farm (Int'l)
    Carnegie Clean Energy
    Date: 2017-03-24
    In the Land Down Under, North Freemantle-headquartered Carnegie Clean Energy -- formerly Carnewgie Wave Energy -- is reporting plans to construct a 10-MW "battery-ready" solar energy plant at Northam , east of Perth in Western Australia.

    The facility, which will generate sufficient power for more than 4,000 homes for 25 years, will incorporate 34,000 solar panels on 25 hectares of land and will deliver energy into Western Australia's grid. The project, which is expected to cost between $15 and $20 million, is expected to get underway by mid 2017 for completion by the year end. (Source: Carnegie Clean Energy, SBS, 20 Mar., 2017) Contact: Carnegia Clean Energy, Michael Ottaviano, CEO, +61 8 9335 3993,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carnegie Clean Energy,  

    NorthVolt Plans €4Bn Lithium-Ion Battery Plant (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2017-03-22
    According to the Irish Independent, is reporting that Stockholm-based lithium-ion battery specialist NorthVolt aims to raise €1 billion by 2018 for the construction of a €4 billion lithium-ion battery factory. The company plans to break ground late in 2018 and will announce a shortlist of possible plant sites in about a month.

    NorthVolt is seeking equity investors for half the capital needed to build the factory with the rest raised through debt with the European Investment Bank or through the issuance of green bonds. The company expects to lower the cost of lithium-ion battery packs significantly, aiming to halve prices by 2022. (Source: NorthVolt, Irish Independent, 13 Mar., 2017) Contact: NorthVolt, Peter Carlsson,CEO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Battery,  Lithium-ion Battery,  

    Solar Philippines Investing $150Mn in new Tarlac Plant (Int'l)
    Solar Philippines
    Date: 2017-03-20
    Manila-based Solar Philippines reports it is investing over $150 million in the development of a new solar power plant in Tarlac. The 150-MW project, which will utilize locally manufactured solar panels, will be the first power facility in the Philippines to be built at a lower cost than coal and the first with battery storage for 24-hour power, according to the company. The facility is expected to utilize 450,000 solar panels on over 150 hectares.

    Solar Philippines also plans to start construction on several other projects this year, including a 50MW facility in Batangas and in Cavite, which will supply power distribution giant Manila Electric Co. (Meralco). (Source: Solar Philippines, 18 Mar., 2017) Contact: Solar Philippines, Leandro Leviste, Pres., +632 817 2585,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar Philippines,  Solar,  

    Aussie State Adds $20Mn to Energy Storage Commitment (Int'l)

    Date: 2017-03-17
    In the Land Down Under, Victoria State reports it will add another $20 million to its existing $5 million commitment to large-scale energy storage energy storage projects. The funding is intended to help companies boost energy storage to 100MW by the end of 2018. A cabinet task force has also been created to ensure that the government stays focused on the challenges of electricity pricing, energy efficiency and security, as well as renewable energy resources. (Source:, SBS, 14 Mar., 2017 )

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    Tesla's Hawaiian Solar Energy Storage Plant Online (Ind. Report)
    Tesla, SolarCity, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative
    Date: 2017-03-15
    Tesla, SolarCity, and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) are reporting completion of a joint solar and battery energy-storage array in Hawaii. The facility, which includes 55,000 solar panels and 272 Tesla Powerpack lithium-ion battery packs, will be able to provide solar power to KIUC on demand, 24 hours a day.

    KIUC has a 20-year has inked a PPA for electricity from the project at 13.9 cents per kilowatt-hour. (Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal, Green Car Reports, Others, 13 Mar., 2017) Contact: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, David Bissell, Pres., CEO,; Tesla,; SolarCity Corp., Lyndon Rive, Pres., (650) 638-1028,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla,  SolarCity,  Kauai Island Utility Cooperative,  Solar,  Solar,  Solar Energy Storage,  

    LGE-KU, EPRI Launch Energy Storage Demo Site (Ind. Report)
    EPRI,Louisville Gas and Electric
    Date: 2017-03-13
    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), are reporting the launch of a new Energy Storage Research and Demonstration Site near Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky.

    The project will allow the utilities to develop, test, and evaluate the potential benefits of utility-scale battery technologies, and investigate operating needs and associated costs. Researchers will also use the site to advance control technologies, increase value gained from storage, and determine solutions to integration challenges for energy storage on the electric grid.

    The site includes three testing bays for energy storage technologies, each able to house up to one megawatt of storage, resulting in a total hosting capacity of up to three megawatts of energy storage. The first energy storage system installed on the site consists of a 1-MW lithium-ion battery system, a 1-MW smart power inverter and an advanced control system. (Source: Louisville Gas and Electric, Solar Power World, Various Media, 9 Mar, 2017) Contact: Louisville Gas and Electric,; EPRI,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Battery,  Electric Power Research Institute ,  

    Aquion Energy Loosing Charge with Chapter 11 Filing (Ind. Report)
    Aquion Energy
    Date: 2017-03-13
    In Pittsburgh, sodium-ion battery and large-scale energy storage system specialist Aquion Energy reports it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, halted its factory operations and ceased marketing and sales efforts.

    In 2010, the company received over $5 in grant funding from the US DOE and in 2011 closed on $30 million in private funding from investors the likes of Bill Gates. In 2016 the company scored another $33 million to support its operations. Aquion had also been approved to receive $16.6 million in state grants and loans from the the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, according to the agency's online investment tracker. (Source: Aquion Energy, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Various Media, 8 Mar., 2017) Contact: Aquion Energy, Tim Poor, Commercial Officer,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aquion Energy,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  ,  

    Samsung SDI Supplies 240MWh ESS in California (Ind. Report)
    Samsung SDI
    Date: 2017-03-03
    Seoul-headquartered energy solutions and electronic materials specialist Samsung SDI Co. Ltd reports it has provided a 240MWh battery energy storage system for a California installation that will store sufficient energy for 40,000 homes for up to four hours, The system is the largest capacity storage system in the Golden State, according to Samsung SDI. (Source: Samsung, Feb. 27, 2017) Contact: Samsung SDI,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Samsung SDI,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  

    E.ON Touts Texas Waves Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    E.ON North America,ERCOT,Greensmith Energy
    Date: 2017-03-03
    E.ON North America is reporting that its Texas Waves energy storage projects will be co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 megawatt (MW) short duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology.

    The Texas Waves projects will provide ancillary services to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market and will be capable of responding to shifts in power demand more quickly, increasing system reliability and efficiency. The project is expected to be online before the year end.

    E.ON will be partnering with energy storage software and services provider Greensmith Energy for the Texas Waves projects. (Source: E.ON North America, PR, 1 Mar., 2017) Contact: E.ON North America, Mark Frigo, VP Energy Storage, Mark Frigo, (503) 481-8622,,; Greensmith Energy,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News E.ON ,  Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  ERCOT,  Greensmith Energy,  

    SimpliPhi Offers AccESS Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    SimpliPhi Power
    Date: 2017-03-03
    Ojai, California-headquartered SimpliPhi Power reports it is now offering its versatile "AccESS" energy storage solutions to residential installers. The SimpliPhi AccESS all-in-one-box energy storage system (ESS), which was developed in partnership with solar and energy storage installers, is now available from CivicSolar as a fully integrated energy storage and management solution that is ideal for installers new to energy storage and interested in applying for Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) incentives for their residential projects. The SGIP program reserves incentives specifically for residential energy storage projects of 10kW or less, with incentive levels decreasing as demand grows.

    The AccESS plug-and-play Energy Storage System (ESS) easily integrates power storage into new and existing solar installations, both on and off grid. The system includes award-winning battery technology combined with a Schneider Electric inverter charge controller, associated power electronics and overall system management as well as pre-programmed software settings and system performance monitoring for a variety of installations, including self-consumption or net metering. (Source: SimplPhipower, PR, 1 Mar., 2017) Contact: SimplPhipower, Catherine Von Burg, CEO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Solar,  

    ConEdison Plugging Portable Energy Storage in NYC (Ind. Report)
    NRG Energy,ConEdison
    Date: 2017-03-03
    In the Big Apple, ConEdison is reporting plans for the deployment of its "Storage on Demand" energy storage system. The system is designed to keep service reliable as consumption rises during hot summer months or whenever an electrical network needs short-term support.

    NRG Energy will develop and build the battery storage system, which will consist of two mobile battery trailers and one mobile electrical switchgear trailer. Con Edison's first battery storage project, in partnership with GI Energy, will place batteries totaling 1 MW at the properties of four customers across the city.

    "Battery storage technology is advancing quickly and can provide us with another tool to keep our service reliable on the days our customers need it the most," said Con Edison's VP fo Distributed Resource Integration, Matthew Ketschke. (Source: ConEdison, Mar., 2017) Contact: ConEdison Development, Matthew Ketschke,; NRG Energy Inc., (609) 524-4500,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NRG Energy,  ConEdison,  Energy Storage,  

    SDG&E Touts Massive Li-Ion Energy Storage Installation (Ind. Report)
    AES Energy Storage,SDG&E
    Date: 2017-03-01
    In San Diego, AES Energy Storage, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, is touting two new Advancion® battery-based energy storage sites totaling 37.5 MW in partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).

    One of the sites at a SDG&E substation in Escondido, California , hosts a 30 MW, four-hour duration energy storage project, representing the world's largest lithium-ion battery-based energy storage installation, 50 pct larger than the next largest installation. Both SDG&E sites join more than 200 MW of installed Advancion battery storage capacity deployed around the world.

    In July 2016, SDG&E fast-tracked energy storage projects to enhance regional grid reliability and selected Advancion 4, AES' fourth generation battery-based energy storage platform. Already a leader in sourcing renewable energy for its customers with more than a third of its supplied energy drawn from wind and solar, SDG&E accelerated the deployment of battery-based energy storage to improve reliability and allow integration of greater amounts of renewable energy moving forward.

    Advancion is the world's most proven energy storage platform, with more than 3.5 million MWh of delivered service and 436 MW in operation, construction or late stage development across seven countries and four continents. Designed for rapid deployment, AES delivered and interconnected SDG&E's Advancion arrays in six months. (Source; SDG&E, 28 Feb., 2017) Contact: SDG&E,; AES Energy Storage,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News AES Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  SDG&E,  

    1414 Degrees Touts Thermal Energy Storage System (New Prod & Tech)
    1414 Degrees
    Date: 2017-02-27
    In the Land Down Under, 1414 Degrees reports it is in the process of testing a prototype of its patented molten silicon storage device at its Tonsley Innovation Precinct site south of Adelaide.

    1414 Degrees' process can store 500 kWh of energy in a 70-centimeter cube of molten silicon -- about 36 times as much energy as Tesla's 14KWh Powerwall 2 lithium ion home storage battery in about the same space, the company points out.

    The device stores electrical energy by using it to heat a block of pure silicon to melting point – 1414 degrees Celsius. It discharges through a heat-exchange device such as a Stirling engine or a turbine, which converts heat back to electrical energy, and recycles waste heat to lift efficiency. The devices could increase the revenue of a wind farm by 25 pct, through increased output and exploiting higher wholesale prices when the wind isn't blowing. For a hydroponic farm, it can provide heat as well as electricity, according to the company.

    1414 Degrees also reports it has raised $500,000 of a $2 million seed capital issue and is in talks with a hydroponic herb farm and wind farm suppliers about pilot commercial scale trials of its technology. The company is also planning a $10 million IPO to fund construction of the first two 200 MWh units. (Source: 1414 Degrees, Next Big Future, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: 1414 Degrees, Kevin Moriarity, Chairman, +61 408 173 157,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Battery,  

    Community Battery Energy Storage Investigated (Ind. Report)
    DNV GL,Alfen
    Date: 2017-02-27
    A new DNV GL-led consortium, including partners Netherlands-based battery specialist Alfen BV – manufacturer and end-to-end system integrator of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and Peeks -- a commercial aggregator of energy systems, reports it is examining the feasibility of, and building a business case for, community battery energy storage systems. The aim is to enable a multi-stakeholder approach to energy storage whereas most storage projects focus on a single stakeholder with few benefits.

    Community battery systems can help network operators adjust their electricity system and prepare for a growing share of renewable energy in the energy mix. The consortium will fine-tune the business case in consultation with grid operators, specifically focusing on what's required for an agreement between the grid operators and the commercial party using distribution grid services from the storage system. The major result from the project will be a business model framework and the accelerating adoption of community storage projects. The consortium expects to publish the results and the framework in September 2017. (Source: DNV GL, PR, 21 Feb., 2017)Contact: DNV GL, +49 40 361 490,; Alfen BV, +31 6 13 98 8600,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DNV GL,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    Li-Ion Battery R&D Facility Slated for Rochester (Ind. Report)
    NEST iON Limited
    Date: 2017-02-24
    Irish high-performance lithium batteries specialist NEST iON Limited reports it is opening a new R&D facility at Kodak's Energy Storage Hub at the Eastman Business Park in Rochester, New York. The company received $200,000 in grant funding from the New York Development Fund to help offset the cost of the $1.7 million move.

    The Eastman Business Park is home to a comprehensive suite of test, validation, prototyping, and pilot manufacturing tools specifically designed to help accelerate innovation out of the lab to high volume manufacturing in the energy storage sector. The Park's facilities, capabilities and amenities support energy-related technologies requiring thin film coated electrodes and other components, from batteries to ultra-capacitors to fuel cells to photovoltaics and beyond. (Source: NEST iON, PR, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: NEST iON, Boris Gragera, CEO, +353 87 173 0954,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-Ion,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    Lyon Confirms Aussie Solar-Energy Storage Project Funding (Int'l)
    Magnetar Capital,Lyon Solar
    Date: 2017-02-24
    In the Land Down Under, Lyon Solar, part of the Lyon Group, reports it has secured financing from US investment group Magnetar Capital LLC for its planned large-scale solar PV - battery energy storage projects in South Australia. Lyon's development pipeline includes plans for more than 1GW of grid-connected PV and 500MWh of battery storage by 2020.

    The company’s ambitious battery storage plans were firmed up in September of 2016, with the announcement of a partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation. Under the partnership, Lyon and Mitsubishi will deploy AES Energy Storage's Advancion battery arrays. Lyon Group has to date developed over 350MW of renewable energy projects in Australia, Japan and South East Asia. (Source: Lyon Group, Renew Economy, Others, 20 Feb., 2017) Contact: Lyon Group, David Green,,; Magnetar Capital LLC,

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    Aussie Pumped Seawater Hydro Storage Scores Funding (Int'l)
    EnergyAustralia,Australian Renewable Energy Agency
    Date: 2017-02-24
    In the Land Down Under, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reports it has approved a $450,000 grant to EnergyAustralia to investigate a pumped seawater hydro energy storage project off South Australia.

    The grant will cover a feasibility study into a Spencer Gulf project that the company says has a capacity to produce about 100 MW of electricity with six-to-eight hours of storage -- the equivalent of installing 60,000 home battery storage systems at one third of the cost. The project is expected to be online in 2020-21. (Source: EnergyAustralia, 21 Feb., 2017)Contact: EnergyAustralia,; ARENA, Ian Kay, Acting CEO, +61 2 6243 7773,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EnergyAustralia,  Australia,  Pumped Energy Storage,  Energy Storagen Renewable Energy Agency ,  

    Primus Touting Flow Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Primus Power
    Date: 2017-02-24
    Hayward, California-headquartered flow-battery energy storage specialist Primus Power is reporting production of EnergyPod 2, its second generation long duration, fade-free flow battery. With a five-hour duration and lab-certified 20-year life, the EnergyPod 2 delivers a total cost of ownership up to 50 pct less than leading conventional lithium-ion battery systems, according to the company.

    Primus Power's flow batteries are being used by U.S. and international commercial/industrial, data center, microgrid, utility, and military customers. With technical innovations protected by 34 patents in 9 countries/regions, the EnergyPod systems offer exceptional reliability, modularity, and energy density at an industry-leading levelized cost of storage, according to Primus. (Source: PrimusPower, 21 Feb., 2017) Contact: Primus Power,

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    Denver Microgrid, Energy Storage Partnership Touted (Ind. Report)
    Panasonic, Xcel Energy, Younicos
    Date: 2017-02-20
    Panasonic, Xcel Energy, and Younicos Energy have formed a public/private partnership with the city and county to promote a microgrid centered around the Pena Station NEXT, a 382-acre transportation hub located near Denver International Airport. The Xcel Energy feeder for Pena Station NEXT presently has 20 pct solar penetration and is expected to have 30 pct solar penetration by the time the microgrid project is completed in the first half of 2017.

    The project will feature a 1.6 MW carport solar system, a 259 kW rooftop solar array using Panasonic HIT solar panels, and a Younicos 2 MW/2 MWh lithium ion battery system with inverter and controls. The battery storage component will be integrated into the company's Y.Cube system. The battery energy storage system will feature: solar energy grid integration via solar smoothing ramp control and solar time shifting; grid peak demand reduction; energy arbitrage; frequency regulation; and backup power for Panasonic's network operations center. (Source: Solar Love, CleanTechnica, 16 Feb., 2017) Contact: Younicos Energy, James P. McDougall, +49 174 908 8188,; Xcel Energy, (612) 215-5300,; Panasonic,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Panasonic,  Xcel Energy,  Younicos ,  Solar,  Microgrid,  Energy Storage,  

    Xcel Launches $4M Denver Solar Energy Storage Pilot (Ind. Report)
    Xcel Energy, Sunverge Energy
    Date: 2017-02-20
    In Denver , Xcel Energy reports it is partnering with battery vendors Sunverge Energy and Northern Reliabilityl in a $4 million, two-year pilot program that will test the value of storing solar energy in banks of batteries in city's Stapleton neighbourhood.

    The pilot project aims to understand how energy storage can help manage the impact of high concentration of rooftop solar energy on a feeder in the Stapleton neighborhood This includes accommodating more solar energy on the grid, while storing excess solar power.

    For the project, San Francisco-based Sunverge Energy is providing six in-home batteries and control software while Waitsfield, VT-based Northern Reliability is supplying six, utility-scale batteries. The batteries are expected to be installed in the fall and to comprise two 18-kW batteries, two 36 kW batteries and two 54 kW batteries. (Source: Xcel Energy, Various Media, 14 Feb., 2017) Contact: Xcel Energy, Beth Chacon, Dir. of Grid Storage and Emerging Technologies, (612) 215-5300,; Sunverge, Ken Munson, CEO, (415) 795-3660,; Northern Reliability, (802) 496-2955,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Xcel Energy ,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  Sunverge Energy,  

    sonnenBatterie Launching Atlanta Energy Storage Hub (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2017-02-20
    German lithium-ion battery rechargeable energy storage specialist Sonnen GmbH reports it is close to completing a new North American Innovation Center in Atlanta, Georgia, which will merge the company's US R&D and manufacturing operations. The facility is expected to begin production in Q2 of this year, and will enable sonnen to develop and produce sonnenBatterie systems for the US market in one central location. (Source: sonnenBatterie, Energy Storage, 16 Feb., 2017)Contact: SonnenBatterie GmbH Boris Von Bormann, CEO, Philipp Schroder, Marketing, (310) 853-2404 - US Office,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News sonnenBatterie,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    Baker Tapped for SoCalEd Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    Baker Electric, Southern California Edison,NEC Energy Solutions
    Date: 2017-02-17
    Following on our November 21st, 2016 coverage, San Diego-based Baker Electric Inc. reports it has been named the engineering, procurement and construction contractor (EPC) for NEC Energy Solutions' (NEC ES) grid energy storage pilot system for Southern California Edison. NEC's grid storage solution product line is the first in the innovative "plug-and-play" procurement strategy being employed by SCE to demonstrate the ability of energy storage to support the distribution grid, according to a news release. The storage system project was announced by SCE last year.

    NEC Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, awarded Baker Electric the EPC contract for the above grade engineering design and installation of the turn-key NES ES GSS® grid energy storage solution. It will include 3.4MWh of containerized lithium-ion batteries, a 3MW power conversion system, and NEC ES's proprietary AEROS® controls software suite. The system is expected to be completed this coming November. (Source: Baker Electric, PR, PR Web, 15 Feb., 2017) Contact: Baker Electric, Ted Baker, CEO,; NEC Energy Solutions, Bud Collins, CEO,; Southern California Edison, Caroline Choi, VP Energy and Environmental Policy,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-ion Battery,  Energy Storage,  SopCalEd,  Southern California Edison,  NEC Energy Solutions,  

    SCPPA, Ice Energy Seal Res. Energy Storage Deal (Ind. Report)
    Ice Energy,Southern California Public Power Authority
    Date: 2017-02-13
    Santa Barbara, Calif.-based thermal energy storage specialist Ice Energy reports it has sealed a deal with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) to provide its innovative Ice Bear 20 ice battery system for use in up to 100 residential locations.

    Under the terms of the deal, Ice Energy will replace the outdoor condensing unit of the air conditioning systems at selected homes within the area covered by SCPPA with its product. The order could potentially add 1 MW of new storage to the SCPPA network, reducing the peak demand from air conditioning and improving energy efficiency.

    Ice Energy's patented battery technology makes and stores ice during off-peak hours, then using the stored ice to cool buildings during peak hours. Installations will be performed by local contractors and will begin in the second half of the year, expecting to be completed by the year-end. Performance will then be monitored and results reported to SCPPA for further evaluation. Ice Energy's battery can reduce electricity required for cooling by 95 pct for up to 6 hours a day, according to the company. (Source: Ice Energy, PV Mag, Others, 9 Feb., 2017) Contact: Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, CEO, (877) 542-3232,,; Southern California Public Power Authority, (626) 793-9364,

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    Oncor Selects Greensmith Energy Software (Ind. Report)
    Greensmith Energy,Oncor Electric Delivery
    Date: 2017-02-10
    Herndon, Virginia-headquartered energy storage and software specialist Greensmith Energy reports it has been selected by Dallas-based Oncor Electric Delivery (Oncor) as the software provider for its microgrid facility in Dallas, Texas.

    Oncor's advanced microgrid consists of: a carport PV array, ground mount PV array, microturbine, diesel generators, gas reciprocating generator and battery storage unit. Greensmith's software integrates all of Oncor's microgrid assets and orchestrates performance of a variety of grid applications supporting power quality and energy availability.

    As energy storage systems are fully networked into a variety of distributed energy resources, including solar and other forms of local generation such as diesel, GEMS becomes the backbone of an intelligent distributed energy resource management system (DERMS). Linked together, storage and distributed energy resources can address both supply and demand needs, as well as, supply select grid services.

    Oncor is the Lone Star State's largest transmission and distribution utility serving more than 10 million Texans in 402 cities and 91 counties statewide.(Source: Greensmith, PR, Power, 7 Feb., 2017) Contact: Greensmith, Mallory Sass, Marketing, (408) 966-5950,,; Oncor Electric Delivery,

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    Eos Energy, Northern Power Partnering on Battery Energy Storage Solutions (Ind. Report)
    Eos Energy Storage, Northern Power Systems
    Date: 2017-02-06
    New York-headquartered low-cost, zinc-based battery specialist ,Eos Energy Storage and Northern Power Systems in Barre, Vermont, are reporting a strategic partnership to develop and offer integrated energy storage systems for utilities and commercial/industrial customers at a cost of less than $400/kWh installed.

    The initiative combines the Eos Aurora DC battery system with Northern Power's advanced energy storage inverter, controls, and engineering expertise. The suite of integrated solutions provides four hours of usable energy using modular 250kW battery building blocks that are saleable for multi-MW applications.

    Eos Aurora Znyth battery solution is powered by an aqueous, zinc hybrid cathode technology and available at a volume price of $160/kWh for the DC system, which includes an expected life of 5,000 full depth-of-discharge cycles.

    Northern Power's FlexPhase power converter platform allows for a wide range of DC voltages suitable for a variety of battery types. The two firms are jointly developing and supplying industry-leading, turnkey ESS solutions offering seamless integration of batteries, power conversion, and controls along with installation and maintenance services as needed. (Source: Eos Energy Storage, PR, February 3, 20170 Contact: Eos Energy Storage, Philippe Bouchard, VP Bis. Dev., (212) 628-7191,,; Northern Power Systems, Pavel Jakovlev, Marketing Manager, (802) 461-2955 ext.7,,,

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    ABB Announces Alaskan Flywheel-Battery Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    ABB MIcrogrid,Chugach Electric Association
    Date: 2017-02-06
    ABB Microgrid reports it will provide an innovative small-scale microgrid system to the Chugach Electric Association in Anchorage, Alaska. The system combines battery and flywheel based storage technologies designed to test scalability and improve power stability. the project aims to enable the integration of more renewables, including wind power from a 17 MW wind farm which will work in concert with the ABB storage solution.

    ABB's modular and containerized microgrid solution PowerStore™ will blend the complementary capabilities of flywheel and battery storage. The flywheel will facilitate the integration of fluctuating wind power and the battery will be used for long-term storage. The battery has a capacity of 500 kilowatt hours with a maximum performance of 2 MW.

    ABB's Microgrid Plus control system will monitor the hybrid storage solution and ensure proper load sharing between the two storage mediums. It is also equipped for remote service and maintenance. (Source: ABB, PR, 3 Feb., 2017) Contact: ABB, Massimo Danieli, Managing Director ABB Grid Automation,; Chugach Electric, Paul Risse, Snr. VP, (907) 563-7494,

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    Sunverge Promotes Infinity Energy Storage System (New Prod. & Tech)
    Sunverge Energy
    Date: 2017-02-03
    San Francsico-headquartered Sunverge Energy, a provider of intelligent energy storage systems for residences and small businesses, is touting its Sunverge Infinity, an energy management platform that works with a range of battery storage and inverter products from various vendors.

    The Sunverge Infinity allows energy service providers, utilities and energy retailers to offer their customers a variety of storage hardware options for backup power. The Sunverge Infinity streamlines Virtual Power Plant (VPP) management for utilities dealing with increasing numbers of distributed energy resources (DERs) on their grids. With it, grid operators can access a much larger pool of solar and storage assets as part of a VPP while providing the same performance and reliability when dispatching these resources. (Source: Sunverge, 1 Feb., 2017) Contact: Sunverge, Ken Munson, CEO, (415) 795-3660,

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    Greensmith Completes Aliso Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Greensmith Energy , AltaGas
    Date: 2017-02-01
    Following on our August 19, 2016 coverage, Herndon, Virginia-headquartered energy storage software and integration specialist Greensmith Energy is reporting the completion and connection of its 20MW energy storage system at the AltaGas Pomona Energy Facility in California, in response to the four-month long gas leak at Aliso Canyon, California.

    The system is North America's largest battery storage facility, comprised of 12,240 lithium-ion batteries capable of delivering 80MWh of electricity during peak periods of energy demand to power around 15,000 homes over four hours each day, according to AltaGas. (Source: Greensmith Energy, Solar Server, Others, 27 Jan., 2017) Contact:Greensmith, John Jung, Pres., CEO, Mallory Sass, (408) 966-5950,,

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    Global Solar Batteries Market 2016-2020 -- Report Available (Ind. Report)
    Market Study Report
    Date: 2017-02-01
    Global Solar Batteries Market 2016-2020 , a new Market Study Report, focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players. It also provides granular analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market.

    The Report analysts forecast the global solar batteries market to grow at a CAGR of 16.36 pct during the period 2016-2020.

    Request a sample copy for Global Solar Batteries Market Research Report HERE; Browse full table of contents and data tables at HERE; Inquiry before Buying for Global Solar Batteries Market Research Report HERE. (Source: Market Study Report, PR, 30 Jan., 2017) Contact: Market Study Report, (201) 355-0868, (866) 764-2150,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Solar Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    WE Tech Reports Marine Energy Storage Orders (Int'l)
    WE Tech Solutions
    Date: 2017-02-01
    Vaasa, Finland-based energy efficiency solutions provider WE Tech Solutions is reporting receipt of an order for its Energy Storage Solution for two, 17500 dwt chemical ocean-going tankers built for Norwegian shipowner Rederiet Stenersen AS by the Chinese shipyard Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

    WE Tech's flexible and cost-effective lithium-ion battery based energy storage solution provides an energy reserve that is used for electrical load peak shaving as well as energy for black-out prevention. The system can be used as a spinning reserve to avoid black-out and to decrease the usage of generators on low load during maneuvering. It can be also used as peak shaving to avoid the unnecessary start of additional generator sets for short increase in loads. (Source: WE Tech, Hellenic Shipping News, 31 Jan., 2017) Contact: WE Tech Solutions, Martin Andtfolk Sales Manager, +358 50 516,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Energy Efficiency ,  

    Powin Powers Up Irvine Cal. Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Powin Energy
    Date: 2017-01-30
    Tualatin, Oregon-based utility battery energy storage specialist Powin Energy Corporation reports that its 2 MW/8 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Irvine, California, is now online. Powin Energy developed the project and manufactured, installed, and commissioned the system consisting of over 2,400 Li-ion battery packs, each containing 3.7 kWh of lithium iron phosphate prismatic modules.

    The Powin Energy BESS can deliver 2 MW of emissions-free power for over four continuous hours, providing a reliable source of energy during peak demand events. In addition, the system will supply regulation and flexible capacity support as needed. Powin's BESS is controlled by the company's bp-OS which includes the industry-exclusive Battery Odometer and Warranty Tracker™ that is patented in both the United States and China. (Source: POowin Energy, Geeks News Desk, 27 Jan., 2017)Contact: Powin Energy, Geoff Brown, Pres., Victor Liu, (503) 598-6659,,

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