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CellCube Touts European Energy Storage Systems Sales (Ind. Report)
CellCube Energy Storage Systems
Date: 2019-01-24
Toronto-headquartered energy storage specialist CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc. reports it has closed on the sale of two "FB Modular" energy storage systems to European purchasers.

The first is a FB200-800 stand alone vanadium redox flow energy storage system with 200kW AC power rating and close to 900kWh usable energy capacity. The system is for a German public institution and is slated for installation this coming March.

The second sale is a FB Modular series FB30-13 for installation this April as part of a micro-grid for a solar supported farm operation in the Czech Republic.

CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems based on vanadium redox flow technology. Its integrated energy storage System solutions features 99 pct residual energy capacity after 11,000 cycles with the focus on larger scale containerized modules. (Source: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc,. PR, Jan 22, 2019) Contact: CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., Mike Neylan, CEO, (800) 882-3213, www.cellcubeenergystorage.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  vanadium redox flow,  Battery,  


Binghamton U. Touts Energy Efficiency, Smart Energy (Ind. Report)
Binghamton University
Date: 2019-01-23
In the Empire State, Binghamton University, part of the NY State University System (SUNY), reports it is retrofitting buildings with energy-efficient technology and building new structures to net-zero energy standards. New net-zero building projects include an environmental research center on the campus' Nut Hollow property.

The new Nuthatch Hollow building will have a Living Building certification, which means it will produce more energy than it uses. Currently, only 22 buildings worldwide hold a Living Building certification.

The University is also focused on advancing its academic efforts into clean energy fields and has created a smart energy trans-disciplinary area of excellence. Additionally, the school's smart energy research is centered on lithium-ion batteries and efficient energy storage. (Source: Binghampton Univ., Pipe Dream, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: BU, Harvey Stenger, Pres., 607-777-2000, www.binghamton.edu

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


FP&L Planning Major Solar Energy Expansion by 2030 (Ind. Report)
Florida Power & Light
Date: 2019-01-18
Further to our August 1st coverage, Juno Beach-based Florida Power & Light (FP&L) reports it plans to decommission its last coal power production plant -- the Indiantown Cogeneration facility -- and expand its solar-energy capacity and battery energy storage technology statewide with the installation of more than 30 million solar panels by 2030. The utility presently has about 5 million solar panels installed at 18 solar power plants.

Florida's other utilities, including Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric Co. and Gulf Power, have also recently begun large-scale solar energy projects. (Source: FPL, Panama City News Herald, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: Florida Power & Light, Eric Silagy, Pres., CEO, www.fpl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Florida Power & Light ,  Solar,  


NIPSCO Dumping Coal, Cutting CO2 90 pct within Decade (Ind. Report)
NIPSCO
Date: 2019-01-16
In the Hoosier State, Merrillville-headquartered investor owned utility Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), which is 65 pct coal dependent, is reporting plans to cut its coal power generation to essentially zero over the next 10 years. In coal's place, NIPSCO will increase its pursuit of largely renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind energy, along with battery storage technology.

Access NIPSCO's Your Energy, Your Future campaign details HERE. (Source: NIPSCO, Tree Hugger, Jan., 2019) Contact: NIPSCO, Violet Sistovaris, President, www.nipsco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News NIPSCO,  Coal,  Carbon Emissions,  CO2,  


Hawaiian Solar-Storage Peaker Project Now Online (Ind. Report)
AES Corp, Kaua’I Island Utility Cooperative
Date: 2019-01-14
In the Aloha State, the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative and AES Corp. are reporting completion of their joint solar and energy storage project with a "record-breaking photovoltaic peaker capacity" at Lawai.

The Lawai Solar and Energy Storage Project combines a 28-MW solar PV and 100-MWh five-hour duration energy storage system that meets roughly 11 pct of Kauai islands power needs -- more than 50 pct of Kauai island is powered by renewables, according to AES.

The project, which got underway last February, is owned and operated by AES Distributed Energy. The project's energy storage system incorporates SunPower's solar panels and 13,000 lithium-ion battery modules from Samsung SDI.

Hawaii has mandated the use of 100 pct renewable energy by 2045.(Source: AES, PR, Power Eng., 9 Jan., 2019) Contact: AES Corp., Andres Gluski, Pres., CEO, www.aes.com; Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, www.kiuc.coop

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Energy Storage,  AES Corp. ,  


Fraunhofer Offers PV Energy Storage Alternative (New Prod & Tech)
Fraunhofer
Date: 2019-01-14
In Germany, Hemsdorf-headquartered Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) is touting its newly developed "cerenergy" ceramic high-temperature battery for stationary battery energy storage.

Cerenergy is a 5 kWh battery with 20 cells which, at the cellular level would cost less than €100/kWh -- about half those of lithium-ion battery cells. Overall efficiency is reported to be more than 90 pct and energy density is 130 W/kg. Storage costs using sodium-nickel-chloride battery cells are said to be 50 pct lower than those of lithium-ion. The Cerenergy battery, which reportedly sets a world record for sodium-nickel-chloride battery cells, is said to be ready for production within the months ahead. (Source: Fraunhofer IKTS, PV Mag., Jan., 2019)Contact: Fraunhofer IKTS, +49 36601 93010, www.ikts.fraunhofer.de/en.html

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


ConEdison Selects Sunverge for Smart Home Rate Project (Ind. Report)
ConEdison,Sunverge
Date: 2019-01-11
New York utility ConEdison reports the selection of San Francisco-based Sunverge's intelligent energy storage system and dynamic Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform for its new Smart Home Rate demonstration project.

The demo is designed to test an advanced residential rate design in conjunction with battery storage technology and solar PV. The rate will have dynamic, time-varying components that closely reflect the various cost drivers of the electric power supply and delivery system to determine how this rate performs in conjunction with near real-time price responsive control and automation technology.

The Sunverge integrated and dynamic platform will help customers get the most out of complex, dynamic rates that includes time-variant supply charges, a daily demand charge, and event-based coincident demand charges. The Sunverge platform will receive the hourly energy prices and demand events, and automatically manages power flows behind the meter to optimize the use of grid power, battery storage, solar self-generation, and smart appliances in the home to reduce customer energy bills and improve efficiency.

Sunverge Energy provides the leading open, dynamic platform for Virtual Power Plants (VPP), a grid-aware and dynamic power source built from the aggregation of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DERs). The VPP platform provides intelligent dynamic, near real-time control over decentralized energy resources that is efficient, reliable, and responsive to utilities and their customers. (Source: Sunverge Energy, PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: Sunverge Energy, Martin Milani, CEO, (415) 795- 3660, www.sunverge.com; ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com

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


Innergex Inks Hawaiian Solar-plus-Storage PPAs (Ind. Report)
Innergex Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-01-09
Longueuil, Quebec-based Innergex Renewable Energy Inc is reporting the signing of a PPA for two solar-plus battery energy storage projects with a combined photovoltaic (PV) capacity of 45 MW in Hawaii.

The PPAs with the Hawaii Electric Light Company and the Maui Electric Company are for the 30-MW Hale Kuawehi and Paeahu projects which are scheduled for completion in 2022. The Hale Kuawehi PV park will will generate an average of 92,000 MWh of electricity per year and will incorporate 120 MWh of battery storage capacity. The 15-MW Paeahu solar plant in Maui will include a 60-MWh energy storage system and have an average annual output of 45,000 MWh. (Source: Innergex Renewable Energy, Renewables Now, 7 Jan., 2019) Contact: Innergex Renewable Energy, Michel Letellier, CEO, (450) 928-2556, info@innergex.com, www.innergex.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Innergex Renewable Energy,  Solar ,  


Calif. Radox Flow Battery Energy Storage Pilot Underway (Ind. Report)
CASIO,New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation
Date: 2019-01-07
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) -- Japan's largest public management organization promoting research and development as well as deployment of industrial, energy and environmental technologies -- and Sumitomo Electric Industries are reporting the second stage of a 2MW/8MWh stationary radox flow battery energy storage pilot in California is underway.

The pilot, which includes partnering with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), is the first to connect a battery storage system in the US wholesale energy market.

The project follows an agreement signed between NEDO and the California state government's Office of Business and Economic Development to promote the use of energy storage in the state. Californian utilities are required under State law AB 2514 to complete the installation of storage battery capacity up to a certain proportion by 2024. (Source: NEDO, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Jan., 2019) Contact: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, www.nedo.go.jp/english; Sumitomo Electric Industries, https://global-sei.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CASIO,  Battery Energy Storage,  New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation,  


Luminant Touts Tex. Battery Energy Storage Installation (Ind. Report)
Luminant
Date: 2019-01-07
Texas-based utility Luminant is reporting the launch of its 10-MW/42-MWh Upton 2 lithium-ion battery storage system at its 180-MW Upton 2 Solar Power Plant near McCamey in Upton County Texas. The installation is the largest system in the South Central state, according to the utility.

Luminant, a unit of Vistra Energy Corp., is currently working on a 300-MW/1,200-MWh facility at its Moss Landing Power Plant in California, which is expected to come online in late 2020. (Source: Luminant, PR, Renewables, Jan., 2019) Contact: Luminant, (214) 812-4600, www.luminant.com

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


Aussie Tesla Battery Installation Delivers $40Mn Savings (Int'l)
Neoen
Date: 2019-01-04
In the Land Down Under, wind energy developer Neoen is reporting its recently installed Tesla Battery energy storage system at Hornsdale Power Reserve has delivered approximately $40 million in savings over the past year. According to Neoen, the operator of an adjacent wind farm, the battery installation is the largest lithium-ion battery energy storage system in the world.

The Tesla Powerpack system cost $66 million to build, which is a small number in comparison to the amount of funds saved over a mere 12 months. The Tesla system also eliminated the need for a 35 MW local Frequency Control Ancillary Service (FCAS); decreased the South Australian regulation FCAS price by 75 pct; and helped connect South Australia to the National Electricity Market. (Source: Neoen, Jan., 2019) Contact: Neoen S.A.S., +33 805 160 022, www.neoen.com; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack

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


Edinburgh Hotel Opts for Li-Ion Battery Power (Int'l. Report)
Energy Storage
Date: 2019-01-04
In Scotland, the 200-room, Gyle Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park is reporting the installation of a five-tonne , 3m cubed lithium-ion battery that is expected to shave £20,000 a year off its energy bill, as well as cut the facility's carbon emissions by half by 2025.

Electricity company E.ON has supplied and installed the technology at the hotel and will be remotely managing the battery's workload and efficiency from its energy management center in Glasgow. (Source: BBC News, Jan., 2019)

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


NV Energy 1 GW Solar, Energy Storage Approved (Ind. Report)
NV Energy
Date: 2019-01-02
In Reno, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) is reporting approval of NV Energy's planned addition of more than 1 GW of solar power to its portfolio for a doubling of its overall renewable energy capacity by 2023.

The plan foresees PPAs for 1,001 MW of solar PV parks coupled with a total of 100 MW of battery storage facilities at a cost of $2 billion, or more, by the end of 2021.

The proposed projects projects -- Battle Mountain Solar Project, Dodge Flat Solar Center, Fish Springs Ranch, Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Ranch, Copper Mountain Solar 5, and the Techren Solar 5 project -- will expand NV Energy's renewables portfolio to around 3,000 MW. NV Energy's portfolio presently 50 solar, geothermal, hydropower, wind, biomass, and supported rooftop solar projects. (Source: NV Energy, Renewables, 31 Dec., 2018) Contact: NV Energy, Dave Ulozas, VP Renewable Resources, (702) 402-5000, www.nvenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News NV Energy ,  Solar,  


United Power Touts Colorado Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
United Power,Engie North America
Date: 2019-01-02
Brighton, Colorado-based electric power cooperative United Power reports it has partnered with Tesla and Houston-headquartered Engie North America for the installation of a 4MW/16MWh battery energy storage system in Firestone.

The Tesla battery system, reportedly be the largest lithium-ion battery storage project ever built in Colorado, will store sufficient power for power 600-700 homes and help United Power save approximately $1 million in annual operational costs. (Source: United Power, Smart Energy, 2 Jan., 2019) Contact: United Power, Jerry Marizza, Bus. Dev., (303)637-1300, www.unitedpower.com; Engie North America, Luis Felipe Birolini, VP Bus. Dev., (713) 636-0000, information@na.engie.com, www.engie-na.com; Tesla, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack

More Low-Carbon Energy News Engie North America,  United Power,  Tesla,  Battery Energy Storage ,  


NextEra Energy Finalizes Gulf Power Acquisition (M&A)
NextEra Energy,NextEra Energy Resources
Date: 2019-01-02
In the Sunshine State, Juno Beach based NextEra Energy, Inc., owner of Florida Power & Light Company is reporting completion of its previously announced acquisition of Gulf Power Company from Southern Company .Gulf Power Company serves approximately 450,000 customers throughout northwest Florida.

NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery energy storage. (Source: NextEra Energy, PR, 1 Jan., 2019) Contact: NextEra Energy, www.NextEraEnergy.com; Florida Power & Light, www.FPL.com; Gulf Power, www.GulfPower.com; NextEra Energy Resources, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra Energy news,  Florida Power & Light news,  Wind news,  Solar news,  Renewable Energy news,  NextEra Energy Resources news,  Gulf Power Company news,  


Orsted's UK Standalone Battery Storage System Online (Int'l)
Orsted
Date: 2019-01-02
Danish energy major Orsted, fka DONG Energy, reports its first standalone 20 Mw battery energy storage system in Liverpool, UK, is now online. The facilitiy's three-battery units and power conversion system will help balance the UK's electric power grid by ensuring consumption matches the amount of power generated at any given moment. (Source: Orsted, Energy Live, Jan., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Matthew Wright, UK Managing Director, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Battery,  Energy STorage,  


Sempra, ConEdison Completes Renewable Energy Assets Sale (M&A)
Sempra Energy,CopnEdison
Date: 2018-12-17
Further to our 24th Sept. coverage, Sempra Energy reports the closure of the sale of its U.S. operating solar assets, solar and battery storage development projects, and ownership interest in one wind facility to Consolidated Edison Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.

The transaction included Mesquite Solar 2 and 3 in Arizona, Copper Mountain Solar 1 and 4 in Nevada, Great Valley Solar in California, and solar and battery storage development projects. Additionally, Con Edison acquired Sempra Energy's interest in jointly owned facilities, including Mesquite Solar 1; Copper Mountain Solar 2 and 3; the Alpaugh, Corcoran and White River solar facilities in California; and the Broken Bow II wind facility in Nebraska. The sale represents approximately 980 MW AC of installed capacity.

Sempra Energy intends to use the sale proceeds for debt reduction and to expand its regulated Texas utility platform through Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC's pending acquisition of InfraREIT Inc. (Source: Sempra Energy, PR, 14 Dec., 2018) Contact: ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com; Sempra Energy, Inv. Relations, (619) 696-2901, www.sempra.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sempra Energy,  ConEdison,  


SwRI Granted $2Mn for Innovative Energy Storage R&D (Ind. Report)
Southwest Research Institute
Date: 2018-12-17
In the Lone Star State, the San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) reports receipt of $2 million in grant funding from the US DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop an advanced pumped heat electricity storage (PHES) system. This system offers twice the energy density of a lithium ion battery and is based on an innovative thermodynamic cycle to store energy in hot and cold fluids.

In this new system, electric energy from the grid is converted into thermal energy and stored as a thermal potential. At full capacity, the system can store energy for hours or up to several weeks before converting it back to electrical energy. The system can then provide greater than 10 hours of electricity at rated power. Tom adds that the capacity of the system can be easily extended by increasing the volume of the storage tanks. Additionally, this form of storage offers a low-cost solution when compared to the costs of operations like "peaker" plants, which generate and provide electricity during the peak demand hours of the morning, later afternoon and evening. (Source: SwRI, PR, 14 Dec., 2018) Contact: SwRI, Danny Deffenbaugh, VP Mechanical Engineering Division, www.swri.org/industries/machinery; DOE ARPA-E, https://arpa-e.energy.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Southwest Research Institute,  Energy Storage,  DOE ARPA-E,  


Golden State Rooftop Solar Mandate Wins Final Approval (Ind. Report)
California Rooftop Solar
Date: 2018-12-10
Following up on our May 11th coverage, in Sacramento, the California Energy Commission (CEC) reports it has given the final approval to the state's 2019 Title 24, Part 6, Building Energy Efficiency Standards requiring all new homes under three stories high install solar panels starting January 1, 2020. The solar solar systems must be sized to net out the annual kilowatt-hour energy usage of the dwelling.

The codes also incentivize "demand responsive technologies" including battery storage and heat pump water heaters. Combined with a host of other energy efficiency upgrades, the revised building codes are expected to slash energy use in new homes by more than 50 pct. (Source: Calif. Energy Commission, 5 Dec., 2018) Contact: California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News California Energy Commission,  Rooftop Solar,  Solar,  


VW Dumping Fossil Fuels Following $27Bn in Emissions Fines (Int'l)
VW
Date: 2018-12-10
Wolfsburg, Germany-based auto juggernaut Volkswagen Group reports it plans to end production of petrol, biofuel and diesel powered vehicles for all of its auto marquees -- VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti and others -- from 2026.

The decision to completely stop production of petrol and diesel powertrains showcases the company's shift in focus towards battery-driven vehicles.t may also be influenced by VW's recent "diesel-gate" emissions scandal that cost the company €27 billion in fines and penalties. (Source: VW, DriveSpark, Others, Dec., 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News VW,  Vehicle Emissions,  


EDF Redesigning Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Project (Int'l)
EDF Renewables UK
Date: 2018-12-07
Following up on our May 7th coverage, EDF Renewables UK reports it has obtained government approval for an improved design for the £1.8 billion NeartnaGaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project in Scotland's Firth of Forth.

The project, which originally included a maximum of 75 turbines, will now incorporate a maximum of 54 turbines generating a total 450 MW of power -- sufficient power for as many as 375,000 homes.

EDF acquired the project from London-based Mainstream Renewable Power in May, 2018. The project is expected to come online by 2023. EDF Renewables UK presently Coperates more than 786MW of wind farms with battery storage and has over 2GW projects with consents and in development stages. (Source: EDF, Power Technology, 6 Dec., 2018) Contact: EDF Renewables UK, NnG project director Matthias Haag, +44 333 200 5105, www.edf-re.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables ,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Eos Energy Storage, Peaxy Partner on Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
Eos Energy Storage
Date: 2018-11-30
San Jose, California-headquartered Peaxy Inc. reports it has contracted with Edison, New Jersey-based energy storage provider Eos Energy Storage to implement an integrated data strategy that lets Eos access advanced analytics to improve how its data supports business objectives.

Peaxy is adapting its asset management application, Peaxy Lifecycle Intelligence (PLI) will enable Eos to speed up its R&D efforts, minimize manufacturing variability, and more accurately predict maintenance needs. PLI uses machine learning to model battery degradation. (Source: Peaxy Inc., PR, Nov., 2018) Contact: EOS Energy Storage, Philippe Bouchard, SVP of Business Development, ; Peaxy, 408-441-6500, info@peaxy.net, www.peaxy.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eos Energy Storage,  


Kokam Claims 40 MWh Battery Energy Storage Contracts (Int'l)
Kokam Battery
Date: 2018-11-30
Seoul-based South Korean lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions provider Kokam Co Ltd reports receipt of a supply order for 40 MWh of energy storage systems linked to solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in South Korea. The capacity is split between two projects totaling 12 MWh and 28 MWh, respectively, and is expected to be put on stream by the end of this year.

The 28 MWh project was awarded by Korea Midland Power Co Ltd will be installed at nine sites across the country and incorporated with 10 MW of PV systems. Both projects will use Kokam’s high energy lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (HE NMC) battery technology, according to the release. (Source: Kokam, 27 Nov., 2018)Contact: Kokam, Ike Hong, VP, Business Dev., +82 (0)31 3620 137, www.kokam.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Kokam,  Battery,  Energy STorage,  


$50Mn Australian Grid-Scale Energy Storage Fund Launched (Int'l)

Date: 2018-11-23
In the Land Down Under, the South Australian Government has introduced a AU$50 million Grid Scale Storage Fund (GSSF) aimed at accelerating the deployment of new large-scale energy storage projects, including pumped hydro, hydrogen, gas storage, solar thermal, bioenergy and battery storage.

Potential projects seeking funding will be assessed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Projects shortlisted for GSSF funding may also be eligible for ARENA funding under the Advancing Renewables Program . Under the GSSF, applicants must be able to match funding dollar-for-dollar and preference will be given to projects targeting financial close by the end of 2019.

ARENA is already supporting feasibility studies for two prospective pumped hydro plants at Cultana and Middleback Ranges, two virtual power plants trials and has contributed towards two grid-scale batteries -- Infigen's Lake Bonney battery and the ESCRI battery in Dalrymple. (Source: ARENA, Energy Storage, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: ARENA, www.arena.gov.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia,  Energy Storage,  ARENA,  


NEC Energy Contracts for Two UK Energy Storage Projects (Int'l)
NEC Energy Solutions
Date: 2018-11-23
Boston-based smart energy storage solutions specialist NEC Energy Solutions reports it has secured two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts from Gore Street Energy Storage Fund for two turnkey, UK energy storage projects totaling 19MW. The two projects were developed by Origami Energy and were later acquired by Gore Street Energy Storage Fund.

The first of the two projects, a 10MW "front of the meter" project, will be a grid-tied NEC GSS Grid Storage Solution in Brentwood, Essex, The second project, a 9MW capacity "behind the meter" project will be built at the Port of Tilbury, co-located with London's Port of Tilbury industrial port facility.

The NEC GSS Grid Storage Solution behind-the-meter battery storage system will use a metering scheme, installed by Nippon Koei. Both projects are expected to be operational by mid-2019. (Source: NEC Energy Solutions, PowerTech, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact: NEC Energy Solutions, Roger Lin, (508), 497-7261, rlin@neces.com, www.neces.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News NEC Energy Solutions,  Gore Street,  Energy STorage,  


Hanwha Launches Home Energy Storage System (New Prod & Tech)
Hanwha Q CELLS,Samsung SDI
Date: 2018-11-23
South Korean solar cell and module maker Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd. is reporting the launch of its new scalable and modular energy storage system -- the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 -- in Germany. The Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 is a scalable energy storage system (ESS) complete with hybrid (HYB) inverter, integrated with the Q.HOME MANAGER energy management control platform.

This latest iteration complements Q CELLS' existing All-In-One solution, the Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 inverter, battery and management system, and is initially sized at 4.0 kWh but can be scaled up to 20 kWh capacity at increments of 4 kWh each time. Such modularity makes the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 an ideal solution for end-consumers that may wish to start small with their storage, and scale upwards as required.

By integrating a hybrid bi-directional inverter into the system, the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 battery can rapidly and efficiently adapt to the customer's consumption requirements. The system incorporates lithium-ion battery cells supplied by Samsung SDI. (Source: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., SolarNovus, 22 Nov., 2018) Contact: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. , www.hanwha-qcells.com, www.hanwha.com/en/about_hanwha.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Samsung,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  Hanwha Q CELLS,  Energy Storage,  Solar Energy,  


SRP Adding 1,000MW Solar, Plus Tesla Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
Salt River Project
Date: 2018-11-21
The not-for-profit utility Salt River Project (SRP) reports it plans to add 200 MW of solar generation every year for the next five years, adding to its existing 800 MW renewable portfolio. The additional solar energy is in keeping with SRP's plan to have 20 pct green generation through the addition of renewable generation and battery storage.

The plan is part the utility's SRP 2035 long term growth plan, as laid out at the close of its 2018 fiscal year.

By 2025, SRP anticipates 11 pct of its energy needs will be met by solar and avoid another 11 pct of its current supply level from energy-efficiency measures. The utility's energy storage plan includes the purchase of a 25 MW/100 MW-hour battery storage system from Tesla, to be installed at the Agua Fria Generating Station in Glendale, California.

SRP notes that it paid over $150 million in solar incentives to approximately 20,000 customers between August 2004 and April 2018, and $205 million since May 2008 in energy efficiency incentives resulting in an overall 2.14 pct annual incremental energy savings exceeding the 2 pct annual target. (Source: SLP, CleanTechnica, 17 Nov., 2018) Contact: SRP, Mike Hummel, GM, Scott Harelson, Renewable Energy, Scott.Harelson@srpnet.com, www.srpnet.com

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


Inuvik Wind Project Wins $40Mn in Gov. Investments (Ind. Report)

Date: 2018-11-16
In Canada's frozen North, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Canadian federal government are reporting an investing $40 million toward the Inuvik Wind Generation project. The territorial government is putting in $10 million, while the federal government adds $30 million through the Arctic Energy Fund.

The money will be used to install wind turbines, a grid controller, a battery energy storage system, 5 kilometres of roadway infrastructure and grid connections. (Source: Gov't. of Canada, Arctic Energy Fund, Nov., 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


German Wind Energy Storage Facility Inaugurated (Int'l, Report)
German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy
Date: 2018-11-12
In Germany, the City of Hamburg reports the commissioning of a wind energy storage facility at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf.

Built by Vattenfall in conjunction with the Competence Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) and the Nordex Group, the lithium-ion battery storage facility links five wind turbines with a new battery storage facility connected directly to the wind farm grid.

The storage power plant, which was built as part of the major NEW 4.0 -- Norddeutsche EnergieWende project for northern Germany, is intended to enable practical research into the possibilities for the system integration of renewable energies.

The storage power plant is comprised of 24 batteries featuring the latest BMW technology. These are the same batteries that are also used in electric vehicles. The battery storage unit has an output of 720 kW and a storage capacity of 792 kWh.

The NEW 4.0 project aims to fully convert the northern German states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein to green electricity by 2035. The storage power plant is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWii). (Source: City of Hamburg, reve, 9 Nov., 2018) Contact: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, www.bmwi.de/Navigation/EN/Service/Contact/contact.html; Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

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


MidAmerican Plans First Battery Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
MidAmerican Energy,Invenergy
Date: 2018-11-09
In the Hawkeye State, Des Moines-headquartered MidAmerican Energy is reporting the planned installation of a 4 megawatt-hours -- 1 MW of power for 4 hours -- battery energy storage system at an electrical substation in Knoxville, Iowa. 1 MW is enough electricity to power about 900 average Iowa homes.

Invenergy will install the lithium-iron phosphate battery system, housed in two truck-sized steel containers. The new system is expected to begin operating by the end the month. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, WeAreIowa, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Mike Fehr, VP Resource Development, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

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Corvus Scores ISO 14001 for Environmental Responsibility (Ind. Report)
Corvus Energy, ISO 14001
Date: 2018-11-07
Richmond, British Columbia-based maritime energy storage systems specialist Corvus Energy reports it has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Environmental Management System and Processes in its operations in Bergen, Norway. Certification in its Richmond, BC, Canada offices was achieved in March 2018.

The scope of the ISO 14001 certification includes the environmental aspects of the company's design, manufacturing and service of products Corvus can either directly control or influence considering the life cycle perspective of lithium-ion based energy storage systems (ESS).

The ISO 14001 standard provides organizations with a framework to protect the environment and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic needs. As the leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus offers the innovative Orca ESS solutions portfolio and has unsurpassed experience from 170+ projects, totaling over 120MWh and two million operating hours. (Source: Corvus Energy, MarEx, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: ISO, www.iso.org/certification.html; Corvus Energy, Andrew Morden, Pres. & CEO, Sean Puchalski, VP Strategic Marketing, (604) 227-0280 ext. 123, spuchalski@corvus-energy.com, www.corvus-energy.com

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Luminant Awarded $1Mn for Solar Energy Storage Project (Funding)
Luminant,Vistra Energy
Date: 2018-11-05
In the Lone Star State, the Irving-based utility Luminant is reporting receipt of $1 million in grant funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for construction of the state's largest electricity storage facility. The project will be constructed adjacent to Luminant's 180-MW Upton 2 solar power plant in West Texas. The project's 10-MW battery would be the seventh largest in the U.S., according to Luminant.

This would be the first large battery installation in Texas for Luminant's parent company Vistra Energy, which has already proposed building the world's largest battery in California.

The Upton 2 plant is one of the largest solar facilities in Texas. At full capacity, it could generate enough electricity to power 56,700 average Texas homes. The battery will be capable of generating 42-megawatt hours of the electricity when fully charged. (Source: Luminant, Dallas Morning News, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Luminant, 214.812.4600, www.luminant.com; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality,www.tceq.texas.gov

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EDF Energy, Nuvve Installing V2G Chargers in UK (Int'l Report)
EDF Energy, Nuvve
Date: 2018-11-05
In the UK, EDF Energy reports it is partnering with San Diego, California-base Nuvve to install up to 1,500 EV Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) battery chargers in the UK. The chargers will be offered to EDF Energy's business customers and will be used at its own sites to provide up to 15 megawatts of additional energy storage capacity -- sufficient energy to power 4,000 homes.

V2G chargers allow a two-way flow of electricity between an EV and the charger, representing a potentially valuable opportunity to further enhance the electricity system benefits of EVs through provision of large volumes of cheap storage and flexibility.

Nuvve has deployed V2G projects on five continents including the world's first fully commercial V2G hub in Denmark which has been operational for two years. EDF generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants. (Source: EDF Energy, Green Car Congress, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: EDF Energy, Jean-Bernard Levy, Pres, Matthieu Hue, CEO, www.edf-er.com; Nuvve, www.nuvve.com

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3GW Renewables, Energy Storage Hub planned in South Korea (Int'l)
Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency
Date: 2018-11-02
In Sejong City, the South Korean Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency (SDIA) is reporting plans for nearly 3GW of solar PV alongside smaller capacities of wind and batteries on the coast of the Yellow Sea.

The project will include 2.4GW of solar, 100MW of wind and 100MW of battery storage power.SDIA is run under the authority of the federal Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

The proposed projects would be located on reclaimed land at Saemangeum, a Yellow Sea eastuary which the Korean Government hopes to turn into a global business hub and Northeast Asia free trade zone. (Source: Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency, PV Tech, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency, en.saemangeum.go.kr

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Cape Light Announces Energy Storage, Efficiency Plan (Ind. Report)
Cape Light Compact
Date: 2018-11-02
In the Bay State, South Yarmouth-based Cape Light Compact, in conjunction with the seven electric and gas utility companies of Massachusetts, are reporting the submission of a Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan (Plan) to the Massachusetts DPU . The plan, which aims to convert 700 oil, propane, and electric resistance heat customers to battery-backed solar power over three years, will offer tiered incentives based on income levels. Cape Light Compact is also considering offering its customers a business and a home energy audit program.

The Plan is result of changes in the Mass. Green Communities Act that encourage cost-effective energy efficiency, energy storage and other active demand management technologies.

Details of the Cape Light Compact 2019-2021 Energy Efficiency Plan are HERE. (Source: Cape Light Compact, Cape Cod Today, 31 Oct., 2018) Contact: Cape Light Compact, (508) 375-6644, www.capelightcompact.org

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EnerSys Diversifying with $750Mn Alpha Group Acquisition (M&A)
EnerSys
Date: 2018-10-31
Reading, Pa.-based battery manufacturer EnerSys reports it will acquire the assets of privately held Alpha Group, Alpha Technologies, a supplier of power equipment used in broadband and telecom networks, for $650 million, and an additional $100 million in cash or shares for a total $750 million.

With the acquisition, EnerSys aims shift out of slower-growing end markets and older lead-acid battery technologies with Alpha's power inverters and software technologies. The company has historically sold lead-acid batteries to the forklift market, which accounts for about 45 pct of the company's revenue.

The Alpha Group is an alliance aiming to create world-class powering solutions. Alpha pioneered the concept of reliable, uninterruptible power for communications and broadband networks. Alpha is focused providing reliable, innovative and efficient powering solutions, according to the company website. (Source: EnerSys, WSJ, 30 Oct., 2018) Contact: EnerSys, David Schaffer, CEO, www.enersys.com; Alpha Technologies, (800) 667-8743, www.alpha.ca

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sonnen Starting Aussie Home Energy Storage Battery Prod. (Int'l)
Sonnen
Date: 2018-10-26
Following on our September 10th coverage, German energy storage giant sonnen Group reports it expects to produce the first of a projected 10,000 Australian-made home energy storage sonnenBatterie within weeks, at the former Holden car factory in Elizabeth, South Australia. The plant's production is aimed primarily for the Australian market as well as export to the neighbouring Asia Pacific region.

As previously reported, Sonnen project follows the State Government's announcement of its $100 million Home Battery Scheme to provide 40,000 South Australia households with access to grants up to $6000 for the installation of home battery systems. (Source: Sonnen, PR, 25 Oct., 2018)Contact: sonnen, www.sonnen-batterie.com

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Ameresco Inks San Antonio AFB Energy Efficiency Contract (Ind. Report)
Ameresco,Mission Solar Energy
Date: 2018-10-24
Framingham, Mass.-headquartered renewables and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco is reporting receipt of a self-funding Energy Savings Performance Contract that includes ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) services, from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Energy for the implementation of a $133.5 million energy resilient infrastructure project at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) in Texas.

Under the terms of the contract, Ameresco will provide solar, energy efficiency and reliability upgrades to 900 buildings across five military installations. The company will build a microgrid integrating 20 MW of new onsite energy photovoltaic (PV) assets, 4 MW of gas fired backup generation and 4 MW/8 MWh of battery energy storage.

Under the ESPC contract, more than 14.7 million square feet of buildings will receive; energy and water conservation upgrades designed to cut building energy consumption by 24 pct annually; HVAC management control systems; over 2 million gallons of thermal energy storage; more than 140,000 new LED lighting systems and building envelope improvements. To support energy assurance, Ameresco will install new onsite distributed energy assets capable of islanding from the electric utility, including a combined heat and power (CHP) system comprised of nine microturbines for a total capacity of 585 kW, 4-MW of natural gas-fired standby generation and an 11.7-MW groundmount solar PV array at the Security Hill Landfill at Lackland Air Force Base and over 5 MW of roof-mount PV at Fort Sam Houston.

Ameresco selected San Antonio-based Mission Solar Energy to manufacture and provide over 54,200,370 W of "Buy-American" compliant solar modules to be used in the project. The ESPC is guaranteed to provide $8.7 million in annual energy savings to JBSA. (Source: Ameresco, Solar Power, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: Ameresco, Nicole A. Bulgarino, Exec. VP GM Federal Solutions, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com; U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Energy, www.dla.mil/Energy/Contact

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NV Energy RfP Seeking 350 MW in Renewables Projects (Ind. Report)
NV Energy
Date: 2018-10-19
Nevada utility NV Energy Inc has issued Request for Proposals (RfP), seeking bids for 350 MW or more of Nevada located renewable energy projects -- solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and biogas technologies that could be integrated with battery-energy storage systems.

The successful projects would need to be approved by the Nevada PUC, the utility noted. The deadline for bids is December 10. (Source: NV Energy, Renewables, Others, 17 Oct., 2018)Contact: NV Energy, Dave Ulozas, VP Renewable Resources, (702) 402-5000, www.nvenergy.com

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Zoo Chooses EDF Battery System to Cut Energy Costs (Ind. Report)
EDF Renewables
Date: 2018-10-19
In the Golden State, San Diego-based EDF Renewables North America Distributed Solutions was chosen by San Diego Zoo Global to provide energy storage services to help cut energy costs. The EDF system will utilize a 1-MW/4-MWh battery to mitigate spikes in usage thereby lowering demand charges. The system will also minimize energy costs by recharging the battery when energy is at its lowest available rates, then discharge the battery power to the Zoo when costs are highest.

The San Diego Zoo will leverage EDF Renewables' performance-based contract whereby EDF is paid based on the actual utility bill savings realized by the Zoo as a result of the battery operation. Accordingly, the Zoo has no fixed payments and bears no performance risk on the operation of the system. The battery solution also acts as a hedge against rising utility rates. EDF Renewables North America delivers grid-scale power:on and offshore wind and solar energy storage projects; distributed solutions: solar, solar+storage; EV charging and energy management; and other commercial skills and services. The company's portfolio consists of 10 GW of developed projects and 10 GW under service contracts. (Source: EDF, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: EDF Renewables North America, Andrew Goldstone, (858) 521-3300, www.edf-re.com

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Swedes Studying Carbon Fiber Auto Body Batteries (New Prod & Tech)
Battery
Date: 2018-10-19
In Sweden, a recent study from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg has shown that carbon fibres can work as battery electrodes, storing energy directly. This opens up new opportunities for structural batteries, where the light-weight carbon fibre becomes part of the energy system.

Studying the microstructure of different types of commercially available carbon fibres, the researchers found that carbon fibres with small and poorly oriented crystals have good electrochemical properties but a lower stiffness in relative terms. When compare with carbon fibres that have large, highly oriented crystals, they have greater stiffness but the electrochemical properties are too low for use in structural batteries.

The researchers found the types of carbon fibre with good electrochemical properties had a slightly higher stiffness than steel, whereas the types whose electrochemical properties were poor are just over twice as rigid as steel. Accordingly, it may be necessary to increase the thickness of carbon fibre composites to compensate for the reduced stiffness of structural batteries and thus increase their energy storage capacity. (Source: Chalmers University of Technology, Public Release, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: Chambers University of Technology, Leif Asp, Professor of Material and Computational Mechanics , www.chalmers.se/en

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Centrica Report Touts Distributed Low-Carbon Energy Tech (Int'l)
Centrica
Date: 2018-10-17
In the UK, Powering Sustainability, a new study from British Gas owner Centrica Plc has found that the country's healthcare, industrial, and hospitality sectors could meet more than half of their greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030 by deploying distributed low carbon energy technologies such as battery storage, energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy power generation. The report notes that efficiency measures could deliver an 11 per cent CO2 saving across the healthcare, industrial, and hospitality sectors which together represent over 27 pct of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions.

The government's 2017 Clean Growth Strategy challenged UK businesses to improve their energy efficiency -- productivity by 20 pct by 2030, and the report argues distributed energy technologies could help companies achieve around half of that target. The reports says the deployment of distributed energy technologies in just half of organizations across the three sectors could achieve savings of 9 megatonnes per year of carbon dioxide equivalent for a total of 137MtCO2e by 2030.

The government's independent Committee on Climate Change has warned the UK is currently off track to meet its binding emissions goals for the late 2020s and early 2030s. (Source: Centrica, Business Green, Oct., 2018) Contact: Centrica, www.centrica.com

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Duke Announces $500Mn Carolinas Energy Storage Plan (Ind. Report)
Duke Energy
Date: 2018-10-12
Charlotte, N.C.-headquartered utility Duke Energy Corp reports in it Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) it will invest $500 million in battery storage projects across North and South Carolina over the next 15 years. Presently, North Carolina has approximately 15 MW in operation while South Carolina has significantly.

The utility also reports it has filed for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a 2-MW solar project, including a 4-MW battery, in Hot Springs, Madison County. (Source: Duke Energy, Renewables, 10 Oct., 2018)Contact: Duke Energy, Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com

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Pika Energy Unveils Res. Energy Storage Solution (New Prod & Tech)
Pika Energy
Date: 2018-10-12
Portland, Maine-headquartered Pika Energy is touting two new residential energy storage products that allow Pika's Smart Batteries to be integrated into existing solar PV systems.

The company's new energy storage products can store up to 17.1 kWh of energy and supply up to 10 kW of power. Pika is also rolling out two new configurations of its Harbor Smart Battery at 8.6 kWh and 14.3 kWh capacities. Pika's smart batteries are available across North America. (Source: Pika Energy, PR, CleanTechnica, 10 Oct., 2018) Contact: Pika Energy, Ben Polito, CEO, www.pika-energy.com

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SolarEdge Acquiring Korean Battery Maker Kokam (Int'l. M&A)
SolarEdge
Date: 2018-10-12
Smart energy and inverter company SolarEdge will acquire the South Korean lithium battery manufacturer Kokam. SolarEdge has initially taken a 75 pct share for $88 million with the intention of purchasing the remaining shares in the future.

Kokam produces lithium-ion batteries for a variety of applications including aerospace, electric vehicles and energy storage systems. It claims to have more than 700MWh of deployments in the field. As well as serving as system integrator to some of its battery storage projects and delivering turnkey systems, the company has a range of batteries that include high power nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) lithium batteries. (Source: SolarEdge, Energy Storage, 11 Oct., 2018) Contact: SolarEdge, Guy Sella, CEO, (510) 498-3200, info@solaredge.com, www.solaredge.com; Kokam, Ike Hong, VP, Business Dev., +82 (0)31 3620 137, www.kokam.com

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CPS Energy, SwRI Partner on TX Solar, Storage Project (Ind. Report)
CPS Energy,Southwest Research Institute
Date: 2018-10-10
In the Lone Star State, San Antonio electric and natural gas utility CPS Energy reports it has broken ground on their first solar energy and battery storage project.

For the project, CPS partnered with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) which will provide nearly 50 acres in San Antonio on which the solar facility and battery storage system will be constructed. SwRI aims to gain valuable insight into the efficiencies of both solar production and battery energy storage which it will share with CPS.

The $16.3 million project, which will be constructed by RES Americas, will consist of a 5 MW solar power facility and a 10 MW battery storage system. (Source: CPS Energy, PR, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: CPS Energy, Paula Gold-Williams, Pres., CEO, www.cpsenergy.com; Southwest Research Institute, Klas Brun, (210) 684-5111, www.swri.org

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SimpliPhi Debuts Scalable Energy Storage Unit (New Prod & Tech)
SimpliPhi Power
Date: 2018-10-03
Ojai, California-headquartered SimpliPhi Power is introducing a dynamic and scalable PHI High Voltage energy storage solution for commercial and industrial applications. The product offers the ability to tailor voltage, capacity and power output for project-specific performance and supports greater control and reliability without toxic coolants or thermal monitoring to achieve peak shaving, load shifting, emergency back-up and demand response functions.

PHI High Voltage stacks feature modular battery building blocks that can be sized and scaled and installed without heavy equipment, instead of the one-size-fits-all, large, cumbersome battery banks common in other C&I offerings. (Source: SimpliPhi Power, PR, Solar Builder, Oct., 2018) Contact: SimpliPhi Power, Catherine Von Burg, CEO, (805) 640-6700, www.Simpliphipower.com

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EDP Renewables Opens Romanian Wind Energy Storage Facility (Int'l)
EDP Renewables
Date: 2018-10-03
Madrid-headquartered renewables specialist EDP Renewables (EDPR) is reporting the opening of a pioneering battery-based wind energy storage facility at the 2012 vintage, 26-MW Cobadin Wind Farm in Romania. The facility is the first energy storage undertaking in Romania, according to the company's website.

EDP Renewables, the world's fourth-largest wind energy producer, is presently active in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK, and the US. In 2017, the company generated 27.6 TWh through facilities with a combined installed capacity of 11 GW in 11 countries. (Source: EDP Renewables, Balkan Green Energy News, 1 Oct., 2018) Contact: EDP Renewables, www.edpr.com/en

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Johnson Controls, Con Edison Enter Energy Storage JV (Ind. Report)
Johnson Controls,Consolidated Edison Solutions
Date: 2018-10-01
Johnson Controls International plc will provide the intellectual property and be a minority owner in a new energy storage JV with Consolidated Edison Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of New York-based Con Edison Cleaner Energy Businesses Inc., the companies have announced.

Con Edison Solutions will be the majority owner and operating partner of the joint venture as the exclusive provider of battery storage systems to customers of Johnson Controls. The battery storage systems JCI has developed learn the operating characteristics of a building's electrical system and optimizes them for the end customer's maximum economic benefit.

Johnson Controls' energy storage group employees will become part of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses. Other terms of the agreement have not been released. (Source: Johnson Controls, Con Edison, Milwaukee Biz Times, 1 Oct., 2018) Contact: Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses , Mark Noyes, President and CEO, www.conedsolutions.com; Johnson Controls, www.johnsoncontrols.com

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NantEnergy Touts Zinc-Air Battery for Grid Storage (Ind. Report)
NantEnergy
Date: 2018-10-01
Scottsdale, Arizona-based NantEnergy is touting its zinc-air battery which compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries, offer lower cost and longer duration and require no cooling system. The company says its batteries are already at the $100 per kWh level but that the price is expected to drop lower as more batteries are manufactured and deployed.

The zinc-air battery is simplicity itself: plastic components including the casing, a circuit board, and zinc oxide. In the charging phase, electricity converts zinc oxide into zinc and oxygen. In the discharge phase, the cell oxidizes the zinc with air. The basic battery is little bigger than a briefcase.

The company says it plans to expand into electric vehicle batteries batteries, grid storage and eventually residential battery storage. (Source: Nant Energy, NYT, CleanTechnica, 28 Sept, 2018) Contact: Nant Energy, 480-966-0242, nantenergy.com

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