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EU MEPs Call for Renewables, Energy Storage to Spur Decarbonization (Opinions, Editorials & Aside)
European Union,European Commission
Date: 2020-07-01
In Brussels, Members of the European Union Parliament (MEPs) Industry, Research and Energy Committee have outlined their strategy for renewable energy, 'green' hydrogen, and energy storage, all of which play a crucial role in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate change.

The Committee calls on the EC and member states to remove regulatory barriers that hamper the development of energy storage projects, such as double taxation or shortcomings in EU network codes. The Trans-European energy networks also need to be revised in order to improve eligibility criteria for those wishing to develop energy storage facilities.

MEPs also highlight the potential of hydrogen produced from renewable sources ("green hydrogen" ) and call on the EC to continue supporting research into and development of a hydrogen economy. The EC should also assess if retrofitting gas infrastructure to transport hydrogen is possible, as the use of natural gas is only of a transitional nature.

The committee also supports the EC's efforts to create European standards for batteries and to reduce dependence on their production outside of Europe. The EU's heavy dependence on importing raw materials from sources where extraction degrades the environment should be reduced through enhanced recycling schemes and by sourcing raw materials sustainably, possibly in the EU.

Finally, MEPs propose ways to boost other storage options, such as mechanical and thermal storage, as well as the development of decentralized storage through home batteries, domestic heat storage, vehicle-to-grid technology and smart home energy systems. The EC estimates that the EU will need to be able to store six times more energy than today to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

According to lead MEP Claudia Gamon, "Energy storage will be essential for the transition to a decarbonized economy based on renewable energy sources. As electricity generated by wind or solar energy will not always be available in the quantities needed, we will need to store energy. Apart from storage technologies that we already know work well like pumped hydro storage, a number of technologies will play a crucial role in the future, such as new battery technologies, thermal storage or "green" hydrogen. These must be given market access to ensure a constant energy supply for European citizens." (Source: European Union News, European Commission PR, July, 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Paris Climate Agreement,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  Hydrogen,  


EU MEPs Call for Energy Storage to Spur Decarbonization (Opinions, Editorials & Aside)
European Union,European Commission
Date: 2020-07-01
In Brussels, Members of the European Union Parliament (MEPs) Industry, Research and Energy Committee have outlined their strategy for renewable energy and energy storage and their role in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate change.

The Committee calls on the EC and EU's 27 member states to remove regulatory barriers that hamper the development of energy storage projects, such as double taxation or shortcomings in EU network codes. The Trans-European energy networks also need to be revised in order to improve eligibility criteria for those wishing to develop energy storage facilities. The MEPs also propose boosting mechanical thermal, and other other energy storage options as well as the development of decentralized storage through home batteries, domestic heat storage, vehicle-to-grid technology and smart home energy systems.

The committee also supports efforts to create European battery standards and battery recycling initiates and reduce dependence on their production outside of Europe.

Finally, the EC estimates the EU will need to be able to store six times more energy than today to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

According to lead MEP Claudia Gamon, "Energy storage will be essential for the transition to a decarbonised economy based on renewable energy sources. As electricity generated by wind or solar energy will not always be available in the quantities needed, we will need to store energy. Apart from storage technologies that we already know work well like pumped hydro storage, a number of technologies will play a crucial role in the future, such as new battery technologies, thermal storage or green hydrogen. These must be given market access to ensure a constant energy supply for European citizens." (Source: European Union News, European Commission PR, 30 June, 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  European Union,  European Commission,  Battery,  


EU MEPs Recommend Renewalbes, Energy Storage to Spur Decarbonization (Opinions, Editorials & Aside)
European Union,European Commission
Date: 2020-07-01
In Brussels, Members of the European Union Parliament (MEPs) Industry, Research and Energy Committee have outlined their strategy for renewable energy and energy storage and their role in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate change.

The Committee calls on the EC and the EU 27 member states to remove regulatory barriers that hamper the development of energy storage projects, such as double taxation or shortcomings in EU network codes. The Trans-European energy networks also need to be revised in order to improve eligibility criteria for those wishing to develop energy storage facilities. The MEPs also propose ways to boost other storage options, such as mechanical and thermal storage, as well as the development of decentralised storage through home batteries, domestic heat storage, vehicle-to-grid technology and smart home energy systems. The committee also recommends European battery standards recycling initiates and reducing the EU's dependence on batteries produced outside of Europe. Finally, The EC estimates the EU will need to be able to store six times more energy than today to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

According to lead MEP Claudia Gamon, "Energy storage will be essential for the transition to a decarbonised economy based on renewable energy sources. As electricity generated by wind or solar energy will not always be available in the quantities needed, we will need to store energy. Apart from storage technologies that we already know work well like pumped hydro storage, a number of technologies will play a crucial role in the future, such as new battery technologies, thermal storage or green hydrogen. These must be given market access to ensure a constant energy supply." (Source: European Union News, European Commission PR, 30 June, 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  European Union,  European Commission,  


World's Largest Liquid Air Battery Construction Underway (Int'l.)
Highview Power
Date: 2020-06-24
In the UK, Highview Power is reporting construction is underway on the world's largest liquid air battery at the Tafford Energy Park near Manchester.

The new 250-MWh liquid air battery is expected to be operational in 2022 and will be able to power up to 200,000 homes for five hours, and store power for many weeks.

The $106.5 million project is being supported by $12.5 million in government grant funding and a $43.9 million investment from the Japanese machinery giant Sumitomo Highview is developing other sites in the U.K., continental Europe, and the U.S., but the Manchester project will be the first. (Source: Highview Power, PR, Guardian, Grist, 23 June, 2020) Contact: Highview Power, Javier Cavada, CEO

More Low-Carbon Energy News Highview Power news,  Energy Storage news,  Liquid Air Battery news,  


Amesbury Solar-Plus-Storage Project Completed (Ind. Report)
CS Energy,Kearsarge Energy
Date: 2020-06-24
Edison, New Jersey-based clean energy contractor CS Energy is reporting completion of a 4.5MW solar project installation with a 3.8 megawatt-hour (MWh) lithium-ion battery system on a landfill cap site in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

The project, which was developed as part of a partnership between the City of Amesbury and Kearsarge Energy, was one of the first solar plus energy storage projects to participate in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program (Source: CS Energy , renews.biz, 24 June, 2020) Contact: CS Energy, Sean Harrington, Dir. Energy Storage, 732 860 4660, www.csenergy.com; Kearsarge Energy

More Low-Carbon Energy News CS Energy news,  Solar news,  Energy Storage news,  Kearsarge Energy news,  


DOE EERE Funding Battery Manufacturing Innovation (R&D Funding)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-06-19
In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office is soliciting proposals from the National Laboratories and industry partners that pursue radical innovations for American battery manufacturing leadership. Under this opportunity, DOE will directly fund the National Laboratories to establish public-private partnerships that solve engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices, with a focus on de-risking, scaling, and accelerating adoption of new technologies.

The EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office and Vehicles Technologies Office will jointly invest up to $12 million in projects that address capability gaps for enhanced lithium-ion batteries, next-generation lithium-ion batteries, and next-generation lithium-based battery technologies through the following areas -- materials processing and scale-up; innovative advanced electrode and cell production; designer materials and electrodes; and formation.

Individual projects awards will range from $500,000 to $3 million over 24 to 36 months. A 50/50 cost-share will be required between DOE and the private partner, which can include an in-kind contribution.

Download details and contact information HERE .. (Source: DOE EERE, 18 June, 2020} Contact: DOE EERE, www.energy.gov/eere/funding/eere-funding-opportunities

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy StorageU.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ,  


ITHPP Touts Energy Storage Test Bench (Ind. Report)
ITHPP
Date: 2020-06-17
French energy storage system devices specialist ITHPP is touting a test bench which will produce / simulate an overcurrent (according to customer specifications) to be applied to protection devices in order to determine its behavior and its ability to protect equipment and people. This test bench is designed to assess very high energy / high power protective devices operating at several hundred volts and thousands of amps, such as electric vehicle batteries (EV) and other direct current (DC) applications such as battery energy storage system (BESS) and for distributed energy resources (DER).

The ITHPP test bench is specifically sized to replicate the effects of short-circuit in high DC for electrical vehicles and battery energy storage systems (BESS). The test bench operates on several types of current/voltage waveforms. The discharged parameter is modular and a human-machine interface system allows precise indications of the discharge parameters according to the settings. The bench is equipped with a shielded, non-flammable test chamber and includes a smoke evacuation system to eliminate risks linked to a faulty system under test. (Source: ITHPP, PR, Website, June, 2020) Contact: ITHPP, +33 (0 )5 65 33 43 30, www.ithpp-alcen.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage news,  


Sunrun, SCE Launching Virtual Solar Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
Sunrun,Southern California Edison
Date: 2020-06-17
In the Golden State, San Francisco-based home solar, battery storage, and energy services specialist Sunrun Inc. reports it is working with regional utility Southern California Edison (SCE) to launch one of the first residential energy storage virtual power plants in operation in the U.S.

Beginning this month and continuing through mid-2021, Sunrun and SCE will network up to 300 of Sunrun's Brightbox residential rooftop solar plus battery storage systems across Southern California to demonstrate how clean energy stored in Sunrun Brightbox rechargeable solar battery systems can provide the peaking capacity to the electrical grid for Southern California residents.

The program unlocks additional value for both Sunrun and Sunrun customers. Homeowners will earn an incentive for participating in the program, and Sunrun will generate revenue by managing and dispatching the networked home solar and battery-stored energy to the grid when SCE calls an event to meet local grid operational requirements. (Source: Sunrun, PR, 16 June, 2020) Contact: Sunrun, Lynn Jurich, Co-founder and CEO., (833) 324-5886, www.sunrun.com; Southern California Edison, William Walsh, VP Energy Procurement & Management, www.sce.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern California Edison,  Sunrun,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  


Eversource Battery Energy Storage Project Underway (Ind.Report)
Eversource
Date: 2020-06-15
In the Bay State, Eversource is reporting construction is underway in Provincetown on a lithium ion battery storage facility expected to increase resilience in the utility's grid and provide 10 hours of backup power in the winter and up to three hours in the summer to customers in the Outer Cape.

The energy storage project broke ground in March and is expected to come online early in 202i, according to am Eversource release. (Source: Eversource, PR, Wicked Local Provincetown, 12 June, 2020) Contact: Eversource, Roger Kranenburg, VP Energy Strategy and Policy, www.eversource.com

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


Stem Calif. Top Commercial Energy Storage Installer (Ind. Report)
Stem Inc
Date: 2020-06-15
In the Golden State, Millbrae-based artificial intelligence -- driven energy storage services specialist Stem Inc reports it led commercial storage installations in California during 2019, with 106 sites totaling 26,991 kW, according to a recent analysis from the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA).

Stem's Athena™ AI analytics platform enables customers and partners to optimize energy use by automatically switching between battery power, onsite generation and grid power. Stem's solutions help enterprise customers benefit from clean, adaptive energy infrastructure and achieve a wide variety of goals, including expense reduction, resilience, sustainability, environmental and corporate responsibility and innovation. Stem also offers full support for solar partners interested in adding storage to standalone, community or commercial solar projects – both behind and in front of the meter. (Source: Sten Inc., PR, June, 2020) Contact: California Solar and Storage Association, www. calssa.org; Stem Inc., John Carrington, CEO, 877-374-7836, www.stem.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Stem Inc,  Energy Storage,  artificial intelligence ,  


Neoen to Construct 30MW BESS in Finland (Int'l. Report)
Neoen
Date: 2020-06-12
The Paris-based independent renewable energy asset producer Neoen reports it will construct Yllikkala Power Reserve One , a 30MW / 30MWh grid-connected battery energy storage system (BESS) in Finland to help integrate the growing capacity of local wind energy.

Yllikkala Power Reserve One will help grid operator Fingrid by supplying fast-acting frequency regulation services to Finland's national electricity system.

The plant will be sited in the south-east of Finland, near the city of Lappeenranta. Finland is targeting carbon neutrality at a national level by 2035. (Source: Neoen, Energy Storage, 10 June, 2020) Contact: Neoen, www.neoen.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neoen news,  Energy Storage news,  Battery news,  


Longroad Tapped for Hawaiian Solar Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
Longroad Energy
Date: 2020-06-10
Following up on our 15th May report, renewable energy project developer Longroad Energy reports it has been selected by the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) to develop and construct two utility-scale solar and battery storage projects with 160MW of solar with 640MWh of battery storage capacities in Hawaii.

The 120MWac/480MWh Mahi Solar project will be developed in Kunia, Oahu, while the 40MWac/160MWh Pulehu Solar power facility will be built in Pulehu, Maui. The two projects are slated for completion in 2023. Longroad also has plans to negotiate power purchase agreements (PPA) with HECO in the next few months, including beginning the permitting process and virtual public meetings. (Source: Longroad Energy, PR, HECO, PowerTech, June, 2020) Contact: Longroad Energy, Paul Gaynor, CEO, www.longroadenergy.com; HECO, Jim Alberts, Snr. VP, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, andrfi@hawaiianelectric.com, www.hawaiianelectric.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News HECO,  Longroad Energy ,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  


Span, Panasonic Offer Home Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
Panasonic,Span
Date: 2020-06-10
U.S.-based electric panel manufacturer Span Inc reports it is partnering with Panasonic to offer a combined energy storage and residential energy management product that pairs Panasonic's EverVolt residential battery system, which comes in two sizes: 11.4 kWh and 17.1 kWh , with Span's electric panel.

Span's electric panel is designed to monitor and control up to 32 circuits, all managed through a smartphone app . The Panasonic systems are intended for indoor usage and are available in DC-coupled or AC-coupled versions and can be retrofitted to existing solar systems. (Source: Span Inc., PV Mag., June, 2020) Contact: Span Inc, Arch Rao, CEO, www.span.io, www.span.io/panasonic-evervolt

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage news,  Panasonic news,  Battery news,  


Broad Reach Announces TX Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
Broad Reach Power
Date: 2020-06-10
In the Lone Star State, Houston-headquartered utility-scale independent power producer Broad Reach Power reports it will construct 15 utility-scale, 10-MW battery storage plant sites in the Houston and Odessa area by the end of the year.

The company owns a 3-GW portfolio of utility-scale solar and energy storage power projects in Montana, Wyoming, California, Utah, and Texas. (Source: Broad Reach Power , Website, 9 June, 2020. Contact: Broad Reach Power , Steve Vavrik, CEO, www.broadreachpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Broad Reach Power ,  Energy Storage,  


Leclanche, Eneris Ink Battery Energy Storage Deal (Int'l. Report)
Leclanche,Eneris Group
Date: 2020-06-03
Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland-based energy storage specialist Leclanche SA is reporting a strategic reorganization which will convert the company into a market oriented, research-driven, software and systems integration company with expanded production and R&D capabilities based on a partnership agreement with Eneris Group. To that end, the Company and Eneris have signed three interrelated agreements under which:
  • Eneris will provide Leclanche with working capital financing of up to CHF 42 million ($43.6 million) to fully fund the business plan through June 2021;

  • Licensing of Leclanche's technology to Eneris against payment of a royalty fee of up to CHF 32 million ($33.2 million) according to an agreed-upon payment schedule. This licensing is non-exclusive on a right to use basis, with the freedom to carry out future developments. The licensing is applicable worldwide excluding India;

  • Creation of two manufacturing JVs in which Eneris will hold the majority of the share capital thanks to an investment in excess of CHF 53 million ($55 million) for a major capacity expansion programme: one in Germany for the production of cells and the other in Switzerland and Poland for the assembly of modules. A third is being considered for France.

  • Leclanche will sign a production offtake agreement with Eneris in which Eneris will reserve the required production capacity for Leclanche in the coming years; and

  • Leclanche will retain full ownership of its technology and continue to invest in R&D activities for cells, modules and Battery Management Systems (BMS). (Source: Leclanche, PR, June, 2020) Contact: Leclanche SA, www.leclanche.com; Eneris Group, www.eneris.pl/en/o-nas/eneris-group

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Leclanche,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  Eneris Group,  


  • Photon Secures NSW Aussie Solar Farms Financing (Int’l. Report)
    Photon Energy
    Date: 2020-06-01
    In Australia, Photon Energy Australia is reporting financial close on two New South Wales solar farm projects -- the Leeton and Fivebough projects with a combined capacity of 14MW.

    Photon will act as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the two projects which are expected to be completed and commissioned in Q4,2020. Battery storage is expected to be added to the solar farms at some point and no PPA have yet been signed.

    Photon Energy Australia is a subsidiary of Photon Energy, a global provider of complete large solar power systems,according to the company website. (Source: Photon Energy Australia, PR, ReNew Economy, 30 May, 2020) Contact: Photon Energy Australia, Michael Gartner, Managing Dir., info.aus@photonenergy.com, www.photonenergy.com.au

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Photon Energy,  Solar,  Australia Solar,  


    UIPA, RMP Ink Renewables Cooperation Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Rocky Mountain Power,Utah Inland Port Authority
    Date: 2020-05-29
    In the Beehive State, the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) and Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) report the inking of a Joint Clean Energy Cooperation Statement to create a sustainable energy supply within the UIPA jurisdictional area. The agreement allows the sharing of data and resources to identify solutions to meet future needs with net 100 pct renewable energy, planning for electrification of freight, cargo and logistics equipment, and energy efficiency programs.

    Work will begin by developing a 10-year power use forecast for the current UIPA jurisdictional land that identifies how much power is needed, followed by a renewable energy generation and storage forecast to serve as a roadmap for future action that includes resource type (wind, solar, battery, renewable energy credits, etc.), resource size (in megawatts), and capital. Additional agreements and approvals on specific projects are anticipated as this work goes forward.(Source: Utah Inland Port Authority , KUTV, 17 May, 2020) Contact: Utah Inland Port Authority, Jack Hedge, Executive Director, www.utahinlandport.org; Rocky Mountain Power, Gary Hoogeveen, Pres., CEO, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Rocky Mountain Power,  Energy Eficiency,  Renewable Energy,  


    PG&E Seeking Battery Energy Storage Project Approvals (Ind Report)
    Pacific Gas & Electric
    Date: 2020-05-29
    In the Golden State, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) reports it is seeking California PUC approval for seven battery projects totaling 423 MW -- 1.7 GWh of energy storage capacity -- to meet its share of a statewide procurement that must be brought online by late next year to assure statewide grid stability.

    PG&E's proposal represents a major boost to a battery fleet that's already set to be the largest in the world. PG&E's major projects include a 300-MW/1,200-MWh project by Irving, Texas-based Vistra Energy and a 182.5-MW/730-MWh project from Tesla being built near a natural-gas plant in Monterey County.

    PG&E is also adding another 100 MW/400 MWh of battery plant from Vistra and three 50-MW/200-MWh systems to the existing 50-MW Diablo Energy Storage project being constructed by LS Power in Contra Costa County. (Source: Pacific Gas & Electric, gtm, 19 May, 2020) Contact: Vistra Energy, Curt Morgan, CEO, Molly Sorg, Inv. Relations, (214) 812-8004, investor@vistraenergy.com, www.vistraenergy.com; PG&E, www.pge.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Gas & Electric,  Energy Storage,  


    Northvolt Introduces Voltpack Energy Storage (New Prod & Tech)
    Northvolt,Vattenfall
    Date: 2020-05-29
    Stockholm-headquartered battery energy storage specialist Northvolt is reporting the launch of its new, modular Voltpack Mobile System which was jointly developed with Vattenfall.

    The new Voltpack Mobile System delivers up to 250 kW with a scalable capacity from 245 to 1225 kWh of available energy. The system scales through a central interface hub and can connect in parallel up to five self-contained Voltpacks, each containing three liquid-cooled, industrial-grade battery Voltpack Cores. The hub also serves as an interface for applications and houses inverter and auxiliary systems.

    The final validation of Voltpack Mobile System will be undertaken at Vattenfall's test and certification center in Alvkarleby, Sweden. (Source: Northvolt, InsideEVs, 23 May, 2020) Contact: Northvolt, Peter Carlsson, CEO, www.northvolt.com hi@northvolt.com, www.northvolt.com; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Northvolt,  Energy STorage,  Vattenfall,  


    GZA Solar Energy Portfolio Grows with Mass. Project (Ind. Report)
    GZA
    Date: 2020-05-29
    Norwood, Mass.-based geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services specialist GZA reports it has been retained by Boston-based solar energy developer Kearsarge Energy and the Town of Montague, Massachusetts, for engineering services supporting a 10.3 acre landfill "brownfield" site development for a new 3-MW solar energy farm.

    The project will incorporate more than 7,000 PV panels coupled with battery energy storage capacity through a battery storage system. (Source: GZA, PR, 28 May, 2020) Contact: GZA, Patrick Sheehan, CEO, Angela Cincotta, Marketing and Communications, 781-278-5777, angela.cincotta@gza.com, www.gza.com; Kearsarge Energy, (617) 393-4222, www.kearsargeenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Kearsarge Energy news,  Solar news,  GZA news,  


    Juwi Inks Aussie Wind-Solar-Storage Hybrid Plant (Int'l. Report)
    Juwi Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-05-29
    In the Land Down Under, Juwi Renewable Energy Pty Ltd , the Brisbane-based unit of German renewables developer Juwi AG reports it has contracted with Contract Power for the construction of a hybrid wind and solar power plant in the town of Esperance in Western Australia.

    The project, which is expected to be completed early in 2022, will combine a 4-MW solar farm with two 4.5-MW wind turbines, a lithium ion battery system and gas generators. (Source: Juwi Renewable Energy Australia, Website, 27 May, 2020) Contact: Juwi Renewable Energy, Cameron Garnsworthy, Managing Director, +61 7 3107 0908, www.juwi.com.au

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Juwi Renewable Energy news,  Solar news,  Wind news,  Energy Storage news,  


    Indian Community Scores $46Mn for Renewables Project (Funding)
    Prairie Island Indian Community
    Date: 2020-05-27
    In St. Paul, the Gopher State legislature last week passed legislation awarding the Prairie Island Indian Community $46 million over three years for a "net-zero" renewable energy project -- Minnesota's first such clean-energy project.

    The project would include a 5 MW solar array along with a microgrid -- a self-contained distribution system that would include a battery for electricity storage. The new solar installations would also power geothermal heating and cooling projects. (Source: Prairie Island Indian Community, Star Tribune, 23 May, 2020)Contact: Prairie Island Indian Community, 651-385-4124, www.prairiesisland.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


    Green Mtn. Power Offers Home Energy Storage Programs (Ind. Report)
    Green Mountain Power
    Date: 2020-05-27
    The Vermont Public Utility Commission approved two new home battery power backup programs proposed by Green Mountain Power (GMP) -- the Tesla Powerwall and a home owner supplied devise.

    The home owner supplied devise tariff program, which was developed in partnership with solar companies and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), offers up to $10,500 in upfront incentives to customers purchasing their own batteries through local installers. At least 500 customers can enroll each year, up to five MW of stored energy annually.

    With the Tesla Powerwall tariff program, customers can pay $55 per month for two Powerwall batteries in a 10-year lease, which covers standard installation and an optional five more years at no additional cost, or pay $5,500 upfront. Program participants agree to share their stored energy with GMP during peak energy use times, which lowers costs for all GMP customers. (Source: green Mountain Power, PR, Energy Insider, 26 May, 2020), Contact: Green Mountain Power, Mari McClure, Pres., CEO, Josh Castonguay, VP, (802) 770-3392, josh.castonguay@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power,  Energy Storage,  Tesla Power Wall,  


    Northvolt Introduces Voltpack Energy Storage (New Prod & Tech)
    Northvolt
    Date: 2020-05-27
    Stockholm-headquartered battery energy storage specialist Northvolt is reporting the launch of its new Voltpack Mobile System which was jointly developed with Vattenfall.

    The new Voltpack Mobile System is a modular and flexible system envisioned as an replacement to diesel generators as well as for powering remote electricity grids, reinforcing weak grids, supporting electric vehicle charging, and delivering grid services such as balancing power, flexibility, or other ancillary services.

    The Voltpack Mobile System delivers up to 250 kW with a scalable capacity from 245 to 1225 kWh of available energy. The system scales through a central interface hub, which can connect in parallel up to five self-contained Voltpacks, each containing three liquid-cooled, industrial-grade battery Voltpack Cores. The hub also serves as an interface for applications, and houses inverter and auxiliary systems. Multiple Voltpack Mobile Systems can be connected in parallel.

    The final validation of Voltpack Mobile System will be undertaken at Vattenfall's test and certification center in Alvkarleby, Sweden. Vattenfall will be the first to deploy the VMP. (Source: Northvolt, InsideEVs, 23 May, 2020) Contact: Northvolt, hi@northvolt.com, www.northvolt.com

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


    MN Indian Community Renewable Energy Project Funded (Funding)
    Prairie Island Indian Community
    Date: 2020-05-27
    In St. Paul, the Gopher State legislature last week passed legislation awarding the Prairie Island Indian Community $46 million over three years for a "net-zero" renewable energy project -- Minnesota's first such clean-energy project.

    The project would include a 5 MW solar array along with a microgrid and backup battery for electricity storage. (Source: Prairie Island Indian Community, Star Tribune, 23 May, 2020) Contact: Prairie Island Indian Community, 651-385-4124, www.prairiesisland.org

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


    Quinbrook Announces Primergy Solar Launch (Ind. Report)
    Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
    Date: 2020-05-20
    Oakland, California-based low carbon and renewable energy infrastructure investor Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is reporting the launch of Primergy Solar LLC, a new portfolio company to acquire, develop and operate distributed and utility scale solar PV and battery energy storage projects across North America.

    Primergy will continue to pursue Quinbrook's established low-carbon investment strategy in the U.S. power markets, making direct investments from early-stage development through acquisitions of operational assets as both primary sponsor and in joint venture with our family of project development partners, according to the release. (Source: Quinbrrok Infrastructure Partners, PR, 18 May, 2020) Contact: Quinbrook - Primertgy Solar, David Saybrook, www.quinbrook.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners,  Solar,  


    ADB Supports Thailand Wind, Battery Energy Storage Project (Int’l.)
    Asian Development Bank
    Date: 2020-05-19
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is reporting an agreement to lend Lom Ligor Company Limited, a subsidiary of Thailand-headquartered renewable energy development company BCPG Public Company Limited (BCPG), $7.2 million for the construction of the Southern Thailand Wind Power and a 1.88 MWh Battery Energy Storage Project to be added to an existing 10MW wind turbine power plant. (Source: ADB, Energy Storage News, 18 May, 2020)Contact: Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, Pres. +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Asian Development Bank,  Wind,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


    DOI Approves $1Bn Gemini Solar Project in Nevada (Ind. Report)
    Arevia Power,U.S. Department of the Interior
    Date: 2020-05-15
    The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) reports its approval of Redwood City, California-based Arevia Power's planned 690-MW Gemini Solar Project in Nevada.

    The approximate $1 billion project, which includes 380 MW of battery storage, will serve NV Energy, part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, as the utility works to meet the Silver State's 50 pct by 2030 and 100 pct clean energy by 2050 mandate. The project's power would feed Las Vegas and potentially additional areas in Southern California. (Source: US DOI, GTM. 11 May, 2020) Contact: U.S. Department of the Interior, www.doi.gov; NV Energy, Doug Cannon, Pres., CEO, Kristen Saibini, Corporate Communications,, 775-834-3891, ksaibini@nvenergy.com, www.nvenergy.com; Arevia Power, Ricardo Graf, CDO, 917-653-8116, ricardo@areviapower.com, www.areviapower.com

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    Form Energy, Great River Energy Storage Pilot Launched (Ind. Report)
    Form Energy, Great River Energy
    Date: 2020-05-11
    Somerville,Mass.-based grid energy storage specialist Form Energy reports it is partnering with Minnesota-based utility Great River Energy to jointly deploy a 1MW / 150MWh pilot project in Cambridge, MN. Great River Energy is Minnesota's second-largest electric utility and the fifth largest generation and transmission cooperative in the U.S.

    This system will be the first commercial deployment of Form Energy's proprietary grid-connected aqueous air battery system.

    In preparation for the pilot, Form Energy conducted a portfolio optimization study of Great River Energy's unique system characteristics with Formware™, a proprietary software analytics platform design to help energy planners model future grids. Formware™ was purpose-built to model high penetration renewables at the system level and determine how all types of storage enable cost-effective renewable energy integration.

    Since its 2017 founding, Form Energy has raised over $50 million in funding. (Source: Form Energy, PR, 8 May, 2020) Contact: Form Energy, Mateo Jaramillo, CEO, www.formenergy.com; Great River Energy , Vice President and Chief Power Supply Officer Jon Brekke. www.greatriverenergy.com

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    Eguana Technologies Scores $2.4Mn in New US Orders (Ind. Report)
    Eguana Technologies
    Date: 2020-05-11
    CALGARY, Alberta, May 05, 2020 -- Calgary, Alberta-based high performance residential and commercial energy storage systems developer and manufacturer Eguana Technologies is reporting receipt of $2.4 million in new orders, predominantly for Hawaii and California, which are expected to ship over the next 2-3 months.

    The Company has also notes it has expanded its relationship with CED Greentech branches throughout Southern California -- San Diego, Riverside, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Coachella Valley. Over the next 90 days, Eguana will launch its Evolve into Northern California with a focus on regions that were heavily impacted by the forest fires.

    Home Energy Storage Systems Evolve is a fully-integrated residential energy storage system that includes the company's proprietary power electronics system, LG Chem low-voltage battery modules, and a comprehensive user interface. The system is rated at 5KW AC output with a modular battery design based on a 6.5 kWh battery, which is scalable from 13 to 39kWh in storage capacity. (Source: Eguana Technologies, PR, 7 May, 2020) Contact: Equana Technologies, Justin Holland CEO, (416) 728.7635, Justin.Holland@EguanaTech.com, www.EguanaTech.com

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    Clean Energy Trust Invests in Energy Storage Startups (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Trust,Renewance,
    Date: 2020-05-08
    The Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust is reporting recent investments in two early-stage cleantech startups -- Renewance Inc., a software platform and services (software-as-a-service, SaaS) for battery lifecycle management and silicon photonics technology specialist Iris Light Technologies, Inc.

    Renewance provides lifecycle management solutions to the battery energy storage and electric vehicle industries. Services include enabling clients with defect or end-of life batteries to compare, select and contract with battery recyclers on the Renewance Connect platform; turnkey recycling solutions; and several other software solutions and services to ease management of battery energy storage assets throughout the full life cycle.

    The investment in Renewance was made from the Illinois Clean Energy Innovation Fund. As part of the support Clean Energy Trust offers their portfolio, they will also provide both companies with access to resources and programs that have helped current portfolio companies raise more than $140 million of follow-on funding.

    Since 2014, Clean Energy Trust has invested in 33 companies in states located across the Mid-Continental region of the United States. (Source: Clean Energy Trust, PR, Website, May, 2020) Contact: Clean Energy Trust, 312.487.4000, info@cleanenergytrust.org, www.cleanenergytrust.org

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    Dominion RFP Quadruples Renewables, Energy Storage (Ind Report)
    Dominion Energy Virginia
    Date: 2020-05-04
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy Virginia has issued its largest ever request for proposals (RFP) for up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar and onshore wind generation and up to 250 MW of energy storage in the Commonwealth.

    Projected expansion of offshore wind, solar, and energy storage development amounts to approximately 24,000 new megawatts of renewable energy and storage capacity over the next 15 years. The long-term IRP includes:

  • More than 5,000 MW of offshore wind is planned by 2035, including the 2,600 MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project already announced by Dominion Energy. This offshore wind deployment -- the largest in North America -- has a 2026 target in-service date.

  • Dominion Energy's solar fleet, already the 4th largest among US utility holding companies, is projected to grow significantly as the Dominion Energy Virginia long-term IRP calls for the development and procurement of approximately 16,000 MW over the next fifteen years.

  • Energy storage capacity is projected to expand to approximately 2,700 MW meeting the most ambitious targets in the country set in the VCEA. This includes battery storage pilots already approved and scheduled to be online in Virginia next year.

    Also included in this year's filing is a significant increase in energy efficiency programs to meet the 5 pct energy sales reduction target by 2025 set by the VCEA.

    Bidders information is at www.dominionenergy.com/2020SolarWindRFP (Source: Dominion Energy, 1 May, 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com

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  • SCE Grows Renewables, Energy Storage Portfolio (Ind. Report)
    Southern California Edison
    Date: 2020-05-04
    In the Golden State, Rosemead-based Southern California Edison (SCE) reports inking seven contracts totaling 770 megawatts of battery-based energy storage resources to help enhance the region's electric system reliability needs. The recently conducted solicitation and the resulting contracts make up one of the country's largest energy storage procurements.

    Most of the projects are co-located projects since the battery project will use an adjacent solar power plant to charge the battery over the term of the contract. These projects will be located at the same point of interconnection and will be the first of their kind on the Golden State's grid. (Source: SCE, Yahoo, 1 May, 2020) Contact: SCE, William Walsh, VP Energy Procurement & Management, www.sce.com

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    SoCalEd Grows Energy Storage Portfolio (Ind. Report)
    Southern California Edison
    Date: 2020-05-04
    In the Golden State, Rosemead-based Southern California Edison (SoCalEd) reports inking seven contracts totaling 770 megawatts of battery-based energy storage resources to help enhance the region's electric system reliability needs. The recently conducted solicitation and the resulting contracts make up one of the country's largest energy storage procurements.

    Most of the projects are co-located projects since the battery project will use an adjacent solar power plant to charge the battery over the term of the contract. These projects will be located at the same point of interconnection and will be the first of their kind on the Golden State's grid. (Source: SCE, Yahoo, 1 May, 2020) Contact: SCE, William Walsh, VP Energy Procurement & Management, www.sce.com

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    Triton Solar Developing 1,500-hp, 700-mile SUV New Prod & Tech)
    Triton Solar
    Date: 2020-04-27
    In the Garden State, privately held Cherry Hill-based Triton Solar has just revealed the first rendered images and details of its first eight-seat Triton SUV.

    The $140,000 base model will have 1,000 horsepower and jump from zero mph to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. That power will be coming from Triton's proprietary battery technologies. Triton hopes to integrate solar panel technology in the vehicle's roof which is more than 90 pct glass, which would allow for a 700-watt solar panel system that would power air conditioning and other auxiliary purposes. The Model H will have two-way functionality with Triton Solar's Pandora Box energy storage system, which has a built-in EV charger. (Source: Triton Solar, PR, April, 2020) Contact: Triton Solar, EV, Himanshu B. Patel, Founder 856-390-0066 , info@tritonsolar.com, www.tritonev.co

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    Sunrun Prevents 5Mn Metric Tons of CO2 Pollution (Ind. Report)
    Sunrun
    Date: 2020-04-27
    San Francisco-based home solar, battery storage, and energy services specialist Sunrun Inc. reports that through the generation of nearly 2,000 MW of solar energy its customers have saved hundreds of millions of dollars on their electricity bills and prevented more than 5 million metric tons of carbon pollution since the company's 2008 founding, according to the company's just released third annual Impact Report.

    According to the report: Sunrun systems have further prevented the emission nearly 5 million tons of nitrogen oxide pollution since 2008; produced 7.4 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy since 2007 -- equivalent to taking 1.3 coal-fired power plants offline for a year.

    Download the Sunrum Impact Report HERE. (Source: Sunrun, PR, April, 2020) Contact: Sunrun, Lynn Jurich, CEO, Patrick Jobin , ISVP, IR, (415) 373-5206, investors@sunrun.com www.sunrun.com

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    8minute Solar Development Pipeline Grows to 18 GW (Ind. Report)
    8minute Solar Energy
    Date: 2020-04-27
    Los Angeles-based solar and solar energy storage developer 8minute Solar Energy is reporting the addition of 3 gigawatts (GW) of large-scale solar projects to its development pipeline this month, for a total of over 18 GW. Additionally, the company announced it has attracted additional corporate-level funding to develop the rapidly growing pipeline, the majority of which will be converted to the company's new generation solar power plant design with battery energy storage.

    8minute Solar Energy is the largest privately-held developer of solar PV and storage projects in the U.S. 8minute has over 18 GW of solar and storage projects under development, with 2 GW in operation in 2020. (Source: 8Minute Solar Energy, PR, Yahoo, 23 April, 2020) Contact: 8Minute Soplar Energy, Dr. Tom Buttgenbach, Pres., CEO, Katie Struble Director, Corporate Communications, 608 332 2809, kstruble@8minute.com, www.8minute.com

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    ADB Loans $100Mn for Mongolian Battery Energy Storage Project (Int'l)
    Asian Development Bank
    Date: 2020-04-27
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) reports approval of a $100 million loan to help supply renewable energy to coal dependent Mongolia by installing its first large-scale advanced battery energy storage system (BESS).

    The project will install 125 mw of advanced BESS, making it among the largest battery storage systems globally. The system will include a battery energy management system enabling it to be charged entirely by renewable electricity. The project is expected to come in at $114.95 million, of which $3 million is co-financed by a grant from ADB's High-Level Technology Fund, financed by the Government of Japan. The Mongolian government will provide $11.95 million toward the cost of the project, which is due for completion in September 2024. (Source: Asian Dev. Bank, April, 2020)Contact: Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, Pres. +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org

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    First Solar Inks Rabbitbrush Solar LLC PPAs (Ind. Report)
    First Solar,
    Date: 2020-04-24
    Tempe, Arizona-headquartered thin-film solar module maker First Solar Inc. reports inking two 15-year PPAs with Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs), Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) for power from its 100-MW Rabbitbrush Solar LLC project in Kern County, California. The facility, which will include 20MW of battery storage capacity is expected to come online in Q2, 2022.

    The project will incorporate First Solar's proprietary thin film module technology, designed and developed at the Company's research and development (R&D) centers in Santa Clara, California, and Perrysburg, Ohio. When fully operational, the facility is expected to generate sufficient power for as many as 45,000 average homes, while displacing 62,000 metric tpy of CO2. (Source: First Solar, PR, 21 April, 2020) Contact: Silicon Valley Clean Energy, www.SVCleanEnergy.org; Monterey Bay Community Power, www.mbcp.org; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, dbrady@firstsolar.com, www.firstsolar.com

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    Indian Floating Solar Project Bid Dates Extended (Int'l Report)
    Solar Energy Corporation of India
    Date: 2020-04-15
    The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the last date submit bids for 4 MW of grid-connected floating solar power projects with 2 MW of battery energy storage systems (BESS). The projects will be developed at Kalpong Dam, Diglipur, North Andaman. The new deadline is May 4, 2020.

    The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacture, dispatch, transportation, and storage of all equipment and materials such as the adequate capacity of solar PV modules with suitable ratings -- International Electrotechnical Commission or Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) standards.

    The projects will be developed on a build-operate-own (BOO) basis and should achieve financial closure within a year from the effective date of the power purchase agreement (PPA) and commissioned within 18 months. (Source: Solar Energy Corp of India, PR, Marcom India, 14 April, 2020) Contact: Solar Energy Corp of India, 011-71989200, corporate@seci.co.in, www.seci.co.in

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    LG Chem, Span Energy Partner on Backup Power Storage (Ind. Report)
    LG Chem, Span Energy
    Date: 2020-04-13
    Seoul, South Korea-headquartered LG Chem and Span Energy are reporting partnering on a battery storage and intelligent home energy control system.

    The Span smart panel provides advanced, real-time controls for the home and the LG RESU home battery can provide essential backup power during an outage. The Span panel replaces the standard electrical panel and enables monitoring and controls for every circuit within the home. By having complete control of home loads, homeowners have the ability to manage backup power efficiently and to choose what loads are being backed up. (Source: LG Chem, Span Energy, Saur 11 April, 2020) Contact: LG Chem, +82 (2) 3773-6951, ltkremark@lgchem.com, www.lgchem.com; Span Energy, www.span.io

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    World's Largest Commercial Living Building Underway (Ind. Report)
    International Living Future Institute
    Date: 2020-04-13
    Portland-headquartered architecture firm ZGF is touting a commercial, 58,700-square-foot, mixed-use PAE Living Building that broke ground last month in Portland. With an expected opening date of summer 2021, the PAE Living Building is slated to be the largest commercial-use Living Building not only in Oregon but also, as it stands now, in the entire world.

    The 5-story building, which meets the highest level of seismic criteria, is on track track to achieve full seven-petal Living Building Challenge certification performance standard established by the Seattle-based International Living Future Institute (ILFI).

    The building will include: a five-story vacuum-flush composting waste system, the first urinal-to-fertilizer system, and a photovoltaic-powered battery storage system with a two-way power connection with the city's grid; a 71,000-gallon rainwater collection system that will allow the building to meet 100 pct of its water needs through on-site collection and treatment; a 133 kW on-site rooftop solar array and an 195 kW off-site array that combined will enable the building to produce more than 5 pct of its energy needs over the course of a year.

    The PAE Living Building is expected to consume 18.6 kilo-BTUs per square foot per year -- by comparison, 40.8 kilo-BTUs per square foot per year is consumed by new built-to-code Portland office buildings. The building is aiming for net-zero energy upon completion. (Source: ZGF Architects, Architects Newspaper, 10 April,2020) Contact: International Living Future Institute, 206 223 2028, www.living-future.org; PAE Engineers, www.pae-engineers.com; ZGF Architects, www.zgf.com

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    Electriq Power Raises $3Mn for Operations Expansion (Ind. Report)
    Electriq Power
    Date: 2020-04-06
    In the Golden State, San Leandro-based home energy storage, management, and monitoring solution specialist Electriq Power reports it has secured $3 million from 11 new investors in a new equity round. The funds will be used expand operations, product development and deployment services for the company's PowerPod residential battery system and a state-of-the-art network operating center for proactive fleet-wide monitoring, maintenance, and grid services.

    The modular, expandable Electriq PowerPod system includes a battery, hybrid battery/solar inverter, home energy management system, and an energy meter. (Source: Electriq Power, PR, April, 2020) Contact: Electriq Power, Frank Magnotti, CEO, info@electriqpower.com, www.electriqpower.com

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    Neoen's 140-MW El Salvador Solar Park Now Online (Int'l. Report)
    Neoen
    Date: 2020-04-06
    French independent power producer Neoen SA reports its 140-MW Capella Solar photovoltaic (PV) park comprised of two solar plants -- Albireo I and II with battery energy storage capacity -- in Usulutan, El Salvador is now operating at commercial capacity.

    The Albireo solar parks have 20-year PPAs with local power distribution firms Delsur, AES, EDESAL and B&D. (Source: Neoen El Salvador, 3 April, 2020) Contact: Neoen El Salvador, www.neoen.com

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    Gravitricity Energy Storage Scores Innovat UK Funding (Int'l Funding)
    Gravitricity, Innovate UK
    Date: 2020-04-03
    In the UK, Edinburgh-based energy storage start-up Gravitricity is reporting receipt of £300,000 from Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst programme to explore the possible use of its energy storage technology in South African gold mines.

    Gravitricity's innovative energy battery works by raising multiple heavy weights -- totaling up to 12,000 tonnes -- in a deep shaft and releasing them when energy is required. The system can store energy at half the lifetime cost of lithium-ion batteries, according to the company. (Source: Gravitricity, UKTN, 3 April, 2020) Contact: Gravitricity, Charlie Blair, +44 131 554 6966, info@gravitricity.com, www.gravitricity.com; Innovate UK, Ruth McKernan, CEO, +44 (0) 7766 901150, foi@innovateuk.gov.uk, www.innovateuk.gov.uk

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    Total Launching France's Largest Battery Energy Storage Project (Int'l)
    Total,TOTAL, Saft Battery, Lithium-Ion
    Date: 2020-04-01
    French energy giant Total is reporting the launch of 25 MWh lithium-ion battery-based energy storage project in Mardyck, in the Dunkirk port district. The installation, the largest in France, will support the stability of the French power grid when it comes on line later this year.

    The €15 million installation will incorporate Saft's Intensium Max 20 High Energy solution in 11 integrated 2.3 MWh containers designed and manufactured by Saft. (Source: TOTAL,PR, 30 Mar., 2020) Contact: Total, www.total.com/en; SAFT, +33 1 58 63 16 00, www.saftbatteries.com

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    Battery Storage Paves Way to Renewables Future (Int'l. Report)
    IRENA
    Date: 2020-03-30
    A recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reports battery energy storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables into power grids worldwide.

    The IRENA analysis notes that when paired with renewable generators, batteries help provide reliable and cheaper electricity in isolated grids and to off-grid communities. The analysis also notes utility-scale battery storage systems are being deployed primarily in Australia, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, the United States and other European countries. Globally, energy storage deployment in emerging markets is expected to increase by over 40 pct each year until 2025. The report adds that although utility-scale stationary batteries currently dominate global energy storage, small-scale battery storage is expected to significantly increase by 2030.

    Read IRENA's full Innovation landscape briefs on Utility-scale batteries and Behind-the-Meter batteries. HERE. (Source: IRENA, 29 Mar., 2020) Contact: IRENA, www.irena.org

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    UK OK's Europe's Largest Battery Energy Storage Project (Int'l. Report)
    Penso Power
    Date: 2020-03-20
    In the UK, London-based Energy storage developer Penso Power reports receipt of the necessary approvals for a 150MW battery energy storage installation near Swindon, south-west England, the largest project of its kind in Europe. The first 100MW phase of Minety project will enter operation later this year with the remaining 50MW going live in 2021.

    Penso Power has also inked an offtake agreement with Shell Energy Europe for the project's original 100MW. G2 Energy is the project's principal contractor. Sungrow is supplying the battery storage system which uses lithium ion cells from Samsung and CATL. (Source: Penso Power, renews, 19 Mar., 2020) Contact: Penso Power Ltd., Richard Thwaites, CEO, hello@pensopower.com, www.pensopower.com

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    TVA Seeking 200 MW of Renewable Energy (Ind. Report)
    Tennessee Valley Authority
    Date: 2020-03-18
    The Tennessee Valley Authority announced today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 200 MW of renewable energy that can be brought online by the end of 2023. Proposals are due to TVA by April 24 and the projects selected will be announced in the fall.

    Previously this year, contracted with Origis Energy for 200 MW of solar and 200 MWh of battery storage .(Source: TVA, 17 Mar., 2020) Contact: Tennessee Valley Authority, (865) 632-2101, tvainfo@tva.com; RFP and doing business with TVA details HERE. www.tva.com

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    NSW Cuts Home Battery Scheme Subsidies (Int'l. Report)
    Battery Energy Storage
    Date: 2020-03-13
    In the Land Down Under, the government of New South Wales, Australia, reports due to a record number of battery installations throughout 2019 its $6000 Home Battery Scheme subsidy has been cut by 30 pct and may be further decreased throughout 2020.

    The Energy NSW Home Battery Scheme details are HERE. (Source: Energy NSA, 12 Mar., 2020) Contact: Energy NSW, www.energy.nsw.gov.au

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