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Total, PSA JV to Manufacture Lithium-ion Batteries (Int'l. Report)
Groupe PSA ,TOTAL
Date: 2020-09-09
Global energy giant Total is reporting an agreement with a French automobile manufacturer Groupe PSA to form a JV firm called Automotive Cells Company to manufactures batteries in Europe.

The new company has started an R&D center in Bordeaux and a pilot site in Nersac to develop new high-performance lithium-ion technologies. The new joint venture aims to ensure industrial independence in Europe for the production of batteries with an initial capacity of 8 GW, reaching a total capacity of 48 GW by 2030. (Source: Total, MERCOM India, 9 Sept., 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Groupe PSA news,  TOTAL news,  Lithium-Ion Battery news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  


EOS Energy Storage Inks Texas BESS Supply Deal (Ind. Report)
EOS Energy Storage, International Electric Power
Date: 2020-09-04
Edison, New Jersey-headquartered zinc hybrid cathode battery energy storage systems specialist EOS Energy Storage is reporting an agreement to supply systems to Pittsburgh-based International Electric Power LLC for projects in Texas. Delivery is expected to begin in Q3, 2021. Financial details were not released.

Under the agreement, EOS will supply 1 GWh of standalone BESS technology to IEP for grid-connected projects with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). (Source: EOS Energy Storage, Website, Sept., 2020) Contact: EOS Energy Storage, 732.225.8400, www.eosenergy.com; International Electric Power LLC, 412-567-1500, www.iepwr.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EOS Energy Storage,  BESS,  ERCOT ,  


5B Prefab Solar Technology Touted (Ind. Report)
AES Corp., 5B
Date: 2020-08-31
New South Wales-based Australian solar energy specialist 5B is touting the idea of rather than constructing a solar array onsite a solar array would be pre-assembled as units that are hinged together and fold up like the sides of an accordion. Under the 5B model, a pre-fabricated solar installation can be installed three times faster and at lower cost than a traditional ground mounted system and can produce up to twice as much electricity per unit of area as a traditional ground-mounted system.

To date, 5B has installed its prefabricated systems throughout Australia in the Northern Territories, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia.

AES Corp., a global grid scale battery storage installations specialist and co-founder of Fluence Energy, has invested in 5B and anticipates adding 2 to 3 GW of solar power annually using 5B's systems in upcoming projects, including projects in Panama and Chile as a part of an expansion of the 10 MW Los Andes solar facility in the Atacama Desert. (Source: AES, PR, Clean Technica, 30 Aug., 2020) Contact: AES Corp., Andres Gluski, Pres., CEO, www.aes.com; 5B, Chris McGrath, CEO, www.5b.com.au

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


Duke Operating NC's Largest Battery Storage System (Ind. Report)
Duke Energy
Date: 2020-08-28
Charlotte, North Carolina-headquartered utility Duke Energy reports it has begun operating the largest battery storage system in the Tar Heel State.

Duke noted it plans to invest about $600 million for 375 MW of energy storage across its regulated businesses. The utility aims to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50 pct by 2030 and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a company statement.

The 9-MW lithium-ion Samsung battery system in Ashville came in at roughly $15 million and will provide energy support to the electric system including frequency regulation and other grid support services. (Source: Duke Energy, News Center PR, 27 Aug., 2020)Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, chris.fallon@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com

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


JA Solar Supplying S.Korean Hybrid Solar-Wind Project (Int'l. Report)
JA Solar,Daemyoung Energy
Date: 2020-08-28
Beijing-based PV products manufacturer JA Solar reports it will supply modules to the 133-MW hybrid solar-wind Yeongam Solar Power Generation Project which is being constructed by South Korea's EPC LS Electric in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. The 93 MW PV section of the facility will be deployed on the grounds of an existing 40 MW wind farm.

The facility, which is planned to be connected to a battery capacity of 242 MWh, is being developed by Korean wind specialist Daemyoung Energy which will sell renewable energy certificates (RECs) from solar power generation to local utility Korea South-East Power Co. under a 20-year contract. The project is expected to come online before the year end. end of the year. (Source: JA Solar, PR, Aug., 2020) Contact: JA Solar Holdings, www.jasolar.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News JA Solar,  Solar,  Wind,  RECs,  


Philippines Energy Storage Systems Due for Completion (Int'l. Report)
SMC Global Power
Date: 2020-08-24
In the Philippines, SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. reports it expects to complete several battery energy storage systems with a total capacity of 1,000 MWh by 2021. 470-MW projects would be completed this year until 1Q, 2021, while the remaining 530-MW projects will be finished by the second to fourth quarter next year.

The company said it "sees an opportunity to contract more than 2,200 MW in capacity across the Philippines representing uncontracted ASPA [ancillary service procurement agreement] requirements and non-firm ASPA contracts." The company noted that because of aging plants and large renewable capacity (1,100 MW installed capacity of solar and wind as of 2019), there was a need to maintain grid reliability and stability and prevent load dropping and blackouts. (Source: SMC Global Power Holdings, PR, Manila Standard, 23 Aug., 2020) Contact: SMC Global Power Holdings, +63 2 8667 5000, www.smcglobalpower.com.ph

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  SMC Global,  


Battery Energy Storage Launched in Spotsylvania, Va. (Ind. Report)
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative,Powin Energy
Date: 2020-08-24
In the Old Dominion State, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) and energy storage developer East Point Energy are reporting construction of the first grid-scale energy storage project in Spotsylvania County -- the first such project by a Virginia electric cooperative.

Tualatin, Oregon[based Powin Energy Corporation will serve as the project's integrator and equipment provider. Indie Energy provided technical and engineering support to the project which has a peak capacity of 2 MW and a duration of 8 MWh.

Construction is expected to begin this fall for full operation in early 2021. (Source: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, PR, Frederiksburg Today, 23 Aug., 2020) Contact: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Johm Hewa, CEO, Lee Brock, Engineering Manager, 800-552-3904, www.myrec.coop; Powin Energy, 503-598-6659, hello@powin.com, www.powinenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Powin Energy,  


Goldwind Australia Project Considers Biofuels (Int'l. Report)
Goldwind
Date: 2020-08-21
In the Land Down Under, Sydney-headquartered Goldwind Australia reports it is considering the use of renewable hydrogen or biofuels to power a proposed new gas-battery hybrid project near the Gullen Range wind and solar complex.The project includes a 12MW/4MWh battery system and six 12MW gas reciprocating engines.

The project has received $10 million funding from the NSW government Emerging Energy Program, which is targeting new projects that can provide firming support to the NSW energy system, as it transitions away from coal and towards wind and solar for its electricity supplies. (Source: Goldwind Australia, ReNew Economy, 15 Aug., 2020) Contact: GoldWind Australia, +61 (2) 9008 1715, info@goldwindaustralia.com, www.goldwindaustralia.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Goldwind,  


Capital Dynamics, Tenaska Plan Calif. BESS Projects (Ind Report)
Clean Energy Infrastructure
Date: 2020-08-21
Zug, Switzerland based asset management firm Capital Dynamics subsidiary Clean Energy Infrastructure reports it and Omaha-headquartered Tenaska will develop nine battery energy storage systems (BESS) with approximately 2,000 MW of capacity in the Cal-ISO market to "help integrate" renewable energy.

Presently, Clean Energy Infrastructure and Tenaska jointly own two solar facilities in California's Imperial Valley area and are developing additional solar projects. (Source: Capital Dynamics, Website Press Release, , 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Capital Dynamics, Benoit Allehaut, +41 41 748 84 44, 212 798 3400 – NYC Office, www.capdyn.com; Tenaska, Jerry Crouse, CEO,(402) 691-9700, info@tenaskacapital.com, www.tenaskacapital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Infrastructure,  Tenaska,  Energy Storage,  


Neoen Plans Massive Aussie Wind, Solar+Storage Project (Int'l.)
Neoen
Date: 2020-08-21
Paris-based independent renewable energy developer Neoen reports the filing of its development application for its $3 billion, 163-turbine Goyder South wind, solar and storage project in South Australia . The plan proposes a total of 1,200MW of wind energy, 600MW of solar PV, and 900MW/1800MWh of lithium-ion battery storage.

Each stage would be delivered in three equal tranches of 400MW wind, 200MW solar and 300MW/600MWh of lithium-ion battery storage. Combined, they would generate around 4.8 terawatt hours of zero emissions power each year, nearly doubling the current output of wind and solar in the state, and taking South Australia close to the Liberal government's net 100 pct renewables target just on its own.

The solar farm would be spread across 3,000 hectares, the lithium-ion batteries would deliver 900MW with two hours of storage, and associated infrastructure for connection to the electricity grid would include three substations, access tracks, underground connection cabling and transmission lines. (Source: Neoen, ReNew Economy, 20 Aug., 2020)Contact: Neoen, www.neoen.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neoen,  Wind,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  


LS Power Connects Gateway Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
LS Power
Date: 2020-08-21
LS Power reports the unveiling of the 250-MW Gateway Energy Storage project in East Otay Mesa, San Diego County, Calif. -- the world's largest battery energy storage project. Gateway Energy Storage, currently at 230 MW and on track to reach 250 MW by the end of the month, follows LS Power's Vista Energy Storage in Vista, California, which has been operating since 2018 and was previously the largest battery storage project in the United States at 40 MW.

LS Power is currently developing the Diablo Energy Storage project in Pittsburg, California; LeConte Energy Storage in Calexico, California; and Ravenswood Energy Storage in Queens, New York. (Source: LS Power, PR, Aug., 2020) Contact: LS Power, www.lspower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LS Power news,  Energy Storage news,  


MASDAR, EDF Partner on U.S. Renewables Projects (Ind. Report)
Masdar,EDF Renewables
Date: 2020-08-17
MASDAR is reporting its second strategic investment in the U.S. in a deal with EDF Renewables North America that will see it acquire a 50 pct stake in a 1.6-GW portfolio of three utility-scale wind farms totaling 815 MW and five photovoltaic (PV) solar projects totaling 689 MW including 75 MW of lithium-ion battery energy storage. All of the portfolio projects are under construction and expected to come online before the year end.

The portfolio includes the 243 MW Coyote wind project in Scurry County, Texas; the 273 MW Las Majadas wind project in Willacy County, Texas; and the 300 MW Milligan 1 wind project in Saline County, Nebraska. In Riverside County, California, the Desert Harvest 1 and Desert Harvest 2 PV projects total 213 MW of solar and 35 MW / 140 MWh of battery storage. Also in Riverside County are the 173 MW Maverick 1 and 136 MW Maverick 4 solar PV projects. These four projects are also under construction and slated for commercial operations in the fourth quarter of 2020. The final project in the portfolio is Big Beau, a 166 MW solar PV and 40 MW/160 MWh battery energy storage projectin Kern County and will reach commercial operation in 2021. (Source: MASDAR, EDF, Construction Business News, 16 Aug., 2020) Contact: EDF Renewables, Tristan Grimbert, Pres., CEO, www.edf-re.com; MASDAR, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, +971 2 653 3333, www.masdar.ae

More Low-Carbon Energy News Mardar,  EDF Renewables,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  


Eguana, Highlight Solar Partner on Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
Eguana, Highlight Solar
Date: 2020-08-17
Eguana and Highlight Solar report they are partnering to bring the Evolve Energy Storage system to homeowners in the San Jose and San Francisco Bay Area of California.

The Evolve Energy Storage system, available in both NMC and Cobalt free LFP lithium battery chemistries, allows new and existing residential solar owners to store excess solar power while increasing energy security and independence. Evolve is a cost-effective solution for homeowners to reduce energy costs and increase energy security while helping the environment.

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 5 kW AC output with a modular battery design based on a 6.5 kWh battery, which is scalable from 13 to 39 kWh in storage capacity. The NEMA 3R wall-mounted package is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations. The companies expect to install more than 1 MWh of energy storage systems over the next 12 months. (Source: Eguana Technologies, PR, Aug., 2020) Contact: HighLightSolar, Dean Alayleh, www.HighLightSolar.com; Eguana Technologies, Livio Filice, (905) 929-7522, livio.filice@eguanantech.com, www.eguanatech.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eguana news,  Highlight Solar news,  Energy Storage news,  Solar news,  


Sungrow Debuts 1500V LFP ESS Solutions (New Prod. & Tech.)
Sungrow
Date: 2020-08-10
China-headquartered solar inverter and energy storage system (ESS) specialist Sungrow Power Supply Co. has released its latest 1500V LFP energy storage system (ESS) solutions suitable for various commercial and utility-scale applications.

The ESS solutions allow the PCS capacity varying from 1MW to 6.9MW, and LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery rated at 1500V which can be assembled to an integrated volume of up to 4.5MWh, When paired with renewable energy, the all-in-one flexible system can meet frequency regulation, peak shaving, demand charge management, ancillary services and related requirements and enable minimized cost. (Source: Sungrow Power Supply Co., PR, Aug., 2020) Contact: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Jack Gu, Pres., PV & Energy Storage Division, +86 551 6532 7834, info@sungrow.cn, www.en.sungrowpower.com

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


Q Cells Acquiring Growing Energy Labs Inc. (M&A, Ind. Report))
Q Cells
Date: 2020-08-07
Q Cells has signed an agreement to acquire the entirety of US-based energy storage solutions provider Growing Energy Labs Inc. (Geli). Geli offers energy storage and software solutions based on AI algorithms that help design, automate and manage battery energy storage systems.

Q Cells intends to use Geli's artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help develop integrated energy solutions in a packages consisting of hardware and software capabilities for solar and storage projects. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed and the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. (Source: Q Cell, Power Tech, 7 Aug., 2020) Contact: Growing Energy Labs , Dan Loflin, CEO, www.geli.net; Q Cells, www.q-cells.com/en/main.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Q Cell news,  Energy Storage news,  artificial intelligence news,  


PG&E, Tesla Calif. BESS Project Underway (Ind. Report)
PG&E, Tesla
Date: 2020-08-05
In the Golden State, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and Tesla are reporting construction is underway on a massive lithium-ion battery storage system (BESS) at PG&E's electric substation in Moss Landing in Monterey County, Calif. Upon completion, the facility will be one of the largest utility-owned, lithium-ion energy storage systems in the world.

The system will incorporate 256 Tesla Megapack battery units on 33 concrete slabs. Transformers and switch gears will be installed along with the Megapacks to connect energy stored in the batteries with the 115-kilovolt electric transmission system.

When fully operational in Q2, 2021, the BESS will have the capacity to store and dispatch up to 730 MWh of energy to the electrical grid at a maximum rate of 182.5 MW for up to four hours during high demand periods . (Source: PG&E, Tesla, Aug., 2020) Contact: PG&E, www.pg&e.com; Tesla Powerwall, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall

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


Red Bluff Considers Tesla Battery Backup (Ind. Report)
Tesla
Date: 2020-08-05
In the Golden State, the Red Bluff City Council is reportedly considering allowing Tesla to install battery banks at the Red Bluff Waste Water Treatment Plant that could save the city just over $600,000 over 10 years in electricity costs.

Tesla's proposal would install a 1,624 kWh battery at the wastewater treatment plant at no cost to the city. This battery would have an average duration of 4.5 hours with a fully charged period of 9 hours in the case of a power outage. The project would qualify for California Public Utilities Commission Equity Resilience Self-Generation Incentive Program rebates for installing energy storage technology for both residential and non-residential facilities. (Source: Red Bluff City Council, Red Bluff Daily News, 3 Aug., 2020) Contact: Red Bluff City Council, www.cityofredbluff.org California Public Utilities Commission Equity Resilience Self-Generation Incentive Program, www.cpuc.ca.gov/sgip; Tesla Powerwall, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall

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


PG&E, Tesla Calif. BESS Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Pacific Gas and Electric, Tesla
Date: 2020-08-03
In the Golden State, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and Tesla are reporting construction is underway on a massive lithium-ion battery storage system (BESS) at PG&E’s electric substation in Moss Landing in Monterey County, Calif. Once operational, the Moss Landing substation will be one of the largest utility-owned, lithium-ion energy storage systems in the world.

The system will incorporate 256 Tesla Megapack battery units on 33 concrete slabs. Transformers and switch gears will be installed along with the Megapacks to connect energy stored in the batteries with the 115-kilovolt electric transmission system.

When fully operational in Q2, 2021, the BESS will have the capacity to store and dispatch up to 730 MWh of energy to the electrical grid at a maximum rate of 182.5 MW for up to four hours during high demand periods . (Source: PG&E, Tesla, Aug., 2020)Contact: PG&E, www.pge.com

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


Australia Hosts World's Largest BESS (Editorials & Asides)
Hornsdale Wind Farm
Date: 2020-08-03
The world's largest operating battery storage system (BESS) is the Hornsdale Power Reserve at the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia. The installation, which was commissioned in late 2017, uses Tesla lithium-ion batteries and has a capacity of 150-megawatt/193.5 megawatt-hours. (Source: Hornsadel Power Reserve, Website, 2020) Contact: Hornsdale Power Reserve, www.hornsdalepowerreserve.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hornsdale Wind Farm news,  Wind news,  Energy Storage news,  


Aussie Wind Farm Hosts World's Largest BESS (Editorials & Asides)
Hornsdale
Date: 2020-08-03
The world's largest operating battery storage system (BESS) is the Hornsdale Power Reserve at the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia.

The installation, which was commissioned in late 2017, uses Tesla lithium-ion batteries and has a capacity of 150-megawatt/193.5 megawatt-hours. (Source: Hornsadel Power Reserve; Website, 2020) Contact: Hornsdale Power Reserve, www.hornsdalepowerreserve.com.au

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


Solar Replacing NM Coal-Fired Power Station (Ind. Report)
New Mexico, Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-07-31
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) reports it has voted to end coal-fired power generation in San Juan County inthe state's Four Corners region. Accordingly, the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) utility is slated to exit the San Juan Generating Station in 2022 in favor of 100 pct renewable energy power generation with battery energy storage capacity as mandated by the state. New Mexico has mandated the state move to 100 pct carbon-free electricity generation by 2050.

The proposed switch from coal to renewables includes 650 MW of solar resources and 300 MW of battery storage resources, with 430 MW of solar and $447 million worth of capital investments located within the Central Consolidated School District in San Juan County. Another 520 MW of renewable energy and roughly $500 million of capital investment would be located in McKinley County and the Jicarilla Apache reservation in Rio Arriba County. (Source: New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, NM Political Report, 30 July, 2020) Contact: New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, 888-427-5772, www.nmprc.state.nm.us; PNM, www.pnm.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Coal,  PNM,  Solar,  


San Antonio Utility Advancing Clean Energy Plan (Ind. Report)
CPS Energy
Date: 2020-07-29
In the Lone Star State, San Antonio city-owned utility CPS Energy reports it is moving ahead on two major green energy initiatives -- one to increase the amount of energy generated by solar power and other sources and the second to allow large companies to buy power from clean energy providers.

Overall, the initiative is expected to add more than 900 MW of solar power, almost doubling the utility's solar power generating capacity with additional battery storage capacity adding another 50 MW of power. A third component adds 500 MW of energy from new energy technology. The utility currently has more than 5,000 MW of generating capacity.

The utility has issued a Request for Information (RFI) from energy companies on how much they would charge the utility to provide the above two initiatives alternative power. CPS Energy expects to solicit formal bids by early 2021.

San Antonio's climate action and adaption plan calls for reducing greenhouse gas emission to net zero by 2050. (Source: CPS Energy, PR, San Antonio Express, 28 July, 2020) Contact: CPS Energy, Chris Eugster, CEO, www.cpsenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CPS Energy ,  Clean Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


Georgia Power's Smart Neighborhood Initiative Lauded (Ind. Report)
Georgia Power
Date: 2020-07-29
Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power reports its Smart Neighborhood Initiative -- a real-world R&D project -- has been recognized by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) as part of its annual awards that celebrate innovation and collaboration of utilities, industry players and individuals shaping the future of energy. The initiative was included in Southern Company's designation as a 2020 SEPA Utility Business Models Power Player of the Year.

Georgia's first-of-a-kind Smart Neighborhood, located in Atlanta, includes 46 technology-enhanced townhomes equipped with battery backed rooftop solar arrays, optimal insulation for maximum efficiency, advanced heating and cooling systems, LED lighting, home automation, including smart thermostats, smart locks and voice control.

The Smart Neighborhood is a real-world research and development (R&D) project, including a supporting partnership with the Southern Company Energy Innovation Center. The company collaborated with U.S. DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on the initiatives. The information and data collected from the distributed energy resources will provide researchers valuable operational experience as the company continues to evaluate microgrids along with residential battery storage and rooftop solar. Information from the HVAC systems, heat pump water heaters and other technologies will help inform new programs and services for customers.

Georgia Power also offers a full suite of smart-home options, which includes easy access to products and services to help make customers' homes more energy efficient and connected. The company brings together popular products in the Smart Neighborhood, including the latest in smart thermostats and smart home products such as smart filters, lighting, door locks, light switches, vents, smoke alarms and doorbells, to a single online portal.

Download Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood Initiative HERE. (Source: Georgia Power, PR, 28 July, 2020) Contact: SEPA, www.sepapower.org; Georgia Power, www.georgiapower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Georgia Power,  Energy Efficiency,  


CleanSpark Reports Southern Cal. Microgrid Contract (Ind. Report)
CleanSpark
Date: 2020-07-29
Salt Lake City-based CleanSpark, Inc. is reporting receipt of a contract a contract to provide controls and storage for a commercial microgrid located in Southern California. This microgrid project is designed to provide economic optimization and cost avoidance, as well as energy resiliency for the facility. CleanSpark's patented mPulse controls platform will manage a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) paired with photovoltaic rooftop solar panels.

CleanSpark offers software and intelligent controls for microgrid and distributed energy resource management systems and innovative strategy and design services. (Source: CleanSpark Inc., PR, 29 July, 2020) Contact: CleanSpark Inc., Zach Bradford, CEO, Investor Relations, (801)-244-4405, info@cleanspark.com, www.cleanspark.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CleanSpark,  Energy Storage,  Microgrid,  


Energy Storage Key in W. Australia Renewables Package (Int'l. Report)
Energy Storage
Date: 2020-07-27
In the Land Down Under, the Government of Western Australia State is touting the launch of a $66.3 million Regional Infrastructure Stimulus package focused on clean energy, efficiency and energy storage technologies and projects that will create jobs, reduce energy costs and improve Western Australia's renewable energy footprint.

The Regional Infrastructure Stimulus package includes an additional 50 standalone power systems, the installation of nine Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in nine regional communities, and infrastructure upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities.

Each BESS project will require three months to deliver and reduce generation costs by up to $322,000 per year.

The Recovery Plan will help drive Western Australia State's economic and social recovery following the devastating impacts of COVID-19, according to the release. (Source: Gov. Western Australia, Mirage, 26 July, 2020) Contact: Gov. of Western Australia, Energy Minister, Bill Johnston, www.wa.gov.au › government › people › bill-johnston

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


Iberdrola, Fertiberia Launch Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
Iberdrola, Fertiberia
Date: 2020-07-24
Iberdrola and Madrid-based Fertiberia are reporting an agreement to invest €150 million to construct Europe's largest green hydrogen plant in Puertollano, in Ciudad Real, Spain.

The plant, which will incorporate a 100 MW PV solar plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MWh and one of the largest electrolytic hydrogen production systems in the world (20 MW), is expected to be completed and operational in 2021.

The facility's green hydrogen production will be used at Fertiberia's 200,000 tpy ammonia plant in Puertollano.

Download plant details HERE. (Source: Iberdrola, Fertiberia, PR, reve, 24 July, 2020) Contact: Fertiberia, Javier Goni, Pres., +34 915866200, Fax: +34 915866232, fertiberia@fertiberia.es, www.fertiberia.com; Iberdrola, www.iberdrolarenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Green Hydrogen,  


Switch Plans Nevada Solar Battery Storage Installation (Ind. Report)
Switch
Date: 2020-07-24
Las Vegas-based data-center operator Switch is planning to construct three solar and battery storage developments in Clark and Storey counties, Nevada. Energy will be collected through thousands of solar panels and then stored in Tesla Megapacks made at the Tesla factory in Storey County. (Source: Switch, KNPR, 23 July, 2020) Contact: Switch, 877-360-6271, www.switch.com/las-vegas

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage news,  


DOE Offers $139Mn for Advanced Battery Technologies (R&D, Funding)
DOE EERE
Date: 2020-07-22
The U.S. DOE reports its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is providing $139 million in funding for 55 projects that will research advanced batteries, electrification, and manufacturing in support of DOE's Energy Storage Grand Challenge -- a strategy to sustain U.S. global leadership in energy storage technology, utilization, and exports.

The projects, which will be managed by EERE's Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), will aim to advance lithium-ion batteries using silicon-based anodes, reduce the need for critical minerals such as rare-earth materials, accelerate the development of smart charging technologies, improve efficiency for light-duty gasoline engines, increase demonstrations and infrastructure for advanced technology vehicles, develop lightweight and high-performance fiber-reinforced polymer composites for vehicle applications, and support mobility technologies such as connected and automated vehicles, as well as innovations in transit. (Source: US DOE EERE, PR, 21 July, 2020) Contact: DOE EERE Vehicle Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/vehicle-technologies-office

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


NV Energy Announces Greenlink, Solar-Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
NV Energy
Date: 2020-07-22
Las Vegas-based NV Energy is touting its plans for Greenlink Nevada, a proposed transmission and renewable energy initiative that will transform Nevada's clean energy landscape and position the state to achieve its environmental and carbon reduction goals.

Greenlink Nevada is comprised of two distinct transmission line segments that, once completed, will allow access to and future development of Nevada's renewable energy resources, will increase electric reliability for Nevadans and will position Nevada as an energy leader in the western U.S. The project will also provide the infrastructure needed to support the growth of new and expanding businesses in Nevada from west Henderson to Apex in North Las Vegas to Innovation Park outside of Reno.

Greenlink North, the first major segment, will be a 525 kV line that spans approximately 235 miles from Ely, NV to Yerington, NV. Greenlink West, the second major segment, will be a 351 mile, 525 kV line from Las Vegas, NV to Yerington, NV. Greenlink Nevada will also include three 345 kV lines from Yerington, NV to the Reno and Innovation Park areas to support new economic development. Greenlink Nevada is subject to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approval.

NV Energy also announced three new solar plus storage projects which will be built in southern Nevada and come online in 2023:

  • Dry Lake Solar Project -- 150 megawatt solar photovoltaic project with a 100 megawatt, four-hour battery storage system. The project will be located in Clark County, NV, 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas in a designated Solar Energy Zone on land leased from the Bureau of Land Management. It is being developed by NV Energy and will become its second and largest company-owned renewable project.

  • Boulder Solar III -- 128 megawatt solar array that includes a 58 megawatt, four-hour battery storage system. The project will be built in Clark County, NV in the Eldorado Valley south of Boulder City. It is being developed by 174 PowerGlobal and KOMIPO America Inc., who have vast experience developing over 550 megawatts of utility-scale solar generation plants in the Eldorado Valley. 174 PowerGlobal's solar energy and battery storage project pipelines in North America exceeds 10 gigawatts, including 2 gigawatts contracted and another 1.5 gigawatts in operation.

  • Chuckwalla Solar Project -- 200 megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic array coupled with a 180 megawatt, four-hour battery storage system. The project will be located in Clark County, NV 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas within the Moapa River Indian Reservation. It is being developed by EDF Renewables North America, a market leading independent power producer and service provider with 35 years of expertise in renewable energy. EDF Renewables' North American portfolio consists of 16 gigawatts of developed projects and 11 gigawatts under service contracts. (Source: NV Energy, PR, 21 July, 2020) Contact: NV Energy, Doug Cannon, Pres., CEO, www.nvenergy.com

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


  • Enel's 1st North Am. Solar + Storage Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Enel Green Power
    Date: 2020-07-22
    Enel Green Power is reporting construction is underway on the Lily solar + storage project, the company's first North American hybrid project that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage.

    In addition to the Lily solar + storage project, the firm also announced plans to install approximately 1 GW of battery storage capacity across its new and existing U.S. wind and solar projects over the next two years. (Source: Enel Green Power, PR, July, 2020) Contact: Enel Green Power, Antonio Cammisecra, CEO, www.enelgreenpower.com

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    ForeFront Completes San Luis Obispo Solar Projects (Ind. Report)
    ForeFront Power
    Date: 2020-07-17
    Mitsui & Co.'s San Francisc0-based wholly owned subsidiary ForeFront Power LLC, a solar energy and battery storage solutions provider is reporting completion completion of two solar projects for the county of San Luis Obispo, California.

    The projects are located at the Department of Parks and Recreation's Dairy Creek Golf Course and the Department of Social Services. The first of many planned solar projects, these solar parking canopies total 552 kW. The projects are designed to supply over 80 pct of site electric power needs and to generate more than a million dollars of energy expense savings over the next 20 years.

    The county will purchase the electricity generated by the solar systems at a competitive, predictable rate, thanks to an energy services agreement (ESA) structure. (Source: ForeFront Power, Website, 14 July, 2020) Contact: ForeFront Power LLC, 855-204-5083, www.forefrontpower.com

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    PacifiCorp Issues 2020 All-Source Request for Proposals (Ind. Report)
    Pacificorp
    Date: 2020-07-15
    Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary PacifiCorp reports receipt of regulatory approval for its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to conduct an all-source RFP in 2020 (2020AS RFP). The 2019 IRP preferred portfolio includes 1,823 MW of new proxy solar resources co-located with 595 MW of new proxy battery energy storage system (BESS) capacity and 1,920 MW of new proxy wind resources by the end of 2023. Note, these figures for solar and wind exclude resource capacity to meet assumed customer preference targets that were included in the 2019 IRP preferred portfolio.

    PacifiCorp is seeking proposals for competitively priced resources capable of interconnecting with or delivering to PacifiCorp's transmission system in its east or west balancing authority areas (PACE and PACW, respectively). The 2020AS RFP will consider both build-transfer and power purchase agreement bids that can achieve commercial operation by December 31, 2024. In addition, PacifiCorp will accept bids from long-lead time pumped storage hydro resources requiring longer lead time to develop and construct that places the project completion beyond December 31, 2024. The company will not be submitting any self-build (benchmark) resources in the 2020AS RFP.

    PacifiCorp Transmission has replaced its existing "serial queue" interconnection study process with a "first-ready, first-served, cluster" interconnection study approach as approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on May 12, 2020 and set forth in its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). The 2020AS RFP conforms to PacifiCorp Transmission interconnection queue reform including its transition interconnection cluster study process and schedule. As such, potential bidders should review and clearly understand PacifiCorp Transmission's interconnection queue reform process, specifically the transition cluster study process, eligibility criteria, and timeline which plays an important role in the 2020AS RFP. (Source: PacifiCorp, Website, July, 2020) Contact: PacifiCorp, www.pacificorp.com

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    Tampa Electric Expands Energy Efficiency Programs (Ind. Report)
    Tampa Electric
    Date: 2020-07-15
    In the Sunshine State, Tampa Electric is reporting the launch of more than 30 new and updated energy-efficiency programs for its customers.

    For residential customers, the new Energy Star Smart Thermostat program will offer a rebate up to $50 for installing a qualifying smart thermostat in their home. Also new is the Energy Star Pool Pump program, which provides a rebate up to $350 for installing a high-efficiency pool pump. The utility is also updating its Prime Time Plus load-management program that will use its smart meters to control a customer's air handler, water heater, and/or pool pump at times of high energy use.

    For commercial customer the Facility Energy Management System program provides a rebate of up to $25,000 for installing a system that enables the customer to reduce energy consumption and demand. Also, the Smart Thermostat program will offer a rebate of up to $4,500 for installing smart thermostats to help reduce demand and the Variable Frequency Drive Control for Compressors program will give a $50 per horsepower rebate for installing qualifying equipment on a customer's new or existing refrigerant or air compressor motors.

    Additionally, the company is ramping up the Integrated Renewable Energy System which will incorporate an 800-KW PV solar array, two 250-kW batteries, and several vehicle and industrial truck battery-charging stations. This pilot program will be used to study its performance and to maximize energy-saving benefits. Tampa Electric also will expand the existing energy education program to include renewable energy education for both residential and commercial customers. (Source: Tampa Electric, July, 2020) Contact: Tampa Electric, www.tampaelectric.com

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    Clean Energy Virginia Initiative Launched (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2020-07-10
    On Tuesday in Richmond, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) launched Clean Energy Virginia, a new initiative to drive investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency and help meet the Commonwealth's goals for clean energy production, which include powering 100 pct of the state's electricity from carbon-free sources.

    The initiative follows the recent enactment of the Virginia Clean Economy Act and other signature solar, wind, and energy efficiency legislation. These clean energy policies require all carbon emitting sources of electricity to retire by 2045, while replacing them with new investments in solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, energy efficiency, and battery storage. (Source: Office of Gov. Ralph Northam, Shore Daily News, 9 July, 2020)Contact: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, www.governor.virginia.gov

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    Alliant Announces Iowa Solar, Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    Alliant Energy
    Date: 2020-07-10
    In the Cornhusker State, Alliant Energy reports it is installing a solar battery energy storage project in Decorah, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

    The project is being supported by a $250,000 cost-share from the DOE and a $200,000 grant from IEDA, and Sandia National Laboratories will provide technical support.

    The project will connect to customer-owned solar, which the partners believe will aid the performance and efficiency of the larger electric grid. (Source: Alliant Energy, PR, July, 2020) Contact: Iowa Economic Development Authority, 515-348-6200 , www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com

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    PGE Planning 4-MW Battery Virtual Power Plant (Ind. Report)
    Portland General Electric
    Date: 2020-07-08
    In Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) is reporting plans to start a pilot programme this autumn aimed at creating 4 MW virtual power plant out of residential energy storage batteries and thus allow the integration of more intermittent renewable energy and enhance grid capabilities.

    Under the programme, PGE will offer incentives to customers looking to install 525 energy storage batteries and connect them into a VPP. The programme will also enable PGE to test new smart-grid control devices for managing electricity across its system. (Source: PGE, July, Renewables, 2020)Contact: PGE, Maria Pope, CEO, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444, www.portlandgeneral.com

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    Gresham Energy Storage Fund Launches 'Grid Power Bonds' (Int'l.)
    Gresham House
    Date: 2020-07-08
    London, UK-based Gresham House reports its Energy Storage Fund is issuing an initial series of 'Grid Power Bonds' aimed at raising £15 million to be used for the purchase of more grid scale battery storage.

    Gresham plans to launch a series of such bonds totaling no more than £40 million which will be redeemable by the issuer after two years with no penalty. It may also use proceeds to fund other buys and to refinance existing projects. (Source: Gresham House, JUly, 2020) Contact: Gresham House, www.greshamhouse.com/real-assets/new-energy/gresham-house-energy-storage-fund-plc

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    Battery Maker Natron Energy Raises $35Mn (Funding, Ind. Report)
    Natron Energy
    Date: 2020-07-08
    Santa Clara, California-based energy storage specialist Natron Energy -- fka Alveo Energy -- reports it has raised $35 million in new funding from existing and new investors.

    Natron is developing a new high power, long cycle life, low-cost battery technology for industrial applications. The company's batteries offer higher power density, faster recharge, longer cycle life than incumbent technologies and can be economically produced from commodity materials on existing cell manufacturing lines, according to the company website.

    Natron is backed by Khosla Ventures, Chevron, Fluxus Ventures and others and has also received support from ARPA-E. (Source: Natron Energy, PR, 8 July, 2020) Contact: Natron Energy, info@natron.energy, www.natron.energy

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    Panasonic, Span Offer Home Battery Energy Management (Ind. Report)
    Panasonic,Span
    Date: 2020-07-06
    N.J.-based Panasonic is reporting a strategic alliance with "smart" electric panel maker Span to deliver a combined energy storage and management offering that will give homeowners a new level of control over their battery backup power with intuitive energy management for the entire home.

    When paired with EverVolt, Panasonic's residential home energy storage solution, consumers gain more control over battery backup power and access to simple whole-home energy management. Panasonic's EverVolt, available in AC- and DC-coupled versions, supports existing or new solar systems, and can be scaled down to as little as 11.4kWh of energy storage or expanded to 34.2kWh and comes equipped with advanced software. (Source: Panasonic, kerala, July, 2020) Contact: Panasonic Residential Solar www.na.panasonic.com/us/solar; Span, Arch Rao, CEO, www.span.io/panasonic-evervolt

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    LG Chem Confirms Carbon Neutrality Pledge (Int'l. Report)
    LG Chem
    Date: 2020-07-06
    South Korean chemical and battery-manufacturer LG Chem reports it has initiated a carbon neutrality pledge to reduce annual carbon emissions to 10 million tpy by 2050 -- a 30 million tpy reduction from a projected 40 million tpy of emissions in 2050.

    To that end, the company plans to use more renewable energy, develop more eco-friendly chemical products and operate energy storage system (ESS) facilities that utilize recycled secondary battery cells.

    In its first step toward carbon neutral growth, LG Chem has initiated a renewable energy 100 (RE100) program at its plants worldwide. The company will also concentrate on developing carbon capture utilization storage (CCUS) and creating a circular economic system that recycles its products, including batteries, and waste. LG Chem ia also aiming for Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Landfill Zero certification for achieving at least a 90 pct diversion from landfills. (Source: LG Chem, PR, Korea Times, July, 2020) Contact: LG Chem, +82 (2) 3773-6951, ltkremark@lgchem.com, www.lgchem.com

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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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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