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Dominion Virginia's Grid Plan Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy Virginia
Date: 2022-01-12
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy Virginia reports the State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved its $776 million , 10-year Grid Transformation Plan which was designed in response to Virginia's 2018 Grid Transformation & Security Act.

The Plan envisions a restructuring of the electricity grid and the integration of more solar, wind and battery energy storage technology. Under the plan, Dominion would spend as much as $194.4 million in grid technologies, including intelligent grid devices; $27.7 million on grid infrastructure; $198.3 million for advanced "smart "meters; and $203.9 million for a customer information platform.

In August 2021, Dominion Energy filed a $1.5 billion clean energy investment, including up to 1,100 MW of solar, in Virginia, part of a planned $26 billion in spending on emissions reduction technology over five years. The Virginia Clean Economy Act requires Dominion to procure a combined 16 GW of solar and onshore wind by the end of 2035, according to the release. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, 11 Jan., 2022) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Charlene Whitfield, VP Power Delivery, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev., www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  


Idaho Power Aiming for 100 pct Renewables by 2045 (Ind. Report)
Idaho Power
Date: 2022-01-10
In Boise, the state regulated monopoly Idaho Power utility reports it has submitted its 20-year Integrated Resource Plan to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. The Plan phases out coal-fired power plants by 2028 in favor of renewable energy, battery storage, energy efficiency and additional power that will come with the completion of a transmission line connecting to the Pacific Northwest. The utility is aiming for 100 pct clean energy by 2045 when it expects to serve more than 850,000 customers.

Idaho Power's new 2021 plan calls for 700 MW of wind, 1,405 MW of solar and 1,685 MW of battery energy storage. The plan also considers various climate-related risks and ways of meeting the company's clean energy goal built around hydropower, which is key to the company's long term strategy. Idaho Power presently has 17 hydroelectric facilities on the Snake River and its tributaries. In 2020, company's energy mix was 41.7 pct hydro, 20.9 pct coal, 11.9 pct natural gas, 11.1 pct wind, 4.1 pct solar and 2.9 pct geothermal, biomass and other sources, plus 7.4 pct energy market purchases, according to the company. (Source: Idaho Power, PR, Website, Columbian, Jan., 2022) Contact: Idaho Power,www.idahopower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Idaho Power,  Renewable Energy,  Coal,  


40MW Energy Storage Slated for N.C. Electric Co-ops (Ind. Report)
North Carolina Electric Cooperatives, FlexGen
Date: 2022-01-07
In Raleigh, North Carolina Electric Cooperatives is reporting it will deploy battery energy storage systems totaling 40 MW in 10 communities across rural North Carolina. The installations will begin in early 2022 for activations this summer. The batteries are being engineered and constructed by Durham, North Carolina-based FlexGen.

The energy storage systems will be sited on or near the following electric cooperative substations: Bolivia, N.C. with Brunswick Electric; Maysville, N.C. with Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative; Lillington, N.C. with Central Electric; Rocky Point, N.C. with Four County EMC; Hubert, N.C. with Jones-Onslow EMC; Rockingham, N.C. with Pee Dee Electric; Asheboro, N.C. with Randolph EMC; Fayetteville, N.C. with South River EMC; Goldsboro, N.C. with Tri-County EMC; and Wake Forest, N.C. with Wake Electric (Source: North Carolina Electric Co-op, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: North Carolina Electric Co-op, Amadou Fall COO, 919-872-0800, www.ncelectriccooperatives.com; FlexGen, Kelcy Pegler, CEO, 855-327-5674, www.flexgen.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News North Carolina Electric Cooperatives news,  Energy Storage news,  FlexGen news,  Battery news,  


PEAK Wind Takes Minority Stake in Hybrid Greentech (Int'l., M&A)
PEAK Wind,ybrid Greentech,
Date: 2022-01-05
Aarhus, Denmark-based PEAK Wind is reporting a strategic equity investment in the battery energy storage management and virtual power plant technology start-up company Hybrid Greentech, with whom a partnership was formed in the beginning of 2021. PEAK Wind acquires a minority equity stake with an option to increase to 27.5 pct, subject to the fulfillment of certain objectives.

Hybrid Greentech's proprietary software system, HERA, enables the company to intelligently size and manage battery solutions in order to leverage the full revenue potential and optimize the lifetime cost of energy storage. The company offers: advisory services and technical evaluation of solutions for battery energy storage, including degradation analysis for sizing of battery energy storage solutions; virtual power plant software for aggregating energy storage and P2X systems in the energy and power markets; and customer segments include shipping, aviation, large scale charge point infrastructure, large energy users and generators. (Source: PEAK Wind, PR, 4 Jan., 2022) Contact: Hybrid Greentech, +45 3127 0300, HybridGreentechrasmus@hybridgreentech.com, www.hybridgreentech.com; PEAK Wind, Lars Nagstrup Conradsen, +45 2325 5070, www.peak-wind.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News PEAK Wind,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  


Enphase Energy Inc. Completes ClipperCreek Acquisition (M&A)
Enphase Energy,ClipperCreek
Date: 2022-01-03
Freemnont, California-based microinverter-based solar and battery systems specialist Enphase Energy, Inc. is reporting completion of its previously reported acquisition of previously announced acquisition of Auburn, California-based ClipperCreek. ClipperCreek offers electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for residential and commercial customers in the U.S. and has sold more than 110,000 Level 2 AC charging stations since 2006.

Enphase Energy Inc. supplies microinverter-based solar and battery systems that enable people to harness the sun to make, use, save, and sell their own power and and control it all with a smart mobile app. The company revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter-based technology and builds all-in-one solar, battery, and software solutions. Enphase has shipped more than 39 million microinverters, and over 1.7 million Enphase-based systems have been deployed in more than 130 countries. (Source: Enphase Energy, Inc., PR, Website 3 Dec., 2022) Contact: Enphase Energy Inc., Badri Kothandaraman, CEO, Karen Sagot, IR, ir@enphaseenergy.com, www.enphaseenergy.com; Clipper Creek, www.clippercreek.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enphase Energy news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  BESS news,  


Deere Acquiring Austrian Battery Tech Firm (Int'l., M&A)
Deere,Kreisel Electric
Date: 2021-12-15
Moline, Illinois-headquartered tractor and equipment manufacturer Deere & Company is reporting an agreement to acquire majority ownership in Austrian battery technology developer Kreisel Electric GmbH.

Kreisel, which develops immersion-cooled electric battery modules and packs for high-performance and off-highway applications, developed a charging infrastructure platform (CHIMERO) that utilizes this patented battery technology. The company serves a global customer base across multiple end markets, including commercial vehicles, off-highway vehicles, marine, e-motorsports, and other high-performance applications. (Source: Deere & Company, PR, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: Kreisel Electric GmbH, +43 7949 21400, www.kreiselelectric.com; John Deere, 309-765-8000, www.corporateofficeheadquarters.org/john-deere

More Low-Carbon Energy News Kreisel Electric,  Deere,  Battery Energy Storage,  


Sembcorp UK Plans Major Battery Storage System (Int'l. Report)
Sembcorp
Date: 2021-12-15
Singapore-headquartered energy company Sembcorp Industries is reporting plans to deploy Europe's largest battery energy storage system at the Wilton International industrial complex on Teesside in northeast England. The 360MW lithium-ion system is expected to supply short-duration storage of around two hours, capable of providing fast-response balancing services to the UK's National Grid transmission system.

According to Sembcorp UK CEO Andy Koss, "Now, more than ever, flexible energy sources play an increasingly important role in maintaining secure and reliable energy supplies. With a growing reliance on renewables, the UK energy system needs to be flexible and able to respond quickly to changes." (Source: Sembcorp Industries, PR Contact: Sembcorp Industries, www.sembcorp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sembcorp news,  Battery news,  Lithium-Ion news,  Energy STorage news,  


Powin Touts New Battery Energy Storage Platform (New Prod. & Tech.)

Date: 2021-12-10
Tualatin, Oregon-based battery energy storage specialist Powin LLC is touting its new "Centipede" battery energy storage platform.

Centipede is the company's first fully modular design, complete with pre-integrated segments containing batteries, thermal management equipment, and essential safety systems. Centipede requires 50 pct less time and reduces lifecycle costs and provides superior reliability. Centipede's simplified design offers enhanced scalability, supporting more than 200 MWh-AC per acre on solar installations and can accommodate a wide range of system configurations and energy specifications, with immediate room to grow.

With safety validation completed, first deliveries of the Centipede are scheduled for Q2 2022 To date, Powin has secured more than 2 GWhs in contracted and awarded Centipede orders from multinational independent power producers and utilities. Powin has constructed more than 1200 MWh of systems supporting 54 projects in 10 states and eight countries and has a contracted pipeline to supply over 4,500 MWh of energy storage systems globally over the next three years. (Source: Powin, PR . Website, Nov.-Dec., 2021) Contact: Powin,, Geoff Brown, Pres., www.powin.com


Powin Touts New Battery Energy Storage Platform (New Prod. & Tech.)

Date: 2021-12-10
Tualatin, Oregon-based energy storage specialist Powin LLC (Powin), a global leader in the design and manufacture of safe and scalable battery energy storage solutions, announced its new Centipede battery energy storage platform. Centipede is the company’s first fully modular design, complete with pre-integrated segments containing batteries, thermal management equipment, and essential safety systems. Centipede requires 50 pct less time to procure and deploy and 30 pct less space onsite, while also reducing lifecycle costs and providing superior reliability. The Stack750E will be the first modular Stack purpose built for the Centipede platform and is well-suited for 2-hour to 4-hour applications, including solar and storage use cases. Centipede’s simplified design offers enhanced scalability, supporting more than 200 MWh-AC per acre and a simple augmentation strategy. Centipede can accommodate a wide range of system configurations and energy specifications, with immediate room to grow.

With safety validation completed, first deliveries of the Centipede are scheduled for Q2 2022 To date, Powin has secured more than 2 GWhs in contracted and awarded orders for Centipede from multinational independent power producers and utilities. Powin has built over 1200 MWh of systems, supporting 54 projects in 10 states and eight countries. Powin has a contracted pipeline to supply over 4,500 MWh of energy storage systems globally over the next three years. (Source: Powin, PR . Website, Nov.-Dec., 2021) Contact: Powin,, Geoff Brown, Pres., www.powin.com


Scout Clean Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy Ink Gonzaga Ridge Wind PPA (Ind. Report)
Scout Clean Energy
Date: 2021-12-10
Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Scout Clean Energy and California-based Community Choice Aggregator Peninsula Clean Energy are reporting a 15-year PPA that will provide Peninsula Clean Energy customers in San Mateo County and city of Los Banos with 76.35 MW from the Pacheco Pass Wind Farm in Merced County. ,

Scout purchased the wind farm from International Turbine Research in 2018, and plans to repower the roughly 40- year old, 162-turbine facility from 18.4 MW to 147.5 MW with 50-MW battery energy storage capacity. Construction is slated for late 2023 and compoletion in October, 2024, when the facility renamed Gonzaga Ridge Wind Farm, LLC (GRWF) will generate sufficient power for roughly 44,000 homes. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR 8 Dec., 2021) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Chad Thompson, 901-331-0779, chad@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com; Peninsula Clean Energy, Jan Pepper, CEO, www.PenCleanEnergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Scout Clean Energy,  Wind,  


AFFECT Energy Efficiency, BESS Funding Announced (Funding)
Federal Energy Management Program
Date: 2021-12-01
In Washington, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is reporting the selection of federal agency projects to receive a combined total of $13 million in Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) funding. The grants, which are expected to lead to more than $737 million when leveraged with energy performance contracts from private industry, include the following:
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) -- USCG will implement the agency's first microgrid control system (MCS) coupled with solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage system (BESS) resilience energy conservation measures (ECMs), to provide 10 days of off-grid operation during a power disruption event.

  • Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic -- The project will provide a comprehensive approach to enhancing its climate change adaptation-resilience posture and energy efficiency across eight NIWC Atlantic sites located in South Carolina, Virginia, and Louisiana. NIWC will deploy solar PV and an MCS to enable renewable back-up generation while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • Internal Revenue Service -- Internal Revenue Service is pursuing a near-net zero, comprehensive energy efficiency and resilience project that will empower up to 30 days of off-grid operation in the event of utility power disruption, amplify energy efficiency to substantially reduce baseload energy use and corresponding GHG emissions, and deploy solar PV coupled with an MCS, BESS.

  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst -- A large-scale, wholistic energy efficiency and climate change adaption-resilience project will deploy 40 MW of solar PV combined with a 12-MWh BESS and two unique MCSs alongside a wide range of key energy efficiency and resilience ECMs.

  • DoE, Office of Science -- A new project will bundle comprehensive traditional energy efficiency ECMs and resilience technologies such as lighting, water fixtures, simple HVAC controls, solar PV, BESS, and pumped water storage to reduce energy use and GHG emissions.

  • U.S. DoD, Pentagon -- Project will implement improvements to energy and water efficiency, as well as resilience to climate change-attributed severe weather events, via a comprehensive list of ECMs that will reduce baseload energy and water use and GHG emissions while adding renewable energy technologies. The project will achieve a net GHG reduction cost-effectively via combined reductions in baseload electricity (49 pct), water (8 pct), and sewer costs (40 pct).

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall -- The project will deploy an advanced, hybrid geothermal heat recovery chiller system coupled with energy efficiency and resilience ECMs to simultaneously reduce GHG emissions and address climate change adaptation-resiliency.

  • Eglin Air Force Base -- Within this integrated, comprehensive energy efficiency and resilience project, Eglin Air Force Base will implement various resilience ECMs including solar PV, an MCS coupled with a BESS, and natural gas generators while replacing aging chillers that serve critical loads such as data centers.

  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest -- A new project to integrate a cybersecurity-compliant MCS and 150-kW/600-kWh BESS with a total of 1.1 MW of solar PV to augment climate change adaptation-resilience, increase energy efficiency, and reduce GHG emissions, while allowing for full, continuous mission-critical operability of essential facilities and systems in the case of power disruption events.

  • GSA Region 4, Valdosta and Brunswick -- The project will deploy and demonstrate an advanced solar PV technology utilizing bifacial modules at two federal sites in Georgia, directly reducing GHG emissions and assisting GSA in meeting its internal agency commitment of achieving 100% renewable electricity by 2025. The project will also build out capabilities for these sites to consider implementing complementary resilience ECMs such as a MCS or BESS in the future. It will also validate an advanced, bifacial module solar PV technology, which if successful could be replicated and scaled throughout not only GSA Region 4 and the Southeast, but also more broadly across all GSA Regions nationwide.

  • GSA Region 7 -- This project will implement resilience ECMs including an MCS and BESS to boost climate change adaptation-resiliency, reduce GHG emissions by 47 pct, and provide the means to demonstrate GEB concepts such as advanced energy load-shifting and management, and demand response at sites in Laredo and Houston, Texas.

  • Joint Base Langley-Eustis -- This project will augment the capacity of a BESS to 1MW/4MWh, which will be coupled with a recommissioned energy management control system, cybersecurity-compliant MCS, and 1-MW solar PV array to meet the U.S. Air Forces' resilience requirements for energy performance contracts, allowing the base to shed noncritical energy loads and support mission-critical operations should climate change-induced severe weather such as hurricanes or other external forces result in an extended power disruption event.

    The project will also allow the joint base to reduce GHG emissions, improve energy efficiency, and provide peak shaving, demand response, energy time-of-use-shifting, dynamic frequency, and voltage regulation to reduce overall base electricity demand and energy costs.

  • Federal Aviation Administration -- A novel project to directly address federal building energy efficiency and load management, in coordination with their serving utility, to bundle electric vehicle supply equipment with a range of other energy efficiency and resilience ECMs including ground-mounted solar PV, LED lighting, HVAC upgrades, and variable frequency drives.

    The project will reduce GHG emissions by 89 pct by coupling electrification of buildings and transportation, which are key priorities of the Administration's decarbonization goals. (Source: US DOE Federal Energy Management Program, PR 1 Dec., 2021) Contact: US DOE, Federal Energy Management Program, www.energy.gov/eere/femp/2021-assisting-federal-facilities-energy-conservation-technologies-affect-federal-agency

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Federal Energy Management Program,  Energy Efficiency,  BESS,  Energy Storage,  


  • Summerside, BluWave-ai Partner for Renewables (Ind. Report)
    BluWave-ai
    Date: 2021-11-29
    In Atlantic Canada, the city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island reports it has partnered with BluWave-ai to optimize its smart grid and ensure the integration of more distributed renewable energy resources.

    Summerside Electric Utility and BlueWave-ai tested an artificial intelligence-based platform as part of the city's living lab programme. The aim was to develop algorithms that can be used to streamline the control and operation of solar, wind and battery energy storage systems -- "the first end-to-end AI-optimised smart grid in North America, the first industry proof point of a scalable system applicable to entire states and countries for moving their energy networks towards maximized use of renewable assets," according to the release. (Source: BluWave-ai, Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: BluWave-ai, Devashish Paul, CEO, info@bluwave-ai.com, www.bluwave-ai.com; Summerside Electric Utility, www.summerside.ca/residents/electricity

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BluWave-a,  Solar,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  


    Canadian Solar Shares Offering Raises $150Mn (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Solar
    Date: 2021-11-29
    Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc. reports its previously announced "at-the-market" offering of common shares raised US$150 million in gross proceeds before deducting commissions and offering expenses.

    The company intends to use the new funds for long-term strategic growth, expanding its battery energy storage business, acquisitions and general corporate purposes. (Source: Canadian Solar, PR Website, 29 Nov., 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc., Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Solar,  Solar,  


    Canadian Solar Reports Energy Storage Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Solar
    Date: 2021-11-24
    Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc. reports its subsidiary CSI Solar has inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL), a global provider of new energy innovative technologies.

    The two firms will cooperate on battery energy storage system solutions, supply of lithium-ion battery modules, operation and maintenance services of battery storage projects and innovative technology. (Source: Canadian Solar, PR, Website, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar, Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., www.catl.com

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


    GE, UK Export Finance Support 1.35 GW Turkish Solar Project (Int'l.)
    Kalyon Enerji, GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-11-22
    In London, GE Renewable Enery is reporting the UK Export Finance (UKEF) -- the UK's export credit agency -- has agreed to guarantee a $291 million (£217 million) Buyer Credit Facility for Kalyon Enerji's 1.35 GW Karapinar solar project in Konya Karapinar province, Turkey. Financing will be structured on a project finance basis and raised through J.P. Morgan as acting lead arranger and lender supported by the UKEF guarantee.

    The UKEF guarantee will enable GE to deploy its first FLEXINVERTER solar technology outside the U.S. The FLEXRESERVOIR is a systems integrated battery energy storage and power electronics solution for multiple configurations and market applications. FLEXIQ is a digital platform that provides design, operation and fleet management solutions to enable grid compliance and maximize lifetime customer value, according to the release. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, 15 Nov., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; Kalyon Enerji, www.kalyonholding-com; UK Export Finance, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-export-finance

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Kalyon Enerji,  GE Renewable Energy,  Solar,  Turkey Solar,  


    ACEN, AMI 252-MW Vietnam Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l. Report)
    ACEN Corp., AC Energy, AMI Renewable
    Date: 2021-11-19
    Philippines-based ACEN Corp. -- fka AC Energy Corp. -- and AMI Renewables of Vietnam are reporting its 252-MW wind farm in Quang Binh, Vietnam has begun commercial operations. The $358,4 million project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 580,000 tpy and generate about 648 gigawatt hours per year of electricity -- sufficient power for 270,000 homes.

    The wind farm is ACEN and AMI's third renewable energy pproject in Vietnam, the first two being the 50-MW and 30-MW solar farms in Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak, respectively, which started operating in 2019. A battery energy storage system is planned for the facility in Khanh Hoa.

    AMI Renewables is aiming to bring 1,000-MW of renewables capacity online by 2025, according to the release. (Source: ACEN, AMI Renewables, PR, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: ACEN Corp., Patrice R. Clausse, www.acenergy.com.ph

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ACEN Corp.,  Vietnam Wind,  AC Energy,  Wind,  


    DESRI Inks 160 MWac Solar PPA with Facebook (Ind. Report)
    D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments
    Date: 2021-11-17
    New York-based renewable energy investor and developer D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) is reporting a PPA agreement (PPA) with Facebook for the 160 MWac Chester Solar project in Chersterfield, County, Virginia. The solar facility, which is being developed by DESRI and renewable energy and energy storage specialist Torch Clean Energy (Torch), will will support Facebook's data centers in the region, including the Henrico Data Center, in Eastern Henrico County.

    DESRI and its affiliates develop, acquire, own, and operate long-term contracted renewable energy assets in the U.S. DESRI's portfolio of operating and in-construction renewable energy projects currently includes over 50 solar and wind projects that represent over 6 GW of aggregate capacity. Torch has over 1,500 MW of high-quality solar projects under development throughout the United States, including over 650 MW of contracted solar projects and four utility-scale battery energy storage projects that are expected to be constructed by 2023. (Source: D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, Nov., 2021) Contact: D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, Hy Martin, Dev. Officer, www.desri.com; Torch Clean Energy, Jon Kilberg, Pres., www.torchcleanenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments news,  Solar news,  Facebook news,  


    Eversource Selects Integral Analytics Load Forecasting Software (Ind. Report)
    Eversource, Willdan,Integral Analytics
    Date: 2021-11-17
    Anaheim, California-headquartered energy efficiency and energy storage firm Willdan Group, Inc. reports Eversource will deploy the latest version of Willdan's Kentucky-based subsidiary Integral Analytics LoadSEER software in Massachusetts to support advanced load forecasting and grid planning. Willdan will assist Eversource in analyzing distributed energy resource (DER) adoption rate and load forecasting for Eversource throughout Massachusetts.

    The LoadSEER enterprise software license will allow Eversource to use LoadSEER to perform alternative scenario analyses of grid load impacts for various adoption rates of electric vehicles, distributed solar, and battery energy storage. They will also use the software to model vehicle travel and to conduct 8760-scenario load forecasting. LoadSEER recently integrated a data "scrubber" feature that improves the quality and forecasting potential of utilities' raw data, saving utilities time and money usually spent on data processing. Eversource will leverage LoadSEER to help predict the future evolution of transit patterns in Eversource's Massachusetts territory, according to the release. (Source: Willdan Group, Inc., Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Willdanm Thomas Brisban, Pres., Al Kaschalk , VP Investor Relations , 310-922-5643, akaschalk@willdan.com, www.willdan.com; Eversource, www.eversource.com; Integral Analytics, 513-762-7621, www.integralanalytics.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Integral Analytics,  Eversource,  Willdan,  Energy Software,  


    B&V to Engineer Hawaiian Pumped Hydro Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    Black & Veatch, AES Clean Energy
    Date: 2021-11-10
    US consultancy and EPC specialist Black & Veatch (B&V) reports it has been selected by AES Clean Energy to provide engineering services for the pumped energy storage and hydropower portion of the West Kauai Energy Project (WKEP) on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. WKEP will incorporate irrigation and renewables, and produce electricity with pumped storage, conventional hydropower, solar PV generation and battery energy storage.

    AES Clean Energy will develop, build and operate the solar pumped hydro plant under agreements with Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) with which it has a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the project. Black & Veatch will support AES in development of technical design criteria for hydro power and hydraulic structures , procurement specifications, factory inspections and witness acceptance testing, and provide construction and commissioning support and project wrap-up. (Source: Black & Veatch, PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: AES Clean Energy , www.aes.com; Black & Veatch, www.bv.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Black & Veatch ,  Pumped Hydro,  Energy Storage,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  AES Clean Energy ,  


    Ameresco Inks SCE Battery Energy Storage Contract (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco,Southern California Edison
    Date: 2021-11-03
    Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency, storage and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc., reports it has contracted with Southern California Edison (SCE) to design and build three grid scale battery energy storage systems (BESSs) in the San Joaquin Valley, Rancho Cucamonga and nearby communities and the Long Beach area.

    The substation energy storage systems, which are expected to be operational in August, 2022, will be built to address the emergency reliability risks to electric power shortages due to extended drought, wildfire, and heatwaves. The systems equate to 537.5 MW with a four-hour duration, for a total of 2,150 MWh. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Ameresco, Britta MacIntosh, Senior VP, Ameresco Western Region, 508-661-2264, www.ameresco.com, www.ameresco.com/energy-efficiency; Southern California Edison, William Walsh, VP Energy Procurement and Management, www.sce.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Ameresco,  SCE,  


    EnerSys® Expands ODYSSEY Battery Portfolio (Ind. Report)
    EnerSys
    Date: 2021-11-01
    Reading, Penna.-based battery energy storage specialist EnerSys® reports its portfolio now include ODYSSEY® PRO batteries that are engineered with an advanced carbon additive for up to 10 pct greater capacity and longer cycle life.

    ODYSSEY® PRO batteries provide deep cycle reserve power and maximum cranking power, with engine cranking pulses up to 2,150 amps for five seconds, which is double to triple that of equally sized conventional lead acid batteries. ODYSSEY® batteries are designed to handle 400 charge-discharge cycles to 80 pct Depth of Discharge (DOD) and feature a three- to 10-year service life and a two-year storage life at 77°F (25°C).

    EnerSys manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies and numerous applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations. (Source: EnerSys, Website PR, Contact: EnerSys. www.enersys.com

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


    Battery Specialist Our Next Energy Raises $25Mn (Ind. Report)
    Our Next Energy Inc
    Date: 2021-10-25
    Detroit, Michigan-based battery energy storage startup Our Next Energy Inc (ONE) report it has closed a $25 million Series A capital raise led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Assembly Ventures, BMW i Ventures, Flex and Volta Energy Technologies.

    ONE's battery technologies -- Aries and Gemini -- can double the range of electric vehicles. In addition to improving range, it is focused on lowering cost with cobalt-free chemistries that don't pose a thermal runaway risk, according to the company release.

    The Aries battery pack with an energy density of 287 Wh/L, at a system level will go into production at the end of 2022. The Aries battery pack will use Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) chemistry in a Structural Cell to Pack architecture having the highest known cell to pack ratio of 76 pct.

    The Gemini battery pack uses a proprietary energy management system and chemistry in a dual battery range extender architecture. This approach yields 450 Wh/L at a system level, further improving range and cost beyond the Aries platform. To quantify the capabilities of the Gemini architecture, ONE calculates that this battery system will allow electric vehicles to travel more than 750 miles on a single charge. (Source: Our Next Energy Inc ., Website PR, 18 Oct, 201) Contact: Our Next Energy Inc ., 248-716-4111, www.one.ai

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Our Next Energy Inc. news,  Battery news,  Energy Storage news,  


    Anesco, Foresight Partner on Solar Energy Storage (Int'l.)
    Anesco,JLEN,Foresight Solar Fund
    Date: 2021-10-25
    In the UK, Reading-headquartered renewable energy and battery energy storage company Anesco reports it will construct and maintain 100MW of battery energy storage for Guernsey-registered JLEN Environmental Assets Group -- fka John Laing Environmental Fund -- and Jersey-base Foresight Solar Fund Limited (FSFL).

    The deal includes two 50MW sites, one in Melksham, Wiltshire, adjacent to FSFL's existing Sandridge solar park and a second at the West Gourdie, Dundee which, at just under 50MW, will be one of the largest battery storage facilities in Scotland. Both sites will be fully operational by autumn 2022.

    To date, Anesco has constructed more than 100 solar farms and 30 energy storage facilities, as well as providing O&M to more than 24,000 sites. (Source: Anesco, PR, Website, Oct., 2021) Contact: Anesco, Sarah Webb, Business Dev., +44 845 894 4444, www. anesco.co.uk; Foresight Solar Fund Limited, www.foresightgroup.eu; JLEN, www.jlen.com

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    Ameresco, Trent Univ. Renew Energy Efficiency EPC (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco
    Date: 2021-10-25
    Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco is reporting it will partner with Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario , on an energy performance contract (EPC) for various energy efficiency upgrades including the installation of a 2.5MW/5 MWh battery energy storage system BESS, the replacement of aging switchgear components and the implementation of a carport canopy photo-voltaic (PV) and electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The PV and EV charging station will complement the newly installed BESS and reduce the University's greenhouse gas emissions.

    The University’s renewed EPC with Ameresco builds on previous energy saving projects such as converting the campus lighting to LEDs, implementing smart ventilation systems and using solar energy to power the university's new zero-carbon Forensics Crime Scene Facility. (Source: Ameresco, Website PR, 19 Oct., 2021)Contact: Ameresco, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, www.ameresco.com , www.ameresco.com/energy-efficiency

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    Ameresco Contracts for SCE Energy Storage Systems (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco,Southern California Edison
    Date: 2021-10-22
    Framingham, Massachusetts-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco reports it has contracted with Southern California Edison (SCE) to design and build three grid-scale battery energy storage systems (BESSs) at existing SCE substation parcels in the San Joaquin Valley, Rancho Cucamonga and nearby communities and Long Beach, California. The projects will utilize a turnkey engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance (EPCM) contracting mechanism.

    The substation energy storage systems, which will address the emergency reliability risks identified in the Governor's Emergency Proclamation aimed at utilizing clean energy resources to address electric power shortages due to extended drought, wildfire, and heatwaves, equate to 537.5 MW with a four-hour duration, for a total of 2,150 MWh. (Source: Ameresco, Website PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Ameresco, Britta MacIntosh, Senior VP, Ameresco Western Region, Southern California Edison, William Walsh, VP Energy Procurement and Management, 508-661-2264, www.ameresco.com, www.ameresco.com/energy-efficiency,www.sce.com

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    Ameresco, USCG Partner on Solar+Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco
    Date: 2021-10-18
    Framingham, Mass.-headquartered renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage specialist Ameresco is reporting a $43 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) at the service's Training Center (TRACEN) Petaluma, in California.

    Under the contract, Ameresco will install a microgrid, integrating existing distributed backup generators with a new 5 MW solar array and an 11.6MWh BESS to power the entire site in the event of a loss of utility power.

    Once completed, Training Center Petaluma will realize a cost savings of more than $1.2 million in the first year alone. The project will also reduce the site's annual electricity and propane consumption by 8.7M kWh and 50.8 kgal, respectively.

    The project will be the USCG's first Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) largest solar renewable energy project integrated within the USCG's first fully functional, renewable energy-powered microgrid. The project is expected to get underway this month for completion by Fall 2023. (Source: Ameresco, Website PR, 12 Oct., 2021) Contact: Ameresco, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, www.ameresco.com , www.ameresco.com/energy-efficiency

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    Octopus, Partners Plan UK Green Hydrogen Projects (Int'l. Report)
    Innova Renewables,Octopus Energy
    Date: 2021-10-08
    In the UK, London-bed Octopus Energy Group's Octopus Hydrogen unit is reporting a strategic partnership with Innova Renewables and Novus to design, build and operate green hydrogen production -- including the installation of electrolysers ranging between 2 and 20MW, compression and mobile hydrogen storage at several of Innova's renewable energy generation sites .

    Novus is working with Innova Renewables to develop 4GW of solar, wind and battery capacity across the UK. Innova has agreed to develop hydrogen production facilities at several of its co-located solar and battery energy storage sites to be directly connected to on-site renewable energy generations which will be purchased via long term PPAs producing between 500 and 2500kg of hydrogen per day.

    Octopus Hydrogen's optimisation software will be used to control electrolysis and when the site exports at full potential, helping balance the grid by choosing the best times to use green electricity to produce hydrogen. (Source: Innova Website Release, 5 Oct., 2021) Contact: Octopus Energy,Octopus Hydrogen, Will Rowe, Founder, CEO , Dominic Bellamy, +44 2045 308369, dominic.bellamy@octoenergy.com, www.octoenergy.com; Innova, Robin Dummett, Founder and Managing Director , Kristianne Stanton-Jones, +44 1242 436630, Kristianne@innova.co.uk, www.innova.co.uk

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    ILI Offloads 50 MW Scottish Battery Energy Storage Project (M&A)
    ILI Group, Eelpower
    Date: 2021-10-08
    Scottish clean energy developer ILI Group Plc is reporting the sale of the 50MW Fordtown battery energy storage project in Kintore, Aberdeenshire to energy storage asset investor and operator Eelpower for an undisclosed sum.

    ILI Group has developed and funded 200MW of battery storage projects and has a further 800MW being prepared for market over 2021-22. In addition to this 1GW of battery storage, the company is looking to develop 3GW of pumped hydro storage. (Source: ILI Group, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: ILI Group, Mark Wilson, CEO, +44 1698 891352, www.ili-energy.com; Eelpower, info@eelpower.co.uk, www.eelpower.co.uk

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    ILI Nails 50-MW Battery Storage Project Sale (Int'l, M&A)
    Land Investments Group
    Date: 2021-10-06
    In the UK, TLT has completed the sale of a 50MW battery storage project in Kintore near Aberdeen to SUSI Storage Development UK on behalf of clean energy developer ILI Energy Storage PLC (ILI}.

    The transaction is the fourth battery storage sale TLT has completed for ILI Group in the last year, and follows the sale of a 50MW project in Nairn to Foresight Group in September.

    ILI Group notes it is developing a portfolio of 3 GW of energy storage projects in the UK, distributed between 2 GW of pumped storage hydro and 1 GW of battery storage initiatives. (Source: Intelligent Land Investments Group, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Intelligent Land Investments Group, Mark Wilson, CEO, +44 1698 891352, www.ili-energy.com; SUSI Storage Development, Contact information unavailable.

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    AEP Seeks Solar, Wind+Battery Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    AEP Energy
    Date: 2021-10-06
    Columbus, Ohio-headquartered wholesale energy supplier AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP) is seeking proposals for off-take from new solar, off-take from new/re-powered wind facilities and build-own-transfer of stand-alone Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) located in the PJM service region to support the company's growing retail and wholesale load.

    AEPEP is seeking renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) of 10, 12 or 15 years for solar, wind facilities -- including incremental power from re-powering -- and BESS that begin operation between 2022 and 2024.

    Complete RFP details are available HERE. (Source: AEP, Website Release, 4 Oct., 2021) Contact: AEP, Ben Duckworth, (614) 583-7453, beduckworth@aepes.com, www.aeponsitepartners.com

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    Willdan Wins Dublin, California $21.2 Mn Energy Contract (Ind. Report)
    Willdan
    Date: 2021-10-06
    In the Golden State, Anaheim-headquartered Willdan Group, Inc. reports it has been selected by the City of Dublin (pop. 67,800 +-), California, to implement citywide energy efficiency, infrastructure, resiliency, and smart-city upgrades.

    Through a comprehensive $21.2 million contract, Willdan will perform project engineering, development, construction, commissioning and energy savings measurement and verification at over 20 sites across the City, including the deployment of distributed energy resources and three years of maintenance at 10 sites.

    Ten sites will receive additional solar capacity, totaling 1.4 MW-DC capacity, and four sites will be paired with battery energy storage. The projects are expected to be completed within the next 18-24 months. (Source: Willdan, Website PR, Sept., 2021)Contact: City of Dublin, Laurie Sucgang, City Engineer and Assistant Public Works Director, 925-833-6650, www.dublin.ca.gov; Willdan Group Inc., Tom Brisbin, CEO, Stacy McLaughlin , CFO, 714-940-6300, smclaughlin@willdan.com, www.willdan.com

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    DEWA Solar Park Testing Tesla Battery Energy Storage (Int'l.)
    DEWA, Tesla
    Date: 2021-10-04
    In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it is piloting a 1.21MW/8.61MWh energy storage system using Tesla lithium-ion batteries at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world's largest renewable energy project, in Dubai. The project is DEWA's second battery pilot at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park .

    The pilot is intended to test how energy storage can be used to diversify the utility's energy mix at a time when calls for the decarbonisation of the energy sector are increasing. By using energy storage, utilities are able to expand their portfolio of renewables and thereby move away from fossil-fueled energy generation, the release notes. (Source: DEWA, PR, PEI, 4 Oct., 2021) Contact: Tesla, Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack; DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Thayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae

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    SimpliPhi, Heila Tech. Partner on Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Heila Technologies, SimpliPhi Power
    Date: 2021-10-01
    Somerville, Mass.-based Heila Technologies, an energy technology leader responsible for controlling, aggregating, and optimizing distributed energy resources (DERs), reports it has partnered with Oxnard, California-based SimpliPhi Power and New Partners Community Solar to deploy an energy storage system that provides cost-effective, reliable and sustainable energy on a previously installed 200 kWsolar array at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School in Washington, DC.

    In order to maximize the investment of the solar array for the school, satisfy the imposed export limit of 30 kW per day, avoid the system being shut down, as well as capture valuable excess renewable energy, SimpliPhi Power designed a 60 kWh 1200 VDC lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery bank to store the excess solar generation. To enable advanced functionality for this impactful solar and energy storage system, SimpliPhi Power turned to the Heila Edge® platform to integrate the solar array and batteries with advanced system controls and functionality.

    SimpliPhi Power designs and manufactures efficient, non-toxic energy storage and management systems that utilize environmentally benign lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry. Based in Oxnard, California, SimpliPhi combines the non-hazardous LFP energy storage chemistry with its proprietary cell and battery architecture, power electronics, Battery Management System (BMS) and manufacturing processes to create safe, reliable, durable, and highly scalable on-demand power solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, and government sectors. (Source: SimpliPhi, PR, 21 Sept., 2021) Contact: SimpliPhi, Catherine Von Burg, CEO, (805) 640-6700, www.simpliphipower.com; Heila Technologies, Francisco Morocz, CEO ,www.heilatech.com; New Partners Community Solar, www.npsolar.or

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    Sunnova, AutoGrid Create Calif. Virtual Power Plant (Ind. Report)
    Sunnova, AutoGrid
    Date: 2021-09-29
    US residential solar company Sunnova and distributed energy resource (DER) controls platform provider AutoGrid are reporting they will aggregate home battery energy storage systems to provide demand response for California community energy supplier Clean Power Alliance (CPA).

    AutoGrid's Flex platform will be used to create a scalable virtual power plant (VPP) solution from Sunnova customers' battery units in Southern California. CPA supplies energy to around 3 million people in Los Angeles and Ventura County.

    California is committed to a 100 pct carbon-free grid by 2045.

    AutoGrid presently works with a number of partners in 12 countries, and has more than 5,000MW of assets under contract. Sunnova has more than 162,000 customers, representing nearly a gigawatt of its own solar energy systems in the field in the US. (Source: AutoGrid, PR, Energy Storage, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Sunnova, William Berger, CEO, Alina Eprimian, alina.eprimian@sunnova.com, www.sunnova.com; AutoGrid, Rahul Kar, VP, www.auto-grid.com

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    Dubai Solar Park Tesla Energy Storage Facility Online (Ind. Report)
    DEWA, Tesla
    Date: 2021-09-27
    In the UAE, he Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it has activated a 1.21 MW/8.61 MWh Tesla lithium-ion battery energy storage facility at its 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar project in the Middle East to date.

    The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is expected to include concentrated solar power (CSP) units and hydrogen facilities when completed and fully online in 2030. Presently, the solar park has 1,013 MW of generation capacity in operation. (Source: DEWA, PR, 27 Sept., 2021) Contact: Tesla, Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack;DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Thayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae

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    MEAG Taking Stake in California Solar+Storage Projects (M&A)
    MEAG
    Date: 2021-09-17
    Munich, Germany-based asset management company MEAG, acting on behalf of Munich Re, is reporting a strategic partnership with EDF Renewables North America to acquire a 50 pct stake in the Maverick VI 131MWdc solar project with 50MW/200MWh battery energy storage system, and the 179MWdc Maverick VII solar project, both of which are under construction in Riverside County, California.

    When fully operational before the year end, the two facilities will generate sufficient power for 116,500 average California homes and offset more than 527,000m tpy of carbon emissions . The deal is expected to close in Q1, 2022, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

    MEAG currently manages wind and solar assets with more than 1GW of total capacity in the US and Europe. (Source: MEAG, PowerTech, 15 Sept., 2021) Contact: MEAG, www.meag.com; EDF Renewables North America, Sandi Briner, 858-521-3525, www.edf-re.com

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    Nickel-Hydrogen Battery Startup Raises $100 Mn (Ind. Report)
    EnerVenue
    Date: 2021-09-15
    Battery startup EnerVenue is touting its nickel-hydrogen batteries that the company says will revolutionize stationary energy storage.

    According to EnerVenue , its nickel-hydrogen batteries can withstand super-high and super-low temperatures , require little to no maintenance; and it has a far longer lifespan than lithium-ion batteries.EnerVenue's batteries can charge and discharge at speeds ranging from a 10-minute charge or discharge to as slow as a 10-20 hour charge-discharge cycle, though the company is optimizing for a roughly 2 hour charge and 4-8 hour discharge. The batteries are also designed for 30,000 cycles without experiencing a decline in performance.

    EnerVenue has raised $100 million in Series A funding from energy infrastructure company Schlumberger and Saudi Aramco's VC arm, along with Stanford University which the company has earmarked for ramping-up nickel-hydrogen battery production and a Gigafactory in the U.S.. The company has a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Schlumberger for international markets. (Source: EnerVenue, PR, TachCrunch, Sept., 2021) Contact: EnerVenue Inc. , Jorg Heinemann, CEO, Chad Spring, Bus. Dev., www. enervenue.com

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    Tesla Chops Residential Solar Subscription Service (Ind. Report)
    Tesla
    Date: 2021-09-13
    EV automaker and battery energy storage maker Tesla reports the discontinuance of its two year old solar subscription service offering in the US. The service was promoted as "the cheapest possible way for home owners to go solar.".

    The solar subscription service enabled homeowners to install solar panel system at no cost and no contract paying a monthly fee to access the solar power generated by the system. (Source: Tesla, The Sentinal, 12 Sept., 2021) Contact: Tesla, www.tesla.com/solar

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    Electriq Power Subscriber Profile Feature (Ind. Report)
    Electriq Power
    Date: 2021-09-13
    The Smart Energy Storage Solution -- Making Batteries Smarter for a More Efficient Grid

    Electriq Power is an energy storage solutions company that designs, engineers, and assembles fully integrated energy management and storage solutions for homes and small businesses, with systems delivered and deployed by a network of installers across North America. Electriq's flagship product line is the PowerPod, the industry-leading smart home battery backup system designed to save on electricity costs and protect against blackouts. The system includes a battery, hybrid battery/solar inverter, an energy meter, as well as a smart home energy software to manage electricity use and optimize efficiency. The PowerPod is modular and expandable up to three systems with three battery packs per system, giving installers and homeowners system design flexibility, with up to 16.5 kW of power and 99 kWh of battery storage.

    The PowerPod 2, launched in late 2020, is equipped with non-toxic, non-hazardous Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries which are rapidly becoming the industry standard, allowing for longer battery cycle life, increased reliability, and enhanced safety. The new high-performance, cobalt-free model builds upon key features of the original PowerPod system and PowerPod LFP technology to create the optimal energy storage solution. Notable product enhancements of the PowerPod 2 include:

  • More power: 11.4 kW DC solar, 7.6 kW continuous backup output;
  • Storage duration from 10 to 20 kWh;
  • Outdoor-rated (NEMA 3R);
  • AC-Coupled option with three models of usable capacity—AC-10 (kWh), AC-15 (kWh), and AC-20 (kWh);
  • Grid services-ready through OpenADR 2.0b certification or Electriq-developed PowerADR protocol;
  • Resilient communication during power and internet outages via built-in, battery-powered LTE;
  • Modular and easy to install, plus guaranteed commissioning during installation with LTE

    The PowerPod 2 became the first fully integrated OpenADR 2.0b-certified residential battery storage system on the market, enabling Electriq Power to seamlessly partner with energy aggregators and participate in today's dynamic energy marketplace. Recent strategic partnerships have given Electriq Power a pathway forward into deployment and control of energy storage systems while maximizing value for microgrids. Additionally, Electriq Power has accelerated deployments of battery systems and established a foundation from which to provide real-time grid services to support utility infrastructure and grid operators across the country. (Source: Electriq Power, Sept, 2021) Contact: Electriq Power, Aric Saunders, EVP of Sales (855) 206-9462, aric@electriqpower.com, electriqpower.com

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  • RE Royalties Loans $2.3Mn for Ont. Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Switch Power Ontario Battery Operations Corp
    Date: 2021-09-10
    Vancouver-based renewable energy royalty-based financing specialist RE Royalties Ltd. reports it has entered into a $2.3 million loan agreement with Switch Power Ontario Battery Operations Corp. (OPCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgary-based Switch Power Corporation, to finance OPCO's acquisition of four operational energy storage projects totaling 1.97 MW/4.38 MWh in Ontario.

    RE Royalties will receive a 5 pct royalty on all gross revenues received by the Operating Projects for the life of the Energy Services Agreements which have initial terms of 10-12-years with options to extend.

    The Operating Projects are adjacent to commercial buildings owned by large property managers or REITs and utilize battery technologies from Tesla and Sungrow to significantly reduce their electricity costs by supplying power during periods of peak demand. (Source: RE Royalties, PR 8 Sept., 2021) Contact: RE Royalties Ltd., Bernard Tan, CEO , 777.8778.374.2000, info@reroyalties.com, www.reroyalties.com; Switch Power, (403) 999-8781, info@switchpower.ca, www.switchpower.ca

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    Greenbacker Acquires 41-MW Michigan Solar Asset (M&A Report)
    Greenbacker,Prism Power Partners
    Date: 2021-09-10
    NYC-based Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC reports a wholly owned subsidiary has purchased Heathlands, a 41-MW utility-scale solar pre-construction solar project in Manistee County, Michigan, from Prism Power Partners LLC. The Heathlands solar facility was designed with the option to add co-located battery energy storage systems onsite.

    The Heathlands project has a long-term PPA with an investment-grade offtaker and is slated to enters commercial operations in Q4, 2022.

    With the acquisition -- Greenbacker's third from Prism -- Greenbacker will own approximately 2.18 GW of generating capacity (including assets that are to be constructed), comprising 1.82 GW of utility-scale and distributed solar facilities, 330.1 MW of wind facilities, 16.0 MW of battery storage, and 12.0 MW of biomass facilities Prism Power Partners is an experienced renewable energy project developer focused on leveraging strong relationships with host communities and electric load-serving entities throughout the Midwest, including Michigan. Prism's team has developed over 250 solar projects and over 100 MW of energy storage across North America. (Source: Greenbacker, PR., Sept., 2021) Contact: Greebacker Capital, www.greenbackercapital.com; Prism Power Partners, Randall Wood Managing Director, (312) 330-5014, randy@prismpowerpartners.com, www.prismpowerpartners.com

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    Rancho Mirage Adds Energy Storage to Solar Rebates (Ind. Report)
    Rancho Mirage
    Date: 2021-09-08
    In the Golden State, the city of Rancho Mirage City Council reports it is adding battery energy storage to its residential solar rebate program.

    The program, which reimburses residents $500 for new solar installations or expansions, was created in 2017 when the city formed the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority to promote clean energy and reduce energy costs for residents.

    The rebates are paid by the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority which has earmarked has s $150,000 for rebates this fiscal year. More than 900 solar rebates totaling more than $450,000 have been paid since 2018. (Source: City of Ranco Mirage, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Rancho Mirage Energy Authority, 760-578-6092, www.ranchomirageenergy.org

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    Canadian Solar Inks U.S. Solar+Storage O&M Agreements (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Solar,Recurrent Energy
    Date: 2021-09-08
    Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc. reports it has entered into long-term operations & maintenance (O&M) agreements with the Slate and Mustang solar PV plus battery storage projects in Kings County, California. The projects were both developed by Canadian Solar's subsidiary Recurrent Energy and are currently owned by Goldman Sachs Asset Management Renewable Power.

    The agreements cover the full Slate Project, which is a 300 MW AC solar plant designed with a 140 MW / 561 MWh battery energy storage system. It also covers the storage component of the Mustang Project, which is a 100 MW AC solar plant retrofitted with a 75 MW / 300 MWh battery storage system. Canadian Solar O&M work will include plant monitoring, NERC registration, performance management, and preventative and corrective maintenance. (Source: Canadian Solar Inc., PR, 7 Sept., 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc., Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Recurrent Energy, www.recurrentenergy.com Canadian Solar Inc.,

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    Conn. PURA Touts Battery Energy Storage Program (Ind. Report)
    Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
    Date: 2021-08-30
    The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is reporting adoption of a new 9-year Statewide Electric Storage Program that combines up-front incentives with customer performance payments to achieve a goal of 580 MW of new distributed battery deployment. That capacity goal is evenly split between commercial and residential customers.

    For comparison, the Massachusetts Connected Solutions program, which served as a model for the Connecticut program, enrolled about 840 residential battery customers in 2020. In Vermont, Green Mountain Power has placed batteries behind 3,000 residential customer meters. The Connecticut program aims to enroll 10,000 residential customers in its first three years.

    Download Conn. Statewide Electric Storage Program details HERE. (Source: Ct. PURA, Clean Energy Group / Clean Energy States Alliance, 26 Aug., 2021) Contact: Ct. PURA, Taren O'Connor, Director of Legislation, Regulation and Communication, 860-827-2689, Taren.Oconnor@ct.gov, www.ct.gov/pura

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    Sage Energy Consulting on 43 Solar+Storage Installations (Ind. Report)
    Sage Energy
    Date: 2021-08-11
    In the Golden State, San Rafael-based Sage Energy Consulting reports it will work with the Judicial Council of California (JCC) and evaluate 43 previously identified JCC sites for solar energy+storage installations.

    Sage will provide procurement support, pre-construction, construction and post-construction management and commissioning support for rooftop solar panels, solar carports, and batteries and may assist in negotiating power purchase agreements. (Source: Sage Energy Consulting, PR Aug., 2021) Contact: Sage Energy Consulting, Russell Schmit, COO, 415-663-9914, www.sagerenew.com

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    Wartsila Supplies Battery Energy Storage in Taiwan (Int'l. Report)
    Wartsila
    Date: 2021-08-11
    Wartsila reports it will supply a 5.2 MW/5.2 MWh battery energy storage system to the Beimen Energy Storage project to be constructed by Shangfa Construction for North-Star International .in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, The project is expected to be operational by the end of Q1, next year.

    Wartsilas system will enable North-Star International to provide frequency regulation and spinning reserve services and will enable the integration of greater levels of renewables, Taiwan aims to have 20% solar and wind power by 2025, which will be augmented with an additional 15GW of offshore wind power by 2035. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, 10 Aug., 2021)

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    CS Energy Expands Solar, Energy Storage Business (Ind. Report)
    CS Energy
    Date: 2021-08-06
    Edison, New Jersey-headquartered CS Energy, an integrated energy firm that designs and builds optimized projects in the solar, storage, and emerging energy industries, reports its total installation base in the U.S. Southwest has grown to 29 MW of solar power and 40 MWh of energy storage.

    With three new distributed energy projects currently under construction in Florida, the company's total national energy storage installation base will reach over 200 MWh. In Hamilton and Alachua Counties, two of these distributed energy projects are standalone battery energy storage systems (BESS) of 5.5 MWh and 11.5 MWh in capacity. Installed for one of the largest utilities in the US, these strategically placed energy storage systems are part of a technology pilot program and will be used to address growing peak demand and reduce congestion on the distribution grid. The third project is a 1 MW solar carport coupled with 23 MWh of energy storage. All three projects will utilize Doosan GridTech's digital energy management solution (EMS).

    CS Energy, which completed this 14 MW solar power generation project in Virginia in late 2020, is a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) energy firm that designs and builds optimized projects in solar, energy storage, and emerging energy industries. (Source: CS Energy, PR, 4 Aug., 2021) Contact: CS Energy, Eric Millard, CCO, D. Scott Bianchi,732 860 4660, www.csenergy.com

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    Europe's Largest Energy Storage Project Comes Online (Int.l)
    Sungrow
    Date: 2021-08-04
    China's Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd reports the largest energy storage project in Europe, the 100MW/100MWh Minety plant with Sungrow's 1500V energy storage system solutions, has been grid-connected and is now fully operational.

    Sungrow supplied both NCM and LFP battery energy storage systems featuring high integration, which minimize the footprint, slash the commissioning duration and significantly reduce the system cost. The solution meets the latest UK frequency regulation requirement called dynamic containment -- requesting the plant to respond to the power instruction of the grid within 1 second.

    Sungrow is the world's most bankable inverter brand with over 182 GW installed worldwide as of June 2021. Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters, with a dedicated R&D team and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter solutions and energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications, as well as internationally recognized floating PV plant solutions. With a strong 24-year track record in the PV space, Sungrow products power installations in over 150 countries, according to the company. (Source: Sungrow Power Supply Co., PR, 4 Aug., 2021) Contact: Sungrow Power Supply, +86 551 65327879, overseas@sungrow.cn, www.sungrowpower.com

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    RWE Building German Battery, Run-of-River Facilities (Int'l.)
    EWE
    Date: 2021-07-26
    Essen, Germany-headquartered RWE AG reports it is constructing one of the largest and most innovative battery energy storage systems in Germany. The 117 MW battery system is being installed at the company's plants in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.

    The batteries will be virtually coupled with RWE's run-of-river hydro power stations along the river Mosel. This coupling process raises the total capacity of the batteries by another 15 pct.

    The roughly €50 million project will incorporate 420 lithium-ion battery racks housed in 47 overseas shipping containers spread across two RWE power stations. The system is expected to start operations at the end of 2022. (Source: RWE, PR, reve, 25 July, 2021) Contact: RWE AG, Roger Miesen, Generation CEO, +49(0)201-5179-0, F+49(0)201-5179-5005, www.group.rwe

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    Enable Energy Relaunched BayWa r.e. Power Solutions (Ind. Report)
    BayWa r.e. ,Enable Energy
    Date: 2021-07-23
    BayWa r.e., a leading renewable energy developer and services provider, announced today the formal launch of BayWa r.e. Power Solutions Inc., the new brand identity for the former Enable Energy Inc., which BayWa r.e. acquired in September 2020. BayWa r.e. Power Solutions is one of the leading solar and battery energy storage systems engineering, construction, and procurement (EPC) providers for the U.S. commercial, industrial and utility sectors.

    BayWa r.e. Power Solutions has completed more than 100 MW of solar and 175 MWh of storage -- both standalone and solar-plus-storage installations -- and has a late-stage project pipeline of 600 MW of solar and 1 GWh of storage. Notable active projects include a 47 MW solar/135 MWh storage utility project on the big island of Hawaii, according to the company. (Source: BayWas r.e, PR, 22 July, 2021) Contact: BayWa r.e. USA LLC, Axel Veeser, Managing Director, www.us.baywa-re.com; Brad Ferrell, CEO, www.baywa-re.com/en/energy-solutions

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e. ,  Enable Energy,  Solar+Storage,  Energy STorage,  

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