If constructed, the energy storage facility would enable the Alliance comprising 29 cities and two counties, to distribute electricity during peak-demand times and reduce the need for natural gas at night or on cloudy days, according to CPA.
Required by state law to get 55 pct of their energy from renewable sources by 2025, all power companies in California are investing in solar storage.
To date, CPA has executed three agreements, two for solar and one for hydroelectric. The projects, still under construction, are expected to go online between December 2020 and December 2022, according to CPA.
(Source: Clean Power Alliance, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Oct., 2019) Contact: Clean Power Alliance, Ted Bardacke, Exec. Dir., www.cleanpoweralliance.org
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Large-scale solar plants owned by APS across the state will be upgraded with 200MW of battery storage systems. A team from Invenergy, an Illinois-based energy company will install six new battery systems at solar plants in Maricopa County and Yuma by 2020, with the balance to be complete by 2021.
The utility is also planning to construct 500MW of solar storage and standalone battery storage by 2025 as
part of its long-term clean-energy transition objective. (Source: APS, PowerTech, 25 Feb., 2019) Contact: Arizona Public Service Company, www.aps.com
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EDF, which has interests in nuclear, renewables, gas as well as coal, noted it plans to develop or acquire more than 10 gigawatts of energy storage capacity by 2035.
The company is also looking to grow its renewables business from its present 28 GW to 50 GW by 2030, with increasing emphasis on wind, solar storage and district heating.
(Source: EDF, The National, 1 May, 2018)
Contact: EDF SA, www.edf.fr
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The new platform allows developers to add more solar panels without the cost of changing their interconnection, improves plant stability by smoothing and limiting the ramping of solar output, and in many areas, simplifies the interconnection process for combined solar and storage facilities.
To date, Fluence has deployed or been awarded 56 projects with a total capacity of 485 MW in 15 countries.
(Source: Fluence Energy, PR, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Fluence Energy,
Stephen Coughlin, Pres., CEO, (571) 274-9404, www.fluenceenergy.com
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The new unit, which builds on the company's acquisition of groSolar in April 2016, plays a critical role at the junction of many of EDF RE's existing businesses, serving to both better integrate renewable energy products into the grid while providing a bolt-on addition from a sales perspective.
Canada and over 300 MW of storage projects. (Source: EDF Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica, 16 Mar., 2017)Contact: EDF RE, Tristan Grimbert, Pres., CEO, EDF EN North America, www.edf-re.com; groSolar, (800) 374-4494, www.grosolar.com
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