Younicos to upgrade energy storage system on Kodiak Island, Alaska

The agreement calls for Younicos to replace earlier-generation lead-acid batteries and battery racks with advanced lithium-ion batteries. The implementation of li-on batteries will increase the operational lifetime of the storage resource.

SDG&E Unveils World's Largest Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage Facility

Today, SDG&E is showcasing the world's largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility in partnership with AES Energy Storage, which will enhance regional energy reliability while maximizing renewable energy use. The 30 megawatt (MW) energy storage facility is capable of storing up to 120 megawatt hours of energy, the energy equivalent of serving 20,000 customers for four hours.  Last year, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) directed Southern California investor-owned electric utilities to fast-track additional energy storage options to enhance regional energy reliability. In response, SDG&E expedited ongoing negotiations and contracted with AES Energy Storage to build two projects for a total of 37.5 MW of lithium ion battery energy storage. In addition to the 30 MW facility built in Escondido, Calif., a smaller 7.5 MW installation was built in El Cajon.   Full Press Release:  

SDG&E Unveils World's Largest Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage Facility

New facility, built in partnership with AES Energy Storage, will enhance regional energy reliability while maximizing renewable energy use

Overcoming Policy Hurdles for Energy Storage Business Cases

In an effort to overcome regulatory challenges and advance the progress of energy storage technologies, the 10th Energy Storage World Forum has curated a platform whereby the highest number of utilities at an energy storage conference (over 34), will meet with regulators to generate solutions.

Tigo Delivers Industry's First UL-Certified PV Module Solution Meeting 2017 & 2014 NEC Rapid Shutdown Regulations

Tigo UL-Certified Solution available as Module Integrated, Retrofitted, with Optimization, or Standalone

New hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity for more sustainable energy storage

The new battery provides an additional option for researchers, particularly in the area of stationary storage.

Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

Today, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs - equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.   Full Press Release:

RES Awarded Storage Project for National Wind Technology Center

Once complete in April 2017, research staff from the NREL will utilize the 10+ demonstrated applications of RESolve® to test certain modes ranging from frequency regulation and renewable energy integration, to more advanced modes such as "black start" and seamless grid-to-island transition.

Baker Electric Solar Earns Prestigious Angie's List Super Service Award for Fourth Year

Winning the Angie's List Super Service award four consecutive years reflects Baker Electric Solar's commitment to providing an outstanding level of customer service and solar system performance.

SolarBOS Introduces Fused AC Combiners and Recombiners

SolarBOS AC Combiners and Recombiners have been designed specifically for PV systems to facilitate combining multiple string inverter AC outputs more effectively than breaker panels.

DNV GL-led consortium to develop framework for business cases for community battery storage

• Benefit stacking, the key to a successful business case for local energy storage projects • Framework creates benefits for consumers, suppliers, network operators and other stakeholders, accelerating adoption of energy storage in the energy transition. • Starting point for collaboration and practical energy storage implementation

GEM Energy Service Group appoints business development manager

Jeremy Damstra, of North Canton, has been named business development manager with GEM Energy's Service Group based in the Cleveland area.

California demand for wind power energizes transmission firms

Nichola Groom for Reuters:  A firm controlled by Philip Anschutz, the billionaire entertainment and pro sports magnate, will soon build the largest wind farm in the United States to serve utilities in California, where officials have set ambitious green power goals. The $5 billion project, however, will be constructed 700 miles away in Wyoming, a state better known for coal mines and oil fields. The vast distance between the two states provides a different Anschutz-owned firm with another big opportunity: a $3 billion project building transmission lines to deliver the power - one of a dozen similar power-line projects by other companies across the West. (Map: How wind power will get from Wyoming to California click here) In all, about 5,700 miles of transmission lines are in development with the goal of delivering renewable energy to California from other states, according to the Western Interstate Energy Board.   Cont'd...

ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE 2017 CONFERENCE PROGRAM TOPICS ANNOUNCED

This year's Energy Storage Europe Conference will address the most important questions regarding international storage markets such as "What is status quo of the most important international storage markets?" and "How can storage solutions be financed and how much storage capacity is required in total?"

Nominations Now Open for 2017 SEPA Power Player Awards

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced that nominations are now open for the 2017 SEPA Power Player Awards. Formerly the Solar Power Players Awards, SEPA Power Players seek to provide industry and general public recognition to utilities, their industry partners, individuals and other industry stakeholders that are on the front lines of energy industry transformation in the United States.

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