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Largest US battery resource connects to CAISO grid, signaling next phase in California’s storage growth

By |2020-07-23T21:06:53+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Regional|

Jason Burwen, vice president of policy at the Energy Storage Association, said in a statement that the announcement reflects the relentless movement of energy storage into mainstream electric system operations.  "It's also important to note that this project is a standalone battery storage system. While there can be benefits to integrating storage directly with generation

New group led by IREC aims to simplify energy storage interconnection

By |2020-07-15T23:00:19+00:00July 15th, 2020|Regional|

Energy storage technologies have a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to a low-carboneconomy. Despite significant growth of the energy storage market in recent years, the process of connecting this technology to the electricity grid remains complex and unclear in many states across the U.S. A new project, supported by a cooperative agreement

Global power grids decentralise towards a flexible future

By |2020-07-15T23:00:19+00:00July 15th, 2020|Regional|

Redesigning national power grids is central to the strategy of moving toward cleaner, greener energy supplies. Perhaps most crucial are the attempts of “decentralisation”, which involve energy being generated closer to where the demand is, as opposed to coming from larger power stations. Building this greater flexibility into networks is creating investment opportunities and a

RFP from Warren Buffet-owned utility PacifiCorp targets 600MW of energy storage alongside PV, wind

By |2020-07-15T23:00:19+00:00July 15th, 2020|Regional|

US utility firm PacifiCorp has launched its largest request for proposals for energy projects yet, seeking bids for more than 1.8GW of new solar and 600MW of battery energy storage. The firm, which owns utilities Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power, issued the RFP as part of its latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which outlines

Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa – Solar Builder

By |2020-07-15T23:00:18+00:00July 15th, 2020|Regional|

The next frontier for solar energy is solutions that do not affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by Alliant Energy, US Department of Energy (DOE), and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), looks to seamlessly connect customer-owned solar while maintaining reliable electrical service

Pacificorp looks to add 4.3 GW of renewables and storage by 2023

By |2020-07-15T23:00:17+00:00July 15th, 2020|Regional|

The utility giant is making this procurement in accordance with its 2019 integrated resource plan, under which Pacificorp intends to add 11 GW of wind and solar by 2038, with an additional 2.8 GW of battery storage.

Holding on to power – Why storage is a crucial part of the state’s new energy vision

By |2020-07-14T21:03:38+00:00July 14th, 2020|Regional|

Today, only 5 percent of New Jersey’s total electricity generation is from renewable sources. This is mostly solar with some biomass and wind. However, the 2019 NJ Energy Master Plan sets a goal of 100 percent of the state’s energy needs coming from clean energy by 2050. There are many pieces to hitting this target,

Utility Portland General Electric launches 4MW virtual power plant pilot in Oregon

By |2020-07-09T21:01:45+00:00July 9th, 2020|Regional|

More than 500 residential energy storage batteries will be aggregated into a virtual power plant (VPP) by US utility Portland General Electric (PGE), with some participating households offered US$5,000 rebates on battery system purchases as well as money off their monthly electricity bills.

Japanese telecom giant NTT plots major renewables play, partners Mitsubishi for clean tech

By |2020-07-09T18:02:35+00:00July 9th, 2020|Regional|

Japanese telecoms giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) is plotting a major renewables play in the country, investing up to US$1 billion a year up to 2030. National newspaper Nikkei reported earlier this week that NTT is planning to invest some ¥1 trillion (US$9 billion) to establish itself as a major player in Japan’s renewable

Utility Portland General Electric launches 4MW virtual power plant pilot in Oregon – Energy Storage News

By |2020-07-09T18:02:32+00:00July 9th, 2020|Regional|

More than 500 residential energy storage batteries will be aggregated into a virtual power plant (VPP) by US utility Portland General Electric (PGE), with some participating households offered US$5,000 rebates on battery system purchases as well as money off their monthly electricity bills.