US DOI gives green light to 350MW/1,400MWh energy storage project in California

By |2021-05-06T19:04:14-04:00May 6th, 2021|Regional|

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has given the green light to the construction of a utility-scale solar-plus-storage project on public land in California. The DOI announced on Monday (3 May) that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given final approval to the Crimson Solar Project, a 350MW solar PV array with a

San Diego Community Power enters PPA with RAI Energy for 100-MW solar + storage project

By |2021-05-06T19:04:14-04:00May 6th, 2021|Regional|

San Diego Community Power (SDCP), a nonprofit community choice energy program serving five cities in the San Diego region, entered into a PPA with an affiliate of developer RAI Energy International. The project is located in Imperial County, California, and is an integrated 100-MW photovoltaic solar energy project and up to 150-MW/600-MWh of battery energy

Madison utility, Wisconsin partners seeking 46.5-MW share of solar and battery storage project

By |2021-05-06T19:04:13-04:00May 6th, 2021|Regional|

A Wisconsin utility and its sister companies are partnering to guy a solar and battery storage facility to be developed in the state. Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service are seeking state regulatory approval to acquire the Koshkonong Solar Energy Center. MGE’s acquired part of the facility in Dane County

California electric system operator CAISO prepares to ’embrace historic tide’ of energy storage

By |2021-05-06T19:04:13-04:00May 6th, 2021|Regional|

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which oversees much of the US state’s electricity infrastructure and markets, is preparing for the coming “surge” in energy storage deployments. CAISO said last week that it is exploring market reforms that would help it “embrace a historic tide of commercial-scale storage technology onto its system in the next

Residential battery storage to pilot in Caribbean

By |2021-05-06T19:04:12-04:00May 6th, 2021|Regional|

Grand Cayman’s Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) is to pilot behind the meter battery energy storage in ten island homes. The project will implement California based Electriq Power’s PowerPod 2 storage in the ten homes, along with a virtual power plant management system.

Hydrostor building up to 1 GW compressed air storage to meet California’s shifting resource needs

By |2021-05-06T18:08:45-04:00May 6th, 2021|Regional|

Toronto-based storage provider Hydrostor is developing 1,000 MW of long-duration energy storage in California, using a patented compressed air technology that, according to President and Chief Operating Officer Jon Norman, operates 'effectively like a giant air battery.'The company is developing two projects in the state — each with up to 500 MW of storage capacity and

Accelerating the energy transition would benefit the environment and the economy in Panama

By |2021-04-26T17:50:13-04:00April 26th, 2021|Regional|

A new study by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) shows that integrating the energy transition as part of the post-COVID-19 stimulus and recovery plans will trigger significant benefits, not only for the environment and human health, but also for the economy, including the creation of new jobs. This represents a contribution to the Panamanian

ConEd and GI Energy advance new model for storage deployment with Bronx project

By |2021-04-22T19:04:11-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Regional|

Con Edison and infrastructure company GI Energy are partnering on a unique demonstration project, installing a 1 MW battery storage project on a customer property on City Island in the Bronx. The project will deliver power to businesses along the commercial strip in the summer, relieving grid strain when temperatures rise. The project involved a

RWE Renewables’ first battery storage project in Europe completed in Ireland

By |2021-04-22T19:04:10-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Regional|

RWE Renewables’ first European battery energy storage system (BESS) - an 8.5MWh project - has gone live in Dublin, Ireland. The battery is set to provide balancing services to the Irish grid to help it integrate increased renewable energy, with a target of 70% of electricity demand to be met by renewables by 2030. Located in Stephenstown, Balbriggan,

DEP Report Assesses Pennsylvania’s Energy Storage Capacity, Recommends Solar-Plus-Storage

By |2021-04-22T19:04:09-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Regional|

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) this week released a report that assesses energy storage capacity statewide and recommends significantly increasing it by pairing solar energy with storage for a cleaner, more resilient electric grid. The report identifies policies, programs, and incentives that decision-makers can pursue to add energy storage technologies to the state

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