California Passes Bundle of Energy Bills, But Climate Change Agenda Stalls - Natural Gas Intelligence

Fri, 2017-09-15 08:02

California Passes Bundle of Energy Bills, But Climate Change Agenda Stalls
Natural Gas Intelligence
As the legislative session wound to an end on Friday, California legislators in the past few days have passed a litany of bills regarding energy storage, wastewater handling and abandoned oil and natural gas wells. Among the bundle of bills, Senate ...

California's big battery experiment: a turning point for energy storage? - The Guardian

Thu, 2017-09-14 23:01

The Guardian

California's big battery experiment: a turning point for energy storage?
The Guardian
AES Energy Storage built the system in less than six months for utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in response to a four-month blowout at southern California's Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. The rupture in October 2015 leaked more gas ...

California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate ... - NPR

Thu, 2017-09-14 13:16

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California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate ...
NPR
California lawmakers must decide by the end of the day Friday whether to approve the most ambitious clean energy goal in the country: 100 percent clean ...

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Minnesota conference explores how the Midwest can expand ... - Midwest Energy News

Thu, 2017-09-14 04:03

Midwest Energy News

Minnesota conference explores how the Midwest can expand ...
Midwest Energy News
While states like California and Hawaii lead the growing market for energy storage, the potential in the Midwest is growing. Minnesota is seeing a small but ...

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California's energy storage value 'significantly' boosted by stacking benefits, study says - Energy Storage News

Wed, 2017-09-13 05:31

Energy Storage News

California's energy storage value 'significantly' boosted by stacking benefits, study says
Energy Storage News
CEC, which is trying to actively encourage and accelerate adoption of energy storage in California, has already been a sponsor to three demonstration projects utilising Eos Energy Storage's zinc hybrid cathode batteries, the largest a 125kW / 500kWh ...

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Capturing Multiple Benefits Of Batteries Could Add Significant Value To California Energy Storage, According To ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Tue, 2017-09-12 08:24

Capturing Multiple Benefits Of Batteries Could Add Significant Value To California Energy Storage, According To ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Prepared for Eos Energy Storage with funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC), the Brattle report provides an assessment of the potential economic benefits of energy storage in California. Eos is a manufacturer of grid-scale energy storage ...

Utilities see benefits in energy storage, even without mandates - Utility Dive

Tue, 2017-09-12 08:19

Utilities see benefits in energy storage, even without mandates
Utility Dive
The fact that California's three investor-owned utilities were at the top of the Smart Electric Power Alliance's recent rankings is not surprising, but the presence of utilities in Indiana and Ohio is notable. California has been a leader in energy ...

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Bill to California governor would direct utilities to plan storage, DERs for peak demand - Utility Dive

Mon, 2017-09-11 07:57

Bill to California governor would direct utilities to plan storage, DERs for peak demand
Utility Dive
California utilities would have to consider how energy storage, efficiency and distributed resources can help meet peak electricity under a new bill passed by lawmakers last week. The California Senate voted 27 to 13 on Sept. 6 to approve S.B. 338 ...

California energy interests set to square off over Puente natural gas plant - Utility Dive

Mon, 2017-09-11 06:45

California energy interests set to square off over Puente natural gas plant
Utility Dive
A battle is brewing in southern California between a utility planning to build a new natural gas plant and clean energy advocates who say solar and storage facilities could provide the power for cheaper. The issue could come to a boil this week. At ...

SGIP and Jigar Shah's Generate Capital takes Sharp SmartStorage to six California schools - Energy Storage News

Mon, 2017-09-11 05:22

Energy Storage News

SGIP and Jigar Shah's Generate Capital takes Sharp SmartStorage to six California schools
Energy Storage News
More schools in North America will be able to 'green' their energy supply and hedge against future rises in the price of electricity, with Jigar Shah's Generate Capital taking on six solar-plus-storage projects in California. Washington DC-based ...

Can California Really Go 100 Percent Renewable Energy? | KQED ... - KQED

Sun, 2017-09-10 09:09

KQED

Can California Really Go 100 Percent Renewable Energy? | KQED ...
KQED
California lawmakers are considering a groundbreaking new energy goal: getting 100 percent of the state's electricity from clean sources like solar and wind ...
California Looks Ahead to S.B. 100 | The National Law ReviewThe National Law Review

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The Future of Electrical Energy Storage Solutions – No Lithium Supremacy - HuffPost

Fri, 2017-09-08 10:16

HuffPost

The Future of Electrical Energy Storage Solutions – No Lithium Supremacy
HuffPost
California mandates that utilities test batteries by adding more than 1.3 gigawatts of electrical power storage capacity by 2020. As an example, Southern California Edison has begun making energy storage deals to alleviate the risk of predictable ...
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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Show US Must Boost Grid Resiliency. Energy Storage Is Doing Just That. - Forbes

Fri, 2017-09-08 05:15

Microgrid Knowledge

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Show US Must Boost Grid Resiliency. Energy Storage Is Doing Just That.
Forbes
SEPA reports utilities added 75.5 MWh customer-sited storage (out of 257 MWh total capacity) in 2016, with the vast majority of capacity (68.2 MWh) going to non-residential customers. California, Indiana, and Ohio utilities added the most energy ...
Behind-the-meter storage has record quarter, GTM-ESA report saysUtility Dive
Hurricane Harvey Devastation Shows Why Grid Resiliency is CriticalMicrogrid Knowledge

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The Energy Storage Revolution Needs an Energy Market Evolution ... - Greentech Media

Thu, 2017-09-07 15:51

Greentech Media

The Energy Storage Revolution Needs an Energy Market Evolution ...
Greentech Media
Batteries and other forms of energy storage can turn wind and solar into dispatchable capacity assets. How will that be rewarded?

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SEPA Survey: 31 Utilities Deployed Their First Energy Storage Project in 2016 - Greentech Media

Thu, 2017-09-07 10:59

Greentech Media

SEPA Survey: 31 Utilities Deployed Their First Energy Storage Project in 2016
Greentech Media
Within that group, 31 utilities said they deployed their first energy storage project last year. "Absolutely this is becoming more of a universal trend," said Nick Esch, senior research associate at SEPA. "In California, there's an incentive program ...

California, Hawaii drive US to busiest ever quarter for behind-the-meter energy storage - Energy Storage News

Thu, 2017-09-07 08:35

California, Hawaii drive US to busiest ever quarter for behind-the-meter energy storage
Energy Storage News
It has been the US' busiest quarter to date for behind-the-meter energy storage installations, driven in part by residential adoption in the advanced markets of California and Hawaii, GTM Research has found. During Q2 2017, a total of 443 behind-the ...

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A Record-Breaking Quarter for America's Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Market - Greentech Media

Thu, 2017-09-07 02:03

pv magazine USA

A Record-Breaking Quarter for America's Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Market
Greentech Media
California held the lead in behind-the-meter deployments as the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) queue continues to clear,” said Brett Simon, an energy storage analyst at GTM Research, and one of the report's authors. “Toward the end of this ...
Batteries for homes, businesses surged in US in second quarterNew York Daily News
US energy storage deployment fell during Q2 (w/ charts)pv magazine USA
Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Breaks Records in Q2: GTM ResearchMicrogrid Knowledge

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Wind turbine manufacturers are dipping toes into energy storage projects - Ars Technica

Wed, 2017-09-06 20:32

Ars Technica

Wind turbine manufacturers are dipping toes into energy storage projects
Ars Technica
Installations from AES Energy Storage and Tesla have already hit grids in California, but those systems aren't tied to a specific renewable resource—they store electricity from coal plants and solar panels alike. But proposing a wind farm with onsite ...

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Partners Installing Solar+Storage Across California School District ... - Solar Industry

Wed, 2017-09-06 09:24

Solar Industry

Partners Installing Solar+Storage Across California School District ...
Solar Industry
Generate Capital and Sharp Electronics Corp.'s Energy Systems and Services Group have partnered on a six-site solar PV and SmartStorage energy storage ...

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SEPA: California utilities led US energy storage deployments once again in 2016 - Energy Storage News

Wed, 2017-09-06 09:12

SEPA: California utilities led US energy storage deployments once again in 2016
Energy Storage News
As might be expected, California's main utilities led the way in 2016 for US state-by-state deployment of energy storage, with Southern California Edison installing as much as 40% of the national total, according to a new survey. The Smart Power ...

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