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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

April 14th, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes a 48 MW / 50 MWh project in Germany, Anesco and Limejump aiming at installing 185MW by the end of 2018 in the UK, Electro Power Systems receiving financing by the European Investment Bank, Advanced Microgrid Solutions partnering with Walmart to install 50MWh of batteries in California and some numbers on the observed boom in residential storage in Australia.

Top 5

  1. A 48MW / 50MWh battery will be installed in Northern Germany to provide frequency regulation services to the grid. The project is developed by Eneco and Mitsubishi, and the storage system will be supplied by NEC ES. The 30M€ project received a 2M€ grant from the local government.
  1. Anesco and Limejump aim to bring 185MW of storage online in the UK by the end of 2018.
  1. The European Investment Bank lent 30M€ to French-Italian system integrator and developer Electro Power Systems.
  1. Advanced Microgrid Solutions will install 40MWh of batteries in 27 Walmart stores in California.
  1. The total number of residential installations in Australia should reach 30,000 to 40,000 units by the end of the year.

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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

April 7th, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes a huge solar plus storage project , with a 100MW/400MWh battery launched in Australia, Greensmith upgrading an existing NaS installation on the PJM interconnection, a German fund investing in battery module manufacturer Tesvolt, Susi Partners closing a fund of 66M€ dedicated to energy storage projects and 90M€ grant obtained by Gaelectric to build a CAES project in Ireland.

Top 5

  1. Lyon Group formally launched the Riverland Solar Storage project near Roxby Downs in Australia. It includes 330 MWp of solar and 100MW/ 400MWh of battery (from AES) and will start construction in June.
  1. Greensmith Energy installed its software platform at an existing energy storage site (where 2 NaS batteries are installed), enabling it to offer new services including qualifying for the PJM frequency regulation market.
  1. IBG Risikokapitalfonds III, a Sachsen-Anhalt state fund, announced they invested several million euros in battery module manufacturer Tesvolt.
  1. Susi Partner’ energy storage fund has reached its first closing at 66M€.
  1. Gaelectric secured a 90M€ grant from the EU for its CAES project in Ireland.

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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

March 31st, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes one flow battery commissioned in Washington, one contracted in China, a pumped hydro to be built in Germany, distributed storage financed in California for AMS and Primus completing a $32M financing round.

Top 5

  1. UET and Snohomish County PUD commissioned a 2MW/8MWh flow battery near Seattle.
  1. ViZn Energy Systems won a contract to provide 1MWh of zinc iron flow battery systems to India’s power grid (PGCIL)
  1. The German state of North-Rhine Westphalia looks set to go ahead with a 200MW pumped hydro energy storage project in a coal mine
  1. AMS will install 50MW of Tesla powerpacks behind the meter in California, the project is financed by Macquarie Capital.
  1. Primus Power announces completion of $32M financing round.

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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

March 24th, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes two wind plus storage projects in Europe by Vattenfall and BMW, representing a total battery installation of over 25MW, a 12,5MW battery project in Germany by Engie and Siemens, EDF RE launching a new business focusing on distributed solar and storage , a 2.4MW electrolyzer project awarded to Hydrogenics in Germany and French flywheel manufacturer Levisys becoming BYD’s distributor.

Top 5

  1. Vattenfall will add BMW batteries to two wind projects: a 3.2MW battery will be built near a 122MW wind farm in the Netherlands, and a 22MW energy storage system will be installed at a 230MW wind farm in Wales.
  1. “Engie Deutschland has awarded a contract to Siemens to install a 12.5MW/13MWh battery storage unit at its pumped storage hydro power station in Kraftwerksgruppe Pfreimd, Germany. The battery storage will offer additional balancing energy for grid stabilization.”
  1. “EDF Renewable Energy has commissioned a new business unit focused on Distributed Electricity and Storage that will focus on distributed solar and storage projects up to 30 MW in size.”
  1. Hydrogenics has been awarded a contract to deliver a 2.4MW PEM electrolyzer in Germany. The hydrogen produced will be reinjected on the local natural gas pipeline.
  1. French flywheel manufacturer Levisys becomes BYD’s distributor in France, Spain, Italy and Morocco.

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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

March 17th, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes Elon Musk’s plan to install 100MW in 100days in Australia, Massachusetts unlocking 10millionUSD to fund energy storage, Swedish start-up Northvolt plans to build a Gigafactory in the Nordics, the possibility that the SGIP funding gets doubled in California and a 100MW/700MWh pumped-hydro project approved in Wales.

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Top 5

  1. Elon Musk met the Australian Prime Minister to discuss his plan to install 100MW in 100days to solve Australia’s grid resiliency issue.
  1. Massachusetts made $10million available to fund storage projects in the form of grants. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, who issued the program, expects to finance about a dozen projects.
  1. Swedish start-up Northvolt (founded by two ex- Tesla executives) unveiled plans to build a Li-ion battery gigafactory in the nordics.
  1. “A CPUC commissioner has issued a proposed decision that would double funding for the state’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)”
  1. A 100MW/700MWh pumped hydro project in Wales has been given a go-ahead by the UK government. Construction is expected to start next year.

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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

March 10th , 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes a RFO launched by Southern California Edison for 55MW of distributed energy resources, the selection of NEC ES by VLC Energy to build and operate 50MW/35MWh in the UK, Aquion filing for bankruptcy, ConEdison new 1MW/4MWh “mobile” battery and the acquisition of Nesscap by Maxwell.

Top 5

  1. Southern California Edison issued a RFO for 55MW of distributed energy resources to resolve a local congestion issue at one of its substations.
  1. NEC ES is providing turnkey construction and operation to VLC Energy (the newly created joint venture by Low Carbon and Vitol) on the two projects Low Carbon was awarded in the EFR auction held last year in the UK. This represents 50MW and 35MWh of batteries.
  1. Aquion filed for chapter 11. The company is now working to find a buyer for all of its operating assets.
  1. ConEdison unveiled a “mobile” battery: a 1MW/4MWh system contained in two trailers that will be moved from substation to substation depending on the need of the electrical system.
  1. Ultracapacitor specialist Maxwell will acquire Nesscap in a 24M$ transaction.

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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

March 3rd , 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes two 9.9MW projects by E.on and Greensmith in Texas, Samsung SDI supplying 60% of the volume of battery installed in the Aliso Canyon projects, a 1MW project by RES and NREL in Colorado, a microgrid in Sardinia combining CPV, CSP, thermal storage and batteries and a plan by CMI to install both flow batteries and Li-ion batteries in Belgium

Top 5

  1. E.on and Greensmith plan to install two 9.9MW storage systems in Texas. Commissioning is expected for the end of 2017.
  1. Samsung SDI officially announced that it has supplied 240MWh out of the 340MWh commissioned in the “Aliso Canyon” projects. This portfolio includes the two projects built by AES.
  1. NREL has selected RES to build a 1MW/1MWh test storage systems at one of its sites in Colorado. The system is composed of LG Chem batteries and SMA inverters.
  1. Electro Power System has completed the installation of a microgrid in Sardinia composed of 0.6MWp of CPV, 0.6MW of CSP, 14MWh of thermal storage and 0.5MWh of batteries procured to Fiamm.
  1. The Belgian industrial group CMI unveiled a plan to install Li-ion batteries and flow batteries in Seraing, Belgium. (in French)

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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

February 24th, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes the completion of a 20MW project in Chile by AES and Parker Hannifin, LG Chem expanding its battery manufacturing capacity in China and in the USA, an upcoming tender for 20MW of storage in Australia, the completion of a 0.5MW / 2MWh project by PG&E in California and positive financial results for Leclanché.

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Top 5

  1. Parker Hannifin announced the completion of the 20MW Cochrane facility in Chile.
  1. « LG Chem will be further expanding its manufacturing capacity in the US and China, despite the presence of some onerous regulatory hurdles in China. »
  1. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is expected to launch a tender for 20MW of storage system for grid stabilization by next April.
  1. « PG&E announced that it brought online a new 0.5MW/2 MWh project in Browns Valley – north of Sacramento, using Tesla’s batteries. »
  1. Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché announced a large increase of its revenues in 2016, and expects to reach a positive EBITDA by 2018.

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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

February 17th, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes a 44MWp PV plus storage plant being developed by the US Navy in Hawaii, Baker Electric selected by NEC to build a 3MW storage system in California, Sonnen close to completing a facility in the USA, new feed-in tariffs in Hawaii encouraging the installation of PV plus storage systems and a 1MW/2MWh to be installed by Green Charge Networks in California.

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Top 5

  1. The U.S. Navy is developing a 44-MW solar-plus-storage facility on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. The details on the storage system have not been disclosed.
  1. Baker Electric Inc. announced it has been named the EPC for for NEC ES’ 3MW  /3.4MWh grid energy storage pilot system for Southern California Edison.
  1. « Sonnen announced that is close to completing a new North American Innovation Center which will merge the company’s US manufacturing operations with product research and development. »
  1. The Hawaii PUC introduces new Feed-in-Tariffs that encourage the injection of power at night and should therefore provide an incentive to install PV + storage systems.
  1. « Green Charge Networks announced that Pacific Union College will install a 1MW/2MWh commercial energy storage system on its Napa Valley campus. »

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Top 5 energy storage news of the week

February 10th, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes $200million in project financing for NRStor, a DoE grant for AMS and PEC to stabilize the Texan grid, a 1MW contract for Ice Energy in California, Endesa considering the installation of a battery system at one of its coal power plants in Spain and Aquion supplying batteries to a microgrid in South Africa.

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Top 5

  1. NRStor has received $11million in equity financing and a commitment to provide up to $200million in project financing from a Canadian Pension fund.
  1. « Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) have been awarded a US$3.24 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the use of energy storage to stabilize high penetrations of solar energy into Texas’ electric grid. »
  1. « Ice Energy has signed a turnkey contract with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) to provide up to 1 MW of its ice battery systems. »
  1. Endesa is considering the installation of a battery co-located with one of its coal power plants in Spain, as part of a demonstration project.
  1. Aquion has supplied 55kWh of batteries to a microgrid in South Africa. The storage system, co-located with a 10kW PV array, will provide electricity to four “luxury tents” in the Kruger Park.

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