Dresser Rand to build a new 317 MW SMARTCAES in Texas. The contract is valued to $200m and has been ordered by Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage, LLC.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dresser-rand-awarded-compressed-air-energy-storage-caes-project-213826301.html

German grid had a safer 2012/2013 winter than the previous year, thanks to recommendations applied following 2011/2012 winter. (e.g. plants deemed necessary for grid security cannot be decommissioned).
http://www.germanenergyblog.de/?p=13485

Hawaii utilities to shut down 224 MW of plants by 2016 to replace them with cleaner energy, smart metering and utility scale storage.
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2013/07/01/hawaiian-electric-to-shut-down.html
Pacific Northwest to launch a pilot project of 500 kWh li-ion battery coupled to a wind farm.