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Talga and Leclanché sign MoU to trial graphene silicon lithium-ion battery anodes

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 14:06 -- Paul Crompton

Switzerland energy storage firm Leclanché will evaluate Australian firm Talga Resources’ range of graphene silicon anode products with the intention of developing commercial products for the lithium-ion battery industry. 

The move follows the signing a memorandum of understanding that includes trials to run over a 2-6 month period, and indicative pricing for various volumes of Talnode supply, during the trials and over a three year period. 

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Kore Power promises 5,000 lithium-ion cells per day at China gigafactory

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:46 -- Paul Crompton
Kore Power promises 5,000 lithium-ion cells per day at gigafactory

US energy storage company Kore Power says it will have a 6GWh annual production capacity of its lithium battery energy storage systems (ESS) by the end of next year.

The Idaho-headquartered company aims to produce 5,000 of its nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) cells (or 10 of its Mark 1 ESS) a day next year.

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Nuclear and aqueous Zn firms form gigawatt-scale energy storage JV

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:07 -- Paul Crompton
Nuclear and aqueous Zn firms form gigawatt-scale energy storage JV

Nuclear equipment maker Holtec International and energy storage firm Eos Energy Storage (Eos) have formed a multi-gigawatt manufacturing joint venture to produce aqueous zinc batteries for industrial-scale energy storage applications. 

The JV— named Hi-Power— will build Eos’ battery systems that will then be paired with Holtec’s SMR-160 small modular reactors to store surplus power that can be used to deliver peak demand services to the grid.

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ESS capacity reaches 2GWh as YoY deployment in the US almost doubles

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 15:00 -- Paul Crompton
ESS capacity reaches 2GWh as YoY deployment in the US almost doubles

Deployment of energy storage has reached a cumulative capacity of almost 2GWh in the US, according to the latest report by the non-profit power organisation Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).

The organisation’s 2019 Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot found a total of 760MWh of energy storage was deployed in the US energy storage market last year, a 45% increase over 2017.

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Utility turns to BESS to modernise California gas plant

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:25 -- Paul Crompton
Utility turns to BESS to modernise California gas plant

California’s clean energy revolution is marching ahead with power utility Glendale Water & Power (GWP) receiving approval to replace its gas-powered Grayson Power Plant with a combination of renewables, energy storage and thermal generation.

The California, US, company has been given the go ahead to install 75MW/300MWh of energy storage alongside 50MW of distributed energy resources and 93MW of thermal generation, from up to five internal combustion engines, by the Glendale City Council, in Los Angeles county.

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New CFO to ultracapacitor firm Skeleton Technologies

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 11:20 -- Paul Crompton
New CFO to ultracapacitor firm Skeleton Technologies

Graphene ultracapacitor firm Skeleton Technologies has appointed Wolfgang Breme as the company’s chief financial officer.

Breme (pictured) was appointed to help the Estonia-based firm take advantage of an “upturn in the interest for ultracapacitors”, as the company positions itself to gain a foothold in the ultracapacitor energy storage market.

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AI firm enters FTM meter energy storage market in US

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:15 -- Paul Crompton
AI firm enters FTM meter energy storage market in US

California-based Stem has teamed up with US private equity company Syncarpha Capital to build 28MWh of artificial intelligence-driven energy storage plus 26MW solar capacity in Massachusetts, US.

Stem’s AI-driven Athena storage solution will be used at five distribution grid-connected sites across Massachusetts, which will be developed and owned by Syncarpha.

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Georgia Power to own and operate 80MW ESS capacity to meet renewables goal

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:28 -- Paul Crompton
Georgia Power to own and operate 80MW BESS park

Power utility Georgia Power has been given the green light to charge ahead with plans to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage in the southeast US state.

Power regulator Georgia Public Service Commission waved through the company’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan— which includes growing its renewables generation mix by 72% by adding 2.2GW of solar, wind or biomass generation by 2024— the utility confirmed on 16 July.

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Policy, costs and reform to power China’s energy storage market future

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:25 -- Paul Crompton
Policy, costs and reform to power China’s energy storage market future

China will dominate Asia Pacific’s energy storage market within five years as the country’s installed capacity goes through a rapid expansion, according to industry analysts Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

The country will leap frog its neighbour South Korea to become the number one energy storage market in the region by 2024 with 12.5GW/32GWh of installed capacity— up from 489MW/843MWh in 2017.

 

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Nevada utility faces fine for failing to earmark energy storage funds

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:42 -- News Editor
Nevada utility faces fine for failing to earmark energy storage funds

Nevada power utility NV Energy and its subsidiary Sierra Pacific Power Company have an anxious two-month wait to hear if they will be fined for not setting aside $10 million in incentives for energy storage systems in the US state.

Members of industry regulator the California Public Utilities Commission found that NV Energy had “failed to comply with the Commission’s orders” to set aside funding for energy storage during a prehearing on 27 June.

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