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Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:20 -- Xuan Zhong
Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Lockheed Martin is to provide a 2MWh GridStar lithium energy storage system for a microgrid project in Chicago.

The Bronzeville community microgrid project, funded by the US Department of Energy, features a lithium-ion BESS coupled with solar photovoltaics to serve as backup power for critical facilities— including the Chicago Police Department.

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Lockheed plans flow battery BESS

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:07 -- Xuan Zhong
Lockheed plans flow battery BESS

Lockheed Martin has announced plans to launch a flow battery energy storage system based on what it said would be a new electrochemistry, comprising “engineered electrolytes”, within “little more than a year.”

The company told BBB its proprietary flow battery, which would be marketed under its GridStar storage brand, would be designed for utility-scale projects to provide “flexible, durable, and over six hours energy storage”.  

 

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Emergency power built in for Ontario light transport project

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:16 -- John Shepherd
Emergency power built in for Ontario light transport project

Canada’s Ontario province is partnering with electricity distribution company Toronto Hydro to build an “innovative energy storage system” as part of a CAD9.1 billion ($7.2bn) public transportation project in Toronto.

The Ontario transportation ministry said Toronto Hydro had agreed that Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES) would design and build the battery facility for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line.

 

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‘First community ESS’ commissioned for Cyprus

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:13 -- John Shepherd
‘First community ESS’ commissioned for Cyprus

The first “community energy storage system” in Cyprus has been delivered and commissioned by Germany’s Autarsys, the company has announced.

Autarsys said the lithium-ion NCM battery system, with a capacity of 75kWh and an inverter that can produce up to 30kW, “aims to be a test ground for how to scale up grid-connected renewable energy” on the Mediterranean island.

 

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Younicos swaps lead for lithium storage in Hawaii

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:13 -- Xuan Zhong
Younicos swaps lead for lithium storage in Hawaii

Younicos is to replace a lead-acid battery storage system at one of the largest wind farms in Hawaii with Samsung SDI lithium-ion technology.

Younicos, a subsidiary of Scotland-based Aggreko, said it has signed a deal with US renewable power operator, TerraForm Power, to install a 10MW lithium battery system that marries with its Y.Q Younicos control software, to upgrade energy storage at the Kaheawa wind farm, on the island of Maui.

 

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Moixa investment boost to export battery tech to Japan

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:12 -- John Shepherd
Moixa investment boost to export battery tech to Japan

UK-based residential energy storage firm Moixa is to export British battery technology to Japan under a partnership agreement with the country’s Itochu trading house.

The deal, which includes a GBP5 million ($7.1m) investment in Moixa by Itochu, a Fortune 500 company, will enable Moixa to launch its GridShare platform in Japan— technology that manages and optimises home energy storage systems.

 

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First grid scale storage system in India

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:38 -- News Editor
First grid scale storage system in India

AES and Mitsubishi Corporation are to build India’s first utility-scale energy storage system, a 10MW solution that will serve the electric grid operated by Tata Power.

The companies will own the ‘Advancion’ storage solution, which is being supplied by Fluence. Once completed later this year, the system will enable better peak load management, add system flexibility and enhance reliability for more than seven million customers in the Delhi region, the firms said.

 

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Northern Territory call for battery storage

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:24 -- John Shepherd
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Australia’s Northern Territory state government is calling for expressions of interest to build a large-scale energy storage system of 25-45MW.

Tender documents published by the government say the facility would support the grid in the state capital of Darwin and the town of Katherine.

 

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Investment boost for UK second-life EV BESS firm

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:01 -- Xuan Zhong
Investment boost for UK second-life EV BESS firm

UK firm Connected Energy (CE) has secured a GBP3 million ($4.1m) investment boost for the development of its E-STOR energy storage system that uses 'second-life' lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries.

CE said the cash injection from Australian investment banking company Macquarie Group and French electric utility ENGIE will provide “working capital” to help its “ambitious growth plans in the UK and Europe.”

 

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Dutch firm expands battery usage in renewable projects

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:46 -- Paul Crompton
Dutch firm expands battery usage in renewable projects

Dutch company Alfen has developed and delivered a “mega” energy storage system featuring BMW’s lithium-ion car batteries to electric utility Nuon’s 122MW onshore Prinses Alexia wind farm at Zeewolde, in the Netherlands.

A 3MW battery storage system will gradually be expanded to 12MW, making it the “largest storage project in the Netherlands”, Alfen said.

 

 

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