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AEG reveals lead-acid ESS project in Spain

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:34 -- Laura Varriale
AEG lead-acid ESS

Electronic systems provider AEG (AEG) working alongside Spanish utility Iberdrola and European research foundation Tecnalia, has delivered a lead-acid battery energy storage system (ESS) located at Iberdrola’s substation in Vitoria, Spain.

The grid-connected system designed for peak shaving times. The ESS is designed to have an energy capacity of 0.6MWh and allow the utility to monitor the grid load as well as to integrate the locally generated wind power.

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Ease elects Klaus Petter Röttgen as president

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:56 -- Laura Varriale
Klaus Peter Röttgen

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) has named Klaus Peter Röttgen, head of E.ON Innovation Center Energy Storage, as new president of the organisation.

Röttgen had been vice president of EASE since 2011. He took over the presidential role from Bernard Delpech, director of shared services of EDF R&D. At E.ON, Röttgen focuses on pumped storage plants, electric storage, power-to-gas and thermal energy storage.

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Highview Power and Advanced Emissions Solutions sign LAES storage deal

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 16:00 -- Laura Varriale
Highview liquied air plant in Slough, UK

Advanced Emission Solutions has invested £1.75m ($2.7m) in liquid air energy storage (LAES) developer Highview Power Storage (Highview).

Advanced Emission Solutions has signed a license agreement through its subsidiary ADA-ES with Highview for grid-connected LAES non-peaker plant storage applications covering North America (US, Canada and Mexico).

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Daimler to expand li-ion battery production capacity

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:30 -- Laura Varriale
Deutsche ACCUmotive

Daimler is to invest €100m ($125m) in its lithium-ion battery system manufacturing subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive over the next years.

The subsidiary will produce lithium-ion batteries for new electric versions of Daimler’s Smart cars in 2016 and new Mercedes Benz hybrid models. An expansion of the subsidiary’s manufacturing facility in Kamenz, Germany, is currently under construction and is set to be completed mid-2015, increasing the production space to 20,000 sq. m.

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EnerDel moves into niche markets

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:49 -- Laura Varriale
EnerDel

US lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel is to regroup its business strategies and sell battery packs for niche markets, starting with transit buses.

The Indiana-based company will initially start selling replacement battery packs to hybrid transit bus company Allison Transmission.

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Eos to supply zinc-air battery storage system to GDF Suez

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:20 -- Laura Varriale
Eos zinc hybrid cathode battery system

US startup Eos Energy Storage (Eos) has been commissioned by energy giant GDF Suez to supply a zinc-air battery energy storage system.

The 1MW/6MWh unit, marketed under the brand name Aurora, features a secondary zinc hybrid cathode battery system and is designed for the grid-scale energy storage market.

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International Battery Seminar launches battery innovation award

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:19 -- Laura Varriale
International Battery Seminar

The industry event International Battery Seminar & Exhibit is to give a "Battery Innovator Award” for the first time at its next event in March 2015.

The organisers have now opened submissions for applied battery technology at chemistry or product level. The prize of $2,500 will be presented at the 32nd International Battery Seminar & Exhibit in Fort Lauderdale US, taking place from March 9 to 12 2015.

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Chicago utility ComEd orders two 19.8MW energy storage systems

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:17 -- Laura Varriale
RES ESS

Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES) has received a contract from Chicago utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) for two 19.8MW energy storage systems.

The battery storage sytems will be connected to the local ComEd electric grid to provide real-time frequency regulation service to the PJM ancillary services market. Each unit will store 7.8MWh.

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Marubeni and EnerG2 enter distribution agreement

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:24 -- Laura Varriale
Marubeni management

Trading firm Marubeni has secured the exclusive distribution rights to EnerG2’s carbon materials for energy storage devices in Asia.

EnerG2’s carbon materials are used for rechargeable lead-acid batteries, electric double layer capacitors (EDLCs or ultracapacitors) and lithium-ion batteries. A developed carbon technology platform enables the company to design and manufacture customised carbon and silicon-carbon nano-composite materials.

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LG Chem, Siemens plan closer cooperation on battery storage system

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:06 -- Gerry Woolf
LG Chem and Siemens plan cooperation

South Korea's LG Chem and Siemens have agreed to collaborate more closely on development and marketing of industrial battery energy storage systems (ESS).

The two companies signed a preliminary deal at Siemens' German headquarters in Erlangen, Bayern to cooperate on several major ESS projects over the next few years.

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