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US utility drops nuclear for batteries

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:56 -- News Editor
US utility drops nuclear for batteries

US utility Duke Energy has announced proposals to invest a total of $6 billion in a package of “smarter energy” infrastructure projects including battery storage in Florida— after cancelling plans to build two nuclear plants.

Duke said its proposals, filed with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC), include a four-year plan to invest in a pilot 50MW battery storage scheme project, smart meters, grid modernisation and the installation of “more than 500” electric vehicle charging stations.

 

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Southern deploys Tesla batteries in Florida pilot

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 09:24 -- News Editor
Southern deploys Tesla batteries in Florida pilot

Atlanta-based gas and electric utility Southern Company and its Gulf Power subsidiary has launched a two-year battery storage research project in in Pensacola, Florida.

The McCrary Battery Energy Storage Demonstration project will test and evaluate a 250 kW/1 MWh Tesla Powerpack lithium-ion industrial energy storage system, which shares the same battery chemistry used in electric vehicles and consumer electronics.

 

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Oakridge secures tax break to boost Li-ion facilities

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:01 -- Paul Crompton
Oakridge secures tax break to boost Li-ion facilities

US lithium battery firm Oakridge Global Energy Solutions has been granted tax breaks that green lights plans to boost its manufacturing space in Florida.

The $9million property tax breaks rely on the firm adding 1,000 jobs in Palm Bay by 2019, and investing $270million in manufacturing equipment.

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