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Nevada utility faces fine for failing to earmark energy storage funds

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.

Novel real-time monitoring system to extend EV battery life

Bosch novel real-time monitoring system to extend EV battery life

Engineering firm Bosch has developed a cloud-based system that monitors an electric vehicle’s battery-management system to prevent cell degradation, predict lifetime capacity and forecast performance criteria.

VW deepens ties with cell makers to deliver on EV ambitions

VW deepens ties with cell makers to deliver on EV ambitions

Vehicle OEM Volkswagen has created a joint venture and will finance battery production by purchasing up to €50 million (US$56million) worth of cells, the German firm has told news agency Reuters.

NY to invest in BESS incentives for Long Island

NY to invest in BESS incentives for Long Island

New York State has announced a $55 million investment plan to deploy battery energy storage systems on Long Island, including commercial and residential projects.

 

Jaguar Land Rover urges UK giga-investment plan

Jaguar Land Rover urges UK giga-investment plan

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has called for “giga-scale battery production” to be launched in the UK, as the company revealed plans to manufacture a range of new electric vehicles in England.

 

Spanish lithium project ‘cornerstone’ for EU battery plans

Spanish lithium project ‘cornerstone’ for EU battery plans

Australia-listed lithium developer Infinity Lithium has said its San José project in Spain has been tipped to become a “cornerstone” of the European Battery Alliance (EBA).

 

Insurer releases ESS fire safety guidelines

Insurer releases ESS fire safety guidelines

International commercial property insurer FM Global has released new fire protection guidelines to combat increased incidences of energy storage system fires.

 

Highview Power unveils modular ‘giga-scale’ liquid air storage

Highview Power unveils modular ‘giga-scale’ liquid air storage

UK-based storage provider Highview Power has unveiled what it says is the world’s first modular giga-scale cryogenic battery.

 

Hungary woos another Asian battery maker

Hungary woos another Asian battery maker

Inzi Controls, a South Korean automotive company, is to build an electric vehicles battery plant in Hungary.

 

Hammond appoints Goodearl as global sales chief

Hammond appoints Goodearl as global sales chief

The Hammond Group has appointed Ray Goodearl to director of global sales — leading the firm’s sales efforts in performance additives to support international battery manufacturing.

 

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