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grid-connected storage

Arotech receives $750,000 from Israeli government

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:04 -- Laura Varriale
Arotech receives $750,000 from Israeli government

US battery and equipment supplier Arotech’s Israel-based Power System Division has received $750,000 in funding from the Israel Office of the Chief Scientist for its grid storage flow battery programme.

Arotech’s iron flow battery is designed to deliver reliable on-demand supply of stored energy that accommodates intermittent renewable energy sources, act as a back-up during power disruptions and as a load-leveler for conventional power sources balancing between supply and demand.

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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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Sister companies against Oncor’s Texas storage plan

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 15:00 -- Laura Varriale
Oncor plans battery storage across Texas

Power firm Oncor Electric Delivery’s (Oncor) sister companies Luminant and TXU Energy have voiced disapproval of a proposed battery storage project across Texas, US.

Earlier this month, Oncor made a proposal to install 5GW of battery capacity across Texas at a cost of $5.2 billion. The Dallas-based company aims to improve its network of power lines with the project to manage supply and demand more efficiently.

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Canadian Solar to provide 4MW energy storage for Ontario grid

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:06 -- Laura Varriale
Canadian Solar Solutions

Solar company Canadian Solar Solutions (Canadian Solar) is to supply 4MW of lithium-ion energy storage to support the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) grid in Ontario, Canada.

The energy storage system is aimed to provide 2.76MWh reactive power, voltage support and bulk energy storage services to the IESO using stationary lithium battery technology. The Canadian solar specialist is contracted for maintenance and operation services for 36 months.

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Southern California Edison procures 261MW of energy storage

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:04 -- Laura Varriale
Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison (SCE) has selected five energy storage companies to provide 261MW of grid-connected storage by 2021.

STEM will provide 85MW of behind-the-meter-storage, 50MW from Advanced Microgrid Solutions of battery-based "hybrid electric building" projects; Ice Energy 25.6MW of thermal energy storage; while NRG Energy will develop a 0.5MW grid-tied battery energy storage system.

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Primus Power names vice president of business and sales unit

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:28 -- Laura Varriale
Richard Brody, new vice president at Primus Power

Californian energy storage company Primus Power has appointed Richard J. Brody as vice president of business development and sales.

Before joining Primus Power, Brody led product, market and partnership initiatives for SustainX, a developer of isothermal compressed air energy storage systems. Previous to his position at SustainX, he worked for PowerGenix and served as Russia Foreign Policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore in the White House focusing on international technology policy.

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NRStor deploys 2MW flywheel energy storage facility in Canada

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:32 -- Laura Varriale
NRStor flywheel facility

Toronto-based energy storage developer NStor has installed a 2MW grid-connected flywheel energy storage facility in Ontario, Canada – a first for the country.

The facility will provide service matched regulation to Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

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Younicos wins contract for 1MW storage system for Italian grid

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:47 -- Ruth Williams

Younicos, the German fossil-free energy supplier, and Samsung SDI have won a contract to supply a 1MW battery to Italian grid operator Terna.

The lithium-ion battery will be installed on Sardinia as part of Terna’s grid defense plan to analyse the use of storage to strengthen the electricity grid. Following this installation a further 24MW of energy storage will be integrated into the electrical grids on the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.

Younicos’ chief technical officer Clemens Triebel said the company is eager to demonstrate how their intelligent software and experience in frequency control and battery management can integrate industrially available batteries into existing grids to balance fluctuating renewable energy sources.

This could prove to be a model for how other utilities across Europe can use storage to strengthen the grid. “This holds an important lesson also for Germany,” said Triebel. “We urgently need an equally quick and resolute expansion of efficient short-term storage if our energy transition is to be a success.”

Canary Island project stores energy three ways

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:12 -- Ruth Williams
The facility of the island of Gran Canaria

Spanish electric utility provider Endesa has commissioned Spain’s first grid-connected energy storage systems on three of the Canary Islands, off the western coast of Morocco.

Each of the three sites will utilise different methods of storing energy. The facility of the island of Gran Canaria will have 1MW/3MWh lithium-ion batteries that will be used as a power source, as well as for voltage regulation and demand management services.

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