US states reluctant to include energy storage in Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) - Energy Storage News

Mon, 2017-10-09 08:47

Energy Storage News

US states reluctant to include energy storage in Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)
Energy Storage News
Looking at factors such as utility procurement, grant programmes, possible incentive schemes and other initiatives, Olinsky-Paul looks at leaders such as California, which has had a 1.325GW utility energy storage procurement mandate (with an additional ...

California Law Will Streamline Permitting for Distributed Energy Storage - Greentech Media

Mon, 2017-10-09 03:08

Greentech Media

California Law Will Streamline Permitting for Distributed Energy Storage
Greentech Media
California is on the cusp of a dramatic jump in deploying cost-saving, climate-solving technology in the form of customer-sited energy storage, but the industry needs help cutting red tape that keeps the cost of the technology unnecessarily high for ...

Energy Commissioners Will Recommend Rejecting Puente Gas Plant - Greentech Media

Fri, 2017-10-06 16:45

Greentech Media

Energy Commissioners Will Recommend Rejecting Puente Gas Plant
Greentech Media
In a study released in August, the California Independent System Operator found that storage and DERs could perform the technical needs that Puente would fulfill for local grid reliability. It would cost significantly more, though, according to that ...
Puente gas plant should not be approved, California energy ...Utility Dive
State energy committee to recommend denial of Oxnard power plantVentura County Star
docketed - State of CaliforniaState of California

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Puente gas plant should not be approved, California energy committee says - Utility Dive

Fri, 2017-10-06 13:09

Greentech Media

Puente gas plant should not be approved, California energy committee says
Utility Dive
The committee's recommendation comes after the California ISO filed comments at the CPUC urging it to reconsider approval of the Puente plant in favor of more renewable energy, efficiency and storage resources to serve local electricity needs.
Energy Commissioners Will Recommend Rejecting Puente Gas PlantGreentech Media
Energy commission committee opposes Puente Power ProjectPacific Coast Business Times

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California's Grid Operator Looks at How to Absorb Excess Solar Energy with Storage - Microgrid Knowledge

Fri, 2017-10-06 06:03

Microgrid Knowledge

California's Grid Operator Looks at How to Absorb Excess Solar Energy with Storage
Microgrid Knowledge
A first-of-a-kind load shedding proposal from California's grid operator aims to absorb excess solar energy with storage to help solve some challenging economic and environmental problems. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is now ...

EGEB: Solar Decathalon is on!; $57B/year for solar panels; dusty panels lose up to 35%; more - Electrek

Thu, 2017-10-05 06:06

RenewEconomy

EGEB: Solar Decathalon is on!; $57B/year for solar panels; dusty panels lose up to 35%; more
Electrek
California energy storage siting bill signed into law – It's a simple law: provide documents in a centralized, online location so people can easily apply for energy storage permits. As a former small company owner, having to run down to the permit ...
Greens push 20GW energy storage target to shift debate from baseloadRenewEconomy
Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. Receives Amended Precertification For the Arizona ProjectSYS-CON Media (press release)
10 Renewable Energy Start Ups in AfricaAfrica.com
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Green Charge to install 1.6MWh of storage with PV at California's Visalia Unified School District - Energy Storage News

Thu, 2017-10-05 05:42

Energy Storage News

Green Charge to install 1.6MWh of storage with PV at California's Visalia Unified School District
Energy Storage News
There have been several US schools of late benefitting from storage systems, including Jigar Shah's Generate Capital taking on six solar-plus-storage projects in California. Energy-Storage.News interviewed Jigar Shah on the subject last month. Back in ...

California energy storage siting bill signed into law - Utility Dive

Wed, 2017-10-04 07:44

California energy storage siting bill signed into law
Utility Dive
One of the reasons California is a leader in energy storage are the multiple laws aimed at encouraging and supporting the technology, including AB 2514, enacted in 2010, that directs utilities in the state to energy storage resources. The most recent ...

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California energy storage siting bill gets governor approval - Utility Dive

Wed, 2017-10-04 06:01

Newsweek

California energy storage siting bill gets governor approval
Utility Dive
One of the reasons California is a leader in energy storage are the multiple laws aimed at encouraging and supporting the technology, including AB 2514, enacted in 2010, that directs utilities in the state to energy storage resources. The most recent ...
California | Us-news | The GuardianThe Guardian

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California rejects gas peaker plant, seeks clean energy alternatives - pv magazine USA

Wed, 2017-10-04 05:16

pv magazine USA

California rejects gas peaker plant, seeks clean energy alternatives
pv magazine USA
“The Clean Coalition's FIT is designed to procure and deploy cost-effective renewables and energy storage much more quickly than auctions, which are sometimes burdened by excessive preparation requirements, transaction costs and failure rates,” said ...

CAISO Suggests New RFO to Settle Question of Storage vs. Puente Gas Peaker - Greentech Media

Tue, 2017-10-03 17:51

Greentech Media

CAISO Suggests New RFO to Settle Question of Storage vs. Puente Gas Peaker
Greentech Media
A CAISO study released in August showed that energy storage and other distributed assets (“preferred resources, in California energy jargon) could serve the reliability needs of the local system, but at 2.7 times the projected cost of the new gas plant ...

California Microgrid Program Advances - RTO Insider

Tue, 2017-10-03 17:28

RTO Insider

California Microgrid Program Advances
RTO Insider
Almost every microgrid in California uses solar in conjunction with energy storage, while overseas applications often utilize back-up diesel generation. The projects examined in the Navigant study, which is meant to help the CEC shape the roadmap, had ...

Military Leaders See Solar and Energy Storage as Differentiator ... - Motley Fool

Mon, 2017-10-02 05:15

Madison.com

Military Leaders See Solar and Energy Storage as Differentiator ...
Motley Fool
There might be a debate in the political world about the value of solar energy and energy storage for the grid, businesses, and homeowners. But there doesn't ...
What civilians can learn from military investments in solar | GreenBizGreenBiz

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Can energy storage replace peakers in NYC? - pv magazine USA

Fri, 2017-09-29 05:52

pv magazine USA

Can energy storage replace peakers in NYC?
pv magazine USA
Like PV, energy storage systems can be rapidly deployed, with one of the best examples cited being the California Aliso Canyon energy storage projects, in response to a natural gas infrastructure crisis. Fast, concerted action enabled a process which ...

California's Visalia Unified School District to Install 1.6 MWh of ... - Business Wire (press release)

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:30

California's Visalia Unified School District to Install 1.6 MWh of ...
Business Wire (press release)
Green Charge, an ENGIE Company, today announced that the Visalia Unified School District will install 1.6-megawatt hours of energy storage at five sch.

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Trio of new bills in Congress aim to support energy storage ... - Utility Dive

Thu, 2017-09-28 07:59

Greentech Media

Trio of new bills in Congress aim to support energy storage ...
Utility Dive
Energy storage industry leaders expressed support for a trio of new bills filed in Congress at an event on Capitol Hill Wednesday, saying they would help ...
Years In, NY REV Lacks Major Storage Action. That May Have to ...Greentech Media
Challenges ahead for clean energyLivemint

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California system operator CAISO wants to incentivise solar load shifting with energy storage - PV-Tech

Wed, 2017-09-27 04:18

PV-Tech

California system operator CAISO wants to incentivise solar load shifting with energy storage
PV-Tech
Seeking ways to optimise the use of clean energy, California network operator CAISO (California Independent System Operator) is considering the introduction of a load-shifting product that would incentivise storing peak energy for later use. As part of ...
California ISO working on load shift productRenewables Now (subscription)

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US Residential Grid-Tied Energy Storage Will Overtake Off-Grid ... - Greentech Media

Tue, 2017-09-26 09:36

Greentech Media

US Residential Grid-Tied Energy Storage Will Overtake Off-Grid ...
Greentech Media
More than a decade ago, grid-tied rooftop solar overtook off-grid solar. The same shift is taking place with residential batteries.

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EGEB: Antigua solar survives Cat 5; 2017 electricity prices up 3%; CA Energy storage revolution; more - Electrek

Tue, 2017-09-26 06:11

Electrek

EGEB: Antigua solar survives Cat 5; 2017 electricity prices up 3%; CA Energy storage revolution; more
Electrek
Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Featured Image Source. Antigua's well-built PV systems sustain impact of hurricane Irma – Designed to withstand hurricanes of up to ...

CAISO proposes load-shifting product for energy storage - Utility Dive

Mon, 2017-09-25 05:55

CAISO proposes load-shifting product for energy storage
Utility Dive
The California ISO has begun a program to develop a product that would pay energy storage resources for absorbing energy from the grid and making it available later. The program aims to reduce the need to curtail solar power during peak generation ...

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