3 California gas plants could be replaced with energy storage - Utility Dive

Thu, 2017-12-14 07:17

3 California gas plants could be replaced with energy storage
Utility Dive
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is scheduled to vote Jan. 11 on a proposal for Pacific Gas and Electric to issue a request for solicitations for storage projects that would replace the Metcalf Energy Center, Feather River Energy ...

Ice Energy CEO Joins Committee for Economic Development of The ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Thu, 2017-12-14 07:14

Ice Energy CEO Joins Committee for Economic Development of The ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, announced that its CEO, Mike Hopkins, has accepted an invitation to become a Member of the Committee for Economic ...

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SoCalGas planning an advanced energy model that includes wind, solar & storage - Windpower Engineering (press release)

Wed, 2017-12-13 13:32

Windpower Engineering (press release)

SoCalGas planning an advanced energy model that includes wind, solar & storage
Windpower Engineering (press release)
“We're excited to co-fund this worthy project in collaboration with the California Energy Commission,” said Lisa Alexander, vice president of customer solutions and communications at SoCalGas. “Creating an Advanced Energy Community will serve as a ...

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California regulators propose replacing PG&E natural gas plants with energy storage - Los Angeles Times

Wed, 2017-12-13 13:14

Los Angeles Times

California regulators propose replacing PG&E natural gas plants with energy storage
Los Angeles Times
Regulators said in a press release Wednesday that any potential needs the natural gas plants provide can be met with clean energy, particularly battery storage. “Energy storage is a clean energy resource that can be fast-responding, reliable and ...
Batteries could replace three California power plants - San ...San Francisco Chronicle
PG&E customers face higher bills under PUC battery planThe Mercury News

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SoCalGas Model Energy Design Includes RNG Focus - NGT News

Wed, 2017-12-13 09:03

Solar Power World

SoCalGas Model Energy Design Includes RNG Focus
NGT News
The pilot project will be used to help assess the commercial viability of this power-to-gas approach to energy storage and provide insights into potential megawatt-scale system designs. Citing a 2017 Lawrence Berkley National Lab study, SoCalGas says ...
Coronal Energy to build first utility-scale solar array for Appalachian PowerSolar Power World

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XsunX Solar + Storage Ideally Suited for California Cannabis Industry - Markets Insider

Wed, 2017-12-13 05:39

XsunX Solar + Storage Ideally Suited for California Cannabis Industry
Markets Insider
California utility regulators reviewing preparedness for energy-use surge from passage of California's Prop. 64 legalizing recreational use of cannabis. ALISO VIEJO, CA, Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XsunX, Inc. (OTC:XSNX), a leading commercial ...

Watch New York in 2018 for Movement on Energy Storage - Microgrid Knowledge

Wed, 2017-12-13 05:39

Microgrid Knowledge

Watch New York in 2018 for Movement on Energy Storage
Microgrid Knowledge
energy storage roadmap Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an energy storage bill (A6571) in late November, following its passage by the Senate in June and earlier by the Assembly. The bill calls for the Public Service Commission (PSC) to establish energy storage ...

XsunX Solar + Storage Ideally Suited for California Cannabis Industry - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Wed, 2017-12-13 05:30

XsunX Solar + Storage Ideally Suited for California Cannabis Industry
GlobeNewswire (press release)
California utility regulators reviewing preparedness for energy-use surge from passage of California's Prop. 64 legalizing recreational use of cannabis. ALISO VIEJO, CA, Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XsunX, Inc. (OTC:XSNX), a leading commercial ...

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Have We Reached Peak Peaker? 'I Can't See Why We Should Build ... - Greentech Media

Tue, 2017-12-12 14:07

Utility Dive

Have We Reached Peak Peaker? 'I Can't See Why We Should Build ...
Greentech Media
“I can't see a reason why we should ever build a gas peaker again in the U.S. after, say, 2025,” said Shayle Kann, a senior adviser to GTM Research and Wood Mackenzie, speaking at Greentech Media's Energy Storage Summit. “If you think about how ...
Energy storage sees significant growth as more utilities include it in ...Utility Dive

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University of California-Irvine and SoCalGas Partner to Design ... - Markets Insider

Tue, 2017-12-12 12:15

University of California-Irvine and SoCalGas Partner to Design ...
Markets Insider
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that it will partner with the University of California-Irvine's Advanced Power & Energy Program to design an "Advanced Energy Community" in an underserved ...

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Energy storage sees significant growth as more utilities include it in long-term plans - Utility Dive

Tue, 2017-12-12 11:51

Energy storage sees significant growth as more utilities include it in long-term plans
Utility Dive
There were 42.5 MWh of energy storage projects deployed in the third quarter, a 5% increase year-over-year, but a 17% decline compared with the second quarter. The Texas project put the Lone Star state at the top of the list for utility-scale ...

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esVolta launches utility-scale energy storage development business - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:26

esVolta launches utility-scale energy storage development business
GlobeNewswire (press release)
esVolta is a new partnership launched by long-time energy executive Randolph Mann with Blue Sky Alternative Investments LLC (“Blue Sky”) to be a leading developer, owner and operator of utility-scale energy storage projects. esVolta's initial portfolio ...
Powin Energy sells 110 MWh of storage projects to esVoltaUtility Dive

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Energy Storage Well Past the 'Tipping Point,' Panel Says - RTO Insider

Mon, 2017-12-11 17:02

RTO Insider

Energy Storage Well Past the 'Tipping Point,' Panel Says
RTO Insider
“I think we're at or past that tipping point,” responded Andy Marshall, practice director for distributed energy resource management at Landis & Gyr. “I think you see the flexibility of storage and its ability to get deployed relatively quickly. You ...

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GRID Alternatives installs carport system for California Chemeheuvi reservation - Solar Power World

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:55

Solar Power World

GRID Alternatives installs carport system for California Chemeheuvi reservation
Solar Power World
A pioneering solar microgrid installed on The Chemeheuvi Reservation in Lake Havasu, California is at the leading edge of the state's community resiliency efforts. The 90 kW carport system, the result of a partnership between The University of ...

How California's New Time-of-Use Rates Will Affect C&I Customers Considering Solar PV - Greentech Media

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:22

Greentech Media

How California's New Time-of-Use Rates Will Affect C&I Customers Considering Solar PV
Greentech Media
What does this mean for energy customers in California? If you or your customer is considering installing an on-site solar PV system, not adding energy storage leaves significant additional bill savings on the table, especially now that solar PV is ...

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California Battery Startup Goes Global With Storage in Japan - Bloomberg

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:10

Bloomberg

California Battery Startup Goes Global With Storage in Japan
Bloomberg
California battery startup Stem Inc. is deploying a network of energy storage systems in Japan with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., marking its first foray into Asian markets. The companies, which gained an endorsement from Japan's Ministry of Energy, Trade and ...
Stem Announces the First Energy Storage Virtual Power Plants in JapanEnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)

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PARC Secures Two CalSEED Awards to Improve Energy Storage and Air Quality - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Mon, 2017-12-11 07:30

PARC Secures Two CalSEED Awards to Improve Energy Storage and Air Quality
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Palo Alto, CA, Dec. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Palo Alto, CA: PARC, a Xerox company, today announced it won two awards from the California Energy Commission through the California Clean Energy Fund's CalSEED grant program earlier this year. PARC will ...

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Powin Energy Sells 110MWh of Operating Projects and Pipeline to esVolta - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Mon, 2017-12-11 05:32

Powin Energy Sells 110MWh of Operating Projects and Pipeline to esVolta
GlobeNewswire (press release)
PPA Grand Johanna is a 2 MW/9 MWh system in Irvine, California, that has been operational since the beginning of 2017 in response to the Aliso Canyon gas leak and is contracted with Southern California Edison (SCE). Don Lee BESS is a 6.5 MW/26 MWh ...

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Batteries can't solve the world's biggest energy-storage problem. One startup has a solution. - Quartz

Mon, 2017-12-11 02:01

Quartz

Batteries can't solve the world's biggest energy-storage problem. One startup has a solution.
Quartz
Every so often, from California to Germany, there's news of “negative electricity prices,” a peculiar side effect of global efforts to generate clean energy. Solar farms and wind turbines produce varying amounts of power based on the vagaries of the ...

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How Gravity Trains Could Make Energy Storage More Efficient - Edgy Labs (blog)

Fri, 2017-12-08 04:22

Edgy Labs (blog)

How Gravity Trains Could Make Energy Storage More Efficient
Edgy Labs (blog)
When demand is light, excess energy is produced, and that's where ARES comes in. The ARES system is basically a series of heavy concrete blocks on a railway. The excess power from the grid pushes those blocks up an incline. When demand puts a strain on ...

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