CAISO: Alternatives to Puentes gas plant could cost up to $1.1B - Utility Dive

Mon, 2017-08-21 06:03

CAISO: Alternatives to Puentes gas plant could cost up to $1.1B
Utility Dive
By procuring distributed resources that include solar power, demand response and energy storage, the California ISO has determined that construction of a natural gas power plant proposed for Ventura County could be avoided. In June, CAISO announced it ...

Thermal Energy Storage a Budding HVAC Option - ACHR NEWS

Mon, 2017-08-21 04:40

ACHR NEWS

Thermal Energy Storage a Budding HVAC Option
ACHR NEWS
The mainstream acceptance of energy storage, according to Hopkins, was spurred on by the state of California passing the Assembly Bill (AB) in 2013. Per the California Energy Commission, this legislation “was designed to encourage California to ...
Deployment of Electric Vehicles Boosts Demand for Advanced Energy Storage TechnologiesTMR Research Blog (press release) (blog)

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Rail Energy Storage Harnesses the Power of Gravity All the Livelong Day - Seeker

Mon, 2017-08-21 03:52

Seeker

Rail Energy Storage Harnesses the Power of Gravity All the Livelong Day
Seeker
A California-based company called Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) is using the power of gravity to help renewable energy utilities compete with coal and gas. The idea is to help solve the perennial problem of energy storage. Because wind and solar ...

Eclipse tests the power grid's mettle as solar energy goes dark - Washington Examiner

Sun, 2017-08-20 21:19

Washington Examiner

Eclipse tests the power grid's mettle as solar energy goes dark
Washington Examiner
Grid operators and watchdogs say the biggest effects from the loss of solar-generated electricity will occur in California, which represents 40 percent of the nation's solar capacity. Other states expected to be especially hit ... "If no energy storage ...
Power providers prepared for eclipseArkansas Online
Could the Solar Eclipse Affect WIND Power?ENGINEERING.com

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California Independent System Operator Determines Puente Gas Plant on California Coast is Not Needed - YubaNet

Fri, 2017-08-18 10:56

California Independent System Operator Determines Puente Gas Plant on California Coast is Not Needed
YubaNet
In lieu of Puente, CAISO determined that the region's reliability needs could be substantially reduced through deployment of additional distributed resources such as renewables paired with energy storage and demand response technologies that enable ...

EGEB: Wind/solar saving lives/$billions; Miami spending $1B wrong; SolarEdge +Eclipse; more - Electrek

Fri, 2017-08-18 06:05

Electrek

EGEB: Wind/solar saving lives/$billions; Miami spending $1B wrong; SolarEdge +Eclipse; more
Electrek
3,000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse – The ability of energy storage to also ramp down i.e. take energy off the grid as well as put energy into it, will be a useful tool for the grid as solar generators start to ...
When the sun disappears Monday, your electricity won'tThinkProgress

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US Solar Eclipse Opens Window of Opportunity for Energy Storage to Shine - Solar Magazine

Fri, 2017-08-18 05:16

US Solar Eclipse Opens Window of Opportunity for Energy Storage to Shine
Solar Magazine
All eyes will turn towards California, which has led the US in terms of both distributed solar power and BESS capacity. Solar Magazine spoke with Alex Morris, policy director for the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), to find out how the grid ...

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Power grid operator offers alternatives to natural gas plant but at higher cost - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 2017-08-17 18:36

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Power grid operator offers alternatives to natural gas plant but at higher cost
Los Angeles Times
A 46-page report issued late Wednesday by the California Independent System Operator offered three alternatives to building the Puente natural gas plant in Oxnard, focusing largely on the use of solar power and energy storage to ensure reliability of ...
California went all-in on natural gas. Can it do the same with renewables?Grist
Study finds Puente Power Project alternatives could meet energy needsPacific Coast Business Times

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3000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse - Energy Storage News

Thu, 2017-08-17 04:53

Energy Storage News

3000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse
Energy Storage News
The California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) trade group issued a statement on Tuesday, asserting that the near-three hour period when the California sun is obscured by the passing moon, between 9:02am and 11:54am local time, will see energy storage ...
The Solar Eclipse Could Become a Massive Test Case for Grid StorageGreentech Media
Storage will help stabilize California grid during eclipsepv magazine USA
US Solar Eclipse Opens Window of Opportunity for Energy Storage to ShineSolar Magazine
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer -WIRED -Environment Maine (blog) -American Astronomical Society
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3000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse - PV-Tech

Thu, 2017-08-17 04:53

PV-Tech

3000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse
PV-Tech
California's grid operations will be supported by the ramping of an estimated 3,000MW of energy storage, when a solar eclipse expected across the Pacific North-West of the US will cause PV generation to dip. The California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA ...

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Grid Operations During Eclipse to Leverage Energy Storage Solutions - Markets Insider

Wed, 2017-08-16 15:15

Markets Insider

Grid Operations During Eclipse to Leverage Energy Storage Solutions
Markets Insider
BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CESA, the California Energy Storage Alliance, assures Californians that energy storage will support the California grid, including in resolving the high 'ramp rates' the region expects, during ...

Grid Operations During Eclipse to Leverage Energy Storage Solutions - PR Newswire (press release)

Tue, 2017-08-15 12:57

PR Newswire (press release)

Grid Operations During Eclipse to Leverage Energy Storage Solutions
PR Newswire (press release)
BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CESA, the California Energy Storage Alliance, assures Californians that energy storage will support the California grid, including in resolving the high 'ramp rates' the region expects, during ...
5 Important Questions About New York's Energy Market ReformGreentech Media

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5 Important Questions About New York's Energy Market Reform - Greentech Media

Tue, 2017-08-15 11:44

Greentech Media

5 Important Questions About New York's Energy Market Reform
Greentech Media
However, according to the U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, if hurdles can be overcome, “an energy storage program would encourage storage that can add value to the electricity system, but also help New York reach its aggressive grid modernization goals.” ...

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How Utilities Are Realizing Benefits of Energy Storage - Utility Products

Mon, 2017-08-14 14:50

Utility Products

How Utilities Are Realizing Benefits of Energy Storage
Utility Products
Pacific Gas & Electric partnered with an energy storage company to deliver grid services in California from distributed energy storage. Part of the program includes the installation of a 1MW/2MWh energy storage system at a university in California that ...

South Australia state follows Telsa battery project with thermal solar plant - Reuters

Mon, 2017-08-14 01:58

South Australia state follows Telsa battery project with thermal solar plant
Reuters
In July, Tesla Inc was awarded a contract to install the world's biggest grid-scale lithium-ion battery in the state, in what experts say will be a litmus test for the reliability of large-scale renewable energy storage. California-based SolarReserve ...

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Severing ties with utilities isn't as easy as cutting the cable cord - Los Angeles Times

Sun, 2017-08-13 03:02

Los Angeles Times

Severing ties with utilities isn't as easy as cutting the cable cord
Los Angeles Times
If disaster ever struck, Joe Fleischmann could keep the lights, refrigerator and big-screen TV running in his Orange County home, even if the power company went dark. Fleischmann is an early adopter of home energy storage: In his garage is a battery ...

Energy Storage in the Spotlight at San Diego Convention - Government Technology

Thu, 2017-08-10 14:00

Government Technology

Energy Storage in the Spotlight at San Diego Convention
Government Technology
“Consumers have owned cars for decades, they've owned houses for decades,” said Lin, who is also the executive director of the California Energy Storage Alliance. “Now with software tools and smarter planning we're able to turn these under-utilized ...

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Energy Storage North America Announces Winners of ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards - Power Engineering Magazine

Thu, 2017-08-10 09:55

Power Engineering Magazine

Energy Storage North America Announces Winners of ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards
Power Engineering Magazine
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 10, 2017) - Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the largest gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, today announced the winners of this year's ESNA Innovation and Champion Awards.
Demand Energy Wins 2017 ESNA Innovation Award for Pioneering ...Marketwired (press release)

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ESNA 2017: How storage enables SCE to avoid siting new gas plants - Utility Dive

Thu, 2017-08-10 07:55

ESNA 2017: How storage enables SCE to avoid siting new gas plants
Utility Dive
Two years later, market and public policy drivers are pushing another major California utility to integrate that vision into its worldview, prioritizing renewables and energy storage over new gas-fired resources. “We will constantly be looking at ...

EGEB: NASA (not Tesla) Solar Roof from 1977; Arizona energy ... - Electrek

Thu, 2017-08-10 06:12

Electrek

EGEB: NASA (not Tesla) Solar Roof from 1977; Arizona energy ...
Electrek
Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Energy storage saves Arizona utility from ...

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