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#Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of #Rabbit_Hill Battery Energy Storage System

Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of Rabbit Hill Battery Energy Storage System storage Ormat Technologies has begun the commercial operation of the Rabbit Hill Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facility, providing required ancillary services and energy optimization to the wholesale markets managed by the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The facility is located in the … Continue reading #Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of #Rabbit_Hill Battery Energy Storage System

US Department of Defense – funded study finds #vanadium flow batteries worthy of further scrutiny

US Department of Defense-funded study finds vanadium flow batteries worthy of further scrutiny Vanadium redox flow batteries are almost as reliable as diesel generators in providing resiliency, but won’t be competitive against lithium-ion unless cost reductions can be achieved with the scaling up of manufacturing and deployment. A study funded by the US Department of … Continue reading US Department of Defense – funded study finds #vanadium flow batteries worthy of further scrutiny

US power load changes as stay-home orders expire, businesses begin to reopen

US power load changes as stay-home orders expire, businesses begin to reopen New York — US power demand is showing some signs of recovery across the country as nearly half the states allowed stay-home orders to expire in recent days. However, many have a phased-in approach in place that still limits activity, while some local … Continue reading US power load changes as stay-home orders expire, businesses begin to reopen

#Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward #Virginia ’s Clean Energy Goals

Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward Virginia’s Clean Energy Goals Utility Dominion Energy is planning a major shift toward renewable energy and batteries as it looks to comply with Virginia’s ambitious new clean energy law. Dominion Virginia’s new integrated resource plan (IRP), announced Friday, represents a potentially historic shift for the … Continue reading #Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward #Virginia ’s Clean Energy Goals

#Southern_California_Edison Signs Contracts for 770 MW of Energy Storage Resources

Southern California Edison Signs Contracts for 770 MW of Energy Storage Resources Southern California Edison announced that it has signed seven contracts totaling 770 megawatts of battery-based energy storage resources to help enhance the region’s electric system reliability needs, which will benefit C&I and residential customers alike. The recently conducted solicitation and the resulting contracts … Continue reading #Southern_California_Edison Signs Contracts for 770 MW of Energy Storage Resources

#Diamond_nanothreads could beat batteries for energy storage, theoretical study suggests

Diamond nanothreads could beat batteries for energy storage, theoretical study suggests Computational and theoretical studies of diamond-like carbon nanothreads suggest that they could provide an alternative to batteries by storing energy in a strained mechanical system. The team behind the research says that nanothread devices could power electronics and help with the shift towards renewable … Continue reading #Diamond_nanothreads could beat batteries for energy storage, theoretical study suggests

Trump’s grid security executive order will create vendor ‘black list,’ complicate equipment sourcing

Trump’s grid security executive order will create vendor ‘black list,’ complicate equipment sourcing Foreign adversaries are “increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities” in the United States bulk-power system, according to the executive order, with “potentially catastrophic effects.” “This is a well known issue within the electric sector,” Shawn Wallace, vice president of energy at IronNet Cybersecurity, … Continue reading Trump’s grid security executive order will create vendor ‘black list,’ complicate equipment sourcing

Grid-scale battery projects joining transmission operator-run markets in California

Grid-scale battery projects joining transmission operator-run markets in California Two grid-scale battery energy storage projects, one just completed in Texas and one just announced in California, give an indication of the growing market opportunities in the US’ regional grid operators’ service areas. Rabbit Hill, a 10MW battery energy storage system (BESS), went online in Texas … Continue reading Grid-scale battery projects joining transmission operator-run markets in California