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#California community group contracts for 260MWh of batteries to help keep lights on in dark times

California community group contracts for 260MWh of batteries to help keep lights on in dark times A community choice energy provider run by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in California has signed contracts for battery storage with EDF Renewables and NextEra Energy totalling 260MWh, to be deployed in combination with solar PV. San Francisco … Continue reading #California community group contracts for 260MWh of batteries to help keep lights on in dark times

#EDF_Renewables PPA enables storage expansion on 100-MW California solar project

EDF Renewables PPA enables storage expansion on 100-MW California solar project EDF Renewables North America signed a storage contract with CleanPowerSF as an expansion to the previously announced 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA). The 100-MW Maverick 6 Solar Project will now be coupled with a 200-MWh battery storage system. The project is expected to … Continue reading #EDF_Renewables PPA enables storage expansion on 100-MW California solar project

6 practical steps to improve community safety near lithium-ion energy storage systems

6 practical steps to improve community safety near lithium-ion energy storage systems As the lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS) industry grows and demand for renewable energy increases, ESS facilities will likely continue to proliferate in communities and urban areas around the world, providing multiple benefits, along with some risks. Lithium-ion batteries are generally very … Continue reading 6 practical steps to improve community safety near lithium-ion energy storage systems

“Melting choc chip” blocks could stack up as grid-scale energy storage

“Melting choc chip” blocks could stack up as grid-scale energy storage Engineers from the University of Newcastle have come up with a surprisingly simple new energy storage system, built around blocks that store thermal energy like melted chocolate chips in a muffin. The team says they’re efficient, scalable, safe, inexpensive, and can be used in … Continue reading “Melting choc chip” blocks could stack up as grid-scale energy storage

#Hawaiian_Electric Seeks PUC approval for #Maui Energy Storage Project

Hawaiian Electric Seeks PUC approval for Maui Energy Storage Project Hawaiian Electric is seeking approval from the Public Utilities Commission for a self-build battery energy storage system on Maui. The company is proposing a 40-megawatt, 16-MWh battery storage system on approximately 1.8 acres at a company-owned site near the Central Maui landfill. The battery would … Continue reading #Hawaiian_Electric Seeks PUC approval for #Maui Energy Storage Project

Electric-Car Startup #Lucid to Follow Tesla Into Energy Storage

Electric-Car Startup Lucid to Follow Tesla Into Energy Storage Lucid Motors Inc., the electric-vehicle startup that has yet to build a production car, is following Tesla Inc.’s footsteps into the energy-storage business. The Newark, California-based company is developing home batteries — similar to Tesla’s Powerwall — and utility-scale devices, Chief Executive Officer Peter Rawlinson said … Continue reading Electric-Car Startup #Lucid to Follow Tesla Into Energy Storage

FERC Order May Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York’s Capacity Markets

FERC Order May Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York’s Capacity Markets The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected the latest proposal from New York’s grid operator to allow renewable energy and batteries to compete against fossil fuels in its wholesale capacity market. That may give the state’s regulators and policymakers more reason to consider … Continue reading FERC Order May Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York’s Capacity Markets

Rooftop Solar And Energy Storage Units Could Help During Emergency Blackouts

Rooftop Solar And Energy Storage Units Could Help During Emergency Blackouts More than 2,000 people were still without power Wednesday in San Diego County’s backcountry, due to the Valley Fire. Thousands more San Diego Gas and Electric customers experienced power blackouts last week due to grid overloads because of the record breaking heat spell. With … Continue reading Rooftop Solar And Energy Storage Units Could Help During Emergency Blackouts

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage If you want a glimpse of the future of the clean energy transition in the United States, a good place to start is Texas — specifically, the state’s interconnection queue, where solar, wind and storage dominate the list of projects applying … Continue reading Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

NYISO allows full participation for energy storage in wholesale power markets

NYISO allows full participation for energy storage in wholesale power markets Energy storage resource participation in wholesale as well as retail markets will help New York State realize the goals of its Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals, Dewey said. “NYISO is blazing the trail for dual-use of storage in wholesale and retail service,” … Continue reading NYISO allows full participation for energy storage in wholesale power markets