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Battery System Tested by PG&E

Linda Hardesty

Eos Energy Storage will demonstrate its grid-scale battery system at Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) Smart Grid Lab in San Ramon, Calif., with the support of a $2.1 million award from the California Energy Commission. For the project, the company is also partnering with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Stem   …Continue Reading


Energy Storage System Awarded UL Certification

Linda Hardesty

Spider9 says it has received certification to UL 1741 standards for its TriRack family of modular stationary energy storage products. The certification was completed by TÜV SÜD America for Spider9’s energy storage systems and patented Energy Operating System (OSE) software and controls platform. Spider9 says the OSE controls and TriRack design together allow for cell-level   …Continue Reading


Redox Flow Batteries to Create $190 Million Market in 2020

Karen Henry

Redox flow batteries will carve out a 360 MWh market in 2020 worth $190 million, according to a new report from Lux Research. Commercial development of flow batteries is still in the early stages. Vanadium-based systems lead the market, accounting for 75 MWh of deployed systems. However, bromine-based systems are less expensive and will eventually   …Continue Reading


Solar Plus Battery Storage Tested in Georgia

Linda Hardesty

Washington Gas Energy Systems is working with Southern Company and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to test and evaluate a battery storage system at a 1 MW solar array in Cedartown, Ga. The project will analyze a 1-MW/2-MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system to establish a technical and economic foundation for future grid   …Continue Reading


Now We Have a ‘Grid of Things’

Linda Hardesty

At an event on Capitol Hill, Chris Johns, president of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), said the utility embraces the emerging technologies in energy, including rooftop solar, electric vehicles and smart appliances. He envisions the electric grid connecting these technologies in ways that make them more valuable for customers and called it the “Grid of   …Continue Reading


Missouri’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility Scale Solar Energy Center Goes Live

Karen Henry

Following more than a month of successful testing, the O’Fallon Renewable Energy Center, Ameren Missouri’s first solar center and the largest investor-owned utility scale solar facility in Missouri, is online. The center features more than 19,000 solar panels covering more than 19 acres and generates nearly 6 MW of electricity to Ameren Missouri’s grid. Ameren   …Continue Reading


Brainstorming the Grid of the Future

Linda Hardesty

The GridWise Alliance has released a report entitled “The Future of the Grid: Evolving to Meet America’s Needs.” Over the course of six months, from late 2013 through the spring of 2014, the US Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the GridWise Alliance held four regional workshops across the country   …Continue Reading


UK Allows Interconnectors to Participate in 2015 Capacity Market

Karen Henry

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that interconnectors linking Britain to other European countries will be able to participate in the 2015 second four-year-ahead capacity market auction. The first auction is scheduled to be held at the end of this year. An interconnector is a connection between the electricity transmission systems   …Continue Reading


Florida Goes Backwards on Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

In a 3-2 vote, Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) last week approved new goals for utilities that it says will “keep customer rates in check,” while at the same time saying, “The near term impact should slightly reduce all customer bills.” Commissioners also agreed to hold a workshop inviting public input on solar programs that   …Continue Reading


Navy Conducts Microgrid Project

Linda Hardesty

Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy Power Systems’ ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a microgrid project sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and hosted by the US Navy. To be deployed at the Navy’s Mobile Utilities Support Equipment Facility in Port Hueneme, Calif., the project will focus on developing applications and use-case scenarios   …Continue Reading


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