The US state of California’s Senate has approved a bill that would provide rebates to customers for the purchase of energy storage systems, bringing the legislation a step closer to introduction.
Even if the US withdraws from the Paris Agreement on climate change, economics and popular support for clean energy mean the industry will not lose its momentum, the chief commercial officer of Younicos has said.
California investor-owned utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has selected Powin Energy as system provider for a 6.5MW / 26MWh battery energy storage project.
Stem Inc. will build a 4.2MWh energy storage project on the California State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills campus to help the institution save on energy costs.
‘Global leader’ California’s main utilities given additional 500MW energy storage procurement target
Another 500MW of energy storage procurement targets have been bestowed onto California’s three main investor-owned utilities by the state’s Public Utilities’ Commission (PUC), on top of an existing 1.325GW mandate.
The second and final instalment in Energy-Storage.News' blog on the Aliso Canyon energy storage procurement takes a look at some of the most impressive projects in the deployment, as well as what this all means for the future of the industry.
A 500MW energy storage facility with “5-8 hours” storage duration could be built in San Diego, California, with a local water authority seeking detailed proposals for such a project to support the grid and help integrate renewable energy.
In the first of a two-part blog series on the energy storage response to the infamous Aliso Canyon gas leak in California, Energy-Storage.News sets the scene of how the California Energy Commission and chosen system suppliers got their heads around solving a mammoth power shortage with many, many batteries, in a race against time.
In the spirit of harnessing clean energy and enhancing grid reliability, Californian utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for 83.5MW of energy storage.
GE and utility Southern California Edison (SCE) unveiled the world’s first battery-gas turbine hybrid system this week in Norwalk, California.
Tualatin, Oregon-headquartered Powin Energy has partnered with Eaton to deliver their 2MW expedited energy storage product which was procured to address the energy shortages the LA Basin faced as a result of the four-month long methane leak.
San Diego, California's ultracapacitor-based energy storage manufacturer Maxwell Technologies has signed a stock purchase agreement with China’s SFIC Fund Management – a significant investor in China’s storage industry – at US$6.32 per share.
California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), the scheme to incentivise the use of distributed energy, opens for applications at the beginning of next month, weighted to favour energy storage.
With over 180MW of energy storage projects under its belt, Greensmith Energy is beginning to be seen as one of the cornerstone players of the rapidly growing US – and global – market. President and CEO John Jung spoke to Energy-Storage.News
A “first-of-its-kind” project financing deal will bring 50MW of Tesla Powerpacks online in California, Macquarie Capital, the investing and advisory arm of global finance corporation Macquarie Group has said.
According to the latest GTM Research figures, energy storage is coming into its own and is no longer confined to a handful of US states. 21 states now have 20MW of storage projects proposed, in construction or deployed. Further, 10 states have pipelines of more than 100MW.
Utility San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) and Sumitomo Electric (SEI) have launched a 2MW/8MWh pilot vanadium redox flow battery storage project in California to study how the technology can reliably integrate renewable energy and improve flexibility in grid management.
Led by a record-breaking final quarter, energy storage reached 336MWh in 2016, growing 100% in megawatt-hours from 2015’s installed capacity, despite staying roughly flat in megawatts with 221MW deployed last year.
US utility Southern California Edison (SCE) is looking to acquire distributed energy projects to help strengthen the grid in the Goleta area of Santa Barbara, California.
In anticipation for the expected reopening of the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), SimpliPhi Power and CivicSolar are partnering up to provide energy storage solutions for residential solar installers in California.
Utility San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) and US-based storage provider AES Energy Storage, a subsidiary of AES Corporation, have completed what they claim to be the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility in Escondido, California.
Electric car maker turned ‘integrated sustainable energy company’ Tesla installed 98MWh of energy storage in the final quarter of 2016, according to its financial results released last week.
A liberal arts college in California will get a 1MW/2MWh energy storage system from Green Charge that could save the facility US$800,000 over its lifetime.
The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), an organisation comprising the municipal utilities of 10 cities and one irrigation district, has ordered a potential 1MW of ice battery storage systems from Ice Energy.
Energy storage designer and manufacturer SimpliPhi Power Energy has completed installing a ‘plug and play microgrid’ for an off-grid solar-plus-storage project with Pure Power in California.
SolarCity and Green Charge have announced two commercial scale energy storage systems in California, one completed and the other yet to be built, which will each save the host over US$100,000 a year in energy costs.
The utility has integrated battery energy storage systems into California’s electricity market CAISO for the first time.
Battery manufacturer and developer NEC Energy Solutions is to supply Southern California Edison (SCE) with its first grid energy storage pilot system under a procurement programme established last year.
A company offering solar-plus-storage systems for the residential market has introduced a set of controls that allow consumers to adapt to utility rates and legislative changes with the flick of a switch.
Commercial energy storage designer Green Charge has teamed with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to deliver grid services from distributed energy storage in San Jose, California.