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Navigant on energy storage as ‘non-wires’ alternative for utilities and grid operators

Navigant on energy storage as ‘non-wires’ alternative for utilities and grid operators

16 Oct 2017, 15:30
• By Andy Colthorpe

One of the ‘value of energy storage’ questions that was being asked a lot two or three years ago was around the use of batteries and decentralised system architecture instead of traditional “poles and wires” grid networks. However, advancements in this area have been slow to materialise and Navigant Research’s recent ‘Energy Storage for Transmission and Distribution Deferral’ report sought to fill the knowledge gap. Andy Colthorpe took the opportunity to ask lead author Alex Eller three quick questions around the topic.

Flow batteries leading the way in lithium-free niches

Flow batteries leading the way in lithium-free niches

18 Sep 2017, 16:32

While lithium-ion is rapidly racing ahead to become the “de facto grid storage solution” and is the most popular technology choice by far, vendors of other types of batteries are also targeting the market, with varying degrees of success.

Gridtential closes US$11 million in financing

Gridtential closes US$11 million in financing

12 Sep 2017, 00:30

California-based energy storage technology developer Gridtential announced that it has closed US$11 million in financing led by 1955 Capital, with assistance from East Penn Manufacturing, Crown Battery Manufacturing, Leoch International and Power-Sonic Inc., as well as an existing investor in The Roda Group.