IHI fills battery needs, LA Mayor officially approves LA Eland project: pvMB 9/23/19


IHI Energy Storage to supply storage for 51MWh of DC-coupled project – Remeber the Nexamp announcement of six projects across New York and Massachusetts? Well, it turns out the hardware and software will be provided by IHI Energy Storage. IHI Energy Storage is a Chicago-based subsidiary of IHI Corporation, Tokyo, and provider of energy storage system solutions. As a systems integrator, IHI provides energy storage solutions for both front of the meter and behind the meter applications. Source: IHI Energy


LA Mayor officially approves LA Eland project – “Mayor Eric Garcetti’s appointees on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commission unanimously voted to approve power purchase agreements for the Eland Solar and Storage Center, the largest solar and battery energy storage system in the United States. The agreements are subject to City Council approval. The recent unanimous vote from the LADWP board of commissioners approves two power purchase agreements with 8Minutenergy to develop the project and begin commercial operation no later than December 31, 2023. The contract will cost less than US$5 per year for each LADWP customer.” Source: T&D world


Duke is keeping the nukes on past the foreseeable future – “Duke Energy announced today it will seek to renew the operating licenses of the 11 reactors it operates at six nuclear stations in the Carolinas for an additional 20 years. The first Duke Energy nuclear power plants will approach the end of their current operating licenses in the early 2030s. Rigorous, ongoing preventive maintenance programs across the nuclear fleet and technology upgrades and investments over the years at all stations have contributed to their continuing strong operating performance. In 2018, Duke Energy’s nuclear fleet marked its 20th consecutive year with a fleet capacity factor – a measure of reliability – greater than 90%.” Source: Duke Energy


Nautilus opens RI community solar project – Rhode Island has its first community solar installation! Located in Burrillville, RI, the 3.3 MW community solar garden will provide community access to solar power without the need to install solar panels on their roof. The project was fully developed by ISM Solar Development, LLC, of East Providence, RI and is is 100% subscribed with over 700 residential customers through Acadia Power. Source: Nautilus Solar

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