CPUC has turned down a request by Calpine for lucrative contracts for three gas plants and ordered PG&E to hold a solicitation for energy storage and/or “preferred resources” instead.
Collaboration between the U.S. energy firm and the German power electronics giant officially licensed on January 1, as details of a massive 100 MW/400 MWh lithium-ion battery storage project in California announced.
The company is looking for renewable energy projects at least 35 MW in capacity, as well as batteries with a minimum 25 MW, four-hour rating.
The latest report from the U.S. Department of Energy finds an acceleration in the deployment of batteries over the last three years, dominated by lithium ion technology.
Documents from Xcel’s Colorado subsidiary show a medium price for PV with battery storage of $36/MWh, the lowest known price to date.
State Representative Holly Raschein introduced House Bill 1133 on Tuesday, which would create a pilot program in the Florida Keys to see how solar+storage could stiffen grid resiliency during natural disasters like hurricanes.
Three months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, about half the capital San Juan is still waiting for the lights to come back on. In this interview with journalist Daniella Cheslow, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz says this is an opportunity for private capital to help transform the city and the territory into a solar laboratory.
GTM Research reports that utilities in 15 states are incorporating energy storage into their long-term plans, as energy storage deployment reached a relatively even keel during Q3 2017.
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