Energy Storage

California regulators choose clean energy and storage over existing gas plants

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.

AES and Siemens launch energy storage platform with world’s largest li-ion battery

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.

NV Energy issues RFP for 330 MW of large-scale renewable energy, battery projects

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.

Nearly 500 MW of large batteries installed on the U.S. grid in three years (w/ chart)

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.

Xcel reports record low prices for solar plus storage

Documents from Xcel’s Colorado subsidiary show a medium price for PV with battery storage of $36/MWh, the lowest known price to date.

Florida bill would launch solar+storage pilot program

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.

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New York unveils bold solar, energy storage plans

In Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State address, he re-committed New York to eliminating coal from its power plants in two years, provide solar to 10,000 low-income New Yorkers and invest $200 million in energy storage research.

IEA explores paths to PV and wind integration

The International Energy Agency has released a manual for policy makers on the issues involved in the large scale integration of solar and wind power into power grids.

Puerto Rico welcomes solar: An interview with San Juan Mayor Yulín Cruz

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.

Utilities are increasingly planning for energy storage (w/ charts)

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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