Grids & Integration

Powin to supply a 6.5 MW battery for SDG&E

The energy storage provider has inked a deal to provide a 6.5 MW / 26 MWh battery in Escondido, after installing a smaller system for SCE earlier this year.

Sunnova follows Tesla, Sunrun into Hawaiian solar+storage market

The company’s partnership with Sunetric will allow customers to lease solar+storage systems as a package, which will allow them to participate in the islands state’s “self-supply” program.

More solar and hydro brings California gas use to five-year low

As renewable energy breaks new output records in California, both the need for and availability of gas in California have declined.

DNV GL launches on-demand online solar and wind forecasting tool

The company will be exhibiting the forecasting tool, which will provide on-demand forecasts of select power markets with hourly resolution, later this month in Anaheim.

California utility re-starts gas plant using battery system

Imperial Irrigation District says its use of a battery system to restart a combined-cycle gas turbine is the first such “black start” use of a battery in the United States.

Senator Chuck Grassley questions DOE grid reliability study

The Republican senator from Iowa has stepped in to the debate, expressing concerns about the study’s credibility and whether or not its conclusion has been pre-determined.

37 states take action on grid modernization during Q1

A new report series from NCCETC takes a look at the increasing state-level policy activity around getting U.S. grids ready for a clean energy future.

Energy trade groups send grid reliability reports to Energy Secretary Perry

SEIA, ACORE, AEE and AWEA express concerns that the former Texas Governor is starting his inquiry into grid reliability with a faulty premise by conflating coal and nuclear generation with reliability.

Renewables peak at 2/3 of California demand

As has happened many times in Germany, a week of high wind and solar demand coincided with a spring weekend day, and the result was record penetration of renewable energy.

Tesla, Green Mountain Power launch battery-aggregation program

The battery giant is partnering with one of New England’s most solar-friendly utilities to create an energy storage program that will provide a range of storage options for GMP customers.

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