Energy Storage News
3 January 2018
PG&E Must Solicit Energy Storage and DERs to Replace 3 Existing Gas Plants
California regulators rejected an effort to award lucrative "must-run" status to three Calpine gas plants, calling for new energy storage and clean resources instead.
The California Public Utilities Commission ruled Thursday to authorize PG&E to procure energy storage or preferred resources (such as demand response or distributed solar) to ensure local reliability in areas previously served by the gas plants....
Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017
Renewable energy has emerged as an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs. This comprehensive cost report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies, based on the latest cost and auction price data from projects around the world.
The Next 5 Years in Energy Storage, According to 500 Energy Professionals
This panel employed a unique structure where our experts on stage were asked to interpret and weigh in as 500 attendees answered live polling questions on the top themes in the market.
Flow batteries draw the most optimism, with nearly half of attendees citing them as the most exciting technology for utility-scale applications...
Belgium Li-ion ESS fire cause still unknown two months later
The cause of a fire at Belgium’s first grid-connected lithium ion battery energy storage park is still unknown two months after the incident, the park’s operator Engie Electrabel, a subsidiary of French utility Engie, has confirmed to ESJB....
Batteries will be derated in Capacity Market auction, BEIS confirms
The government is to go ahead with plans to derate electricity storage facilities that provide power for less than four hours: the change will apply in the forthcoming Capacity Market auctions for 2021/22 and 2018/19. Some 6GW of storage has prequalified for the 2021/22 auction and 2GW has prequalified for the 2018/19 auction, BEIS said...
Pu Neng Wins Contract for the Largest Vanadium Flow Battery in China
as the China National Development and Reform Commission Initiates a Major Push for Energy Storage in Support of Renewable Energy
Vanadium redox (flow) battery (VRB®) systems are poised to transform the largest utility grid in the world with low-cost, long-life performance in support of significant growth in solar and wind energy...
It’s Big and Long-Lived, and It Won’t Catch Fire: The Vanadium Redox-Flow Battery
Move over, lithium ion: Vanadium flow batteries finally become competitive for grid-scale energy storage
This factory produces vanadium redox-flow batteries destined for the world’s largest battery site: a 200-megawatt, 800-megawatt-hour storage station...
US Energy Storage Market Experiences Largest Quarter Ever
The U.S. deployed 234 megawatt-hours of energy storage in Q1 2017.
According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, 234 megawatt-hours of energy storage were deployed in the first quarter, which represents more than fiftyfold growth year-over-year...
200MW/800MWh Energy Storage Station to be Built with RONGKE POWER’s Vanadium Flow Battery
DALIAN, CHINA — The China National Energy Administration has approved the world’s largest energy storage station to be built in Dalian, China. Rongke Power will supply its Vanadium Flow Batteries (VFB’s) for the 200-Megawatt, 800-Megawatt-hour (200MW/ 800MWh) station....
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