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Top Energy Storage Companies In 2014 Innovation Award Competition - CleanTechnica

Sat, 2014-08-30 08:34

Top Energy Storage Companies In 2014 Innovation Award Competition
CleanTechnica
Energy storage as an asset class is a welcome addition to electric system planning toolkits in California, Hawaii, New York, Ontario and other markets. The strength of this year's nominees demonstrates that we are past the early technology tipping ...

State of the smart grid: Solving the storage and transmission problem for ... - TechRepublic

Thu, 2014-08-28 09:54

Energy Collective

State of the smart grid: Solving the storage and transmission problem for ...
TechRepublic
Smart grid storage is now in its early commercial phases, after many years of experimenting with a variety of technologies. California and New York are the leaders in smart grid energy storage. Last year California set an energy storage target of 1.3GW ...
Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The PointOilPrice.com
Solar Could Grow Faster if We Had a Functioning Federal GovernmentEnergy Collective

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S&P 500 touches 2000 for first time - Washington Post

Mon, 2014-08-25 17:00

S&P 500 touches 2000 for first time
Washington Post
That built on word over the weekend that California biotech company InterMune agreed to sell itself to Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche for $8.3 billion. The S&P 500 crossed above 2000 in the first ... Lockheed buys energy start-up. Defense giant ...

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CA utility's natural gas proposal under fire - Fierce Energy

Mon, 2014-08-25 07:09

CA utility's natural gas proposal under fire
Fierce Energy
"SDG&E has proposed sound, cost-effective ideas, like investing in energy storage, proposing a vehicle-grid-integration pilot, and relying on demand response programs that can and should be pursued instead of resorting to expensive, polluting fossil ...

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As chair of Arctic Council, US could help the North replace costly, unhealthy ... - Anchorage Daily News

Sun, 2014-08-24 18:00

As chair of Arctic Council, US could help the North replace costly, unhealthy ...
Anchorage Daily News
It would include a refrigerator-size control center and a similarly sized container for storage batteries. The power would come either from one to five wind turbines, each about 100 feet tall with 20-foot-long blades, or from a solar panel array ...

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Time running out for California water bill - News & Observer

Sat, 2014-08-23 21:13

Time running out for California water bill
News & Observer
WASHINGTON — Secret negotiations over a California water bill are nearing a make-or-break moment, after a long, dry summer that's tested some political alliances. The state's Democratic senators are ... House Republicans, for instance, have insisted ...

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CPUC Opens Rulemaking for Distributed Energy Integration - POWER magazine

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:19

CPUC Opens Rulemaking for Distributed Energy Integration
POWER magazine
DERs include distributed renewable generation resources, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and demand response technologies. California wants to deploy 15 GW of DERs by 2020. That target comprises 12 GW of distributed generation, ...

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In The Long Run, The Rest Of The World May Gain From California's Severe ... - Forbes

Fri, 2014-08-22 09:04

Chron.com

In The Long Run, The Rest Of The World May Gain From California's Severe ...
Forbes
California has Tesla, many of the major solar companies, a good chunk of the energy storage companies, and a preponderance of the venture capital funds as well. So now we come to the issue of water. Water is a resource that will increasingly concern ...
Bipartisan water bond measure is a good startL.A. Biz

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Nine Finalists Vie for Energy Storage Innovation Awards - Triple Pundit

Thu, 2014-08-21 01:49

Triple Pundit

Nine Finalists Vie for Energy Storage Innovation Awards
Triple Pundit
“This year's ESNA Award finalists represent a rich diversity of players and business models in rapidly developing energy storage ecosystems across the U.S. and Canada,” Janice Lin, managing partner of Strategen Consulting and co-founder of the ...

Where Is Distributed Energy Storage Being Deployed in the US? - Greentech Media

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:03

Where Is Distributed Energy Storage Being Deployed in the US?
Greentech Media
Ravi Manghani, senior grid analyst at GTM Research, notes that California, where three out of these four factors are at play, has seen by far the most planned and deployed distributed storage projects, in terms of both project count and megawatts.

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AES Betting On Lithium-Ion Batteries for Long-Duration Energy Storage - Greentech Media

Wed, 2014-08-20 11:30

AES Betting On Lithium-Ion Batteries for Long-Duration Energy Storage
Greentech Media
AES on energy storage: “We really believe lithium-ion is the technology to go to for the next seven to ten years.” ... Chris Shelton, president of AES Energy Storage, wants the utility industry to know that the answer to both questions is an emphatic ...

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Energy Storage North America Names Top Nine Energy Storage Project Finalists - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Mon, 2014-08-18 06:10

Energy Storage North America Names Top Nine Energy Storage Project Finalists
SYS-CON Media (press release)
BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, today announced finalists for its 2014 annual Innovation Award, ...

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California Democrats in tight races balk... - The Hill

Sun, 2014-08-17 13:30

California Democrats in tight races balk...
The Hill
It's focused on how federal and state officials were unprepared to deal with the drought, and how Central Valley lawmakers should have pushed Congress to take steps to build water storage infrastructure to help farmers. “The fact that we need an answer ...

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California Takes Its First Step Toward Creating the Distributed, Intelligent ... - Energy Collective

Thu, 2014-08-14 04:17

California Takes Its First Step Toward Creating the Distributed, Intelligent ...
Energy Collective
In California, where rooftop solar PV, distributed energy storage and energy-engaged consumers are becoming an increasingly important part of the grid mix, state regulators and utilities are starting to think about how these grid edge systems will work ...

The Energy Storage Renaissance is Near - Energy Collective

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:04

The Energy Storage Renaissance is Near
Energy Collective
A central theme that emerged at the show was California's leadership role in the energy storage market. The market just received a shot in the arm from an aggressive storage mandate, AB 2514, which requires California's big three investor-owned ...

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Aug. 11, 2014: Sharp Introduces Smart Energy Storage Solution - ACHR NEWS

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:11

Aug. 11, 2014: Sharp Introduces Smart Energy Storage Solution
ACHR NEWS
Sharp Electronics Corp. has announced the launch of its SmartStorage energy storage solution, which is immediately available throughout California and will be expanded to other states in the second half of 2014. According to the company, the ...

California Takes Its First Step Toward Creating the Distributed, Intelligent ... - Greentech Media

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:12

California Takes Its First Step Toward Creating the Distributed, Intelligent ...
Greentech Media
In California, where rooftop solar PV, distributed energy storage and energy-engaged consumers are becoming an increasingly important part of the grid mix, state regulators and utilities are starting to think about how these grid-edge systems will work ...

ESNA 2014 finalizes comprehensive energy storage conference program - Renewable Energy Focus

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:14

ESNA 2014 finalizes comprehensive energy storage conference program
Renewable Energy Focus
"This year's ESNA program is a reflection of the unprecedented growth and commercial opportunities in the North American market," said Janice Lin, managing partner of Strategen Consulting and co-founder of the California Energy Storage Alliance. "More ...

UniEnergy Brings Next-Gen Vanadium Flow Battery to Commercial Scale - Greentech Media

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:39

UniEnergy Brings Next-Gen Vanadium Flow Battery to Commercial Scale
Greentech Media
But many other applications being considered for energy storage will require multiple hours of storage at a time -- consider California's plan to create a flexible capacity resource for its solar-rich grid, which in its present form would require ...

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Study: It's Possible to Power All of California With Clean Energy, But... - KCET

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:33

Study: It's Possible to Power All of California With Clean Energy, But...
KCET
But according to Jacobson and his colleagues, the massive buildout of both wind and solar, plus development of energy storage capacity, would address the intermittency problem -- and the study assumes that new utility-scale concentrating solar ...

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