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Power plant proposals for Southern California spark an energy debate - Los Angeles Times

Wed, 2016-05-25 15:12

Los Angeles Times

Power plant proposals for Southern California spark an energy debate
Los Angeles Times
“We need wind and solar and storage, and the flexibility of the quick-start [gas-fired] power plant.” Energy standards in California call for 33% of the state's power to come from renewables by 2020 and 50% by 2030. SDG&E has a portfolio that includes ...
Greens push to block proposed SDG&E gas plant in CaliforniaUtility Dive

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Stem Wins $15M Investment From Mithril and Grows Its Energy Storage Portfolio to 68MWh - Greentech Media

Wed, 2016-05-25 05:35

Greentech Media

Stem Wins $15M Investment From Mithril and Grows Its Energy Storage Portfolio to 68MWh
Greentech Media
The company claims to lead the market in successful bidding into the California Independent System Operator real-time and day-ahead energy markets. According to a soon-to-be-released quarterly Energy Storage Monitor report from GTM Research, the U.S. ...
Battery Startup Stem Just Raised Money from Peter Thiel's MithrilFortune
Stem Expands Portfolio to 68 MWh, Closes $15MM Investment From MithrilBusiness Wire (press release)

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Enel ramps up push into California energy storage market - Recharge (subscription)

Tue, 2016-05-24 02:09

Recharge (subscription)

Enel ramps up push into California energy storage market
Recharge (subscription)
Enel, which recently re-integrated its Enel Green Power (EGP) renewable energy unit, has already built several large storage projects in its home market, including one integrated with a wind farm and another with utility-scale PV. In pushing into the ...

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Energy storage 'doubles savings' from PV for California's renting families - PV-Tech

Mon, 2016-05-23 04:34

PV-Tech

Energy storage 'doubles savings' from PV for California's renting families
PV-Tech
The economic benefits of adding energy storage to solar in California at affordable multi-family dwellings could far outweigh the costs, even doubling savings on energy bills, a new report claims. The report, 'Closing the California clean energy divide ...
Energy Storage Could Break Low Income Rooftop Solar BottleneckCleanTechnica

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Lee's Summit's Exergonix acquires a California energy company - Kansas City Star

Fri, 2016-05-20 11:08

Kansas City Star

Lee's Summit's Exergonix acquires a California energy company
Kansas City Star
Exergonix, a Lee's Summit company that specializes in energy storage technology, said it has purchased most of the assets of Coda Energy. The purchase price was not disclosed. Coda Energy, based in Monrovia, Calif., manufactures storage units for ...

Is This Energy Storage Idea Dumber Than A Box Of Rocks? - Gas 2.0

Fri, 2016-05-20 06:10

Gas 2.0

Is This Energy Storage Idea Dumber Than A Box Of Rocks?
Gas 2.0
The impetus for the idea is the demand by regulators, particularly in California, for more renewable energy on the electrical grid. California wants utilities to use 50% renewable energy by 2030, but how to store it until its needed? That's where ...
This is how cities of the future will get their energyWashington Post
Hawai'i At The Energy Crossroads — Part 2: How Much Renewable Energy?CleanTechnica
Suddenly, the Future is Clear for Solar EnergyThe Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)
EcoGeneration
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Adding Energy Storage to Solar Creates Major Economic Benefits for Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing in California - AltEnergyMag (press release)

Thu, 2016-05-19 08:02

Adding Energy Storage to Solar Creates Major Economic Benefits for Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing in California
AltEnergyMag (press release)
San Diego, CA ‒ A new report demonstrates how battery storage combined with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems would lead to significant electric bill savings for both property owners and residents of multifamily affordable rental housing in California.

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EVENT UPDATE: Australian Energy Storage Conference and Renewable Cities Australia Forum - EcoGeneration

Thu, 2016-05-19 00:08

EcoGeneration

EVENT UPDATE: Australian Energy Storage Conference and Renewable Cities Australia Forum
EcoGeneration
Mr Hackett will be joined by James Myatt, Mojo Power CEO and Co-Founder; Kobad Bhavnagri, Head of Australia, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; and Mark Higgins, Chief Operating Officer, Strategen, and Senior Advisor to California Energy Storage ...

California PUC proposes storage buy to deal with Aliso Canyon gas shortage - Utility Dive

Tue, 2016-05-17 11:48

California PUC proposes storage buy to deal with Aliso Canyon gas shortage
Utility Dive
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last Friday released a draft ruling that would require Southern California Edison (SCE) to hold an expedited procurement solicitation for energy storage capacity to help alleviate outage concerns caused ...

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Is the Third Time a Charm for Coda's Energy Storage Business? - Greentech Media

Tue, 2016-05-17 11:30

Greentech Media

Is the Third Time a Charm for Coda's Energy Storage Business?
Greentech Media
Exergonix just acquired "substantially all of the assets of Coda Energy," a twice-bankrupt California manufacturer of energy storage systems. Exergonix will assume management and operation of all of the already-installed Coda systems operating at ...

Energy Storage 4.0: The Plug-and-Play Grid Is Not That Far Off - Greentech Media

Tue, 2016-05-17 08:04

Greentech Media

Energy Storage 4.0: The Plug-and-Play Grid Is Not That Far Off
Greentech Media
Market reforms like FERC Order 755 in 2011 opened up ancillary services markets for energy storage and required system operators to recognize the value that resources like energy storage create. In California, the incorporation of advanced energy ...

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Will California Reach Its 50% Clean Energy Goal? No Problem - Fortune

Mon, 2016-05-16 23:01

Fortune

Will California Reach Its 50% Clean Energy Goal? No Problem
Fortune
One of those new ways will be to add more energy storage to California's power grid, to store solar energy at night or wind power on days when there's no breeze. California must invest in technology like energy storage to help manage a changing power ...

Update: Stem's Response to the California SGIP Subsidy Award Process Imbroglio - Greentech Media

Mon, 2016-05-16 09:11

Update: Stem's Response to the California SGIP Subsidy Award Process Imbroglio
Greentech Media
California's $83 million per year Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides a generous subsidy to distributed energy resources such as CHP, wind, advanced energy storage and fuel cells. Earlier this year, the CPUC offered about $40 million of ...

Forget Elon's Batteries—Fix the Grid With a Rock-Filled Train on a Hill - WIRED

Mon, 2016-05-16 04:03

WIRED

Forget Elon's Batteries—Fix the Grid With a Rock-Filled Train on a Hill
WIRED
Well, one possible future. Energy storage is a hot topic, because federal and state guidelines are fast pushing utility companies to ramp up their use of renewable energy sources. (California's supply, for example, has to be 50 percent renewable by ...

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How Solar + Storage Can Be Cheaper Than Coal - CleanTechnica

Fri, 2016-05-13 09:02

CleanTechnica

How Solar + Storage Can Be Cheaper Than Coal
CleanTechnica
A German – and formerly majority Australian owned – developer of concentrated solar power plants with molten salt storage says it can get the cost of electricity from a utility-scale version of its technology, with 15 hours of thermal energy storage ...

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French company takes 80% stake in battery developer Green Charge Networks - Utility Dive

Thu, 2016-05-12 11:53

French company takes 80% stake in battery developer Green Charge Networks
Utility Dive
“The next frontier is on the kilowatt side, on the power side — and offering energy storage.” Green Charge competes against California energy storage startup Stem, as well as SolarCity and Tesla, whom both have rolled out behind-the-meter solar ...

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Engie Buys 80% of California Battery Company to Boost Storage - Bloomberg

Wed, 2016-05-11 08:46

SeeNews Renewables

Engie Buys 80% of California Battery Company to Boost Storage
Bloomberg
Engie SA bought a majority stake in a California-based battery installer Green Charge Networks LLC, the first utility to dive into energy storage. The Courbevoie, France-based company that was formerly GDF Suez acquired 80 percent of Green Charge, it ...
After Total, France's Engie too announces energy storage buySeeNews Renewables
French Power Company Takes Control of Silicon Valley Battery StartupFortune
French energy giant buys control of Santa Clara energy storage startupSilicon Valley Business Journal (blog)
Greentech Media -Reuters -Solar Industry
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Nissan unveils new home-energy storage system --- xStorage - California Newsroom (blog)

Wed, 2016-05-11 03:39

California Newsroom (blog)

Nissan unveils new home-energy storage system --- xStorage
California Newsroom (blog)
At a Monday event in East London, automaker Nissan unveiled a new home energy-storage system called xStorage. The new system introduced by Nissan essentially underscores a home battery which can be connected to a residential power supply.

Redflow's Simon Hackett announced as opening panel speaker at Australian Energy Storage conference - eco-business.com

Wed, 2016-05-11 00:43

Redflow's Simon Hackett announced as opening panel speaker at Australian Energy Storage conference
eco-business.com
Kobad Bhavnagri, Head of Australia, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Mark Higgins, Chief Operating Officer, Strategen and Senior Advisor to California Energy Storage Alliance, are new energy thought leaders. Kobad is based in Sydney and has a ...

San Diego (US) Event Focuses On Energy Storage Commercialization - CleanTechnica

Thu, 2016-05-05 17:37

CleanTechnica

San Diego (US) Event Focuses On Energy Storage Commercialization
CleanTechnica
Energy-Storage-Update-Logo The US has become the world's leading market for energy storage, primarily on the back of California's mandate. But what are the other investment opportunities now emerging across the country? Energy Storage Update* is ...

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