Hydrostor and NRStor Announce Completion of World’s First Commercial Advanced-CAES Facility

Hydrostor, the world’s leading developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in partnership with NRStor Incorporated, a diversified Canadian energy storage project developer, announce the completion of the Goderich A-CAES Facility, located in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The plant represents a pivotal advancement in long-duration energy storage and a world first in the successful commercialization of fuel-free (adiabatic) CAES technology. 

Savion Powers Up, Energizing Utility-Scale Solar and Energy Storage Industry

Savion today announced its official launch as a new utility-scale solar and energy storage project development company. Backed by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, Savion consists of a veteran team of developers, bringing a history of proven experience and more than 8 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar and energy storage pipeline projects under construction, under contract, in operation, and in development. The Savion team will focus on the development of utility-scale solar and energy storage projects in partnership with utilities, municipalities, corporate customers, and landowners across the United States. 

Convergent Announces the Completion of 21 MWh of Energy Storage Projects at Two Shell Facilities

Convergent Energy + Power, today announced that the 21 MWh of industrial battery storage systems under construction at two Shell Canada Products facilities in Ontario are now operational. Convergent is the largest operator of energy storage solutions in Ontario with over 40 MW in service. The energy storage projects are a joint venture between Convergent and Shell New Energies, designed to reduce the consumption of energy for the facilities by one third of typical demand while increasing the reliability and long-term sustainability of the grid. The projects are located at Brockville Lubricants Plant and Sarnia Manufacturing Centre.

DOE Announces $15m for Energy Projects on Tribal Lands

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is providing up to $15 million (£12m) in new funding for energy infrastructure projects on tribal lands. Projects sought under the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programmes are fuel and technology neutral, with applications invited from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporation, Intertribal Organisations and Tribal Energy Development Organisations. They can install energy generating systems and energy efficiency measures as well as deploy community-scale energy storage technologies among others.

Current and Future Opportunities for Energy Storage in New York

While the MABI program is helping to develop a sustainable energy storage market, wholesale market revenues will strongly impact the pervasiveness of storage deployment in New York. 2019 has been transformational for the energy storage market in New York, which was marked by several milestones that reveal the powerful forces now emerging and exerting their influence across the state’s electricity landscape.

ESA is co-hosting a webinar with NY-BEST on Friday, 11/22 at 2pm ET to discuss the future of energy storage in New York. Register here.

CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman’s Statement on the GREEN Act

“The U.S. Energy Storage Association greatly appreciates the House Ways & Means Committee for prioritizing stand-alone energy storage for ITC eligibility in the GREEN Act discussion draft,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of ESA. “Energy storage is already demonstrating early stage capability to transform the way we generate, deliver and use electricity in the United States, and this common-sense policy will accelerate the transformation to a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable electricity grid.

Encouraging Signs: Interconnection Rules in the Age of Distributed Energy Storage

As US states work to address and enable the swift growth of distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar and energy storage, the issues surrounding their interconnection to the electric grid require close attention.  Not only to maintain safety and reliability as new technologies connect to the grid, but also to provide a clear, transparent and efficient process for customers, developers and utilities alike. Interconnection procedures are the rules of the road for the grid. Without common rules and predictable processes, gridlock and costly projects can result. 

Businesses See Storing Energy While the Sun Shines as Key to California Power Shut-off Strategy

After three years of wildfires and now, blackouts, more and more business owners are looking to the power of the sun and storage of a battery pack for peace of mind. “I tell people if they have solar, think about adding batteries,” said Aron Moore, owner and president of Sun First Solar of San Rafael. “Many of our farm, winery and grocery store customers are already using solar and portable generators if needed, but today everyone is talking about storage.”