Updated: NRG asks California agency to suspend hearings over ... - Utility Dive

Tue, 2017-10-17 10:03

Utility Dive

Updated: NRG asks California agency to suspend hearings over ...
Utility Dive
NRG Energy asked the California Energy Commission to end hearings over its proposal to build the 262 MW Puente natural gas facility as it reviews whether or ...

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California allocates $55 million for energy storage in low income neighborhoods - Utility Dive

Tue, 2017-10-17 06:56

California allocates $55 million for energy storage in low income neighborhoods
Utility Dive
The California Public Utilities Commission has instituted a program that directs about $55 million through 2020 for energy storage projects for “low income households and environmentally burdened communities” in the state. The program allocates 25% of ...

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A Chat With Sunrun VP Of Grid Services About Residential Energy Storage - CleanTechnica

Sun, 2017-10-15 08:28

CleanTechnica

A Chat With Sunrun VP Of Grid Services About Residential Energy Storage
CleanTechnica
Hawaii and Australia, among others with their high electricity prices and vast solar resources, have become hotspots for residential energy storage. Southern California has very customer friendly net metering policies that allow residential solar ...

What Financiers Want to See From Energy Storage - Greentech Media

Fri, 2017-10-13 20:11

What Financiers Want to See From Energy Storage
Greentech Media
What Financiers Want to See From Energy Storage. Plus: Seeing storage in the ashes of California's wildfire, a virtual power plant that really earns it name and a stunning storage denouement. 0. by Julian Spector October 13, 2017. The apocalyptic ash ...

San Antonio's Valero barred from buying California storage terminals for 10 years - mySanAntonio.com

Fri, 2017-10-13 14:08

mySanAntonio.com

San Antonio's Valero barred from buying California storage terminals for 10 years
mySanAntonio.com
San Antonio-based refiner Valero Energy Corp. is being barred for a decade from buying a pair of storage terminals in California. In an Oct. 12 ruling Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said that ...

Policy Biggest Obstacle for Storage, Panel Says - RTO Insider

Thu, 2017-10-12 17:01

RTO Insider

Policy Biggest Obstacle for Storage, Panel Says
RTO Insider
After CAISO recently performed a study finding that the $299 million proposed Puente Power Project is the cheapest alternative to energy storage and distributed energy solutions costing up to $1.2 billion, the California Energy Commission still ...

California Gov. Brown signs bill directing utilities to plan storage, DERs for peak demand - Utility Dive

Thu, 2017-10-12 05:39

California Gov. Brown signs bill directing utilities to plan storage, DERs for peak demand
Utility Dive
Today, that evening ramp is mostly served by natural gas generators, but California utilities are under a mandate to cut carbon emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, and clean energy advocates say solar and storage can meet local power needs at a ...

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World's Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Unit Headed to Long Beach - Long Beach Post

Wed, 2017-10-11 13:22

Long Beach Post

World's Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Unit Headed to Long Beach
Long Beach Post
The project—worth $1 billion, according to the New York Times—is between AES Energy Storage and Southern California Edison. Battery projects like this one have been fast-tracked in the wake of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak that began in late 2015 ...

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Energy Summit addresses Kern County's position in the energy industry - The Bakersfield Californian

Tue, 2017-10-10 17:38

Energy Summit addresses Kern County's position in the energy industry
The Bakersfield Californian
... will discuss SCE's recent energy storage projects; Helle Petersen of BlueTechValley Incubator & Valley Ventures Accelerator addressing energy innovation cluster; Neil Black of California Bioenergy; and a panel on the future of energy in Kern ...

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Wanted in California: A Healthy Market for Microgrids | Greentech ... - Greentech Media

Tue, 2017-10-10 14:30

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Wanted in California: A Healthy Market for Microgrids | Greentech ...
Greentech Media
California pioneered state policies for deploying solar and energy storage. Now it's turning its attention to microgrids. The state's energy agencies released a ...

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Hawaiian Electric takes first steps to utility-scale commercial energy storage - Utility Dive

Tue, 2017-10-10 11:56

Hawaiian Electric takes first steps to utility-scale commercial energy storage
Utility Dive
Advocates for energy storage and renewable resources alike have long noted that the ripest fields for development of those technologies are locations where electricity prices are high. High prevailing rates in places like California make solar and wind ...

US states reluctant to include energy storage in Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) - Energy Storage News

Mon, 2017-10-09 08:47

Energy Storage News

US states reluctant to include energy storage in Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)
Energy Storage News
Looking at factors such as utility procurement, grant programmes, possible incentive schemes and other initiatives, Olinsky-Paul looks at leaders such as California, which has had a 1.325GW utility energy storage procurement mandate (with an additional ...

California Law Will Streamline Permitting for Distributed Energy Storage - Greentech Media

Mon, 2017-10-09 03:08

Greentech Media

California Law Will Streamline Permitting for Distributed Energy Storage
Greentech Media
California is on the cusp of a dramatic jump in deploying cost-saving, climate-solving technology in the form of customer-sited energy storage, but the industry needs help cutting red tape that keeps the cost of the technology unnecessarily high for ...

Energy Commissioners Will Recommend Rejecting Puente Gas Plant - Greentech Media

Fri, 2017-10-06 16:45

Greentech Media

Energy Commissioners Will Recommend Rejecting Puente Gas Plant
Greentech Media
In a study released in August, the California Independent System Operator found that storage and DERs could perform the technical needs that Puente would fulfill for local grid reliability. It would cost significantly more, though, according to that ...
Puente gas plant should not be approved, California energy ...Utility Dive
State energy committee to recommend denial of Oxnard power plantVentura County Star
docketed - State of CaliforniaState of California

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Puente gas plant should not be approved, California energy committee says - Utility Dive

Fri, 2017-10-06 13:09

Greentech Media

Puente gas plant should not be approved, California energy committee says
Utility Dive
The committee's recommendation comes after the California ISO filed comments at the CPUC urging it to reconsider approval of the Puente plant in favor of more renewable energy, efficiency and storage resources to serve local electricity needs.
Energy Commissioners Will Recommend Rejecting Puente Gas PlantGreentech Media
Energy commission committee opposes Puente Power ProjectPacific Coast Business Times

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California's Grid Operator Looks at How to Absorb Excess Solar Energy with Storage - Microgrid Knowledge

Fri, 2017-10-06 06:03

Microgrid Knowledge

California's Grid Operator Looks at How to Absorb Excess Solar Energy with Storage
Microgrid Knowledge
A first-of-a-kind load shedding proposal from California's grid operator aims to absorb excess solar energy with storage to help solve some challenging economic and environmental problems. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is now ...

EGEB: Solar Decathalon is on!; $57B/year for solar panels; dusty panels lose up to 35%; more - Electrek

Thu, 2017-10-05 06:06

RenewEconomy

EGEB: Solar Decathalon is on!; $57B/year for solar panels; dusty panels lose up to 35%; more
Electrek
California energy storage siting bill signed into law – It's a simple law: provide documents in a centralized, online location so people can easily apply for energy storage permits. As a former small company owner, having to run down to the permit ...
Greens push 20GW energy storage target to shift debate from baseloadRenewEconomy
Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. Receives Amended Precertification For the Arizona ProjectSYS-CON Media (press release)
10 Renewable Energy Start Ups in AfricaAfrica.com
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Green Charge to install 1.6MWh of storage with PV at California's Visalia Unified School District - Energy Storage News

Thu, 2017-10-05 05:42

Energy Storage News

Green Charge to install 1.6MWh of storage with PV at California's Visalia Unified School District
Energy Storage News
There have been several US schools of late benefitting from storage systems, including Jigar Shah's Generate Capital taking on six solar-plus-storage projects in California. Energy-Storage.News interviewed Jigar Shah on the subject last month. Back in ...

California energy storage siting bill signed into law - Utility Dive

Wed, 2017-10-04 07:44

California energy storage siting bill signed into law
Utility Dive
One of the reasons California is a leader in energy storage are the multiple laws aimed at encouraging and supporting the technology, including AB 2514, enacted in 2010, that directs utilities in the state to energy storage resources. The most recent ...

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California energy storage siting bill gets governor approval - Utility Dive

Wed, 2017-10-04 06:01

Newsweek

California energy storage siting bill gets governor approval
Utility Dive
One of the reasons California is a leader in energy storage are the multiple laws aimed at encouraging and supporting the technology, including AB 2514, enacted in 2010, that directs utilities in the state to energy storage resources. The most recent ...
California | Us-news | The GuardianThe Guardian

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