ComEd conducting Illinois’ first community energy storage pilot

ComEd announced the launch of a pilot project to test the use of battery storage technology to reduce the impact of power outages in residential areas where customers experience service interruptions, particularly in extreme weather events. ComEd’s Community Energy Storage (CES) pilot is being conducted in Beecher, Ill., about 40 miles south of Chicago. The pilot

SDG&E and SEI unveil largest vanadium redox flow battery in the U.S.

SDG&E has unveiled a new vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery storage pilot project in coordination with Sumitomo Electric (SEI), which stemmed from a partnership between Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). During the four-year demonstration project, SDG&E will be researching if flow battery

Parker deploys 37.5 MW of power conversion systems in Southern California

In Southern California, we supplied close to 40 megawatts of power conversion systems in a record turnaround time, demonstrating Parker’s expertise in supporting the completion of large-scale energy storage projects

Vattenfall to bring BMW battery storage to wind farms

Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries will be deployed for storage projects at Vattenfall wind farms. With a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh), each one is equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system and are also used by the

ABB showcases latest technologies to enable a smarter power grid at Houston event

ABB will showcase a range of products, systems, software, and service solutions including some of its latest innovations, at its flagship U.S. customer event (ABB Customer World) in Houston, Texas, from March 12 to 16, 2017. A key focus this year will be on digital technologies for a smarter transmission and distribution grid, which lies

Optimzing energy storage for a renewable-energy grid

The increased spotlight on renewable energy makes battery energy storage a practical option, and increasing production of electric vehicles is driving cost improvements that make battery storage a viable solution.

Q1 2017 U.S. energy storage monitor is now available

The U.S. Energy Storage Monitor comes in an executive summary and a full report. The executive summary is free, and provides a bird’s eye view of the U.S. energy storage market and the trends shaping it.

Fortum’s Batcave boasts biggest battery within Nordic boundaries

In Fortum’s Batcave battery project, the Nordic countries’ biggest lithium-ion battery storage was installed with Fortum’s biomass-fired biopower plant in Järvenpää.

NEC Energy Solutions to build and operate 50-MW grid energy storage in UK

NEC Energy Solutions says it has signed a contract to build and operate a total of 50 MW of energy storage projects with VLC Energy, a new joint venture.

E.ON announces new Texas energy storage projects

E.ON North America announced its Texas Waves energy storage projects will be co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9-MW, short-duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology. The Texas Waves projects will be the second and third grid connected lithium-ion battery systems installed