PG&E launches program to accelerate EV adoption in California

To help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched its new EV Charge Network program. Partnering with business customers and EV charging companies, PG&E will install 7,500 EV chargers at condominiums, apartment buildings, and workplaces across Northern and Central California, including at sites in disadvantaged communities. Ideally,

Samsung SDI unveils innovative battery products at Detroit Motor Show

Samsung SDI is capable of unparalleled product competitiveness with a lineup of various battery cells for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) which come in 37, 50, 60 and 94 ampere-hour capacities.

Navigant Research: Asia Pacific, North America, & Western Europe have leading markets for utility-scale energy storage ancillary services

A new report from Navigant Research examines the ancillary service market opportunities for energy storage, providing global market forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by service type and region, through 2026.

NV Energy seeks up to 330 MW of renewables, and possibly battery storage

NV Energy has issued a request for proposals that could add up to 330-MW of new renewable energy projects to be built in Nevada. This additional commitment to renewables, which includes the potential integration of battery energy storage systems, will provide enough carbon-free electricity to power about 200,000 Nevada homes. “As important as this opportunity is to

How EVs are supporting the electric grid’s supply & demand balance

TenneT and Vandebron are offering EV car owners access to electricity in a new pilot project. This project is part of a wider TenneT program that includes pilot projects aimed at increasing the flexibility of the electricity system to accommodate a rise in sustainable electricity production — mainly from wind and solar energy. The process is

Navigant Research: Annual revenue for energy storage for renewables to exceed $23 billion by 2026

The report, from Navigant Research called Energy Storage for Renewables Integration, examines the global market for ESRI, with a focus on six utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and residential applications.

Powering large complexes: Black & Veatch says benefits emerge as battery costs decline

Black & Veatch report: This hunger for new technologies and energy options is leading to a transformation on how energy flows to users and vice versa, and is part of the growing smart cities movement.

The top five wind stories of 2017

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018, a year of great promise for new wind industry development in the U.S. Before looking too far into the future, however, let’s take a quick look back to appreciate the progress wind power made in America last year.  1. Offshore wind is here Where 2016 was a year that

Meet North America’s largest lithium-ion battery storage facility

On a typical industrial street about 30 miles outside of downtown San Diego there sits a unique facility: the largest lithium-ion battery in North America. Its 400,000 self-contained batteries provide the local Escondido and surrounding area in California with reliable power on demand. “The substation on the other side of the battery bank feeds enough

New York commits to renewables, energy storage & clean energy jobs in agenda for 2018

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the 20th proposal of the 2018 State of the State: a comprehensive agenda to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and growing the clean energy economy. By further strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and welcoming new state members, New York aims to continue its progress