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Los Angeles County gas plant to be partially replaced by batteries and solar

An aging gas power plant in Glendale, California will soon be repowered by a combination of distributed solar, energy storage, and geothermal energy. Municipal utility Glendale Water & Power (GWP) received approval to move ahead with the project from Glendale City Council on July 23. Its original proposal, which consisted primarily of thermal generation and […]

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Southern Power to develop 345MWh quartet of energy storage projects

Southern Power is working with developer esVolta on the portfolio of four projects. Source: Southern Power. Wholesale power provider Southern Power is to develop up to four utility-scale energy storage projects totalling 86MW / 345MWh. Of the four projects, all in California, one has already closed financing. Southern Power is working with developer esVolta on […]

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Approved: Georgia Power’s plan to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage

Georgia Power is set to boost its state’s battery energy storage sector, with the company’s plan to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage now approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). Georgia Power’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has been approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), in a unanimous decision. […]

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Two more US utilities make major gas, solar and storage plans

Utilities in New Mexico and Tennessee have both released plans for new solar, storage and gas infrastructure. The New Mexico plan is more immediate as it is linked to the closure of the San Juan coal power station in June 2022. The utility PNM has asked the state’s regulator to approve “the securitization of the […]

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Georgia Power wants to own and operate 80MW of battery ESS to ‘maximise value of renewables’

Utility Georgia Power wants to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage systems in its service area, building on the state’s early recent steps to investigate the value of storage both in front of and behind the electricity meter. Georgia Power has just made a request to raise residential rates in order to invest […]

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Salmon fishing in Alaska gets a battery-powered renewable boost

Cordova, Alaska, is isolated from the grid, but fortunate to be blessed with hydropower resources – and now a 1MWh battery storage system will help this coastal Arctic community increase its self-reliance in a “harsh and unforgiving climate”. Technology provider Saft announced today that it delivered a turnkey energy storage system (ESS), which is being […]

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IEEFA: Solar-plus-storage undermines coal economics by ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars

Tumbling solar-plus-storage costs could see the hybrid technology become a money saver for US firms grappling with expensive legacy coal portfolios, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Utilities shutting down coal units ahead of their end-of-life point and replacing them with renewables, stand to reap savings in the “hundreds of […]

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Gas goes out again as top US utility SCE picks energy storage instead

Southern California Edison, one of the US’ top-ranking utilities for energy storage capacity already deployed, has signed contracts for seven more clean energy projects, totalling 195MW in its California service area. The company has announced contracts for six energy storage facilities and one demand response contract. In April 2018, Smart Electric Power Alliance statistics showed that […]

A Sea Of Investment Opportunities In India’s Battery Energy Storage Systems