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Renewable energy-based microgrid in Patagonia to use iron flow battery

Long-duration iron flow battery manufacturer ESS Inc announced a new contract with Chilean utility, Edelaysen, a GRUPO SAESA company, to provide a flow battery system to support a renewable energy-based microgrid in Chile. Edelaysen will...

Mississippi Power building 1.5-MW solar, 5-MWh energy storage combo site

State utility regulators have approved plans by Mississippi Power to develop and build its first-ever stand-alone solar energy and battery storage system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission signed off on the utility’s project to construct...

Solar-powered remote grid will help California utility customers stay powered up during fire season

The first operational remote grid for California’s largest investor-owned utility will be made up of an integrated solar, battery, and generator system. If it works, the plan will be to roll out several hundred more across the state.

New energy storage deployment topped record 3,500 MWh in 2020, ESA report shows

Energy storage installation grew nearly 200 percent and totaled an all-time operational record in fourth quarter 2020, according to a new report. The report released by analytics and research firm Wood MacKenzie and the U.S....

Enel X and Eaton partner for solar + storage microgrid in Puerto Rico

Yesterday, Enel X and Eaton announced plans to develop a solar + storage microgrid at Eaton’s Puerto Rico-based Arecibo plant, which manufactures circuit breakers. The microgrid will enable Eaton to reduce its carbon footprint and...

Another California winery invests in a solar + storage microgrid for resiliency and clean...

With wildfires and public safety power shutoffs, it’s not that surprising to learn that California wineries are eyeing microgrids as a way to boost their sustainability intiatives and also become more resilient. EDF Renewables North...
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California CCAs issue RFO for up to 500 MWs of long-duration storage

Today, eight Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) launched a joint Request for Offers (RFO) to procure up to 500 megawatts (MWs) of long-duration storage that can come online before 2026. The RFO is seeking a minimum 10-year contract...
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California Energy Commission funding energy storage, microgrid firms

The California Energy Commission (CEC) selected UK-based Invinity Energy Systems for funding as part of an initiative for long-duration, non-lithium energy storage with the use of its vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) technology. CEC also awarded modular microgrid...
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Blockchain-powered microgrid pilots renewables trading in Port of Rotterdam

The first high frequency decentralized energy market has been demonstrated on the Port of Rotterdam’s microgrid. The new microgrid electricity trading platform was jointly developed by S&P Global Platts and Blocklab, the Port of Rotterdam’s...

Generac sets its eye on DERMs market with acquisition of Enbala

Generac Holdings Inc. this week announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Enbala Power Networks in a deal that it says will solidify Generac’s position as a market leader in Smart Grid 2.0 technologies. Denver-based Enbala provides distributed...