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IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector

IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector

Utility-scale batteries give renewables a big lift while undercutting coal and challenging fracked gas

June 14, 2019 (IEEFA) — Momentum is gaining around an industry shift toward utility-scale battery storage systems nationally, finds a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report – Advances in Electricity Storage Suggest Rapid Disruption of U.S. Electricity Sector  –details upstart storage and storage-expansion projects in Arizona, […]

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IEEFA: Deploying batteries at scale in the Indian power sector
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IEEFA: Deploying batteries at scale in the Indian power sector

A case for battery targets complemented with discom-controlled dispatch

India needs to deploy batteries at scale in the power sector. The country envisages uptake of 450 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2030. The high penetration of intermittent renewable energy will bring up issues around managing system flexibility in terms of steeper ramps and peaking load requirements. In India, system flexibility has historically […]

Hawaii gives green light to 185MW storage plan

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): As part Hawaii’s bid to wean itself completely off fossil fuel-fired power, state regulators approved Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.’s 20-year power purchase agreement with an affiliate of San Francisco-based developer Plus Power for its 185-MW/565-MWh Kapolei Energy Storage Project in an industrial corner of Honolulu County. The Hawaiian Electric Industries […]

May 5, 2021 Read More →

Hawaiian Electric seeks approval for 300MW of new solar, 2,000MWh of storage

PV Tech: Hawaiian Electric has submitted eight contracts representing nearly 300MW of solar energy generation and about 2,000MWh of energy storage to be built on the islands of Oahu and Maui. The investor-owned utility has sent the contracts to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review and approval. The projects form part of Hawaii’s largest […]

September 18, 2020 Read More →

Wood Mackenzie: Annual U.S. battery storage installations will top 1GW in 2020

Greentech Media: Even as the coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy into free fall this spring, the energy storage industry delivered its second-best quarter ever in terms of megawatts installed. Residential storage companies installed 48.7 megawatts/112 megawatt-hours in Q2, up 10 percent from the previous quarter, according to the new Energy Storage Monitor report released […]

September 4, 2020 Read More →

Hawaiian Electric to add 460MW of solar, 3GWh of storage in drive for 100% green grid

PV Tech: The largest renewable tender in Hawaii’s history has chosen its winners, contracting a solar and storage pipeline that exceeds anything the U.S. state has ever seen. Investor-owned utility Hawaiian Electric said this week the tender it launched last August had selected 16 solar-plus-storage or standalone storage projects across Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island, […]

May 14, 2020 Read More →

Hawaiian Electric proposes big battery storage buildout on Oahu

Associated Press: Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. has proposed using giant batteries manufactured by auto maker Tesla Inc. to provide energy to Oahu’s power grid. The proposal estimates costs of $200 million to $300 million and would accommodate more renewable energy production across the island, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. Banks of liquid-cooled, lithium-ion batteries could […]

April 2, 2020 Read More →

Solar-plus-storage projects spreading across the U.S.

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): A new wave of solar farm development, pairing solar photovoltaics with battery storage, is accelerating across the United States, most notably in California, Hawaii, Florida and the Northeast. Roughly 40 such systems were in operation in the U.S. as of late September, combining about 533 MW of storage with 1,242 […]

October 17, 2019 Read More →

Sunrun lands big contract for linked residential solar-plus-storage systems in Hawaii

Greentech Media: Sunrun won another big deal to deliver residential solar-battery systems at grid scale, this one fine-tuned to serve utility Hawaiian Electric’s unique island grids. Sunrun, the leading U.S. residential solar installer, announced Wednesday that it has pledged to install up to 1,000 of its Brightbox home solar-battery systems on the island of Oahu […]

September 4, 2019 Read More →

Hawaiian Electric seeks 900MW of renewables and storage for fossil fuel phaseout

Greentech Media: Hawaiian Electric issued a long-awaited request for proposals on Thursday for about 900 megawatts of renewable energy and energy storage projects. It’s the utility’s second major round of contracts in the past year seeking to marry variable solar and wind power with the capacity and flexibility of batteries. But the Variable Renewable Dispatchable […]

August 27, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector
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IEEFA report: Advances in electricity storage suggest rapid disruption of U.S. electricity sector

Utility-scale batteries give renewables a big lift while undercutting coal and challenging fracked gas

June 14, 2019 (IEEFA) — Momentum is gaining around an industry shift toward utility-scale battery storage systems nationally, finds a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report – Advances in Electricity Storage Suggest Rapid Disruption of U.S. Electricity Sector  –details upstart storage and storage-expansion projects in Arizona, […]