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Report: storage for ancillary services

Energy storage for ancillary services will surpass USD$3.8bn in annual revenue by 2023, forecasts Navigant Research. Ancillary services, such as frequency regulation and voltage support, are required to maintain safe, reliable and secure transmission of electricity…


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US directive is EU opportunity

The US Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 890 holds a lot of interest for energy storage. Amongst its provisions is the demand for generators to reduce the imbalances between scheduled and actual delivery of…


A123 Long Duration grid storage system. Pic courtesy of A123 Systems

A123 unit goes Hawaii Live-O

A123 Energy Solutions yesterday announced the first commissioning of its Long Duration grid storage system in Hawaii for the Maui Electric Company (MECO). The energy storage installation can provide 1MW for up to one hour and will…


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Eaton system in smart grid project

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has worked with Portland General Electric (PGE) to develop an energy storage system for the Salem Smart Power Center, a 5MW energy storage facility unveiled today in Salem, Oregon, USA. The…





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Report: 480 microgrid projects globally

Many new microgrid projects are still under the radar and many local projects originate organically without official designations or titles, making them very hard to track, according to a new report from Navigant Research. As a sector,…