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Grid-scale energy storage projects in the USA are causing problems for utilities, according to a report from Energy Storage Update. Photo: Borrego Springs microgrid, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

New report reviews top US projects

By Jason Deign Grid-scale energy storage projects are still a challenge for US utilities, according to a new report from Energy Storage Report sponsor Energy Storage Update. The free US Energy Storage Projects and Prospects Guide 2016 focuses on three leading battery…



LG Chem battery boss sees huge growth in C&I storage. LG Chem is also taking on Tesla in home energy storage and increasing its grid-scale projects.

LG Chem: C&I to be as big as grid-scale

By Jason Deign A top executive at LG Chem has added to growing optimism over the prospects for commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage growth in the US. Peter Gibson, LG Chem’s director of energy…


Will car batteries really work as a distributed grid storage medium? Duke Energy says: “Yes, but not in the way everyone is thinking.” Photo credit: FIAMM

Car batteries for grids, the Duke way

Duke Energy, America’s biggest utility, is working on a way to use vehicle batteries for grid energy storage that could sidestep the concept’s biggest drawback. Electric vehicle batteries have long been mooted as a potential…


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Xtreme Power completes four projects

The power management and energy storage company Xtreme Power has recently completed four projects to bring its total commissioned capacity to 77MW, making this its best quarter yet, reports Electric Light & Power and others….


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And in other news…

Yet again our enthusiasm for a specific topic means that we’ve run out of space for some of the hot stories in energy storage. Here is a pick of recent headlines: Duke Energy Renewables completes…


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More good funding news for compressed air

General Compression has secured a USD$60 million investment which will partly go towards funding the company’s first grid-scale energy storage demonstration project, reports Recharge News. The 2MW compressed air energy storage (CAES) project, which is already…