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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…



The rapid growth of Advanced Microgrid Solutions continues as it prepares to announce a new major global investor, after signing contracts for Tesla energy storage, and with Shell and Southern California Electric. Photo credit: Tesla Motors

AMS on growth plans, new investor

By Jason Deign San Francisco, California-based start-up Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) has confirmed it is set to announce “a very large global strategic” investor, probably later this month. The investor, described as being active “both on the…


A new report shows emerging energy storage technologies in the US may face challenges as utilities stick to tried-and-tested technologies. Photo credit: Discovery Cube OC science centre, site of a Southern California Edison energy storage project using lithium-ion battery technology, Edison International

Report reveals risk for energy storage technologies in US

A new report is expected to show emerging energy storage technologies may face commercialisation challenges as utilities stick to tried-and-tested technologies from reputable vendors. Early indications are that US power companies are shunning innovative technologies and…


Despite lack of interest from public utilities, the Southern California Edison (SCE) announcement of the winners of its 250MW procurement shows the California energy storage market is growing rapidly. Photo credit: AES Energy Storage

Don’t believe the public utilities: California rocks

The California energy storage market is coming to life in spite of lacklustre backing from the state’s publicly owned utilities. Last week, Southern California Edison (SCE) announced the winners of contracts for 250MW of energy…