PG&E Storage

PG&E to pilot free residential battery storage for vulnerable customers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company has announced a new financial assistance pilot for residential customers to install home battery storage systems at no cost to them.
Ireland solar wind

Statkraft UK wins 330MW in Ireland’s first renewables auction

Norwegian mega-utility Statkraft has been awarded a total of 330MW of the almost 1.3GW in clean energy capacity for grabs in Ireland’s first renewable energy auction.
advanced metering

US’ largest electric co-op selects Aclara for AMI rollout

In the US state of Texas, Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc. has selected Aclara to implement an advanced metering infrastructure project.
US energy storage 2020

Battery storage use climbs 22% as heat waves scorch US says...

According to data supplied by Enel X, energy storage resources are being used five times as much this year as they were last year to help reduce peak electricity demand across New York, California, Massachusetts and Ontario this summer, as heat waves scorch much of the US.
Grid management

US’ NREL launches ‘industry-shifting’ DER management software

A new solution by the US' National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), called OptGrid "has industry-shifting potential to help manage today’s increasingly distributed energy infrastructure" according to the agency.
smart energy strandards

SEPA adds DER, smart energy and data exchange standards to catalogue

The US' Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced updates to the SEPA Catalog of Standards (CoS), to include, for the first time, standards governing distributed energy resources (DER), Smart Energy, and data exchange.
DoE solar

DoE-backed Crescent Dunes CSP, molten salt storage project goes belly-up

The owner of DoE-backed Crescent Dunes solar power project in Nevada, considered to be the first concentrating solar power (CSP) project paired with molten salt energy storage in the US, has filed for bankruptcy.
community energy

Bay area community energy agencies reach emission-free power resiliency deals

Three agencies have agreed with Sunrun to increase renewable power, reduce overall peak demand and improve grid reliability.
100% renewable power

Nutrition company propels US village to 100% renewable power

A mother and daughter-owned US macro-nutrition company GoMacro™, known for its organic, plant-based nutrition bars, has announced that as of August 2020, all residences, businesses, and schools in the town of Viola, Wisconsin will be powered by 100% renewable wind energy thanks to a new partnership with the town municipality.
Nevada solar

Nevada’s NV Energy signs PPA for utility-scale solar+ storage project

EDF Renewables North America announced the signing of a 22-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), with Nevada utility NV Energy, for a 200MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project along with a 180MW, four-hour battery storage system.

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