CARB publishes 2020 CI values for electricity as transportation fuel: average 82.92 gCO2e/MJ, up from 2019

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The updated pathway CI values are available for quarterly fuel reporting under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in 2020, beginning with Q1. The CI of California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California for 2020 is 82.92

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SCE signs 7 contracts for 770 MW of battery-based energy storage for grid reliability

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The projects will enhance electric grid reliability and help address potential energy shortfalls identified in California. The projects will assist in integrating renewable clean energy into the grid from intermittent wind and solar resources and will also help the state transition its energy profile as several large coastal once-through cooling plants are scheduled to retire over the next three years. Batteries Infrastructure Market Background Smart Grid

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GlobalData: Coronavirus threatens China’s battery sector dominance; 26 GWh hit in 2020

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China’s attempt to fight the coronavirus outbreak has led to delayed production across a number of battery production facilities located in key coronavirus hit provinces and is expected to lower the output of Chinese battery manufacturers by around 26 GWh in 2020. The supply constraint will also have an impact on the global EV markets along with energy storage projects, causing project delays or a rise in battery prices.

2020 96

BAE Systems to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for new transit buses in Ireland

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BAE Systems has been selected by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of buses in Ireland.

2020 110

HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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THyPSO is a floating platform, housing 1 – 6 conventional bi-directional tidal turbines that convert tidal flows into electrical energy, which is then directed through an integrated hydrogen production unit, converting the unlimited supply of surrounding seawater into hydrogen.

2020 143

NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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Distributing grid operational decision-making is revolutionary. Today, utilities use complex software platforms called an energy management system (EMS) and advanced distribution management system (ADMS) to manage the demand, supply, and reliable delivery of electricity on the power grid.

2020 145

European HYFLEXPOWER project to demo first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine

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During periods of high demand this stored green hydrogen will then be used to generate electrical energy to be fed into the grid. In this regard, the overall goal of the HYFLEXPOWER project is to test an entirely green hydrogen-based power supply for a completely carbon-free energy mix.

2020 133

Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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The power plant is connected to the Los Angeles power grid by an existing high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission line.

2020 169

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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The City of Lancaster will supply guaranteed feedstock of recyclables, and will save between $50 to $75 per ton in landfilling and landfill space costs. It can also provide lowest-cost long-term storage for electrical grids relying on renewable energy.

2020 142

IEA: COVID-19 crisis causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

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Energy investment is set to fall by one-fifth in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of 2020, global energy investment was on track for growth of around 2%, which would have been the largest annual rise in spending in six years.

2020 116

Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

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The ZESPacks are designed for multiple applications, enabling them to be utilized for temporary onshore use, such as stabilizing the local electricity grid or meeting short-term demand for electrical power.

2020 119

Fraunhofer IFF team designing hydrogen factory of the future

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We additionally want to supply electricity, gas and heat to industry. The hydrogen produced during electrolysis can be injected into the gas grid, used as fuel, converted into methane or methanol, and made available as industrial feedstock.

2020 131

thyssenkrupp’s water electrolysis technology qualified as primary control reserve in Germany; hydrogen production for the electricity market

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In the future thyssenkrupp’s electrolysis plants will be able to act as large-scale buffers to stabilize the power grid and compensate fluctuations quickly and flexibly. Our plants are thus making a significant contribution to ensuring both a stable power supply and the cost-effectiveness of green hydrogen. Prerequisites include being able to provide full supply within max. Another central requirement is the need to stabilize the power grid against short-term fluctuations.

2020 82

Brattle Group: electric power sector investments of $75B – $125B needed to support projected 20M EVs in US by 2030

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million in 2020 to 10–35 million by 2030. They could feed up to 300 GW of power back into the grid to help integrate renewables once large-scale vehicle-to-grid (V2G) operations are viable.

2020 88

Northvolt & Vattenfall introduce modular energy storage solution to replace diesel generators

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Voltpack Mobile System will serve as a modular power supply solution which can be configured to meet energy and power requirements of a wide variety of market scenarios.

2020 109

JenaBatteries and BASF cooperate in the development of electrolyte for redox flow battery

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JenaBatteries GmbH and BASF are cooperating in the production of an electrolyte for a battery technology that is particularly suitable for stationary storage of electricity from renewable energy sources and for stabilizing conventional transmission grids.

2020 143

Daimler Trucks E-Mobility Group starts global initiative for electric-truck charging infrastructure

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In addition, the participants are also concerned with aspects such as optimized load management of the electricity grid and sustainable electricity supply.

2020 134

Greenlots and Volvo Trucks partner on first installation of chargers for Volvo LIGHTS electrified trucking project

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All of the charging equipment for the project is connected to Greenlots’ SKY EV Charging Network Software, which enables seamless management of Volvo’s fleet and charging stations while balancing grid demand.

2020 122

Snam and RINA team up to accelerate the development of hydrogen sector

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Blending hydrogen in the grid (up to a 10-20% mix) for building heating is another area of wide possible adoption that could take place in the short- to mid-term. batteries for intraday balancing)—and alternative energy transportation solutions to the grid.

2020 107

ABB partners with Vigor selects ABB as propulsion and energy storage partner for hybrid-electric ferries

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Leveraging ABB’s Onboard DC Grid power distribution system and proven drive technology, the new ferry design will optimize energy use, whether drawing on main engine power, battery power or a combination of the two.

2020 83

COVID-19 outbreak poised to strengthen EV momentum and the markets for cobalt and copper

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Second, the question of how to transform traditional supply chains without facing challenges from politicians and unions. China’s State Grid recently announced the construction of 78,000 new charging points in 2020, and analysts estimate that about 200,000 public charging points and 400,000 private charging points could be constructed across China this year, with a total investment of US$ 1.4 This is mainly due to supply disruptions.

2020 84

Bosch boosts stake in SOFC expert Ceres Power to around 18%; possible expansion into SO electrolysis

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Bosch strongly believes that the highly efficient solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) has an important role to play in energy systems’ security of supply and flexibility. Bosch has increased its stake in solid-oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) developer Ceres Power from 3.9% to around 18%.

2020 96

DOE to provide $6M for research to develop energy storage technologies for deployment with fossil assets

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Energy storage combined with fossil energy assets offers a suite of benefits to asset owners, the electricity grid, and consumers. These benefits include a more reliable and affordable energy supply, cleaner environmental performance, and stronger energy infrastructure.

2020 64

ARPA-E SHARKS: new program to develop hydrokinetic turbines for tidal and riverine currents

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These energy-producing devices are also uniquely suited for micro-grid applications, supplying energy to remote communities and utility-scale applications. ARPA-E announced up to $38 million in funding for a new program—Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS)—to design economically attractive Hydrokinetic Turbines (HKT) for tidal and riverine currents. ( DE-FOA-0002334 ).

2020 64

NY Governor Cuomo announces “Make-Ready” program for EV charging stations; >20K EV rebates approved

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Cuomo announced that the New York State Department of Public Service issued a report recommending the establishment of a statewide utility-supported “Make-Ready” Program that would provide incentives to light-duty electric vehicle supply equipment and infrastructure (EVSE&I) for both Level 2 and Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) stations. New York Governor Andrew M.

2020 65

UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

2018 104

Ricardo, National Grid study explores market potential for grid-balancing services for plug-in vehicles

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The report, Bucks for balancing: can plug-in vehicles of the future extract cash—and carbon—from the power grid? , To achieve this, grid operators look to balancing services. Supply and demand balancing. Plug-in vehicles for grid balancing.

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DOE to award up to $30M for critical materials processing technologies

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DOE is working toward reducing both the costs of critical materials and the environmental impacts of production to create a sustainable critical-materials supply chain in the United States.

2020 93

ITM Power to supply electrolyzer for power-to-hydrogen gas grid project in Germany

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ITM Power has won a competitive tender process, based on both price and performance, to supply a hydrogen production unit to a 360kW Power-to-Gas (Strom zu Gas) energy storage plant Thüga Group project. PEM electrolyzers are able to respond rapidly to fluctuating renewable inputs and so are able to store renewable energy as hydrogen for injection into the gas grid. In the decade between 2020 and 2030 we will need to store excess renewable energy in significant volumes.

2013 80

DOE launches Energy Storage Grand Challenge

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The Grand Challenge builds on the $158-million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. The vision for the Energy Storage Grand Challenge is to create and to sustain global leadership in energy storage utilization and exports, with a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that is independent of foreign sources of critical materials, by 2030.

2020 73

Sumitomo Electric demoing ESS for power grid in California; US’ largest redox flow battery system

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Following the start of the project in September 2015, a redox flow battery system (2 MW x 4 hours) was constructed for a power grid at a substation in San Diego. Data on performance in the transmission and distribution grid will also be collected to improve the system's economic value.

2017 78

WEC report: EVs need 16% market share by 2020 for fuel economy standards to be met

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Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 for markets to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council, the UN-accredited global energy body representing the entire energy spectrum.

2016 111

24M emerges from stealth mode with new semi-solid Li-ion cell; <$100/kWh by 2020

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Together, our inventions achieve what lithium-ion has yet to do—meet the ultra-low cost targets of the grid and transportation industries. By 2020 our battery costs will be less than $100 a kilowatt-hour (kWh).

2015 140

Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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Volkswagen intends to sell 150,000 e-cars—of which 100,000 will be the ID and ID SUV—by 2020, according to Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, E-Mobility division. Meanwhile, a DC/DC converter supplies the onboard electronics with 12-volt power. Electric motors offering either more or less power may be considered for the 2020 series version. A total of 400 quick-charging stations should enter into operation by 2020.

2018 94

OEMs shifting towards onboard chargers > 6 kW for EVs; lower output chargers to remain dominant through 2020

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kW are expected to remain dominant, accounting for 62% of sales even in 2020, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. million EVs to be on the road globally by 2020, which correlates to an increase in demand for onboard chargers.).

2015 136

Grid balancing could earn electric car users cash

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Technology allowing the UK’s power grid to balance the additional demand caused by a rising use of electric cars would correct only 6 per cent of the additional imbalance in supply and demand by 2020, a study released today concludes. Landmark research from Ricardo and National Grid reveals that through the use of grid balancing [.]. Electric cars electric vehicles National Grid plug-in Ricardo

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SFU researchers find promise for plug-in vehicles in Canada, but need for increased supply and policy support

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With the current supply of PEVs in Canada (7 models), the future PEV new market share is not likely to exceed 4—5% by 2030, according to the report; increasing supply (to 56 models) could increase market share to over 20% by 2030.

2015 141

GlobalData: China to replace US as diesel generator set market leader by 2020

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China is set to overtake the US as the global diesel generator set (genset) market leader, increasing its share from 26% in 2013 to 33% by 2020, according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. China and India each face a considerable gap between their power supply and demand, creating attractive markets for diesel genset manufacturers. billion in 2013 to approximately $5 billion by 2020, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.6%.

2014 79

Pike Research ranks ChargePoint, DBT as top EV charging equipment supply companies

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The new Pike Pulse Grid for EVSE manufacturers. million units in 2020. Click to enlarge.

2012 119

Chubu Electric Power, Toyota partner on reuse and subsequent recycling of NiMH and Li-ion electrified vehicle batteries

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Based on the results of the verification test, the two companies aim to introduce power generation capacity of approximately 10,000 kW, equivalent to 10,000 batteries, in FY 2020. Batteries Smart GridChubu Electric Power Co.,

2018 101

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Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I But a large-scale system of electric cars and smart grids is unlikely to be ready soon.

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Pike Research forecasts more than 5,200 hydrogen fueling stations to be operational worldwide by 2020

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According to a new report from Pike Research, more than 5,200 hydrogen fueling stations for cars, buses and forklifts will be operational worldwide by 2020, up from just 200 stations in 2010. annually by 2020.

2011 102

Hyundai Mobis develops on-board bi-directional charger for V2G applications

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The bi-directional onboard charger (OBC) allows the vehicle to supply electricity in its battery to the grid. The power supplied by the vehicle can also be used as emergency power in homes. If more than enough power is supplied, it is possible to prevent a large power outage.

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