Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches EV charging system for large-scale e-mobility: Grid-eMotion Fleet

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched Grid-eMotion Fleet, a scalable, modular and fully customizable solution for large-scale EV charging of smart public and commercial transport. It requires a significantly shorter installation period compared to traditional installations.

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PG&E, Tesla team up to boost battery backups for power grid

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Utilities are racing to expand battery storage on the electrical grid. which submitted a request Friday to the California Public Utilities Commission to build and install four large banks of lithium-ion battery storage, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Batteries power gridThe latest example is Pacific Gas and Electric Co.,

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Jeep partnering with Electrify America to install chargers at select trailheads

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Jeep-branded EV charging stations will be installed at or near the trailheads of Jeep Badge of Honor off-road trails over the next year, allowing owners to take full-advantage of their electrified Jeep SUV. Jeep is partnering with Electrify America to create the Jeep 4xe Charging Network.

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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. Demonstration will now be carried out to evaluate the management of surplus electricity and regulation of grid frequency and voltage fluctuation. Data on performance in the transmission and distribution grid will also be collected to improve the system's economic value. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

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Mitsubishi Heavy to supply 500 kWh (normal) containerized Li-ion energy storage system to power grid of Orkney Islands

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MHI), jointly with SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc), will begin an energy storage system demonstration project using the power grid in the UK’s Orkney Islands, which has a high proportion of renewable energy generation in relation to demand. In the project, Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, Ltd. MPSE), the business base for MHI’s power system operations in Europe, and SSE Generation Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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Renault plans Europe's largest battery storage network

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Renault announced on Tuesday that it will install used (and some new) electric car batteries in three locations: two Renault factories in France, and the site of a former coal-fired power plant in. Batteries power gridEuropean electric-carmaker Renault plans to build the continent's largest stationary battery storage network next year using old electric-car batteries.

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Colorado to launch smart-charging pilot program as it prepares for EVs

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As it prepares to launch an electric-car mandate in coming years, Colorado is working to learn how electric cars can help it move to a more renewable energy grid. The non-profit Platte River Power Authority announced last month that it is teaming up with eMotorWerks, which sells home smart chargers, to sell and install 250 smart chargers for. smart grid charging power grid

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Shell, ITM Power to install 10MW electrolyzer for refinery hydrogen

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Shell, together with ITM Power, plans to install a 10MW electrolyzer to produce hydrogen at the Wesseling refinery site within the Rheinland Refinery Complex. Shell, through Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH, and Shell Energy Europe Ltd, with consortium partners ITM Power PLC, SINTEF, thinkstep and Element Energy, have been invited to the preparation of a grant agreement by the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU), following a competitive call for proposals.

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Groupe Renault, Connected Energy install EV charging with 2nd-life batteries at highway rest areas

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UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. With the E-STOR system, the batteries are recharged at low power, and the stored energy is then released at high power. It thus becomes possible to offer electric vehicle charging services in locations where constructing a high power connection to the power grid would be very costly.

2017 150

Renault-Nissan Alliance installing 90 new charge spots for COP21 summit in Paris

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance is installing 90 new charge spots for electric vehicles in and around Paris for the COP21 global summit on climate change. The installation is being done in partnership with French energy provider EDF, Schneider Electric, Aéroports de Paris, Paris City Council and SNCF, France’s national railway company. Fourteen of the 27 quick chargers installed will remain after the climate change conference and will be available for the public to use.

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Navy and Marine Corps to lease 205 new EVs for use at California installations; largest integration of EVs in federal government

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The California Energy Commission and the Department of the Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing a partnership that supports Navy and Marine Corps installation efforts to develop alternative energy resources and increase energy security and reliability. Following the MOU signing, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment Dennis V.

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US installs 6.2 GW of solar PV in 2014, up 30% over 2013

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Newly installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the US in 2014 reached a record 6,201 MW, growing 30% over 2013’s total, according to the new US Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review report released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). An additional 767 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) came on-line in the same period. In 2014, the commercial segment installed just over 1 GW, down 6% from 2013.

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US Army and Air Force planning to develop 1GW of renewable energy on installations by 2025

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The US Army and Air Force are planning to develop 1 billion watts of renewable energy on their installations by 2025. The plan marks the latest milestone in a multi-year endeavor to find ways to make the military more energy efficient, said Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, and Terry Yonkers, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics.

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Toyota installs electric mobility sharing station at Toyota City model eco district

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has installed a Smart Mobility Park electric mobility charging station at Toyota Ecoful Town, its low-carbon society model district located in Toyota City. While functioning as a hub for electric mobility sharing, the Smart Mobility Park can also generate and store electrical power, making it possible to reduce the burden on the electricity grid. Energy Management and Power Generation, Storage and Supply.

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Siemens installing Sitras supercap-based stationary energy storage unit for TriMet light right substation

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Siemens is currently installing the first Sitras SES (stationary energy storage) Energy Storage Unit with supercapacitor technology in the US on the new TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Line. American Maglev Technology (AMT) is installing supercapacitor-based braking energy recuperation systems on the TriMet light rail vehicles. Peak power. The Sitras SES unit comprises four double cubicles for installation in existing or in new substations. Sitras SES.

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Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

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April 14, 2009 GRID Alternative solar install for Habitat for Humanity. That’s your Creative Greenius in the orange hardhat, and my buddy the Reverend Ron giving the Hang Loose salute, atop the roof of a Habitat for Humanity home we successfully installed a Solar PV system on. That’s Steve from GRID on the far left. He’s a great guy, working for the modest Americorps paycheck he and the other GRID staff folks make.

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ABB wins order to install OnBoard DC Grid on a ship; up to 20% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions by up to 20%

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Leading power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from ship owner Myklebusthaug Management to supply the first direct current (DC) power grid on board a ship. The OnBoard DC Grid ( earlier post ) will allow a new offshore platform support vessel, under construction in Norway, to operate at the highest energy efficiency level to minimize emissions.

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Stockton school district partners with Mobility House for electric school bus charging; savings of $500K over 5 years

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The plan also details installation of solar PV canopies as well as switching to all-electric lawn mowers, grounds maintenance equipment and fleet maintenance vehicles. Stockton Unified School District in Stockton, Calif.,

Tesla’s solar neighborhood in Austin could help TX learn if renewables are viable

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Customers could choose between Tesla solar panels or Solar Roof, but all solar products would be installed with a Powerwall. These directives build upon the reforms passed this session to increase power generation capacity & ensure the reliability of the Texas power grid.

EGEB: Texas wind power smashes records in March

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Texas wind power topped 10.4 The UK’s power grid emissions fell to a record low on Monday. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.

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EGEB: Hitachi ABB debuts power products for floating offshore wind

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches transformer products for offshore floating wind farms. Turbine installation is complete at Denmark’s largest wind farm, the offshore Kriegers Flak.

BorgWarner introduces onboard battery charger

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This technology uses silicon carbide technology and is best-in-class for power density, power conversion efficiency and safety compliance, the company says. The OBC is installed in hybrid or electric vehicles to convert alternating current (AC) from the power grid to direct current (DC) for charging batteries. kilowatt (kW), 11 kW and 22 kW power ratings with DC-to-DC converter rating integration from 2.3 The OBC with a rated charging power of 7.4

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Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

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The two parties are exploring a cooperation whereby Everfuel will be responsible for delivery of hydrogen, including planning, installation and operation of an optimized, scalable fueling solution. Trefor Elnet as the power DSO. Energinet as the power TSO.

Volkswagen introduces near-series design study of the MEB-based flexible quick charging station at Geneva

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With compact dimensions, it can be installed wherever there is demand or where there is still no charging infrastructure. Connected to the grid or even off-grid, the station can charge up to four electric cars simultaneously, based on the principle of a ‘power bank’, two with DC quick charging. The charging station can be used as interim storage for eco-power; however, when connected to the mains power grid, it becomes a permanent charging point.

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EVgo adds used BMW i3 battery packs to charging stations in California

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Charging network EVgo has installed second-life batteries from two BMW i3s to its charging station in Union City, California, the company announced last week. The two batteries each store 22 kwh of electricity to help balance the load on the power grid when electric cars are charging at peak times, according to a report in Charged EVs.

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

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The Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) has awarded Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) a contract for two M501JAC power trains for the Intermountain Power Plant (IPP) in Delta, Utah. The ACES project will use renewable power to produce hydrogen through electrolysis.

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ŠKODA collaborates with IBG ?esko on second-life battery energy storage system; up to 328 kWh

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The system has a total capacity of up to 328 kWh, which can be used to supply fast-charging stations with a transmission power of up to 150 kW. This electricity can then be used at any time with full transmission power, regardless of the weather or the current load on the local power grid.

Hydro-Québec launches EVLO subsidiary specializing in energy storage systems

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These storage systems are intended mainly for power producers, transmission providers and distributors, as well as the commercial and industrial markets for medium- and large-scale storage. EVLO systems also include power control and energy management software. We firmly believe that the know-how Québec has acquired with regard to batteries will help develop solar and wind power. Batteries Power Generation Smart Grid

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Volkswagen Group Components and DU-POWER establish JV for flexible quick-charging stations in China

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Volkswagen Group Components and the start-up Shanghai DU-POWER New Energy Technical Co., The planned joint venture with DU-POWER therefore represents a significant milestone as we continue to make progress along the path to electric mobility.

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US Navy launches its first solar-powered EV charging station

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Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South officially welcomed into service the US Navy’s first solar-powered electric car charging station. The carport will enable NSA Mid-South to recharge its current fleet of 17 electric vehicles with renewable electricity in approximately four hours, while reducing demand on the commercial power grid. Since then, the carport has successfully generated enough electricity to power more than 60 typical homes for a day.

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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.

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ORNL demos 20 kW bi-directional wireless charging on UPS PHEV truck; 11" air gap, >92% efficiency

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in late February demonstrated a 20-kilowatt bi-directional wireless charging system installed on a UPS medium-duty, plug-in hybrid electric delivery truck.

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Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer. System capable of adjusting the amount of battery charge/discharge and the amount of electrolysis hydrogen production in relation to the amount of solar power generated.

2019 319

Nissan LEAF helps power company’s NA facilities with V2G; Nissan Energy

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Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems company, Nissan North America is launching a new pilot program under the Nissan Energy Share initiative which leverages bi?directional directional EV charging technology to partially power its North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, and its design center in San Diego, CA. The Nissan Energy Home allows guests to learn about Nissan Energy, the company’s vision for connecting homes, cars and power grids.

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

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The initial focus is on charging stations installed at the depots of truck customers. In addition, the participants are also concerned with aspects such as optimized load management of the electricity grid and sustainable electricity supply.

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Volkswagen Group presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging

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The Volkswagen Group presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030 today on its first “Power Day”. Both gigafactories will be powered with electricity from renewable energy sources. It is set to be launched as of 2023 and will be installed across brands in up to 80% of all electric vehicles in the Group in 2030. Not only will customers be more independent of the public power grid, they will also save money and reduce CO 2 emissions.

BMW Group commissions second-life battery storage farm at Leipzig

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The large-scale battery storage system at the Leipzig plant will give batteries previously installed in BMW i3 cars a second life and put them to profitable use in a sustainable, energy-based business model. The stationary battery storage farm is also integrated with the public power grid, which enables its electricity to be marketed as primary balancing power.

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New UK study to explore feasibility for dynamic wireless charging for commercial transport

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Ricardo will support a project led by Coventry City Council, working alongside electricity distribution network operator WPD, to investigate the implementation of dynamic wireless power transfer (WPT) solutions for electric vehicles in Coventry, UK. Power can even flow in both directions.

BMW launches BMW i ChargeForward pilot in SF Bay Area

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Working with a group of nearly 100 BMW i3 drivers, selected from approximately 400 applicants, BMW i ChargeForward will demonstrate how intelligent management of electric vehicle charging can contribute to optimizing electric power grid efficiency while reducing total cost of electric vehicle ownership. The benefit to PG&E of more efficient use of existing power grid resources through EV charging management is passed on in the form of monetary incentives to program participants.

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Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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The reuse and recycling of batteries is a key issue as increasing numbers of cities plan transition to electrically powered transport. In Viva housing cooperative, Riksbyggen, Volvo, Göteborg Energi and Johanneberg Science Park have created a unique system in which energy from solar panels on the roofs of the apartment buildings is stored in batteries that previously powered electric buses on route 55.

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Volkswagen Group sets up new group company for energy and charging: Elli

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Thorsten Nicklaß, formerly CEO of the Digital Energy Solutions joint venture and now designated CEO of Elli, announced that the new Volkswagen Group company would also offer to customers outside the Group green power from renewable sources that was 100% CO 2 -neutral. The company will gradually be building up a portfolio of intelligent power tariffs, Wallboxes and charging stations as well as an IT-based energy management system. “We

2019 252

Daimler and partners deploying world’s largest 2nd-life EV battery storage unit for grid support

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The battery systems are manufactured and reprocessed at the Daimler subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE, used in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles from Daimler AG, and the installation and marketing of stationary battery storage units in the energy markets by The Mobility House and GETEC, through to recycling the battery systems at the end of their lifecycle and feeding the valuable raw materials back into the production cycle, which will be the future responsibility of REMONDIS.

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Tesla Megapack batteries activated for 100 MW battery project in CA—one of the largest in the country

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Arevon Asset Management has activated a 100 MW/400 MWh Saticoy battery storage system, powered by Tesla Megapacks, in Ventura County, California. The 100 MW battery storage system will provide enough power to power the city of Oxnard for four hours or all of Ventura County for 30 minutes.

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