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.

2012 229

E.ON developing pilot hydrogen plant for storing wind power in the German gas grid

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is developing a pilot plant in Falkenhagen in the north east of Germany to convert power from wind energy into hydrogen which can then be stored in the country’s gas grid. Using power from renewable energy sources, the plant will produce about 360 m 3 (30 kg) of hydrogen per hour from 2013 onwards through electrolysis. This makes the gas grid a storage system for power from weather-dependent renewables.

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IBM introduces new wind and solar forecasting system for utilities; big data analytics and weather modeling to predict output

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IBM has developed an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and big data analytics to forecast accurately the availability of wind power and solar energy. This will enable utilities to integrate more renewable energy into the power grid, the company says. This amount of additional energy can power roughly more than 14,000 homes.

2013 251

Daimler & enercity storing new replacement EV batteries in working 15 MWh grid storage system; “living storage”

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Through the “living storage” of the replacement batteries, they are creating a business case that, in this form, can only be achieved together by an automotive manufacturer and a power supply company. By marketing the storage capacity on the German market for primary balancing power (PRL), the business model makes an important contribution to stabilization of the power grid and to the economic efficiency of electromobility. Batteries Electric (Battery) Smart Grid

2016 163

NSF awards UCSD team $39M to improve integration of distributed energy resources into grid; EV batteries also

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $39 million to a team of engineers and computer scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to build a first-of-its-kind testbed—DERConnect—to improve the understanding of how to integrate distributed energy sources such as solar panels, wind turbines, smart buildings and electric vehicle batteries into the power grid. We will be replicating the entire California power grid on one campus.

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Audi unveils e-gas project: synthetic methane from the methanation of green hydrogen; series production of CNG models in 2013 powered by e-gas

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Starting in 2013, Audi will begin series production of TCNG models whose engines—derived from TFSI units—will be powered by e-gas: synthetic methane produced via the methanation of hydrogen produced by electrolysis using renewable electricity. The e-gas project consists of two main components: Audi is contributing to the construction of offshore North Sea wind turbines which will generate clean power,that is then fed into the public power grid.

2011 295

Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project gets green light; tying in renewables

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The newly launched Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project is bringing together companies and institutions from the automotive, energy and scientific sectors to develop technology to interlink vehicles, charging infrastructure and power grids in a way that facilitates the widest possible use of renewable energy and at the same time increases power supply reliability.

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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.

2020 428

Opinion: Reinventing fuel-based power for a more secure and resilient grid

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by Toby Gill, CEO, Intelligent Power Generation. We are transitioning from a demand-led energy system, where power generation can be easily turned on and off to match demand, to one that is led by supply from variable and inflexible sources. Intelligent Power Generation.

2020 274

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

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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. At the same time, the interim storage of energy relieves pressure on the mains power grid at peak times.

2019 175

Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., With Highview Power’s liquid air energy storage solution, excess or off-peak electricity is used to clean and compress air which is then stored in liquid form in insulated tanks at temperatures approaching -320 ?F

2019 307

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. s virtual power plant. Our plants are thus making a significant contribution to ensuring both a stable power supply and the cost-effectiveness of green hydrogen. Another central requirement is the need to stabilize the power grid against short-term fluctuations.

2020 205

INEES report shows intelligent integration of EVs reduces power fluctuations, but not currently economically viable

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Partners Volkswagen AG, Lichtblick SE, SMA Solar Technology AG and the Fraunhofer Institute Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) have submitted the final report from the INEES research project (Intelligent integration of electric vehicles into the power grid for the provision of system services). The findings of the report show that it is technically possible to absorb grid power fluctuations by connecting electric vehicles to the power supply.

2016 150

Mass. startup licenses PNNL’s vanadium redox flow battery technology

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A Massachusetts startup has signed a license agreement with Battelle to commercialize battery technology that can help store large amounts of renewable energy and improve the reliability of the nation''s power grid. Smoothly integrating intermittent renewable power such as wind and solar onto the electric grid while also maintaining grid stability has been challenging.

2014 210

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

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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. Systems can be controlled by an energy optimization platform to provide a reliable and proven complimentary power source at peak tariff times.

2017 150

Nissan and Endesa collaborating to deliver vehicle-to-grid systems to market

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The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the following activities: Introduction of V2G services in the European market; Exploring the use of second-life EV batteries for stationary applications (including households, buildings, grid); and. This Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system consists of the Endesa two-way charger and an energy management system that can also integrate such off-grid, and renewable, power generation as solar panels and wind turbines.

2015 210

Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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As this proportion grows, however, the basic dilemma associated with these renewable energy sources remains: first, electricity cannot always be supplied when it is required and second, on sunny days and in high-wind conditions, there is often a lack of capacity for storing the energy generated.

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Study IDs two compressed air energy storage methods, sites for the Northwest

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) have identified two compressed air energy storage methods for the temporary storage of the Northwest’s excess wind power and two eastern Washington locations to put them into practice. Later, when power demand is high, the stored air is released back up to the surface, where it is heated and rushes through turbines to generate electricity.

2013 185

DOE announces more than $65M in public and private funding to commercialize promising energy technologies

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High Efficiency Power-to-Gas in a Modular Hybrid Electrobioreactor, $1,000,000. Kairos Power (Alameda, California). Energy Storing Efficient HVAC, $595,558. Grid-Edge Intelligent Distribution Automation System for Self-Healing Distribution Grids, $550,000. Hydrogen Based Power Grid Support Using ElectrolyzeRs with Value Stacking (HYPER-V), $250,000. Offshore Wind Turbine Digital Twin for the Prediction of Component Failures, $200,000.

DOE seeking feedback on regulatory barriers to hydrogen infrastructure

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greater than 1,000 kilograms stored or used per day. duty vehicles, marine or rail power, and information processing centers, including but not limited to the needs relating to large?scale Grid Support (H2@Scale). Hydrogen can be produced via water electrolysis or other hydrogen production methods for electric power grid support providing storage and/or ancillary services to grid operators (e.g.,

2018 186

Daimler partnering to transfer its latest generation of automotive fuel cell technology to stationary applications

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Joining forces with industry leaders Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Power Innovations (PI), a LiteOn company, Daimler AG, with NuCellSys and supported by MBRDNA and Daimler Innovations Lab1886, will develop prototype systems starting this year for back-up and continuous power solutions for data centers and other stationary applications using automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems. With a constant supply of hydrogen, the fuel cell will keep supplying power.

2017 150

California roadmap for grid-connected energy storage technology

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) unveiled a comprehensive roadmap to assess the current market environment and regulatory policies for connecting new energy storage technology to the state’s power grid. Reducing costs of integrating and connecting to the grid. Since the discovery of electricity, inventors have looked for ways to store energy for use on demand.

2015 196

Bosch, BMW and Vattenfall launch Second Life Batteries alliance for reuse of EV batteries

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The energy will be fed into the energy balancing market to balance out short-term fluctuations in the power grid. It provides enough output in mathematical terms to supply 30 four-person households with power for seven days. The storage solution will become part of an already existing Vattenfall virtual power plant. This allows the partners to combine various small, decentralized power generating systems to market them as a shared power plant.

2015 224

Panasonic to begin mass-production of long-life Li-ion battery system for solar-powered homes in Europe

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The battery system stores excess energy generated from the photovoltaic (PV) power system during peak hours of PV generation and discharges the energy as needed, providing a solution as a household battery storage system that helps self-consumption of solar-generated power. It will also enable households to reduce the dependence on grid power and facilitate the further spread of green energy.

2012 196

Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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In Germany, Mercedes-Benz Cars has eight vehicle and powertrain plants (Bremen, Rastatt, Sindelfingen, Berlin, Hamburg, Kamenz, Kölleda, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim), which either purchase electricity or operate their own power plants. In the future, 100% of additional purchased electricity will come from verifiable renewable sources, such as wind- and hydropower. Already existing highly efficient gas CHP systems additionally generate local heat and power at the factories.

2018 163

Shipping industry eyeing hydrogen fuel cells as possible pathway to emissions reduction; work by Germanischer Lloyd and DNV

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The concept design, which targets Northern European feeder services, uses liquid hydrogen as fuel to generate power with a combined fuel cell and battery system. The vessel is powered by a fuel cell system which delivers up to 5 MW to two podded propulsors. A battery system provides peak power. The fuel cells offer a rated power of 8,300 kW and the storage batteries a capacity of 2,400 kWh. The GL design concept proposes using wind energy to produce LH 2.

2012 244

New liquid alloy electrode significantly lowers operating temperature of sodium-beta batteries; improved performance

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They often store electricity generated by rows of solar panels and wind turbines. Running at lower temperatures can make a big difference for sodium-beta batteries and may enable batteries to store more renewable energy and strengthen the power grid. C, with a power capacity of 420 milliampere-hours per gram, matching the capacity of the traditional design.

2014 191

voestalpine, Siemens & VERBUND building one of the world’s largest electrolysis plants for H2 production; EU-funded H2FUTURE

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The European Commission has awarded the H2FUTURE project consortium—comprising voestalpine, Siemens, VERBUND and Austrian Power Grid (APG) as well as the research-partners K1-MET and ECN—the contract for the construction of one of the world’s largest PEM electrolysis plants for producing green hydrogen. VERBUND, the project coordinator, will provide electricity from renewable energy sources and is responsible for development of grid-relevant services.

2017 170

Liquid Metal Battery Corp secures patent rights from MIT

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Liquid Metal Battery Corporation (LMBC), a Cambridge, Massachusetts company founded in 2010 to develop new forms of electric storage batteries that work in large, grid-scale applications, has secured the rights to key patent technology from MIT. The energy is stored in the liquid metals that want to react with one another but can do so only by transferring ions across the electrolyte, which results in the flow of electric current out of the battery.

2011 185

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. Solar ADEPT: Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology ($14.7 production of oil, which is stored in seeds and is convertible to. is one of the most energy dense forms of stored energy in. QM Power. power grid.

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ChargePoint’s roadmap: EV charging 80% home/work, 20% public/fast, “virtual batteries” for utilities

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The recent expansions of both its charging equipment and its network—which integrates third-party EVSE manufacturers —is laying the foundation for what ChargePoint sees as an ecosystem that not only provides charging services for millions of electric vehicles, but also works in collaboration with utilities to provide valuable grid balancing services with support for the intermittent generation of renewables. In the power grid, supply and demand need to match exactly.

2017 150

Opinion: Debunking the mythsWhy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are viable for the mass market

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Despite the recent progress, a number of myths around the use, power efficiency and cost of fuel cells still exist. A hydrogen-powered version of Hyundai’s Tucson sport utility vehicle has already appeared in southern California showrooms. In August 2014, Hyundai’s ix35 fuel cell model was driven a record distance for a hydrogen-powered production car on a single tank, covering 435 miles across three Scandinavian countries. Myth #2: Hydrogen gas is dangerous to store and use.

2014 235

PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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12 ] Batteries are heavy, expensive and slow to recharge, so even with the expected gradual improvement in this technology, it will be a long time, if ever, before vehicles powered only by batteries (BEVs) can match the range and refueling convenience of a dual fuel PHEVLER. PHEVLERs make our electric grid more efficient. [ 15 ] Electric power grids are designed with capacity to serve the highest power peaks demanded (e.g.

2016 163

Three Battery-Electric Opel Merivas to Participate in MeRegioMobil Research Project; Vehicle-to-Grid Integration

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The research project has the goal of integrating electrical vehicles as mobile energy storage units in the future intelligent power grid (smart grid). The electric Meriva features electronic controls which permit high power electrical recharging using both a 230-volt single-phase household current as well as 400-volt three-phase AC. The electric Meriva has a 60 kW (82 hp) three-phase asynchronous motor with integrated power electronics and planetary gear.

2010 170

ARPA-E awards $35M to 16 REFUEL projects for energy-dense carbon-neutral liquid fuels; leveraging ammonia

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Cost-Effective, Intermediate-Temperature Fuel Cell for Carbon-Free Power Generation (Category 2) The Materials and Systems Research, Inc. MSRI) team will develop a new solid oxide fuel cell design that generates power directly from ammonia at temperatures under 650 °C. If successful, the MSRI team will greatly reduce the cost of solid oxide fuel cells while providing a high-efficiency, long-life power generating option with a reduced carbon footprint.

2016 174

US DOE Awards More than $47M in Recovery Act Funding to Advance Smart Grid Development; New Smart Grid Report and Smart Grid Clearinghouse

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The US Department of Energy delivered more than $47 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for eight projects to further smart grid demonstration projects in seven states. The $47 million in new Recovery Act awards will support existing projects that are advancing demonstration-scale smart grid technologies. Smart grid supports EV and PHEV deployment through real-time pricing structures and bi-directional metering. Zenergy Power Inc.

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Volkswagen’s first two production battery-electric vehicles debut at Frankfurt

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A compact electric motor (60 kW / 82 PS and 210 Nm starting torque), the lithium-ion battery integrated into the floor and the power electronics form the hub of the new high-tech car’s drive system. The electric motor’s power is transferred to the front wheels via a single-speed gearbox. By way of comparison: the most powerful conventional e-up! These 204 cells add up to a rated voltage of 374 V and rated power of 18.7 Power electronics. Power electronics.

2013 273

National Research Council Report on Americas Energy Future Highlights Vehicle Efficiency Technologies, Conversion of Biomass and Coal-to-Liquids Fuels, and Electrifying the Light Duty Fleet with PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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from liquid-fuel production plants is captured and stored geologically. Such a transition would require the development of advanced battery and fuel-cell technologies as well as modernization of the electrical grid to manage the increased demand for electricity. the power grid) are urgently needed. Estimates of potential for gasoline consumption reduction in the US light duty fleet in 2020 and 2035 relative to 2007.

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Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car | www.tennessean.com | The Tennessean

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Facebook Digg Reddit Newsvine Twitter Tennessee may be getting a jump-start on preparations for the electric car, but how quickly Americans take to it and how enthusiastically power companies support it remain key questions as the government and automakers push for more alternative-fuel vehicles. headquarters  an electric-powered version of the new Nissan Cube crossover vehicle  isnt the model the automaker will introduce here next year.

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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Power and Associates 2004 report ]. Environmental Effects and Benefits to top Wont all these cars require us to build even more power plants? A January 2007 Pacific National Laboratory study shows that if we woke up tomorrow and all our vehicles could plug in, todays grid could support more than three-quarters of them charging at night without building a single power plant. Dont PHEVs just shift pollution from gasoline cars to power plants?

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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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 And in a true smart grid, electric cars will not only be able to draw on electricity to run their motors, they will also be able to do the reverse: send electricity stored in their batteries back into the grid when it is needed. In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations.

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