Tag Archives: energy storage development

Top energy storage projects driving the sector in 2017

From transmission deferral to hybrid generation, 2017 has seen a
number of notable projects done by or for regulated utilities.

By Peter Maloney, Contributor, Utility Dive

High on the list of notable projects of the year is Tucson Electric Power’s (TEP) solar plus storage facility. The project is being built by NextEra Energy and features a 100 MW solar array and a 30 MW, 120 MWh energy storage system. Its most notable feature, however, is its power purchase agreement.

TEP reported that the all-in cost for the solar-plus-storage project was “significantly less than $0.045/kWh over 20 years.” TEP said the solar portion of the project, at under 3¢/kWh, was “the lowest price recorded in the U.S.” That puts the remaining storage portion of the project at about 1.5¢/kWh. Click here to learn about other projects.


Residential battery storage startup touts ‘microgrid ecosystem’ approach

By Robert Walton, Utility Dive

Photo: AES Energy Storage

Photo: AES Energy Storage

ElectrIQ has become the latest company to offer a home energy storage solution, the IQ System home battery and software, which offers customers access to battery data, appliance usage stats and an overview of connected solar resources.

“We’re taking an iPhone approach, where all of these different components are in one box,” CEO Chadwick Manning told Greentech Media.

Read the entire post here.  

OPPD expert’s public forum on battery storage technology

Those who came to UNO’s Community Engagement Center last evening to hear OPPD expert Louis Lester’s public forum on battery storage technology appeared to appreciate his well-prepared presentation, judging by the comments and questions it generated.

From his almost 30 years experience in various areas of the utility field, and his work over the past several years evaluating batteries and renewables, he gave a thorough overview of current innovations and developments in different types of batteries, their impact on the grid and renewables, the rapidly expanding battery market and some of the factors driving this development, what the future grid may look like with storage, and other topics.

Louis often comes to our series of educational presentations, so if you weren’t able to attend last night’s forum and have a question about battery storage technology, look for him at upcoming events.

And please join us again at the Community Engagement Center on March 1st when Nebraskans for Solar will host a panel presentation called,  “The Zero Energy House – Key Features, Benefits & Value.” Click here for details, including the names of the three panelists and their experience in this field, as well as the topics they plan to cover.