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    DOE lab offers third license for its vanadium redox flow batteries as analyst questions cost

    The Pacific Northwest National Lab is offering a semi-exclusive license for its vanadium redox flow batteries, but one analyst questions whether the price will ever be right.

    By Jason Plautz • March 3, 2022
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    White House invests $35M to tackle rare earth supply vulnerabilities

    The money will be used to construct a commercial-scale processing facility for heavy rare earth magnets, which are used in electric vehicles and wind turbines.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Feb. 24, 2022
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    The Utility Dive Outlook on 2022

    Utility Dive examines priorities, expectations and trends for three key subjects — FERC, renewable energy and rate design — and provides a broader roundup of some of the U.S. power sector trends to watch in the year ahead.

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    After renewable energy installations dipped in 2021, industry renews call for clean energy package

    Energy storage deployments climbed, but 70 industry CEOs say tax reform is needed to keep the momentum going.

    By Jason Plautz • Feb. 22, 2022
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    How much lithium can be extracted from the Salton Sea? A new DOE project seeks to find out.

    Scientists will investigate how much of the crucial battery mineral can be obtained through geothermal energy brine in California's "Lithium Valley."

    By Jason Plautz • Feb. 18, 2022
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    DOE makes $3.1B available for battery manufacturing incentives

    The funding is part of more than $7 billion for electric vehicle and energy storage batteries coming from the infrastructure bill signed into law last year.

    By Jason Plautz • Updated May 3, 2022
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    California lowers electric sector GHG target, directs procurement of more than 40 GW of clean energy resources

    Load-serving entities will need to procure 25.5 GW of new renewables and 15 GW of storage and demand response resources by 2032 under Thursday's California Public Utilities Commission decision.

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    Fluence touts strong storage market despite supply chain constraints

    A five-fold increase in storage contracts compared with 2021 has the storage giant on pace for more than $1 billion in profits, CEO Manuel Perez Dubuc told investors Thursday. 

    By Jason Plautz • Feb. 11, 2022
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    Form Energy announces partnership with Georgia Power to test 100-hour iron-air battery

    The plan for a 15 MW/1,500 MWh project marks the largest planned deployment for the much-hyped long-duration storage startup. 

    By Jason Plautz • Feb. 10, 2022
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    PNM, AEP executives, other utility leaders meet with Biden to push clean energy tax measures

    Utilities, renewable advocates and others are urging Congress to pass climate-related legislation, but the outlook is unclear.

    By Feb. 10, 2022
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    As states ramp up storage targets, policy maneuvering becomes key

    A handful of states have emerged as leaders in energy storage deployment. Can their policies present a model for the country?

    By Jason Plautz • Feb. 8, 2022
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    Green Mountain Power's bid to extend home storage programs meets tax credit snafu

    A popular program giving Vermont customers incentives for home storage systems has cut peak load, but maximizing it could inadvertently reduce customer benefits, some experts warn.

    By Jason Plautz • Jan. 31, 2022
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    Breakthroughs in generation and system integration are driving the utility of the future, analysts say

    The new technologies will reverse the supply-demand equation and bring competitive procurement and a transaction platform to merge the bulk power and distribution systems.

    By Jan. 31, 2022
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    Musk vows to accelerate Tesla solar and energy storage business in 2022

    After the company's solar and storage business was "shortchanged" in 2021 amid production constraints, Tesla's CEO said the company is aiming for a "pretty vast" clean energy business. 

    By Jason Plautz • Jan. 27, 2022
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    New York demonstration project to showcase potential of Zinc8's long-duration zinc-air battery

    Zinc8 Energy Solutions will deploy a 100kW/1.5MWh battery system at a 32-building housing development in a project backed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

    By Jason Plautz • Jan. 26, 2022
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    PG&E proposes 6.4 GWh battery storage plan in response to California's 11.5 GW procurement order

    If approved by state regulators, the projects would boost the utility’s total battery storage capacity to over 3,330 MW by 2024.

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    2022 Utility Dive Outlook

    Utility Dive examines priorities, expectations and trends for three key subjects — FERC, rate design and renewable energy — along with a broader roundup of some of the U.S. power sector trends to watch in the year ahead.

    Jan. 24, 2022
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    How smart chargers coupled with utility demand response programs can improve grid reliability and stability

    Today, utilities and regulators are increasingly emphasizing electric vehicles (EVs) and other distributed energy resources (DERs) in their demand response programs.

    Jan. 24, 2022
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    2022 Outlook: A new recognition is coming of rate design's critical role in the energy transition

    More precise time-varying rates, technology-neutral rates for distributed energy resources, and new ways to use smart technologies could make for a cleaner, lower cost, more reliable power system, analysts said.

    By Jan. 19, 2022
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    2022 Outlook: FERC expected to prioritize transmission, power markets and gas infrastructure

    With a new Democratic majority, observers expect Chairman Glick will move quickly on an agenda that could facilitate the energy transition.

    By Jan. 19, 2022
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    2022 Outlook: Top US power sector trends to watch

    The Biden administration entered 2022 with some key strengths and significant challenges to implementing its clean energy agenda, but states, companies and others are continuing to advance the energy transition.

    By Kavya Balaraman, Ethan Howland, Robert Walton and Iulia Gheorghiu • Jan. 18, 2022
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    Major energy storage deployment can balance load 24/7, cut emissions: NREL study

    A model of a grid with significant storage finds little concern about meeting peak demand, even with the variability of solar generation.

    By Jason Plautz • Jan. 13, 2022
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    Hydrostor secures $250 million from Goldman Sachs amid rising investor interest in long-duration storage

    The investment follows a $200 million fundraising round by iron-air battery firm Form Energy and a $150 million equity commitment to long-duration storage firm FlexGen from Apollo Global Management, among other deals.

    By Jason Plautz • Jan. 12, 2022
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    New York to double energy storage target to at least 6 GW by 2030

    Gov. Kathy Hochul, D, said the goal will be paired with regulatory reform and new incentives along with cost-effective procurement mechanisms.

    By Jason Plautz • Jan. 7, 2022
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    Stem, ENGIE North America partner to integrate storage management and EV charging platform

    The partnership reflects customers' growing interest in adopting EV charging, solar generation and storage all at once, according to Stem officials.

    By Jason Plautz • Jan. 6, 2022
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    Data centers, EVs drive PJM's long-term load growth forecast, but it expects some utilities to see declines

    However, the grid operator on Friday trimmed its forecast for its next capacity auction year by 0.5%, reflecting slower than expected load growth.  

    By Jan. 4, 2022