We are excited to invite you to ACI’s Capitalizing on Grid-Scale Energy Storage July 31 – August 2, 2013, a three day conference on energy storage as a practical reality, working towards maturity and building value in a developing market. We anticipate this conference will continue to be the must-attend conference for 2014 in advanced energy solutions, featuring noteworthy speakers and working sessions to address the multiple cutting edge solutions that are developing as well as current proven grid scale energy solutions. The Grid-Scale Energy Storage conference is the premier forum for dissemination, review, and presentation of research and development, demonstrations on specific grid-scale energy storage applications and technologies.
“The tour of the UCSD microgrid was phenomenal, even for those who have toured a lot of energy storage facilities before. UCSD has taken the concept of using a microgrid as a test bed for new energy technologies to a new level. Led by Dr. Byron Washom and Dr. Bill Torre of UCSD, tour participants visited a new ZBB flow battery system that will soon be commissioned, a Maxwell ultracapacitor unit installed in conjunction with a solar array, a Sanyo/Panasonic storage system installed at the La Jolla Playhouse, a second life EV battery testing project powering four EV recharging bays, and a 2.8 megawatt fuel cell. While the physical infrastructure we toured was impressive, what made the greatest impression was the sheer willingness of UCSD to take in new energy storage technologies, interconnect them to a working microgrid serving a community of nearly 50,000 and making it work. UCSD claims that its microgrid produces electricity at a cost of about $0.06 per kilowatt. If anyone doubts that electricity storage can be an important, cost effective tool on the grid, they need to visit UCSD.”
~James Greenberger, Executive Director, National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries
Annual investment in storage is currently about $2.6 billion…that’s set to grow to $9.2 billion in 2015 and then to $25 billion by 2021. Energy storage (is expected) to generate $500 million to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2020.
~Bloomberg News, 2012
American Vanadium Corp. is an integrated energy storage company that is the Master Sales Agent for GILDEMEISTER’S CellCube vanadium redox flow batteries in North America. More than 65 CellCubes have been commercially installed globally and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden Colorado will be hosting a CellCube demonstration in the coming weeks. On April 23, 2014, American Vanadium announced it is partnering with NYSERDA to install three CellCubes at the MTA’s headquarters at 2 Broadway in downtown Manhattan. ConEdison and AERTC will support this commercial demonstration. The project will demonstrate how the CellCubes, capable of multi-hour and multi-megawatt energy storage, can enable NYC commercial buildings to be “smarter” about how and when they use energy, and provide resiliency in times of need.
enerG Magazine, now in its 9th year, delivers the big picture and bright future of alternative energy in North America—be part of that future now! Reaching more than 25,000 decision-makers in energy and related businesses, enerG covers all areas of alternative energy, including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and biofuels.
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Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and standardized way for electricity providers and system operators to communicate DR signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network, such as the Internet. As the most comprehensive standard for Automated Demand Response, OpenADR has achieved widespread support throughout the industry.
The OpenADR Alliance was formed by industry stakeholders to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard utilizing existing standards from OASIS, UCA and NAESB.
Dresser-Rand pioneered the development of compressed air energy storage (CAES) technology and complete CAES solutions more than 20 years ago. We have continued the development of CAES with our SMARTCAES technology that gives utility operators the means to operate their base load plants more efficiently and provides a solution for balancing the grid. It enables green technologies such as solar cells and wind turbines to be matched with daily and weekly demand requirements for electricity.
Dresser-Rand is among the largest global suppliers of custom-engineered equipment and complete system solutions for the worldwide gas, oil and energy infrastructure, including centrifugal and reciprocating gas compressors, gas and steam turbines, gas and diesel engines, energy storage systems (CAES), CHP systems and complete turnkey energy solutions.
CODA Energy designs and builds scalable energy storage solutions that support a smarter, cleaner, and more reliable grid while solving businesses’ energy challenges – saving money, generating revenue, and enhancing facility operations. The building block for all CODA Energy storage systems, the UL Listed CODA Core(tm) UDP Tower, combines advanced lithium-ion cells with a proven battery and thermal management system. The integrated operating system is tailored for the application-specific needs of an end user. CODA Energy’s storage systems scale seamlessly from kilowatts to megawatts and are optimized for microgrid, generation, distribution, and behind-the-meter applications for commercial & industrial end users. CODA’s products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in California.
Ecoult delivers complete energy storage solutions and modules powered by the breakthrough Deka UltraBattery® technology – a hybrid lead-acid energy storage device containing both an ultracapacitor and a battery in a common electrolyte.
Ecoult’s solutions support integration of growing levels of renewable generation onto grid systems by controlling power ramp rate at the point of generation, or by controlling variability on the grid through the provision of grid ancillary services. In off-grid and hybrid configurations, the UltraBattery can improve system efficiencies and help reduce the use of fossil fuels while simultaneously stabilizing increased penetration of renewable generation.
Ecoult is a subsidiary of US-based battery manufacturer East Penn Manufacturing, Inc.