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Battery safety: Are consumer electronics safety considerations the same for large batteries?

Battery safety: Are consumer electronics safety considerations the same for large batteries?

Source: CNN Tech Thanks to the work we completed in 2016 on battery safety testing (available here), DNV GL is now able to speak publicly about battery safety in a very transparent way. And in 2017, we will be spending a lot of time debunking batt ...

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Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

A few weeks ago I presented on an energy storage controls webinar which examined the relationships between principles, practice and project risk; and with 850+ registered attendees, we were bound to get a few questions! After sifting through many of ...

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National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

The much anticipated response to the National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction has produced some surprising results. The eight winning bids, all of which were storage facilities, came in surprisingly cheap, ranging from £7/MW to just u ...

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Energy Storage Mandates – What They Mean for the Market

Energy Storage Mandates – What They Mean for the Market

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs Massachusetts energy storage bill on August 8, 2016. (Image Source: Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce) On Monday August 8th, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law an energy storage mandate[1], joi ...

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Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Battery safety. Those two words have become ominous and loaded with implied meaning in recent years. The reasons are many, but they are linked to some basic human psychological factors and preconceptions. The first phenomenon is anchoring. When a ...

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Solar+Storage is here, and it’s really happening. #SolarStorageIsHereToo

Solar+Storage is here, and it’s really happening. #SolarStorageIsHereToo

This week, through its #StorageIsHere campaign, the Energy Storage Association (ESA) is bringing attention to the fact that energy storage is here and it’s providing essential services and value to the grid across the globe. Many people already ...

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Due Diligence for ES Projects in the Perspective of the Insurer

The basic business model of insurance is to collect fees from the many to pay for accidents of the few.  Insurance for energy storage systems may cover any number of hazards, such as loss of performance or reliability, natural disasters, accidents, ...

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Who should be responsible for reliability and resilience?

Energy storage and distributed renewables could produce another ‘paradigm shift’ for electricity networks The major changes anticipated in operating, planning, and paying for electricity transmission and distribution networks with high levels ...

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Green Cities, Hybrid Ships, and Clean Ports: They are All Microgrid Optimization Challenges

Recently, San Diego stated that their initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships and facilities has been working. Between 2006 and 2012 they reduced CO2 and other emissions by at least 42%. [1] If anyone has been paying attention, in ...

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Will small scale domestic energy storage change the electricity market as we know it?

Will small scale domestic energy storage change the electricity market as we know it?

In a possible future scenario cheap energy storage will change the energy industry When it becomes possible to store large volumes of energy cheaply and efficiently, the electricity industry will become very different than it is today. The electri ...

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