Recent NY-BEST News and Notes

News stories and other notes about NY-BEST, New York State and the Battery and Energy Storage Industry beyond New York. Only the last few weeks of news are shown here, to see older news click here.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 Awarded to Lithium-Ion Battery Innovators
1 week 1 day ago
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 is awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham (NY-BEST Board member) and Akira Yoshino for their contributions to the development of the lithium-ion battery.
New York Utilities Release RFPs for Large Energy Storage Systems
1 week 2 days ago
The RFPs seek contracts for up to seven years during which the developer will own and maintain the energy storage system.
Viewpoint: Energy storage tax credit will boost green economy
1 week 3 days ago
While a federal "Green New Deal" will be challenging to implement, New York is moving full speed ahead by passing legislation aimed at transforming its energy sector to the clean economy of the future.
Tesla Semi electric trucks roll into Frito-Lay plant
2 weeks 21 hours ago
PepsiCo is introducing 15 Tesla Semi electric trucks at its Frito-Lay manufacturing site in Modesto, California.
GE’s systems selected for 100MWh of projects by developer Convergent
2 weeks 2 days ago
GE Renewable Energy, an arm of the US engineering giant, will supply 100MWh of battery energy storage systems (BESS) to three projects being developed by Convergent Energy + Power in California.
New York Electric School Buses to Feed Power Grid
3 weeks 1 day ago
There’s no revving as the engine of yellow school bus number 772 accelerates uphill, and no fumes as it pulls into the parking lot of a White Plains, N.Y., elementary school.
NY’s largest energy storage system completed in Albany region
4 weeks 1 day ago
Key Capture Energy has completed its 20-MW battery storage installation and kicked off an ambitious New York state program surrounding incentives to develop energy storage deployment. The project, called KCE NY1, is located in the Capital Region
Long Island leads the state in electric vehicle use, report says
1 month 21 hours ago
Of the 42,529 all-electric and electric hybrid vehicles registered in the state as of June, 30 percent were on Long Island,
New York advances toward 3 GW storage goal with 316 MW project to replace gas peakers
1 month 1 day ago
The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) recently announced a hearing for a battery-based energy storage facility with a capacity up to 316 MW at the Ravenswood Generating Station in Long Island City, Queens.
New York's 'Largest' Energy Storage System Powers Up
1 month 2 days ago
A 20MW battery storage claimed to be the largest installation of its kind in New York has been completed. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said Key Capture Energy’s storage system will serve the state’s electricity system by enhancing power grid performance and reliability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also supports New York’s ambition to install 3,000MW of energy storage capacity by 2030. The Key Capture Energy system is the first to be completed since Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the state’s Market Acceleration Bridge Incentive Programme in April which included $150 million (£122m) for bulk storage projects – the company was awarded $1.3 million (£1.3m) funder the programme.
Pason Power Partners with Energy Toolbase to Create End-to-End Energy Storage Software Platform
1 month 4 days ago
Pason Power, a provider of intelligent software for the energy storage market, is combining its business with Energy Toolbase, a software platform that specializes in modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects The two will join forces to provide a suite of project estimating, storage control, and asset monitoring products. The newly combined entity will retain the Energy Toolbase and Pason Power brand names. “We are all very excited about joining forces as we feel this will enhance our ability to offer our customers the best suite of design, control, and monitoring products available” stated Enrico Ladendorf, Managing Director of Pason Power.

 Beyond New York

Senate committee advances bill on Energy Storage
2 weeks 6 days ago
Leadership of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced a legislative package to promote energy storage.
Nexamp riding New York, Massachusetts battery boom with flurry of new projects
4 weeks 1 day ago
US solar and storage developer Nexamp is to deploy its maiden energy storage projects, clinching a six-strong portfolio of assets totaling 51MWh.
As battery fires spark ongoing concerns, NFPA releases standards to address risks
1 month 21 hours ago
The NFPA 855 standard provides requirements based on different technologies used in ESS.
Home Energy Storage Capacity Breaks Records In US
1 month 1 day ago
Additions of new residential energy storage capacity in the United States reached a record high in the second quarter of the year, exceeding 30 MW, a new report by Wood Mackenzie says.
Electric pickup, batteries included in GM's $7 billion pledge
1 month 1 day ago
An all-electric pickup truck and an advanced battery system will be part of the $7 billion that General Motors Co has pledged to invest in the United States
The Climate Strike Inspires. So Do These 5 Signs of Clean Energy Progress
1 month 1 day ago
Clean energy progress certainly doesn’t take away from the urgency of the climate crisis, or our need to really get our act together on addressing it.
Nothing Standing in the way of energy storage's "explosive growth" : Navigan
1 month 1 day ago
The biggest driver of growth going forward — outside of cost — is likely to be the development of new market opportunities and value streams that are opened up by favorable federal and state regulations.