ESNA 2018 | November 6-8, 2018 (Expo November 7-8)in Pasadena, California

ESNA Awards Hall of Fame

The ESNA Innovation Awards are given annually to projects that demonstrate excellent and impact in one of three categories: centralized storage, distributed storage and mobility. ESNA also recognizes the individuals who have advanced the energy storage ecosystem through the annual ESNA Champion Awards.

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

2017 Policymaker and Utility Champions

Leaders in advancing energy storage

Ron Nichols
President
Southern California Edison (SCE)
Amy Paulin
Assemblywoman
New York State

2017 Innovation Awards

CENTRALIZED STORAGE

SDG&E Expedited Energy Storage Project
Escondido, California

SDG&E Expedited Energy Storage Project

Escondido, California

Rated Power: 37.5 MW
Rated Capacity: 150 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium-Ion
Powered by: Samsung, Casteel, Parker Hannifin
Services Provided: Renewable Energy Integration, Resiliency and More

The Expedited Energy Storage (ESP) project was implemented to provide a reliable, peaking resource to face the challenges brought about by meeting the evening energy ramp in the face of constrained natural gas supplies. The entire system, which provides 37.5 MW of energy and 150 MWh of capacity, is currently the world’s largest lithium-ion battery storage facility. It was built on four separate distribution feeders across two distinct physical locations to speed the time of implementation. Our service territory increasingly sees low and sometimes negative daytime energy prices brought about by abundant solar energy production. Our ESP project provides an opportunity to harvest that low-cost, clean energy for later use in meeting peak energy demand without creating additional carbon emissions or curtailing customer demand. Issues that needed to be addressed include managing the interaction between existing distribution feeder control technology and the ESP system, dynamic scheduling of battery charging in relation to customer load, resource integration into the CAISO marketplace, and integration into SDG&E’s other grid operation and protection systems.

Aliso Canyon: AltaGas Pomona Energy Storage
Pomona, California

Aliso Canyon: AltaGas Pomona Energy Storage

Pomona, California

Rated Power: 20 MW
Rated Capacity: 80 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: Samsung SDI, Parker Hannifin, Greensmith Energy, Power Engineers, ARB
Services Provided: Renewable Energy Integration, Spinning Reserve, Regulation Reserves, Resource Adequacy and Others

The AltaGas Pomona Energy Storage project was selected by Southern California Edison (SCE) in response to the Aliso Canyon gas leak that threatened fuel supplies and energy reliability in Southern California. In addition to AltaGas constructing the facility on-time and on-budget, construction of the lithium-ion battery system was completed in less than four months, which ranked as one of the fastest deployments of battery storage capacity on this scale in the industry to date. Strategically located within the LA Basin, Pomona Energy Storage provides 20 MW, 80 MWh of energy capacity and has a 10 year Energy Storage Resource Adequacy Purchase Agreement with SCE. "Offsetting periods of peak power with 80 MWh from battery storage is enough power to feed the electricity needs of approximately 15,000 homes over the four-hour period," said David Harris, President and CEO of AltaGas. "Providing energy from electricity stored in lithium-ion batteries provides clean reliable energy that complements California's renewable energy portfolio while adding to the versatility of our asset base which is well situated for pursuing other energy storage developments."

Southern California Edison Hybrid Enhanced Gas Turbine (EGT)
Norwalk and Rancho Cucamonga, California

Southern California Edison Hybrid Enhanced Gas Turbine (EGT)

Norwalk and Rancho Cucamonga, California

Rated Power: 10 MW
Rated Capacity: 4.3 MWh
Technology Type: Hybrid Lithium-ion (Integrated Battery and Gas Turbine)
Powered by: General Electric, Wellhead Power Solutions
Services Provided: Renewable Energy Integration, Spinning Reserve, Frequency Regulation, Resiliency, Others

Each Hybrid Enhanced Gas Turbine (EGT) contains an advanced lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) that can dispatch 10 MW instantaneously, dramatically increasing grid reliability and resiliency, and giving the peaker time to come online, if needed. The instantaneous response capability allows the Hybrid EGT to participate in California ISO’s spinning reserves markets 24-7, without fuel consumption or emissions. By carrying operating reserves for grid reliability, it facilitates a more efficient resource dispatch on the grid. The Hybrid EGT helps overcome operational challenges caused by intermittency in renewable generation. Supporting customer expectations to provide safe, reliable, affordable, and clean power while upgrading and modernizing the grid, each SCE project not only reduces costs, it also cuts greenhouse gas (GHG) and particulate emissions up to 60% and each installation will save about 2 million gallons of demineralized water annually. The Hybrid EGT is accelerating the transition towards the grid of the future and provides exceptional value to SCE customers and shareholders.

DISTRIBUTED STORAGE

Axiom Exergy Refrigeration Battery Pilot
Los Altos, California

Axiom Exergy Refrigeration Battery Pilot

Los Altos, California

Rated Power: 130 kW
Rated Capacity: 1,040 kWh
Technology Type: Ice Thermal
Powered by: Axiom Exergy
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Resiliency, Demand Response and Others

Whole Foods Market has teamed up with Axiom Exergy, maker of the Refrigeration Battery®, to pilot the world’s first thermal energy storage solution specifically designed to integrate with central refrigeration systems and provide behind-the-meter energy storage services. The pilot is intended to demonstrate how thermal storage can economically and reliably offset refrigeration loads to reduce energy costs. The Refrigeration Battery is a thermal energy storage system that uses low-cost, off-peak electricity to “store cooling” by freezing a saltwater solution at night. During peak hours, when electricity and demand charges are highest, the system discharges, providing cooling to the store’s coolers and display cases, significantly reducing the building’s peak load (kW).

Marcus Garvey Village Solar+Storage+Fuel Cell Microgrid
Brooklyn, NY

Marcus Garvey Village Solar+Storage+Fuel Cell Microgrid

Brooklyn, NY

Rated Power: 375 kW
Rated Capacity: 1.2 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium-Ion
Powered by: Con Edison, Demand Energy, NYCEEC, Bloom Energy, LG Chem, Princeton Power, Bright Power, GridMarket, L+M Development Partners
Services Provided: Renewable Energy Integration, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, Resiliency, On site power, Peak Load Reduction, TOU Peak Shift, Demand Charge Reduction, Demand Curtailment and Others

The Marcus Garvey Village project is a first-of-its-kind urban microgrid that integrates solar PV, storage, and a fuel cell with Demand Energy’s Distributed Energy Network Operating System (DEN.OS) to manage and control these distributed energy resources. The system is New York’s first-ever solar+storage microgrid in an affordable housing development, and the first microgrid deployed under Con Ed’s BQDM program. Additionally, it’s the first lithium-ion battery system approved for use in a multi-family building in NYC. The project includes 400 kW of solar PV; a 400 kW fuel cell, and 375 kW/1.2 MWh of storage, all optimized through DEN.OS. The software platform intelligently manages microgrid assets in the context of local electricity pricing and demand, generating savings through demand charge reduction and time of use incentives. DEN.OS also ensures that the 625-unit complex self-consumes any energy it generates without exporting to the grid, which aligns directly with BQDM requirements. Not only does the microgrid provide resiliency during an outage, it also delivers essential load relief to Con Ed, lowers operational costs, and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This customer-centric project advances the transition to a distributed energy system with benefits for the customer, for the community, and for the grid.

SMLD Energy Storage Project
New England, MA

SMLD Energy Storage Project

New England, MA

Rated Power: 2 MW
Rated Capacity: 3.9 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium-Ion
Powered by: Sandia National Laboratories Energy Storage Tech Dept, Clean Energy Group, US DOE, NEC Energy Solutions, Parker Hannifin
Services Provided: Frequency Regulation, Resiliency, Energy Arbitrage, Reduction in Monthly Network Load, Reduction in Capacity Payments to ISO New England, and Others

This project is based on the analysis, request for proposal, an energy storage Procurement Guidance Documents for municipalities, and deployment of a 2 MW, 3.9 MWh GSS® grid energy storage system. The system is the largest system of its kind installed in New England and the first utility scale project in Massachusetts. Using solar energy, the system can provide up to 12 days of clean backup power to nearby police stations and emergency dispatch centers in case of a grid outage. The Benefits considered in the analysis portion include: energy arbitrage, frequency regulation, reduction in monthly network load, reduction in capacity payments to ISO New England, and grid resiliency. The Sterling ES project demonstrates applications that energy storage can be used for, and the positive economic benefits that can be derived from it. It also showcases the best economic case Sandia National Laboratories has found to date for energy storage, with an expected payback of installed costs in less than seven years (discounting grants). The Procurement guidance document is intended to support Massachusetts Department of Energy’s Community Clean Energy Resilience Initiative awardees in energy storage procurement. Additionally, these materials offer useful information for other municipalities to consider as they develop solicitations for resilient, energy storage projects.

2016 Policymaker and Utility Champions

Leaders in advancing energy storage

Michael J. Picker
President
California Public Utilities Commission
Josh Gerber
Manager of Advanced Technology Integration
San Diego Gas & Electric
Brad Rockwell
Power Supply Manager
Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative
Neetika Sathe
Vice President
PowerStream Inc.

2016 Innovation Awards

CENTRALIZED STORAGE

SNOPUD MESA 1 Project
Everett, Washington

SNOPUD MESA 1 Project

Everett, Washington

Rated Power: 2 MW
Rated Capacity: 1 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: Doosan GridTech, LG Chem, ESS Inc., Mitsubishi/GS-Yuasa, Parker-Hannifin, and more
Services Provided: Electric Energy Time Shift, Load Following (Tertiary Balancing), Renewables Capacity Firming, Voltage Support

Snohomish County Public Utility District (SNOPUD) and Doosan GridTech partnered to develop and deploy an innovative approach to energy storage, aimed at helping electric utilities increase their use of renewable energy and improve overall reliability. The MESA-1 installation is the first energy storage system built on the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA), an innovative approach to energy storage based on open, non-proprietary industry standards. The system is also completely integrated with utility operations via the GE/Alstom eTerra SCADA system. Finally, the system is dispatched by a fleet scheduling system from Doosan GridTech called the Distributed Energy Resource Optimizer (DERO). MESA-1 comprises two sub-projects (MESA-1a and MESA-1b) at one substation site, both managed by a single instance of the Doosan GridTech Intelligent Controller.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/289

IPL Advancion Energy Storage Array
Indianapolis, Indiana

IPL Advancion Energy Storage Array

Indianapolis, Indiana

Rated Power: 20 MW
Rated Capacity: 
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: AES, Samsung SDI, Parker-Hannifin
Services Provided: Frequency regulation, grid reliability, ancillary services

The Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) Advancion Energy Storage Array represents the first grid-scale, battery-based energy storage system to make a footprint in the 15-state Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) region. Through work with the system operator, IPL has been able to deliver a 40 MW system that provides reliability and affordable energy to a city that has proven to be one of the most progressive in the US in implementing new energy technology. Indianapolis counts with the second highest solar energy capacity per capita, solely behind Honolulu. The IPL Array is the fourth deployment of AES’ Advancion® 4 technology since November 2015. Advancion is designed to scale, through both its unique nodal architecture and partnerships with key component technology providers, resulting in the rapid deployment of grid scale systems. In the case of the IPL Array, Samsung and Parker Hannifin provided certified batteries and inverters that contributed to a construction time of less than 1 year. The balance of plant was provided by the Casteel Corporation, marking the third Advancion project the company has completed in the US.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1774

The Village of Minster Energy Storage Project
Minster, Ohio

The Village of Minster Energy Storage Project

Minster, Ohio

Rated Power: 7 MW
Rated Capacity: 3 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: S&C Electric Company, Half Moon Ventures, PJM
Services Provided: Frequency regulation services, transmission and distribution deferral, demand response services

The Village of Minster Energy Storage Project is one of the largest U.S. facilities of its kind connected through a municipal utility. The 7-MW, 3 MWh system, co-located with a 4.2 MW solar plant, is capable of providing multiple revenue streams (that flow to multiple parties) by integrating frequency regulation services, transmission and distribution deferral, and demand response services.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1908

DISTRIBUTED STORAGE

Stone Edge Farm Microgrid
Sonoma, California

Stone Edge Farm Microgrid

Sonoma, California

Rated Power: 0.5485 MW
Rated Capacity: 0.7046 MWh
Technology Type: Multiple types and brands batteries and multiple types inverters, hydrogen, PV, and more
Powered by: Wooster Engineering, DC Systems, Aquion, Tesla, ESS Inc., SEL, Dynapower, Ideal Power, Outback Power, Eaton, Emerson, PlugPower ReliOn, and more
Services Provided: Electric bill management, renewable energy integration, spinning reserve, non-spinning reserve, frequency regulation, onsite renewable energy shifting, onsite power

Stone Edge Farm is a beautiful 15-acre organic farm and vineyard located in Sonoma, California. The microgrid is unique in terms of its three modes of operation with reference to the grid. Like other microgrids, it can run as an island, disconnected; while connected, it can import power from the grid. What is unique is the third mode: its ability to run parallel, that is, to operate while connected to the grid and import or export energy. The project is distinguished by the complexity of multiple technologies, types and brands of batteries and inverters, PV, bulk hydrogen storage, fuel cells, and hydrogen fuel-cell Mirai vehicles.

More Info: http://sefmicrogrid.com/

PowerHouse - 20-home energy storage pilot
Vaughan, Ontario

PowerHouse - 20-home energy storage pilot

Vaughan, Ontario

Rated Power: 136 kW
Rated Capacity: 233.40 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: PowerStream, Inc., Sunverge Energy, Schneider Electric
Services Provided: Renewable energy integration, onsite renewable energy shifting, resiliency, onsite power

PowerStream’s POWER.HOUSE program, Canada’s first Virtual Power Plant, uses an aggregated fleet of 20 residential solar and energy storage systems located at customer homes. The systems are autonomously controlled through intelligent software to simulate a single, larger power generating facility.

More Info: https://www.powerstream.ca/innovation/power-house.html

Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center Automated by Geli
Basalt, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center Automated by Geli

Basalt, Colorado

Rated Power: 30 kW
Rated Capacity: 45 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: Gexpro Automated by Geli, IdealPower
Services Provided: Electric bill management, renewable energy integration, onsite renewable energy shifting

Rocky Mountain Institute worked with Geli to design and implement a 83 kW PV plus 30 kW/45 kWh energy storage system at the non-profit’s Innovation Center in Basalt, CO. Geli software enables the RMI Innovation Center to remain on a non-demand tariff by coordinating the energy storage and solar resources to ensure the building's peak does not exceed 50 kW.

More Info: http://www.rmi.org/innovationcenter

MOBILITY

EVgo & UCSD Second-life Energy Storage + Level 3 EV Charging
La Jolla, California

EVgo & UCSD Second-life Energy Storage + Level 3 EV Charging

La Jolla, California

Rated Power: 60 kW
Rated Capacity: 100 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by: EVgo, EV Grid, BMW, Ideal Power, Kisensum, Schneider, BTC Power, ABB, UC San Diego
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Renewable Energy Integration, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, T&D Deferral, Transportation Services

The system is reducing the cost of ownership for public electric vehicle charging by leveraging two 30kW/50 kWh battery system from BMW-EVgrid, four 50kW charging pedestals from BTC, a site controller from Kisensum, and a 12 kW solar canopy. Together, EVgo, Kisensum, and BMW-EVgrid have created a demand management solution for EVgo’s network of DC Fast Chargers. The first site went live in June 2016 at the UC San Diego Campus. The control system is designed to optimize the harvesting of PV solar generation and charging/discharging of energy storage and dispatching power to the DC fast chargers. The EVgo project explores how incorporating energy storage with Level 3 EV charging infrastructure can reduce the cost of developing, constructing, and operating public stations in order to make charging accessible and affordable to all EV drivers. The site is a model for the future of public charging facilities by leveraging second-life batteries, solar generation, and intelligent site control.

More Info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS7Dp8Dp-qE

eMotorWerks EV Charging Network
California

eMotorWerks EV Charging Network

California

Rated Power: 4-7 kW of demand equivalent per EV charging station
Rated Capacity: 50 MW under control
Technology Type: Electric Vehicle Batteries
Powered by: eMotorWerks, OSIsoft
Services Provided: Capacity, Non-spinning reserve, Frequency Regulation, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, Resiliency, T&D Deferral, Transportation Services, GHG Reduction

eMotorWerks’ EV charging solution comprises a network of over 15,000 smart-grid EV charging stations worldwide, including eMotorWerks’ best-selling JuiceBox EVSEs and those of JuiceNet-enabled third-party stations such as Clipper Creek and General Electric (GE). Controlled via a cloud-based, self-learning platform that matches drivers’ charging to regional and local grid balancing needs, JuiceNet already provides advanced grid services and earns “frequent driver” rewards for EV owners. eMotorWerks’ network of smart-grid EV chargers provides the benefits of other storage and demand curtailment solutions by capitalizing on storage capacity purchased by EV owners, reducing the cost to utilities and grid operators to operating new stationary storage and DR infrastructure.

More Info: http://www.emotorwerks.com

EV4 Santa Clara Intel Station
Santa Clara, California

EV4 Santa Clara Intel Station

Santa Clara, California

Rated Power: 
Rated Capacity: 50 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium-ion
Powered by:  EV4 LLC, Powin Energy, OpConnect, Ideal Power
Services Provided: Renewable energy integration, transportation services, system back up, grid support, demand and load balancing services

EV4 has developed the innovative, solar-powered EV charging stations, trademarked as ETM™ (Energy Transfer Merchant) – a play on ATM. Like an ATM storing and dispensing money the ETM™ captures, stores and dispenses energy. The battery system is designed for fully automated operation with no user interaction. The battery management system includes battery string and battery module controllers that are fully automated.The ETM™ station is equipped with a battery storage system and is capable of AC (Level 2) and DC (Level 3) fast charging of electric vehicles (EV) with renewable energy, optionally accounting for the sources of clean energy used. The system consists of lithium-ion batteries with a standard 50kWh total capacity. This single phase connection to the grid is essential for installation of EV charging stations in rural areas where 3-phase is difficult to obtain, costly or non-existent. The solar roof has a 4.10 kW capacity and the electricity produced is fed-back into the grid when the battery is fully charged. There are no demand charges on the grid. The battery based DC fast charging is trademarked as DC2DC™.

More Info: http://ev4.website/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Press-Release-Intel-Station.pdf

2015 Policymaker and Utility Champions

Leaders in advancing energy storage

Jerry Brown
Governor
State of California
Judith Judson
Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Jin Jin Huang
Senior Engineer
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Jesse Bryson
Principal Manager, Contract Origination
Southern California Edison

2015 Innovation Awards

CENTRALIZED STORAGE

SCE Distribution Energy Storage Integration (DESI) Pilot 1
Orange, CA

SCE Distribution Energy Storage Integration (DESI) Pilot 1

Orange, CA

Rated Power: 2.4 MW
Rated Capacity: 3.9 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium Ion Battery
Powered by: Southern California Edison, NEC Energy Solutions, Dynapower
Services Provided: T&D Deferral

The Distribution Energy Storage Integration (DESI) Pilot 1 uses a 2.4MW, 3.9MWh lithium-ion battery system from NEC Energy Solutions to support a local Southern California Edison (SCE) distribution circuit in Orange, California. Located in a compact easement on a private industrial property, DESI 1 addresses intermittent circuit overloads.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1707

Invenergy Grand Ridge Energy Storage
Marseilles, IL

Invenergy Grand Ridge Energy Storage

Marseilles, IL

Rated Power: 31.5 MW
Rated Capacity: 12.2 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery
Powered by: Invenergy, BYD Company
Services Provided: Frequency Regulation

Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Energy Storage is the second-largest operating lithium ion battery project in the world, based on its power rating. With a 31.5 MW power rating and 12.2 MWh energy rating, it is the largest storage project commissioned in 2015. The project is sited in Illinois at Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Energy Center, one of the world's largest operating projects of its kind, featuring wind and solar power generation and advanced energy storage in one location.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1746

PG&E Yerba Buena Battery Project
San Jose, CA

PG&E Yerba Buena Battery Project

San Jose, CA

Rated Power: 4 MW
Rated Capacity: 28 MWh
Technology Type: Sodium Sulfur Battery
Powered by: Pacific Gas and Electric, NGK Insulators, S&C Electric, DC Systems, California Energy Commission, Electric Power Research Institute, California Independent System Operator
Services Provided: Power Smoothing, Frequency Regulation, Peak Shaving, VAR Control, Power Quality, Islanding, and Ramping for Renewables Integration

PG&E’s Yerba Buena 4 MW/28 MWh Battery Project is a unique collaboration of PG&E, EPRI, CEC and the storage industry, this long duration sodium-sulfur battery energy storage system is providing valuable independent data about system performance while providing multiple benefits at both the distribution and bulk power level. The Vaca-Dixon 2 MW/14 MWh sister system was the first and currently only resource to participate in California’s CAISO new Non-Generator Resource energy and frequency regulation markets.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/362

DISTRIBUTED STORAGE

WalMart + SolarCity DemandLogic Portfolio
Various, CA

WalMart + SolarCity DemandLogic Portfolio

Various, CA

Rated Power: 200 kW
Rated Capacity: 400 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium Ion Battery
Powered by: SolarCity, Walmart, Tesla Motors, Princeton Power Systems, Credit Suisse
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Renewable Energy Integration, Critical Load Backup Power, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, Resiliency, Onsite Power

The Walmart + SolarCity DemandLogic Portfolio is a groundbreaking deployment of battery storage projects. Eight of Walmart’s California stores are pairing photovoltaic solar with battery storage to achieve financial savings and operational reliability.  In addition to reducing the store’s peak load, the battery is programmed to isolate from the grid in the event of an outage and power critical functions. The benefit of critical load backup increases the value proposition of battery storage and photovoltaic solar.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1716

Brooklyn Army Terminal Smart Grid Demonstration
Brooklyn, NJ

Brooklyn Army Terminal Smart Grid Demonstration

Brooklyn, NJ

Rated Power: 100 kW
Rated Capacity: 720 kWh
Technology Type: Valve Regulated Lead Acid Battery (VRLA)
Powered by: New York City Economic Development Corporation, Hitachi, Princeton Power Systems, Future Energy Development, Kanta Electric, ABM Systems, Viridity Energy, US Department of Energy, ConEdison
Services Provided: Renewable Energy Integration, Non-Spinning Reserve, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting

The Brooklyn Army Terminal project demonstrates the benefits of onsite renewable energy generation coupled with energy storage and management systems for reducing peak demand energy use and demand response. The technologies involved have the potential to help New York City reach its PlaNYC sustainability and resiliency goals, including 30% reduction in citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1219

California Schools & Utilities Trust Program
Various, CA

California Schools & Utilities Trust Program

Various, CA

Rated Power: 10 MW
Rated Capacity: 20 MWh
Technology Type: Lithium Ion Battery
Powered by: Green Charge Networks, Princeton Power Systems, Samsung, Ideal Power, Cleantech San Diego, Various California Schools
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Renewable Energy Integration, Resiliency, Transportation Services

Green Charge Networks’s partnership with California schools and utilities demonstrates new business opportunities by collaborating across both sides of the meter and showcasing how energy storage can increase revenues, hedge against site-specific building/battery conditions, and increase participation in DR programs. Green Charge is working with 10 schools/districts and utilities to reduce energy costs and streamline DR programs through a single point of contact.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1086

MOBILITY

LA Metro Wayside Flywheel Energy Storage System
Los Angeles, CA

LA Metro Wayside Flywheel Energy Storage System

Los Angeles, CA

Rated Power: 2 MW
Rated Capacity: 8 kWh
Technology Type: Flywheel
Powered by: VYCON, LA Metro, Federal Transit Authority
Services Provided: Transportation Services, Electric Bill Management, Voltage Support

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) uses VYCON’s green regenerative technology to store energy generated by braking trains and redistributes that energy to rail lines to accelerate trains – vastly improving energy usage that otherwise would be wasted in the form of heat. Thus far, the project has saved 541 megawatt hours (MWh), enough to provide power to 1000 average California homes.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/770

BMW Internet of Energy Enabled by Geli
Mountain View, CA

BMW Internet of Energy Enabled by Geli

Mountain View, CA

Rated Power: 100 kW
Rated Capacity: 240 kWh
Technology Type: Second-life MINI E Lithium-ion
Powered by: BMW, Geli, EVGrid, Princeton Power Systems
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Demand Response, Renewable Energy Integration, Non-Spinning Reserve, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, Transportation Services, On site Power

The BMW Internet of Energy Enabled by Geli is a breakthrough in the re-use of second-life EV batteries for multiple energy services from networked assets. Located at the BMW Group Technology Office, Geli’s Energy Operating System (Geli EOS) networks energy storage, solar, and EV chargers to provide behind-the-meter and grid support services.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/370

eMotorWerks EV Charging Network
California

eMotorWerks EV Charging Network

California

Rated Power: 4-7 kW of demand equivalent per charging station (25 MW total)
Rated Capacity: 
Technology Type: Electric Vehicle Batteries
Powered by: eMotorWerks, OSIsoft
Services Provided: Non-spinning reserve, Frequency Regulation, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, Resiliency, T&D Deferral, Transportation Services

eMotorWerks EV Charging Network provides a network of intelligent SmartGrid EV charging stations, JuiceBox EVSEs, controlled via a cloud-based, self-learning platform, JuiceNet. Already used by over 5,000 consumers and deployed across the US, eMotorWerks’ network of SmartGrid EV chargers provides the benefits of other storage and demand curtailment solutions without requiring utilities and grid operators to invest in new storage or DR infrastructure.

More Info: http://www.emotorwerks.com

2014 Policymaker and Utility Champions

Leaders in advancing energy storage

Carla Peterman
Commissioner
California Public Utilities Commission
David Fribush
Manager, Energy Storage Integration
Pacific Gas & Electric
Nancy Skinner
Member
California State Assembly, District 15
Steve Willard
Senior Project Manager, Utilization/Energy Storage area
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

2014 Innovation Awards

CENTRALIZED STORAGE

Southern California Edison Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project
Tehachapi, CA

Southern California Edison Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project

Tehachapi, CA

Rated Power: 8 MW
Rated Capacity: 32 MW
Technology Type: Lithium Ion Battery
Powered by: Southern California Edison, LG Chem Ltd., ABB
Services Provided: Renewable Energy Integration, Frequency Regulation, Resiliency, T&D Deferral, Spinning Reserve

As the largest lithium-ion energy storage system in the world (by energy capacity), Tehachapi BESS will demonstrate the effectiveness of lithium-ion battery and smart inverter technologies to improve grid performance and integration of large-scale variable energy resources.  Crucial to the project’s success is the use of a mini-system (30kW/116kWh) that allowed lab testing of components and control features, and verification of operations prior to energizing the full system.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/8

Abengoa Solana Solar Generating Plant
Gila Bend, AZ

Abengoa Solana Solar Generating Plant

Gila Bend, AZ

Rated Power: 280 MW
Rated Capacity: 1,680 MWh
Technology Type: Thermal Storage
Powered by: Abengoa Solar, Liberty Solar, Arizona Public Service
Services Provided: Renewable Energy Integration, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting

Abengoa’s Solana is the largest solar thermal parabolic trough plant in the world. With a 6 hour energy storage capacity, Solana meets the needs of APS and consumers whether or not the sun is shining. Delivering clean electricity to approximately 70,000 Arizona households, it prevents the emission of 475,000 tons of CO2 annually.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/346

2500 R Midtown
Sacramento, CA

2500 R Midtown

Sacramento, CA

Rated Power: 4.5 kW per unit/ 153 kW total
Rated Capacity: 11.64 kWh per unit/ 396 kWh total
Technology Type: Lithium Polymer Battery
Powered by: Sunverge Energy, Pacific Housing, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, 2500 R Group, Sabal Financial
Services Provided: T&D Deferral, Electric Bill Management, Renewable Energy Integration, Spinning Reserve, Frequency Regulation, Resiliency

The 2500 R Midtown project demonstrates how orchestration of solar, storage, and smart devices delivers multiple benefits to utilities and consumers. The Sunverge SIS is installed at 34 Net Zero homes to provide: 1) Real-time monitoring and control of distributed energy resources; 2) Fleet management for Virtual Power Plant operations; and 3) Web application integration and delivery.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/328

DISTRIBUTED STORAGE

ATK EaglePicher PowerPyramid BESS
Promontory, UT

ATK EaglePicher PowerPyramid BESS

Promontory, UT

Rated Power: 300 kW
Rated Capacity: 1.2 MWh
Technology Type: Valve Regulated Lead Acid Battery
Powered by: EaglePicher Technologies, ATK Launch Systems, Princeton Power Systems
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Renewable Energy Integration, Resiliency

EaglePicher’s ATK BESS PowerPyramid™ project is a 300 kW/1.2 MWh arrangement utilizing a variety of battery string options providing increased value for many storage applications. The project demonstrates the ability to capture multiple value streams with energy storage, and the PowerPyramid™ flexibility and modularity make it beneficial for any system.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1400

Green Charge Networks GreenStation 2.0
Eight locations including City of Redwood City, 49ers Stadium, City of Lancaster & Shore Hotel

Green Charge Networks GreenStation 2.0

Eight locations including City of Redwood City, 49ers Stadium, City of Lancaster & Shore Hotel

Rated Power: 30 kW per unit/ 240 kW total
Rated Capacity: 30 kWh per unit/ 240 kWh total
Technology Type: Lithium Ion Battery
Powered by: Green Charge Networks, Samsung
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Renewable Energy Integration, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, T&D Deferral, Transportation Services

The true power of distributed energy storage is in the network. GreenStations have been deployed in New York City, all 3 Californian IOUs, and 1 municipal power authority so far to date. In aggregate and in concert with Green Charge's innovative Power Efficiency Agreement performance-based financing, this network is on track to reach hundreds of MWs and contribute to distribution grid integrity across the country.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1387

UCSD/BMW 2nd Life EV Energy Storage System
San Diego, CA

UCSD/BMW 2nd Life EV Energy Storage System

San Diego, CA

Rated Power: 108 kW
Rated Capacity: 180 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium Ion Battery
Powered by: BMW, University of California San Diego, Clean TECH San Diego
Services Provided: Renewable Energy Integration, Transportation Services, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, Resiliency

This unique energy storage project demonstrates the first application of large scale energy storage (100 kW/ 180 kWh) using repurposed electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and the benefits and synergism of energy storage and EVs. This offers a low cost alternative for energy storage through reduced battery cost, while at the same time reducing overall cost for electric vehicles, by creating a secondary market for EV batteries.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/285

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SEPTA Energy Optimization Project
Philadelphia, PA

SEPTA Energy Optimization Project

Philadelphia, PA

Rated Power: 1.5 MW for braking energy capture, 800 kW for load modulation
Rated Capacity: 3.34 kWh for braking energy capture into ultra-capacitors, 560 kWh for load modulation with the lithium-ion battery
Technology Type: Lithium Ion Battery, Ultracapacitors
Powered by: ABB, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Viridity Energy, Maxwell Technologies, Saft
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Frequency Regulation, Transportation Services

This innovative system recovers into ultra-capacitors the excess braking energy from thousands of daily train stops; while simultaneously modulating the substation load with lithium-ion batteries to provide fast response frequency regulation to the PJM energy market. By implementing two key industry trends with a single platform, the system delivers over $250K of annual economic benefit.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1234

Powertree San Francisco One
Sixty-eight locations

Powertree San Francisco One

Sixty-eight locations

Rated Power: 48 kW per unit/ 3.3 MW total
Rated Capacity: 52 kWh per unit/ 3.5 MWh total
Technology Type: Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery
Powered by: Powertree Services
Services Provided: Renewable Energy Integration, Frequency Regulation, Transportation Services, Resiliency, T&D Deferral, On Site Power

Powertree Services’ San Francisco One delivers an integrated distributed system benefiting multiple customers including Tenants, Multi-Unit Owners, Electric Vehicle Drivers, CAISO and local economy while minimizing grid costs, reducing GHG/gasoline/diesel use. Solar PV, High current EV charging and Grid tied energy storage are all integrated to deliver multiple value streams.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1426

Benicia City Hall - Solar EV Fast Charger with Energy Storage
Benicia, CA

Benicia City Hall - Solar EV Fast Charger with Energy Storage

Benicia, CA

Rated Power: 20 kW
Rated Capacity: 40 kWh
Technology Type: Lithium Ion Battery
Powered by: Geli, CODA Energy, Energy Vault, Ideal Power, BTC
Services Provided: Electric Bill Management, Renewable Energy Integration, Onsite Renewable Energy Shifting, Transportation Services, Onsite Power

Geli presents the first Storage, Solar, and Grid Powered Dual Port EV Fast Charging System for Multiple Energy Services. The Geli Internet of Energy System at Benicia City Hall delivers EV Fast Charging, facility energy management, grid services, and enables solar integration by solving key issues with NEM and interconnection.

More Info: http://www.energystorageexchange.org/projects/1381