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ESNA 2014 Innovation Awards

Game-changing energy storage projects are being deployed throughout North America, providing a diverse new tool kit for addressing today’s grid challenges.

ESNA 2014 Innovation Awards Finalists:
ESNA Innovation Awards finalists were selected through a rigorous process that evaluated innovative projects based on customer value proposition and project impact, as well as grid services; financing model; ownership model; safety and security; and technology. Public voting ended September 12, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Voting For the Most Innovative Energy Storage Projects:
Your votes* accounted for 50% of the final result while the ESNA Advisory Board contributed the other 50%. The winning projects will be announced during the ESNA Awards Ceremony on October 1, 2014 in the San Jose Convention Center. Congratulations and best of luck to the finalists!

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*One tweet per user for each category (Utility-Scale, Mobility, Customer-Sited) will count towards the final results.Tweets must include hashtag #ESNAawards2014 and a clear indication of the name of the selected project.


Southern California Edison Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project
Abengoa Solana Solar Generating Plant
2500 R Midtown

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

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

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


ATK EaglePicher PowerPyramid BESS
Green Charge Networks GreenStation 2.0
UCSD/BMW 2nd Life EV Energy Storage System

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

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

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


SEPTA Energy Optimization Project
Powertree San Francisco One
Benicia City Hall - Solar EV Fast Charger with Energy Storage

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

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

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

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