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2015 ESNA Innovation Award Winners

Centralized Storage:

Invenergy Grand Ridge Energy Storage (Marseilles, IL)

Distributed Storage:

WalMart + SolarCity DemandLogic Portfolio (various locations in CA)
​California Schools & Utilities Trust Program (various locations in CA)

Mobility:

BMW Internet of Energy Enabled by Geli (Mountain View, CA)

CENTRALIZED STORAGE PROJECT Finalists

SCE Distribution Energy Storage Integration (DESI) Pilot 1
Invenergy Grand Ridge Energy Storage
PG&E Yerba Buena Battery Project
 

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

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To be counted, Tweet must include #ESNA2015AWARDS and at least one of the following project identifiers: DESI, SCE, NEC, Dynapower, or SouthernCaliforniaEdison

 

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

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To be counted, Tweet must include #ESNA2015AWARDS and at least one of the following project identifiers: Invenergy, GrandRidge, or BYD

 

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

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To be counted, Tweet must include #ESNA2015AWARDS and at least one of the following project identifiers: PG&E, YerbaBuena, DCSystems, S&C, or NGK

DISTRIBUTED STORAGE PROJECT Finalists

WalMart + SolarCity DemandLogic Portfolio
Brooklyn Army Terminal Smart Grid Demonstration
California Schools & Utilities Trust Program
 

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

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To be counted, Tweet must include #ESNA2015AWARDS and at least one of the following project identifiers: SolarCity, Walmart, or TeslaEnergy

 

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

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To be counted, Tweet must include #ESNA2015AWARDS and at least one of the following project identifiers: Brooklyn, PrincetonPower, PPS, ConEdison, Hitachi, ABM, Kanta, NYCEDC, or Viridity

 

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

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To be counted, Tweet must include #ESNA2015AWARDS and at least one of the following project identifiers: CASchools, GCN, GreenChargeNetworks, GreenCharge, Samsung, IdealPower, CleantechSD, or GreenChargeNet

MOBILITY PROJECT Finalists

LA Metro Wayside Flywheel Energy Storage System
BMW Internet of Energy Enabled by Geli
eMotorWerks EV Charging Network
 

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

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To be counted, Tweet must include #ESNA2015AWARDS and at least one of the following project identifiers: LAMetro, Vycon, or LACMTA

 

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

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To be counted, Tweet must include #ESNA2015AWARDS and at least one of the following project identifiers: Geli, BMW, or IoEn

 

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

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To be counted, Tweet must include #ESNA2015AWARDS and at least one of the following project identifiers: eMotorWerks, JuiceBoxEVSE, or OSIsoft