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News Archive 2009

Treasury, Energy Announce More Than $2 Billion in Recovery Act Tax Credits for Energy Manufacturers

Tax Credit Program Will Increase Economic Development, Promote Manufacturing of Clean Energy Equipment

As part of an innovative partnership aimed at increasing economic development while setting our nation on the path to energy independence, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Energy today announced a program to award $2.3 billion in tax credits for manufacturers of advanced energy equipment. Authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), this new program will provide tax credits to manufacturers who produce clean energy equipment.

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Six New Projects in Energy Storage and Two in System Integration Have Been Awarded under the DOE FY09, Phase I, Solicitation.

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NaS Storage System Successfully Installed by NYPA & LI Bus

As part of the Joint NYSERDA/DOE Energy Storage Initiative, the NYPA (New York Power Authority) has announced the successful installation of a sodium sulfur battery energy system at MTA LI Bus in Garden City, NY.

The project, located at a natural gas refueling station for 220 buses, will demonstrate the ability of a NaS battery energy storage system to enhance the reliability of the Long Island Power Authority grid by shifting load from on-peak to off-peak.

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Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Issued for Storage

On behalf of the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Smart Grid Demonstrations,” which contains an energy storage topic.

The subject FOA includes two topical areas of interest: Regional Smart Grid Demonstrations, and Utility-Scale Energy Storage Demonstrations.

Five sub-topics in the announcement concern funding for energy storage:

  1. Battery Storage for Utility Load Shifting or for Wind Farm Diurnal Operations and Ramping Control
  2. Frequency Regulation Ancillary Services
  3. Distributed Energy Storage for Grid Support
  4. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)
  5. Demonstration of Promising Energy Storage Technologies

The FOA was released on June 25. Applications are due August 26

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Draft Funding Opportunity Announcement Issued for Storage

On behalf of the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has issued a Draft Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Smart Grid Demonstrations,” which contains an energy storage topic.

The subject FOA includes three topical areas of interest: Regional Smart Grid Demonstrations, Utility-Scale Energy Storage Demonstrations, and Regional Synchrophasor Demonstrations.

Five sub-topics in the announcement concern funding for energy storage:

  1. Battery Storage for Utility Load Shifting or for Wind Farm Diurnal Operations and Ramping Control
  2. Frequency Regulation Ancillary Services
  3. Distributed Energy Storage for Grid Support
  4. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)
  5. Demonstration of Promising Energy Storage Technologies

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DOE/ESS Soliciting Bids for SBIR Projects in Energy Storage & Power Electronics

The DOE/ESS Research Program, under the guidance of Dr. Imre Gyuk at DOE, seeks bids for four SBIR projects in Energy Storage & Power Electronics. The two topics covering the solicitations are:

  1. Solid State Electrolyte Developement For Advanced Energy Storage Devices (SBIR 08, Topic 6 a,b).
  2. Advanced Energy Storage and Power Electronic Systems (SBIR 08, Topic 29 a,b)

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Stimulus Package to Contain Energy Storage Topic

In support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) intends to issue, on behalf of the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Smart Grid Demonstration”, which will contain an energy storage topic.

The subject FOA will include three topical areas of interest: Regional Smart Grid Demonstrations, Utility-Scale Energy Storage Demonstrations, and Regional Synchrophasor Demonstrations.

The solicitation, with details for available funding, will be published soon. Look for it on this web site.

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