ENGIE Purchases Northern Power Integrated 1MW Eos Aurora® Battery for Landmark Solar and Wind Project in Brazil

ENGIE Purchases Northern Power Integrated 1MW Eos Aurora® Battery for Landmark Solar and Wind Project in Brazil

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ENGIE, Eos Energy Storage (“Eos”) and Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS) today announced that the they will work together to install a 1 megawatt (MW), 4 megawatt-hour (MWh) grid-scale energy storage solution supporting a hybrid solar and wind demonstration project, developed by ENGIE in Brazil. Eos and Northern Power will together manufacture and supply the turn-key, fully-integrated energy storage system combining the Eos Aurora battery with Northern Power’s FlexPhase™ power conversion technology and intelligent controls.

“In order to further develop the penetration of wind and solar, that are both intermittent sources of energy, and provide them as a stable green base load product to our clients, we need storage. We are therefore exploring many options available in the market. The integrated battery system from Eos and Northern represents a combination of a new promising Zinc based energy storage solution and a new digital based piloting system, which are attractive both from a cost and performance perspective,” says Raphael Schoentgen Research & Technology Director at ENGIE.

Ormat Technologies Announces Closing of the Acquisition of Viridity Energy

Ormat Technologies Announces Closing of the Acquisition of Viridity Energy

RENO, Nev., March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ormat Technologies, Inc. (“Ormat”) (NYSE:ORA) today announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the business and assets of Viridity Energy, Inc. (VEI).

VEI is a privately held Philadelphia-based company with nearly a decade of expertise and leadership in demand response, energy management and storage. Using proprietary software and solutions, VEI serves primarily retail energy providers, utilities, and large industrial and commercial clients.

Western Interconnect Announces Open Season for Transmission Service Rights on the Western Interconnect Project

Western Interconnect Announces Open Season for Transmission Service Rights on the Western Interconnect Project

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 17, 2016) – Western Interconnect LLC (“WI”) launched on October 3, 2016, an Open Season process to allocate up to 603 MW of transmission rights on its proposed transmission line in New Mexico. Through this Open Season, WI will solicit Transmission Service Requests (“TSR”) from parties willing to acquire firm transmission service rights at the same rates, terms and conditions as offered to anchor customers on the line. The TSR submission window will conclude on November 11, 2016. Interested parties can access the WI Open Season website (www.WesternInterconnect-os.com), which contains additional information about the project and the Open Season process.

Eos Finds a Partner in Siemens to Scale an Unusual Battery

Eos Finds a Partner in Siemens to Scale an Unusual Battery

It’s hard enough convincing investors to trust advanced battery technology when it’s the increasingly recognizable lithium-ion variety. New Jersey-based battery startup Eos has a different challenge: pitching a technology few have heard of,* because the company was the first to invent it.

Its major tool in overcoming that challenge is price. Eos team members say they are already selling their system at $160 per kilowatt-hour for high-volume orders. That’s the DC system cost, so it doesn’t include inverters or installation, but it trounces the advanced battery competition and has raised many an eyebrow in the industry.

Viridity Energy’s Business to be Acquired by Ormat Technologies

Viridity Energy’s Business to be Acquired by Ormat Technologies

North American Clean Energy – (04 Jan 2017) Viridity Energy, Inc., a leading demand response, demand management, and battery storage solutions provider, announced that Ormat Technologies, a global geothermal and renewable energy company that has over five decades of experience, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of Viridity’s business and assets in a cash transaction.
Ormat will pay Viridity’s shareholders an initial consideration of $35 million at closing. Additional contingent consideration will be payable in two installments upon the achievement of certain performance milestones measured at the end of fiscal years 2017 and 2020.

Eos Energy Storage Assembles World-Class Advisory Board to Support Global Business Expansion

Eos Energy Storage Assembles World-Class Advisory Board to Support Global Business Expansion

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eos Energy Storage (“Eos”) – pioneer of the safe, ultra-low cost Znyth® battery – today announced a number of appointments to the company’s Advisory Board. The advisors will lend strategic guidance as Eos transitions to become a customer-facing product company and will help to expand commercialization of Eos’ innovative energy storage technology globally and in markets beyond utilities –including commercial, industrial, and military applications.

Newly appointed Advisory Board members include:

* Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, American physicist and Nobel Laureate, and former Director of the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

* Jerry Yang, Founding Partner of AME Cloud Ventures, co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.

* Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council, and….

Eos Energy Storage Raises $23M to Scale Up Zinc-Based Grid Battery Production

Eos Energy Storage Raises $23M to Scale Up Zinc-Based Grid Battery Production

Eos Energy Storage, the startup that’s attracted utility interest from around the world in its low-cost, zinc-based batteries, is raising money to build more of them, and to get those units out in the field. Deployments are needed to prove the company’s bold claims of multi-hour, long-lasting energy storage at a cost of $160 per kilowatt-hour.

On Tuesday, Eos announced the initial closing of a sale in a private placement of approximately $23 million. The New York-based startup previously raised $23 million in May 2015 in a round led by AltEnergy, and about $27 million in two previous funding rounds from investors including OCI, NRG Energy and Fisher Brothers.

Viridity Energy Awarded Key Patent for Energy Storage Used With Rail Systems and Electric Vehicles

Viridity Energy Awarded Key Patent for Energy Storage Used With Rail Systems and Electric Vehicles

PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwired – Jun 28, 2016) – Viridity Energy, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded it a patent for systems and methods used to generate an operating schedule for energy storage assets, such as batteries, used in connection with transportation systems, such as rail operations, and with electric vehicles. The patent reflects the value stacking capabilities of Viridity software, which maximizes the value of flexible load, energy assets and energy storage. It is the latest in a series of patents awarded to Viridity, including patents related to data center operations and battery/solar asset-combined operations.

The new patent addresses a variety of functions, including optimizing use of the storage asset to maximize the combined market revenue derived from integration of storage into regional markets…

Viridity Energy Raises $8.5 Million in Growth Round

Viridity Energy Raises $8.5 Million in Growth Round

PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwired – May 12, 2016) – AltEnergy, LLC, an investment firm that identifies and develops early-stage opportunities in high-growth power and energy sub-sectors such as energy storage, demand response, demand management, high-voltage transmission, renewables and cybersecurity, announced today that it has closed on an $8.5 million investment in Viridity Energy, Inc., a leading demand response, demand management, and battery storage solutions provider.

Since its inception in 2009, Viridity Energy has been providing award-winning VPower™ demand response and demand management software technology and services, along with battery storage solutions.

Eos Energy Storage to demonstrate behind-the-meter battery systems at UC San Diego

Eos Energy Storage to demonstrate behind-the-meter battery systems at UC San Diego

Eos Energy Storage will demonstrate residential and commercial battery systems at the University of California San Diego, with the support of a $2 million award from the California Energy Commission.

Eos is partnering with global original equipment manufacturers to package, distribute, and support mass market products using the company’s Znyth battery technology.

Eos manufactures grid-scale battery solutions designed to support 4-hour locational capacity with levelized cost of energy. The company’s core product — the Aurora 1000│4000 — is a 1 MW | 4 MWh DC battery system which is now being sold at a volume price of $160 per usable kWh while supporting more than 5,000 full depth of discharge cycles or about 15 years of continuous operation. Utilities and developers are using the Aurora solution for peak shaving, frequency response and renewable integration.