ARES Breaks Ground on First GravityLine Energy Storage Facility

50MW Energy Storage Facility to be Built at Pahrump Working Gravel Mine Pahrump, Nevada – ARES Nevada, an affiliate of Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES), today announced the groundbreaking for its first GravityLineTM merchant energy storage facility. The 50 MW facility will be able to provide 15 minutes of regulation services at full capacity – … Read more >

Fire rips through Carnegie Road Electrical Unit

Live updates as fire rips through Carnegie Road electrical unit Latest updates as Old Swan and Tuebrook residents are being told to keep windows and doors closed as firefighters continue to tackle a blaze at an electrical unit on Carnegie Road. On arrival at Lister Drive Grid Substation crews found what Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service … Read more >

California needs more energy generation and significant storage

California’s blackout déjà vu – and the need for more generation and sufficient storage A feeling of déjà vu crept over me when reports of rolling blackouts swept across the state – like I’d seen this show before. I was with Southern California Edison in the early 2000s when market manipulation by Enron and others created an … Read more >

Storage Limitations in Markets with Percentage of Renewables

California’s Green Blackouts Millions of Californians have lost power in recent days amid a brutal heat wave, and state regulators warn of more outages in the days and perhaps years to come. Welcome to California’s green new normal, a harbinger of a fossil-free world. “These blackouts, which occurred without prior warning or enough time for … Read more >