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HAYWARD, CA, February 21, 2017 – Today Primus Power (“Primus”) announced production of EnergyPod 2, the second generation of its long duration, fade-free flow battery. Primus’ stationary battery systems serve the energy storage needs of corporations and utilities. With a five-hour duration and lab-certified 20-year life, EnergyPod 2 delivers a total cost of ownership up to 50% less than leading conventional lithium-ion battery systems.
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 Primus Power Presents Innovative Energy Storage System, Sets Goal to Conquer Asia      January 25, 2017

ASTANA – Primus Power, a provider of long-life and long-duration energy storage systems, is working on its second project in Kazakhstan with Samruk Energy, a subsidiary of the Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund. Primus Power’s innovative EnergyPod has been used to deal with specific energy issues internationally, and now will be showcased as one of the best energy storage solutions at the upcoming EXPO 2017.
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 640 Companies to Trump: Stay the Course on Green Energy                                 January 10, 2017

A total of 640 businesses and investors sent a letter to President-elect Trump and Congress on Tuesday, strongly urging continued investment in the clean energy sector. The letter, coordinated by the nonprofit group Ceres, which works with investors and companies to promote sustainability, contains big tech names like Adobe, SalesForce, eBay, HP, SolarCity, Symantec, and Tesla. Primus Power Board Member and Investor Nancy Pfund of DBL Partners said "the incoming adminsitration should welcome the job creation by businesses that are pouring money into clean technologies."
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ESTCP 2016 Project-of-the-Year Award for Energy and Water for Miramar MicroGrid November 28, 2016

The project successfully demonstrated the microgrid controller’s ability to integrate and control the ESS, PV system and facility loads while connected to and islanded from the grid. This project was conducted at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. 

The project involves integrating the advanced Zn/Br Battery and Intelligent Power and Energy Management (IPEM) microgrid control technologies with the infrastructure at MCAS Miramar to provide energy security, islanding capability, and reduced costs. The demonstration connects MCAS Miramar’s Department of Public Works building to the ESS and solar photovoltaic (PV) system, enabling the building to receive power while disconnected, or "islanded", from the grid. The goal of the project is to peak shave and island the building circuit for 72 hours under controlled loads. The islanding duration is directly related to 3 main factors: battery energy capacity, PV system generation (solar resource), and load reduction.
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 Primus Power Selected to Showcase Energy Storage Systems at EXPO 2017  November 28, 2016

Today, Primus Power announced that it has been selected to exhibit its energy storage solutions at Expo 2017, an International Exposition scheduled to take place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The theme for this World’s Fair is Future Energy. The exhibition aims to showcase modern technologies in the global economy that provide "Solutions for Tackling Humankind’s Greatest Challenge." The participating exhibitors will demonstrate energy solutions tackling social, economic, and environmental challenges. More than one hundred countries are participating.
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Uncle Sam's battery bank:  ARPA-E spurs commercialization of innovative storage technology Sept 7, 2016

Of 475 DOE-funded energy projects, 45 went on to attract private capital, including many storage applications.  
ARPA-E is celebrating a birthday. The federal research and development program – ARPA-E stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy – is seven years old. Since 2009, ARPA-E has provided $1.3 billion in funding to more than 475 projects. Of those, 45 have gone on to raise $1.25 billion in publicly-reported private sector funding.
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Microsoft Partners with Primus Power to Drive Energy Innovation at Datacenters June 16, 2016

At a White House event honoring clean energy innovators, Primus Power and Microsoft announced a program to advance energy storage at datacenters globally. The program will be carried out in collaboration with NRG Energy, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and battery technology providers, including Primus Power. This pilot program is part of a broader focus by Microsoft, as part of its datacenter strategy, to explore next generation technologies for energy storage and management.
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Primus deepens collaboration with Samruk-Energy with 7,500 kWh battery system for a wind farm May 26, 2016

During the Astana Economic Forum in Kazakhstan Primus announced an order for a 7,500 kWh battery system for the 45 MW Yereymentau wind farm. This announcement is a follow-on to a multi-year strategic agreement that calls for the installation of 1,250 Primus EnergyPods® to help modernize the Kazakhstan electricity grid.
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Primus collaborates with Eaton to deliver high-performance flow battery energy storage solutions April 26, 2016

Primus announced a strategic collaboration with power management company Eaton to deliver low-cost, long-duration flow battery energy storage solutions for utility, commercial and industrial customers. Primus will work with Eaton’s turnkey project management team and power systems engineers to help customers more easily and effectively develop high-performance energy storage and microgrid solutions for critical applications . . .
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Primus Installs First Energy Storage System in Kazakhstan March 11, 2016

Samruk-Energy, the leading electricity provider in Kazakhstan with 21,000 MW of generating capacity, installed a Primus EnergyPod® at the Kapchagay 2 MW solar farm operated by Samruk-Green Energy. Bordering Russia and China, Kazakhstan is a key player in the Central Asian energy market.
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Primus Power’s Microgrid Highlighted as a Leading Energy Solution February 23, 2016

Ellen Williams, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency • Energy, talks about leading energy technologies and highlights Primus Power and Raytheon for their role in advancing US & global energy solutions.

Reprinted from E&ETV with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing

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