Israel likely to need 8GWh of storage to meet 2030 renewable energy goals

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A utility-scale solar farm project in Israel’s Negev Desert. Image: JA Solar.

As much as 8GWh of energy storage may be required to enable Israel’s policy aim of sourcing 30% of its electricity from renewables by 2030 and to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid.

Yossi Sokoler, head of the regulatory department at the Israeli Electricity Authority (PUA), is among the speakers participating in next week’s webinar, which focuses on Israel’s “electricity revolution”.

In his presentation, Sokoler will say that the deployment of around 2GW / 8GWh of energy storage is expected to be needed to help meet Israel’s renewable energy goals, which equates to the installation of 12GW of solar PV. Solar will make up 26% of the energy mix in 10 years’ time, with other renewable sources providing around 4%.

PUA is hosting a tender for solar-plus-storage projects which closes in late December. This follows on from a first auction which this summer lead to the award of 168MW of PV and 672MWh of energy storage.

Other speakers at the webinar on Tuesday are Eitan Parnass, head of the Israeli Green Energy Association and Michael Salomon, CEO of energy storage consultancy firm Clean Horizon.

The audience will be able to ask questions during the session for a Q&A after the speakers’ presentations, moderated by editor Andy Colthorpe.

The webinar hosted by with Clean Horizon: Israel’s electricity revolution: Gain expert insights into the latest national solar+storage tender, takes place at 2pm CET on Tuesday, 17 November. You can sign up for the webinar here

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