Germany’s second ‘Innovation Tender’ for clean energy projects combining different technologies has awarded 258MW of capacity to solar-plus-storage across 18 bids.
Talen Energy Corporation, a US power and infrastructure development group with 13GW of mostly fossil fuel assets in its portfolio to date has said that it is developing a gigawatt of battery storage projects.
The Australian Energy Market Commission has drafted a new rule to enable the provision of fast frequency response services to help keep the electricity grid stable which one expert said will be “a really important market for batteries”.
The first battery energy storage system deployed to help stabilise the electricity grid in Turkey could help show the country’s energy sector that more rapid uptake of renewable energy can be feasible and cost-effective.
Australian energy retailer EnergyAustralia has said that it will build a 350MW, four-hour standalone battery energy storage system (BESS) project to enable one of its coal-fired power plants to be retired “after decades of faithful service”.
Despite the fall in unit prices for energy storage, a total of US$3.6 billion of investment was committed to energy storage projects in 2020, around the same amount as in 2019.
The US energy storage industry remained “remarkably resilient” during what most of us have found to be a difficult year - to say the least. Andy Colthorpe speaks with Key Capture Energy’s CEO Jeff Bishop and FlexGen’s COO Alan Grosse - two companies that made 2020 one of growth in their energy storage businesses - to hear what lessons can be learned and why economics rule.
The sovereign wealth fund of Qatar has agreed to invest in energy storage solutions provider Fluence in a transaction that values the technology company at more than a billion dollars.
A new strategic plan putting the New York Power Authority (NYPA) on the path to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035 - five years earlier than the target set out in the US state’s policy goals - has been approved by the state public power organisation’s Board of Trustees.
Energy storage's potential and value needs to be allowed to shine for Canada to achieve its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 - and to avoid being left behind in the international race to modernise global energy systems.
In an exclusive first interview for international press since the elections, Energy-Storage.news speaks with CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman about the Energy Storage Association’s hopes, ambitions and policy asks as 2021 begins to come into view.
What are the roles of battery storage and hydrogen in the clean energy system of the future? Matthias Simolka, a consultant at Germany-based TEAM CONSULT takes a look at the roles each plays today and where we might see the dynamics go from here, with regard to everything from large-scale renewables integration to electric transport.
Maxine Ghavi, head of grid edge solutions at Hitachi ABB Power Grids speaks to Energy-Storage.news about the role of battery storage in the global energy transition.
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.
Construction work has begun on Technology provider Highview Power's 50MW / 250MWh liquid air energy storage (LAES) facility in Greater Manchester, England.
News in brief from around the world in energy storage.
Construction equipment contributes substantial amounts of greenhouse gas emissions all over the world, but battery energy storage and hybridisation of diesel power solutions can help the industry take big steps to putting that right, says Shaun Montgomery of xelectrix Power.
The acquisition of Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) saw energy storage technology provider and system integrator Fluence take on AMS' artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled optimised bidding software for energy storage and renewable energy assets. Energy-Storage.news editor Andy Colthorpe asked Fluence CTO Brett Galura and former AMS CEO Seyed H. Madaeni some key questions about the acquisition.
The federal government of Australia has given Major Project Status to the Asian Renewable Energy Hub, which it said will include “the world’s largest wind and solar electricity plant,” producing green hydrogen and ammonia.
Energy-Storage.news was delighted to host a sponsored webinar on ultracapacitors with EITInnoEnergy a few weeks ago and you can watch the whole thing on our YouTube channel.
Combining energy storage with generation helps to unlock the core value of batteries and other storage, the US Energy Storage Association (ESA) has said, while data is now available on the status of installed and proposed utility-scale hybrid power plant projects throughout the country.
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hosted a technical conference on hybrid resources - pairing storage with generation - examining in order to overcome barriers that exist to the otherwise fastest-growing phenomenon of the grid.
While we do acknowledge the challenges faced as a result of COVID-19, we cannot afford to lose sight of the opportunity renewable energy and energy storage solutions, such as the Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) present, argues Paul Vollant, Director of Sales and Trading at vanadium supplier Largo Resources.
Battery energy storage systems (BESS) from provider NIDEC ASI will be installed for customers Neoen and Uniper at sites in Finland and Sweden.
France, Italy, Spain and Belgium are among the regions of most interest for energy storage stakeholders in Europe, analysis firm Clean Horizon has told Energy-Storage.news.
A survey of over 2,000 “senior business leaders” in G20 countries has found that electric vehicles and battery storage are the most popular assets to invest in among non-power generation technologies in the energy sector.
Dimitrios Pappas, analyst at new energy consultancy Delta-EE, considers the impact the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could have on the energy transition, particularly for batteries used in EVs and ESS, while Energy-Storage.news editor Andy Colthorpe adds his own take.
For Japan, the famous 4Ds of the energy transition - creating a distributed, decarbonised, decentralised and digitised grid - will involve a huge scaling up of smart solutions on a market basis, various sources have told Energy-Storage.news.
EU decision-makers have recognised the key role energy storage can play, integrating it into the EU’s Clean Energy Package (CEP) in some critically important ways. Valeska Gottke at BVES looks at how Germany's industry is working towards these same goals.
This week's roundup includes energy storage-relevant news from across Solar Media's publishing stable.