The UK reached a gigawatt of battery storage deployments in the second quarter of 2020 and the industry has 14.9GW in its development pipeline including 1.8GW of ready-to-build projects and 6.9GW with planning approvals in place.
The April 2021 episode of the Solar Media Podcast, sponsored by Honeywell, is now available to stream. We discuss everything from long-duration energy storage and floating solar technologies to the UK's greenest weekend ever and Vietnam's solar rush.
A 100MW battery energy storage system just announced in the UK by battery storage developer, owner and operator Zenobe Energy is the first such system to win a long-term contract from the country's transmission system operator to directly absorb reactive power from the transmission network.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, one of two stock exchange-listed investment funds in the UK dedicated to energy storage, is proposing a new issue of ordinary shares at 102 pence (US$1.41) per share to raise further capital for its development pipeline of 1.3GW.
Industry group Scottish Renewables has warned that the UK’s climate change targets will not be met without the removal of barriers to long-duration energy storage such as pumped hydro.
Global cleantech firm Pacific Green has signed an exclusivity agreement to develop up to 1.1GW of battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the UK sourced by infrastructure project developer TUPA Energy.
A new market mechanism for longer-duration storage should be created according to the UK’s Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA).
A US$75 million national research and development (R&D) facility for energy storage is expected to be up and running by 2025, the US Department of Energy said yesterday.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, a publicly listed energy storage investment funds in the UK, is entering its portfolio into the Dynamic Containment grid services market while it has 100MW of projects in Northern Ireland nearing completion.
Global renewable energy project developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) said construction work has begun on its second battery storage project in the UK — and the world — with local partner Harmony Energy.
Participation in the UK's recently-launched Dynamic Containment (DC) frequency response service has exceeded 400MW of assets with the enrolment of investment fund Gore Street Capital's 9MW Port of Tilbury battery storage project by optimiser Origami Energy.
UK investment management group Downing LLP has announced its first utility-scale battery storage site in the country, a 50MW/53MWh project in Nursling, Southampton on England's southern coast.
A look at this morning’s Energy Storage Summit 2021 keynote discussion, 'What is the key for really making money from batteries?' and the panel's thoughts on the increasingly complex range of revenue pathways.
Bigger projects, increased synergy with renewable energy generation, better evolved business models and a forward-thinking market design have contributed to the success of battery storage in the UK, with neighbouring Ireland also showing strong signs of rapid growth.
Smart energy infrastructure company SMS has begun construction on its first battery energy storage project in the UK.
News in brief from around the world in energy storage: this edition has a distinctly British flavour.
Following a dramatic start to the year, Energy-Storage.news takes a look at what is driving price volatility in Britain and what battery energy storage could do about it.
An increase of 20GWh of battery storage could reduce the amount of wasted wind power in Great Britain by 50%, according to new analysis from consultancy LCP.
UK energy storage firm AceOn has joined a call to reverse changes to Value Added Tax (VAT) rates applicable to energy storage systems that came into effect in the country in 2019.
EDF is set to optimise Gresham House Energy Storage Fund’s 50MW Wickham Market lithium-ion battery site.
The battery storage optimisation and energy trading teams at EDF and Centrica Business Solutions - stalwarts of the UK’s Big Six of utility companies - have won 40MW of new deals to optimise large-scale battery storage systems.
London Stock Exchange-listed investor Gresham House Energy Storage Fund has raised £120 million (US$159.86 million) to finance six new energy storage projects.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the UK has given the green light to the country’s biggest ever battery storage project.
UK energy storage solutions provider Zenobe Energy is targeting an additional 500MWh of storage and 1,000 electric buses following a £150 million (US$198.94 million) investment the infrastructure equity investment arm of investment manager M&G.
Find out what’s been going on in the UK energy storage market over the past three years, presented by not-for-profit clean energy expert group Regen at the Virtual Energy Storage Summit which took place online in late September.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, one of two stock exchange listed energy storage funds in the UK, has acquired an 81MW operating battery storage portfolio from Anesco.
UK electricity system operator National Grid ESO is reviewing its previously-announced timescale for the introduction of two dynamic frequency response services and phase out of the existing market regime.
The dynamics of balancing electricity supply and demand on the grid have been deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but it's certainly not the only reason why the UK's electricity system operator is introducing a new service called Dynamic Containment. What is it and why is the UK already replacing its firm frequency response (FFR) and other ancillary services?
One of two dedicated energy storage investment funds listed on the London Stock Exchange has seen its Net Asset Value (NAV) per share fall slightly as a result of COVID-19 but remains optimistic for its performance over the year.
The UKs largest council-owned battery storage site, the 30MW Fideoak Mill site, is now fully operational and able to participate in delivering multiple revenue-generating services.