The European Union (EU) has just published its Strategy for Energy System Integration, including pledges to support renewables and energy storage as the continent targets carbon neutrality by 2050.
SPONSORED: EDF are one of the largest aggregators of distributed flexible assets in Europe with significant presence in the UK, France, Germany and Belgium. Chris Regan, Head of Energy Trading Services, speaks to Energy-Storage.news editor Andy Colthorpe about EDF's view on battery storage and optimisation, the impacts of the pandemic on this market and what the future could look like.
Analysis firm Wood Mackenzie has held onto its forecast that the US will deploy around 7GW of energy storage annually by 2025 and found that 97.5MW / 208MWh of storage was installed during the first quarter of this year.
Battery software company Arenko has teamed up with National Grid ESO to provide upward and downward reserve flexibility in a "first of its kind trial".
Two commercial battery energy storage systems owned by a family-owned wholesale food business in the UK have been used by aggregator Flexitricity to trade in the Balancing Mechanism (BM)
Three European Transmission System Operators (TSO) have collaborated to launch a new, blockchain-based flexibility platform, Equigy.
The island of Ireland’s battery storage pipeline has swelled to nearly 2.5GW, a new report unveiled by Energy-Storage.news publisher Solar Media can reveal. Here, the report’s author and analyst at Solar Media Lauren Cook dives into the detail and explores what’s driving that growth.
A roundup of news in brief from the energy storage industry, this time with a special focus on the UK market.
The latest episode of the Solar Media Podcast is now available to stream, featuring considerable discussion around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the energy storage sector.
Blockchain technology and a digital trading platform enables sonnen’s latest virtual power plant (VPP) project in northeast Germany to store wind energy that would otherwise be curtailed and ‘lost’.
We sat down with Vincent de Rul, Director of Energy Solutions at EDF, based in the UK, to discuss the long term opportunities that battery storage and related technologies represent for energy flexibility and the future of renewable energy.
An ‘experiment’ in France where grid-scale energy storage will be deployed to assess how batteries can ease congestion on transmission operator RTE’s network is paving the way for further opportunities in the coming decade, Energy-Storage.news has heard.
Vattenfall will build an industrial lithium battery energy storage project in Sweden - at a plant which recycles lead acid batteries.
With Japanese companies keen to learn from their counterparts in deregulated energy markets such as the UK, the Japan Energy Challenge provided the ideal forum for exchanging ideas. Andy Colthorpe reports.
New proposals from the UK government intend to slam shut a loophole that had allowed for battery storage projects in the country to access more favourable payments for their flexible capacity.
US construction and home improvement company PetersenDean has selected Enphase’s equipment including battery storage for its solar home offerings.
Britain will need at least 30GW of energy storage if it hopes to reach net zero by 2050, according to new research.
Centrica, one of the UK’s largest energy companies, is celebrating a "major breakthrough" as its flexibility trading platform goes live.
The UK will need significantly more energy storage than first thought to pursue a low cost, net zero energy system, a new study has found.
Power markets are evolving and beginning to value flexibility ahead of generation. As the UK’s networks companies move to embrace flexible generation assets, Liam Stoker spoke to some of the country’s leading providers to identify the hurdles and solutions to a more flexible power grid.
At 4:52pm on Friday 9 August 2019, the UK suffered its first wide-scale blackout in more than a decade. More than 1.1 million consumers were plunged into the dark as rail lines screeched to a halt, traffic lights failed and even airports reported problems. Liam Stoker looks at the root causes, and how battery storage came to the rescue.
British battery storage system manufacturer Powervault is backing a recent agreement with energy tech platform Kaluza to help expand its reach in its home market.
UK energy regulator Ofgem has been accused of “passing the buck” over the financial repercussions of its Targeted Charging Review (TCR) on flexibility projects in the country.
The EU’s latest Clean Energy Package (CEP) is “undoubtedly positive” for energy storage, with the technology expected to play a key role in meeting the legislation’s ambitious “32% by 2030” renewables target, Brittney Elzarei, senior policy officer at trade organisation EASE has said.
Over half a million dollars of contracts to supply flexibility to a distribution network in Britain have been awarded through a commercial tender to resource operators including behind-the-meter energy storage systems.
Perhaps the biggest indicator of the recognition of behind-the-meter storage so far this year has been the acquisition of Sonnen by oil major Shell. CEO Christoph Ostermann spoke to Andy Colthorpe about why home storage uptake could be on a worldwide series of inflection points.
Statkraft has partnered with energy & meteo systems to launch a 1GW wind, solar and battery storage virtual power plant in the UK, which it says will further renewables’ penetration into the country’s energy market.
Managing investor expectations and monetising demand for flexibility are key to future-proofing the industry's business case, financiers stress at Energy Storage Summit.
Firm spies potential for more than 4.5GW of flexible power capacity in the UK alone and a home energy management industry which it expects to be worth more than US£2 billion (US$2.58 billion) a year by 2025.
Premier Inn, a chain of budget and competitively priced hotels in the UK, has installed a 100kW lithium ion battery at its Gyle at Edinburgh Park hotel in the Scottish capital, claiming it to be the first 'battery-powered hotel' in Britain.