Articles tagged with: Renewables-plus-storage

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South Africa’s 2GW Risk Mitigation tender and what it means for energy storage, renewables and gas

8 Oct 2020, 10:46 • By Andy Colthorpe
South Africa’s 2GW Risk Mitigation tender and what it means for energy storage, renewables and gas

South Africa’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy is conducting a fairly unique procurement programme for 2GW of energy capacity, to come from a "range of energy source technologies". Clean Horizon head of market analysis, Corentin Baschet, spoke to Andy Colthorpe about what the “almost technology agnostic” tender aims to do and the type of companies and projects likely to be successful in it.

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

30 Oct 2019, 13:18

By the middle of the 2020s, using hybrid ‘portfolios’ of batteries and renewable energy sources will economically outperform existing gas power plants, while the combination of technologies is already cost-competitive with building new gas plants, a new report from the US-based Rocky Mountain Institute has said.