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UK’s blackout first-responders included 475MW of batteries

UK’s blackout first-responders included 475MW of batteries

20 Aug 2019, 12:39

A report out today on the causes of the UK’s recent blackout, where electricity supply to 5% of National Grid’s customers was cut off “to protect the other 95%”, highlighted that 475MW of batteries were used to help bring the network back online.

Salmon fishing in Alaska gets a battery-powered renewable boost

Salmon fishing in Alaska gets a battery-powered renewable boost

11 Jun 2019, 14:32

Cordova, Alaska, is isolated from the grid, but fortunate to be blessed with hydropower resources - and now a 1MWh battery storage system will help this coastal Arctic community increase its self-reliance in a “harsh and unforgiving climate”.

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Analysis

Corporate takeover: the end of independence? Part 1

13 May 2019, 15:38 • By Andy Colthorpe
Corporate takeover: the end of independence? Part 1

The growth potential of energy storage has drawn interest from some of the biggest names in the power business and beyond. With the trend set to continue, Andy Colthorpe explores how three recent acquisition targets are faring under new ownership.

NEC ‘beating cheaper competitors’ to China projects

NEC ‘beating cheaper competitors’ to China projects

9 Apr 2019, 13:34

NEC has now executed five grid-scale battery energy storage projects in China and been awarded another, winning deals in spite of what a company representative described as “aggressive” price competition from domestic vendors.

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Interviews

Energy Storage Summit 2019: Exclusive Big Topic interviews in London

2 Apr 2019, 08:01 • By Andy Colthorpe
Energy Storage Summit 2019: Exclusive Big Topic interviews in London

Following February’s excellent Energy Storage Summit at London’s Victoria Park Plaza hotel and hosted by our publisher Solar Media, here’s a short series of videos posing some of the big questions around energy storage, renewables, climate change, business and the industry, and more.

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Editor's blog

Big tech and new solutions at Energy Storage Europe 2019

20 Mar 2019, 14:05 • By Andy Colthorpe
Big tech and new solutions at Energy Storage Europe 2019

Walking around Energy Storage Europe this year it was obvious that the show, like the market, has grown from a small handful of “strong believers” as one source put it, to a forward-looking show focused on a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario.

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Editor's blog

2019: Where can energy storage go this year?

3 Jan 2019, 14:06 • By Andy Colthorpe
2019: Where can energy storage go this year?

After another record-breaking year, in which the US surpassed 1GWh of deployed energy storage and China began its programme of building flow batteries several hundred megawatts in size each, we canvassed opinion on what 2018’s biggest challenges and successes were. In this first part, we look at the challenges faced by the industry in 2018.