An ITC for standalone energy storage systems could finally become reality with its inclusion in a US$1.5 trillion infrastructure investment Bill, tabled by House Democrats.
EDF, Hanwha and Innergex lie among the firms contracted at Hawaii’s supposedly largest renewable tender to date, joining already-known winners such as ENGIE.
Another three developers with more than a gigawatt-hour of wins in Hawaiian Electric’s (HECO’s) massive solar-plus-storage and standalone energy storage tenders have gone public with size and location details of their proposed projects.
The largest renewable tender in Hawaii’s history has chosen its winners, contracting a solar and storage pipeline that exceeds anything the US state has ever seen.
New-build solar and wind could outcompete most existing fossil fuels by 2025, while standalone energy storage also has a future in its own right, Nextera Energy executives have predicted.
Tax provisions announced on 17 December in the US left out any mention of a standalone energy storage ITC.
Andy Colthorpe spoke with Janice Lin of the California Energy Storage Alliance on what sort of role energy storage will play in reaching the ‘100% carbon-free retail electricity’ goal of the state’s SB100 legislation. This is Part 2 of a feature interview originally included in Solar Media's quarterly journal PV Tech Power.