Articles tagged with: European Union

Portuguese 700MW solar auction includes price-capped energy storage option

Portuguese 700MW solar auction includes price-capped energy storage option

31 Mar 2020, 07:27

An auction for 700MW of grid energy capacity in Portugal is being configured to allow bids from solar and also solar-plus-storage projects to participate on a competitive basis, with guaranteed payments for energy storage co-located projects to use a capping mechanism in the event of 'price spikes'.

Energy storage in Europe: Big things expected despite 2019 slowdown

Energy storage in Europe: Big things expected despite 2019 slowdown

24 Mar 2020, 05:58

With many climate protection advocates as well as the industry itself calling on Europe’s lawmakers to recognise the importance of energy storage, a “significant slowdown” in 2019 is expected to be countered with a more positive outlook going forwards.

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Energy storage and the EU: the push for carbon neutrality is underway

3 Feb 2020, 09:00 • By Valeska Gottke
Energy storage and the EU: the push for carbon neutrality is underway

EU decision-makers have recognised the key role energy storage can play, integrating it into the EU’s Clean Energy Package (CEP) in some critically important ways. Valeska Gottke at BVES looks at how Germany's industry is working towards these same goals.

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What the heck is happening in Britain?

4 Jul 2019, 14:44 • By Andy Colthorpe
What the heck is happening in Britain?

Despite policy uncertainty spanning years, and Brexit looming large, we still hear from the industry that the UK is a key market. Andy Colthorpe takes a closer look.

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Brexit and batteries, a UK industry survival strategy

14 Mar 2019, 15:01 • By Stephen Irish
Brexit and batteries, a UK industry survival strategy

With Brexit day less than a month away and still no certainty around what the final deal will look like, the time is now for the energy storage sector to prepare for every eventuality so it can play to its increasing strengths, writes Stephen Irish, co-founder of Hyperdrive Innovation.

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Why UK solar’s export tariff ‘limbo’ is not a call to arms for battery storage

20 Dec 2018, 14:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
Why UK solar’s export tariff ‘limbo’ is not a call to arms for battery storage

Britain’s feed-in tariff scheme will close in full to new applicants from 31 March 2019 and the end of the present scheme without an explicit next step laid out is troubling for many in the renewable energy industries and those that care about energy security and climate change.

German utilities putting batteries on both sides of the meter

German utilities putting batteries on both sides of the meter

11 Jun 2018, 14:48

In the past week, developer RES Group has just got a front-of-meter battery project underway for a utility company in northern Germany, while storage system provider Tesvolt has just signed a deal with another utility in the European country to distribute energy storage behind-the-meter for commercial customers.

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The other European issue: Continental grid codes and energy storage

The other European issue: Continental grid codes and energy storage

18 May 2016, 16:30
• By Dr Jill Cainey

As Britain ponders its future in the European Union, Dr Jill Cainey of UK trade group the Electricity Storage Network discusses how grid codes will remain a binding factor in the continent’s electricity markets, regardless of the outcome of the referendum.