Neoen said yesterday that its 100MW / 200MWh battery storage project in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is underway, after the developer issued a notice to proceed to its construction partners Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction and Doosan GridTech.
The Victorian Big Battery, a 300MW / 450MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) in Australia, has been officially opened by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change for the state of Victoria.
A US$25 million virtual power plant (VPP) programme has been launched in Perth, Western Australia, while in the US, technology providers Enphase, Sunverge and LG have announced their involvement in VPPs in Arizona and California.
Subsea engineering and floating and offshore renewable energy company G8 will use advanced lithium-ion battery technology produced by 3DOM Singapore (3DOM SG) in all of its renewable energy projects in Asia.
Red tape, costs and logistical hurdles for large-scale battery storage and hybrid systems to participate in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) will be cut under new Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) rules.