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Energy Storage and Battery Solutions for Energy Sector 2020

…Power Digital, Vattenfall, Fortum, Enel X, Stedin, Iberdrola, Helen, Axpo Grid AG, MVM, Enerjisa, Aurora Energy Research, TNO. Some of the topics to be addresed: Value & challenges of energy storage technologies in Europe, Innovative ancillary services on the grid, Regulations and policies, Addressing Battery Maintenance Risks, Financing ESS Projects…

#SmartSolarStorage2020: Next year’s big story

This calendar year is almost finished and Solar Media Towers will shut down for a short break between 25th December and January, but we’re already looking ahead to a New Year - a New Decade - of the energy transition.

German utilities putting batteries on both sides of the meter

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.

Enel issues challenge for energy storage innovators

Utility Enel has been offering the reward of collaboration and testing agreements to “new technologies, architectures and control strategies” that maximise the value and effectiveness of energy storage.

Lazard: Project economics for energy storage still hugely variable

While decreases in costs continue to make energy storage more and more competitive, financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard has highlighted just how variable project economics can be, citing examples of US projects with 9%, 11% and 21% IRR (internal rate of return).

EFR: Inside Vattenfall’s first grid-balancing UK project

No one moment took energy storage into the mainstream of the UK power system more than the outcome of National Grid’s August 2016 tender for Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR). Reporter David Pratt examines the business case behind Vattenfall’s first EFR project and asks what grid operators and regulators’ next moves…

Utility-scale pipeline hints at a diverse future for UK energy storage

In the past month we have heard a lot about the future of storage in the UK. From plans by the government and regulator to enable greater flexibility across electricity networks to changes to technical rules governing the market, there’s been a sense that a great deal is changing. Analyst…