The safety regulator for Victoria, Australia, has no objections to commissioning of the Victorian Big Battery 300MW / 450MWh project resuming, after investigating a fire at the site and agreeing with steps taken to prevent it happening again.
Preliminary assessment has begun into a battery module overheating incident which occurred over the weekend at the world’s biggest battery energy storage system (BESS) project, Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility.
Approval has been granted for a 150MWh battery storage retrofit at a Queensland solar farm under development by Elliott Green Power Australia (EGP), a solar investment fund group currently seeking to sell off its assets and exit the industry.
Testing and accreditation group DNV is going to build a Battery Safety Laboratory at Twente Safety Campus, a specialised complex in the east Netherlands dedicated to developing safety innovations and procedures.
Long-duration zinc battery energy storage system maker Eos Energy Enterprises’ order book, backlog and sales pipelines have greatly increased, but the company has also incurred significant costs as it puts in efforts to reach scale in manufacturing and deployments.
LG Energy Solution, formerly known as LG Chem, is offering free replacements to customers for some of its battery energy storage systems sold in Australia due to potential defects that could cause overheating.
The Asia-Pacific region will continue to be the world’s leading centre of lithium-ion cell manufacturing for the next decade, but it won’t just be price reductions in batteries that will drive a 30% drop in front-of-meter battery storage in key markets China, Australia and South Korea.