government support

January 6, 2022
Governor Kathy Hochul of New York has been applauded for recognising the importance of energy storage as a key technology for achieving climate, clean energy and economic growth goals.
January 5, 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) established the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations in late December, a new DOE office that will help deliver on President Joe Biden’s climate plans.
December 8, 2021
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. 
November 25, 2021
The US House of Representatives has passed Joe Biden’s Build Back Better act, which now moves to the Senate, where negotiations will continue over the legislation.
November 24, 2021
The government of Queensland will commit “at least AU$10 million (US$7.21 million)” to building a multi-user vanadium processing plant to capitalise on natural resources in the Australian state.
November 15, 2021
Horizon Power, an electricity supplier owned by the state government of Western Australia has begun commissioning community battery storage to allow nine remote towns to use more rooftop solar power. 
November 8, 2021
A US$57.67 million loan towards the development cost of large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects will be made to South Africa’s public electricity utility Eskom by the African Development Bank. 
November 4, 2021
The government of Alberta, Canada, has announced that CA$25 million (US$20.1 million) in financial support has been offered for solar-plus-storage and pumped hydro energy storage as part of a CA$176 million package that will also give funding to oil and gas industry projects. 
November 1, 2021
A 225MWp / 450MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) project has been granted development approval by the Minister for Planning and Local Government in South Australia. 
October 26, 2021
An energy company owned by the government of Queensland has recognised the “important role” battery storage will play in creating Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) hubs in the Australian state. 

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