The Energy Storage Report 2024

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May 9, 2024
New rules which will reduce grid fees in the Netherlands by providing ‘non-firm agreement’ (NFA) connections as well as time-weighted rates could improve returns and double projected BESS deployments, an analyst has said, though a project owner was less openly optimistic about it.
November 29, 2023
Battery storage developer and operator SemperPower has taken over operations on a 62.6MWh BESS provided by Rolls-Royce in the Netherlands, the largest in the country, it claimed.
November 13, 2023
Developer Kyon Energy has claimed the largest approved BESS in Europe for a 275MWh project in Germany, just as regulators extend grid fee exemptions for energy storage by three years to 2029.
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March 14, 2023
The Netherlands needs 10GW of battery storage by 2030 and, while the market is being held back by onerous grid fees, developers like Lion Storage are working on deploying multi-hundred megawatt systems.
February 4, 2022
Industry stakeholder organisations from across Europe have come forward to urge the European Union to support the adoption of long-duration energy storage in its European Green Deal.
May 10, 2021
Policymakers in Poland have removed legal and regulatory barriers to the development of an energy storage industry based in the European country.
July 9, 2020
The European Union (EU) has just published its Strategy for Energy System Integration, including pledges to support renewables and energy storage as the continent targets carbon neutrality by 2050.
March 31, 2020
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’.
May 20, 2019
Timed to coincide with this week’s EU elections, a set of 10 recommendations to “kick start” energy storage has been unveiled by European trade association EASE.
March 28, 2017
The UK’s energy regulator has taken what appears to be an encouraging viewpoint on “double charging” of energy storage, clarifying the definition of the technology’s role in the grid, according to one expert view.

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