Analysis and Features

Capitol Hill hears case for lead battery energy storage 1024 678 Energy Storage Journal

Capitol Hill hears case for lead battery energy storage

  February 21, 2019: The US debate over the merits of energy storage and the benefits of lead batteries in the future of the country were discussed in a special panel…

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Michigan to explore disused mines to meet grid-scale storage 259 194 Energy Storage Journal

Michigan to explore disused mines to meet grid-scale storage

February 7, 2019: A pilot study to investigate if abandoned mines can be turned into cost effective utility-scale energy storage is being undertaken by Michigan Technological University and the City of…

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Microgrids at heart of power supply plans in storm ravaged Puerto Rico 1024 683 Energy Storage Journal

Microgrids at heart of power supply plans in storm ravaged Puerto Rico

February 7, 2019: Utility Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is to submit a four-year plan on February 12 as it looks to overhaul the country’s power supply with the introduction of…

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World’s largest virtual battery plant opened in Abu Dhabi 640 451 Energy Storage Journal

World’s largest virtual battery plant opened in Abu Dhabi

February 7, 2019: The world’s biggest virtual power plant, a 108MW system spread over 10 sites, has been deployed in the United Arab Emirates to deliver load balancing services, reported the…

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Lead battery consortium refocuses to break lithium domination of ESS market 758 702 Energy Storage Journal

Lead battery consortium refocuses to break lithium domination of ESS market

  February 7, 2019: The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium, the organization charged with coordinating research into lead battery development, is to re-launch this year with plans to promote the…

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Storage and renewables first as China deploys unique project 275 183 Energy Storage Journal

Storage and renewables first as China deploys unique project

  February 7, 2019: A 100MWh lithium ion storage system has been deployed by Contemporary Amperex Technology as part of the Luneng Haixi Multi-mixed Energy Demonstration Project in China, the company…

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Deals, mergers and acquisitions 660 406 Energy Storage Journal

Deals, mergers and acquisitions

February 7, 2019: Deals, mergers and partnerships: Tesla to buy into supercapacitor technology; SUSI and ABB partner to deliver microgrid and ESS projects; Partnership to deploy VRFB projects in UK; Toyota and Panasonic form…

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New firm sets out $100m microgrid deployment plans across south-east Asia 1024 654 Energy Storage Journal

New firm sets out $100m microgrid deployment plans across south-east Asia

February 7, 2019: Plans to create a $100 million portfolio of renewable energy and microgrid projects were unveiled for south-east Asia on January 22 by CleanGrid Partners. This is a newly…

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China ratifies plans for 500MWh of Li-ion storage 1024 686 Energy Storage Journal

China ratifies plans for 500MWh of Li-ion storage

February 7, 2019: Plans for a 500MWh lithium ion energy storage system were ratified on January 16 when representatives of the Xiuyu District of China signed an investment project agreement with…

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Pan-European platform to deliver European battery supply chain 363 260 Energy Storage Journal

Pan-European platform to deliver European battery supply chain

  February 7, 2019: A three-year initiative called Batteries Europe was launched by the European Commission on February 5 to fast-track progress towards establishing a sustainable and competitive European battery supply…

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