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Siemens Gamesa to build 34MWh wind farm connected ESS in Australia Energy Storage Journal

Siemens Gamesa to build 34MWh wind farm connected ESS in Australia

  Wind power company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy — created last April from a merger between Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica and Siemens Wind Power — has been commissioned to build a…

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German JV commissions 5MW lithium ion for frequency regulation Energy Storage Journal

German JV commissions 5MW lithium ion for frequency regulation

  Kraftwerksbatterie Heilbronn, the joint venture between German firms Bosch and utility EnBw, announced on April 13 it had commissioned a 5MW/5MWh lithium ion energy storage system for primary control…

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Nissan to use second-life EV batteries in VPPs to power plant Energy Storage Journal

Nissan to use second-life EV batteries in VPPs to power plant

  Japanese firms Benex Corp and Sumitomo announced on April 17 they had launched a project using second-life lithium ion electric vehicle batteries to power Benex’s plant in Isahaya, Japan.…

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New Jersey sets out aggressive ESS target of 2GW by 2030 Energy Storage Journal

New Jersey sets out aggressive ESS target of 2GW by 2030

  Energy storage is at the heart of a bill passed by the New Jersey House and Senate on April 12 that will require utilities in the US state to…

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Plans for world’s biggest lithium ion ESS set in motion by US solar firm Energy Storage Journal

Plans for world’s biggest lithium ion ESS set in motion by US solar firm

  US utility-scale solar provider Recurrent Energy has announced plans to install a 350MW lithium ion energy storage system paired with a 350MW PV project near Palm Springs. The company,…

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Hyundai group in 130MWh South Korea solar-plus-storage contracts Energy Storage Journal

Hyundai group in 130MWh South Korea solar-plus-storage contracts

  Two affiliates of South Korean firm Hyundai Engineering & Construction group, itself a part of the Hyundai Group, will build a 130MWh energy storage system co-located with a 65MW…

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Rapid adoption of ESSs sees global market top 2.3GWh last year Energy Storage Journal

Rapid adoption of ESSs sees global market top 2.3GWh last year

  Australia deployed the most residential storage last year, while the US remains number one in terms of overall storage, according to a report released at the beginning of April…

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Australia’s FCAS market must recognise ESS’s capabilities says power operator Energy Storage Journal

Australia’s FCAS market must recognise ESS’s capabilities says power operator

  Australia’s frequency control markets should be modified to monetize the rapid deployment capabilities of energy storage systems,  power systems operator Australian Energy Market Operator found in a report on the…

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Mini grid expansion to drive battery energy storage in Africa Energy Storage Journal

Mini grid expansion to drive battery energy storage in Africa

  Up to 200,000 battery-backed mini grid systems could be installed in Africa by 2040 as the region struggles to connect nearly 140 million people to electricity, a summit in…

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UK first as solar inspires firm to pair hydro with BESS for grid services Energy Storage Journal

UK first as solar inspires firm to pair hydro with BESS for grid services

  Hydropower company Barn Energy announced on March 22 that it had commissioned two projects in the UK that combine hydroelectric and lithium ion battery storage to perform grid-scale services.…

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