Analysis and Features

Aggreko commissions first grid-stabilizing battery in Turkey 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Aggreko commissions first grid-stabilizing battery in Turkey

April 1, 2021: Mobile and modular energy firm Aggreko said on March 30 it will install the first grid-stabilizing battery in Turkey. Just 500kW/500kWh in size, the battery will deliver…

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New venture launched in answer to Texas power-outs 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

New venture launched in answer to Texas power-outs

April 1, 2021: Power firm Hunt Energy Network and asset management firm Manulife on March 22 launched a joint venture that aims to manage a portfolio of 500MW of distribution-level…

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Tata Power-DDL switches on India’s first battery storage system for grid-connected community 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Tata Power-DDL switches on India’s first battery storage system for grid-connected community

April 1, 2021: India’s first grid-connected community BESS was on March 27 switched on in Delhi, courtesy of Tata Power-DDL and Nexcharge, The relatively small 150kW/528kWh container-based system has been…

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Rural Puerto Rican community selected for minigrid 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Rural Puerto Rican community selected for minigrid

April 1, 2021:  The mountainous rural community of Castañer in Puerto Rico has been selected by Pathstone Corp and the Solar Foundation to have a minigrid installed for businesses in the…

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UK National Grid and PPL Holdings in multi-billion-dollar utility deal 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

UK National Grid and PPL Holdings in multi-billion-dollar utility deal

April 1, 2021: The UK National Grid has agreed to buy Western Power Distribution from US firm PPL Holdings for $7.8 billion as it sells Narragansett Electric, a Rhode Island…

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Biden Jobs Plan puts US on path to deploy energy storage ‘at an unprecedented scale’ – ESA 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Biden Jobs Plan puts US on path to deploy energy storage ‘at an unprecedented scale’ – ESA

April 1, 2021: The US Energy Storage Association has welcomed US president Joe Biden’s ‘American Jobs Plan’, announced on March 31, which includes investment plans that should boost energy storage…

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100,000 Cameroon homes to be connected to battery-backed minigrids 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

100,000 Cameroon homes to be connected to battery-backed minigrids

April 1, 2021: More than 100,000 households in Cameroon could be connected to microgrids based on solar plus battery storage in the first feasibility study of its kind in the…

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ARENA gives go-ahead for 250MW pumped hydro plant at old gold mine 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

ARENA gives go-ahead for 250MW pumped hydro plant at old gold mine

April 1, 2021: Australia’s Renewable Energy Agency has conditionally approved up to A$47 million ($36 million) to fund the first pumped hydro plant to be installed in Australia for almost…

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Apple steps into energy storage sector with 240MWh battery plan 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Apple steps into energy storage sector with 240MWh battery plan

April 1, 2021: Computer giant Apple announced on March 31 it was boosting its presence in the energy storage sector with one of the largest battery projects in the US,…

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EnergyAustralia to replace coal power station with another ‘world’s biggest’ battery 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

EnergyAustralia to replace coal power station with another ‘world’s biggest’ battery

March 18, 2021: Utility EnergyAustralia on March 10 said it would bring forward the closure of its Yallourn coal power station in Victoria by four years and replace it with…

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