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Lithium battery recall as Australia issues home storage fires alert 800 533 Energy Storage Journal

Lithium battery recall as Australia issues home storage fires alert

November 24, 2022: Australia’s consumer watchdog issued a warning on November 21 over “potentially deadly” faulty batteries in residential energy storage systems, after Korea’s LG Energy Solution issued its latest…

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UK ‘wasting’ wind power without storage, study claims 481 268 Energy Storage Journal

UK ‘wasting’ wind power without storage, study claims

August 11, 2022: The UK has “wasted” more than 1TWh of wind power since September 2021 because it lacked sufficient long duration energy storage (LDES) capacity, according to research commissioned…

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AMTE outlines ‘Mega’ cells project 768 576 Energy Storage Journal

AMTE outlines ‘Mega’ cells project

August 4, 2022: AMTE Power has selected Dundee in Scotland as the preferred site for its first ‘MegaFactory’. The sodium-ion battery cells developer said the new 0.5GWh plant could be…

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UBS Asset Management acquires Texas BESS projects 220 219 Energy Storage Journal

UBS Asset Management acquires Texas BESS projects

August 4, 2022: UBS Asset Management said on July 28 it had acquired 700MW of development-stage energy storage projects in Texas for an undisclosed sum from Black Mountain Energy Storage.…

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Sion Power promotes Canada to COO 640 800 Energy Storage Journal

Sion Power promotes Canada to COO

August 4, 2022: Lithium-metal batteries developer Sion Power Corporation said on July 26 it had promoted Michael Canada from the post of chief manufacturing officer to chief operations officer. Canada’s…

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NGK unveils solar-storage project 720 324 Energy Storage Journal

NGK unveils solar-storage project

August 4, 2022: Japan-based NGK Insulators is to deploy its NAS sodium sulfur battery technology combined with solar at manufacturing sites in the country to reduce CO2 emissions, the ceramics…

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Hornsdale Power Reserve gets inertia services green light 603 570 Energy Storage Journal

Hornsdale Power Reserve gets inertia services green light

August 4, 2022: The Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) battery facility in South Australia has secured approval to deliver inertia services to Australia’s National Electricity Market, owner Neoen announced on July…

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Eskom awards South Africa BESS contracts 225 225 Energy Storage Journal

Eskom awards South Africa BESS contracts

August 4, 2022:  South African national utility Eskom has awarded contracts for 1,440MWh of energy storage capacity as the country grapples to overhaul its creaking power supply and distribution network…

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Development banks energize Guyana renewables 1024 565 Energy Storage Journal

Development banks energize Guyana renewables

June 23, 2022: Guyana is to develop eight utility-scale solar and battery storage projects in the South American country with investment financing worth around $83 million, the Inter-American Development Bank…

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Freyr signs new battery materials supply deal 1024 579 Energy Storage Journal

Freyr signs new battery materials supply deal

June 23, 2022: Gigafactories developer Freyr Battery said on June 15 it had signed a further battery materials deal with two companies to supply its customer qualification plant being built…

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