New York Queens borough to get 100MW/400MWh storage

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July 22, 2021: New York’s Queens borough is to get a 100MW/400MWh battery after the city’s Public Service Commission, which directed utility Con Edison to deploy 300MW of storage systems in New York by 2023, approved the project on July 15. The battery, to be installed on a site in Astoria once occupied by the…

Amber agrees deal to install 50MW/100MWh Tesla Megapack in UK

Amber agrees deal to install 50MW/100MWh Tesla Megapack in UK 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

July 22, 2021: A 50MW/100MWh utility-scale Tesla’s Megapack battery, optimized by Tesla’s Autobidder software, will be installed in the north of England by infrastructure investment firm Amber Infrastructure, the firm announced on July 20. The battery will provide grid-balancing services to system operators as they struggle to manage the growing amount of intermittent renewable energy…

Wärtsilä to double number of UK storage projects

Wärtsilä to double number of UK storage projects 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

July 22, 2021: Finnish technology firm Wärtsilä is to expand on its two Pivot Power battery projects in the UK with another 100MW/200MWh of energy storage, the technology firm announced on July 19. The storage will consist of two systems — which the firms are calling ‘superhubs’ — in the West Midlands, in central England,…

Taiwan Cement moves into energy storage with 60% stake in ENGIE EPS

Taiwan Cement moves into energy storage with 60% stake in ENGIE EPS 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

July 22, 2021: Taiwan Cement Corporation on July 20 confirmed it had completed the acquisition of a 60.48% stake in ENGIE EPS, the stationary storage and e-mobility arm of the Italian electric utility ENGIE. ENGIE EPS has been renamed ‘NHOA’ — short for ‘New HOrizons Ahead’ — and ENGIE EPS CEO Carlalberto Guglielminotti has been…

$2 billion floating PV plus storage to be built on Indonesian reservoir

$2 billion floating PV plus storage to be built on Indonesian reservoir 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

July 22, 2021: Singaporean solar system developer Sunseap Group on July 21 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian local government district Badan Pengusahaan Batam to build a floating solar and storage system on a reservoir at Batam Island. The solar panels will cover a 1,600 hectare area on a reservoir to the south…

10,000m2 battery recycling plant planned for Europe’s largest seaport

10,000m2 battery recycling plant planned for Europe’s largest seaport 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Dutch technology firm TES on July 11 said it had agreed a deal with Europe’s largest seaport, Rotterdam, for a 10,000m2 lithium battery recycling facility at the port. There is already a waste licence in place which allows batteries to be stored at the site and forwarded on from there, as well as manage battery…

Siemens JV Fluence to supply 100MW battery for Bavaria

Siemens JV Fluence to supply 100MW battery for Bavaria 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

July 22, 2021: Technology giant Siemens on July 19 signed a letter of intent to build a 100MW/200MWh battery facility in Germany to store surplus renewable energy and balance the grid at peak demand. The battery, in the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel, will be operated by energy company Zukunftsenergie Nordostbayern (ZENOB). The plant, which will…

RWE to build combined run-of-river battery hybrid in Germany

RWE to build combined run-of-river battery hybrid in Germany 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

July 22, 2021: RWE is building one of the largest battery storage systems in Germany — a 117MW facility that is being installed at the company’s power plants in Lingen in Lower Saxony and Werne North Rhine-Westphalia, the German utility announced on July 22. The two systems will cost around €50 million ($59 million). “What is…

IFBF speaker says China on brink of replacing lithium battery bulk storage with VRFBs

IFBF speaker says China on brink of replacing lithium battery bulk storage with VRFBs 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

July 8, 2021: The Chinese government is looking to increase its long-term energy storage from 3GW to 30GW in the next five years and a large proportion of this, probably exceeding 20GW, will be in VRFBs, according to Mianyan Huang, president of VRB Energy, on July 8. Speaking in an unofficial capacity at the virtual…

Vanadium battery firm receives $24 million investment from Thai developer

Vanadium battery firm receives $24 million investment from Thai developer 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

July 8, 2021: VRB Energy said on July 2 it had been given $24 million from Thai energy developer BCPG, which will speed up growth and enable BCPG to step into utility-scale energy storage. Majority owned by North American minerals exploration and development firm Ivanhoe Exploration (formerly High Powered Exploration), VRB Energy has a portfolio…