JLEN takes 100% stake in 50MW battery storage project

JLEN takes 100% stake in 50MW battery storage project 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

March 4, 2021: The wave of new investment in energy storage technologies continues unabated. JLEN Environmental Assets Group, a UK infrastructure fund, announced on March 3 it had acquired a 100% equity stake in Gigabox South Road Limited. GSRL holds the development rights to construct the West Gourdie project, a 50MW lithium-ion battery energy storage…

US energy storage market shatters quarterly deployment record

US energy storage market shatters quarterly deployment record 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

March 4, 2021: Energy storage in the US is reaching new heights, according to Wood Mackenzie and the US Energy Storage Association in their latest US Energy Storage Monitor report released in early March. Some 2,156MWh of new energy storage systems were brought online in Q4 of last year. This is an increase of 182% from Q3 2020,…

AutoGrid provides VPP software for Total’s largest battery-based energy storage project in France

AutoGrid provides VPP software for Total’s largest battery-based energy storage project in France 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

March 4, 2021: AutoGrid, an artificial intelligence management software provider for the energy industry, announced on February 23 it was to provide frequency regulation capabilities to Total, the French oil major, for its largest battery-based energy storage project in France. This is a 25MW/25MWh lithium-ion system at the Flandres Center in Dunkirk’s port district. The…

Gore Street announces new revenues from work on UK’s DCR

Gore Street announces new revenues from work on UK’s DCR 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

March 4, 2021: Gore Street, the energy storage fund supporting the transition to low carbon power, announced on March 3 that it is participating in the National Grid’s new dynamic containment service and will have most of its operational portfolio participating from April 1. Like frequency response, dynamic containment is a service to contain the…

Shell acquires VPP provider Next Kraftwerke

Shell acquires VPP provider Next Kraftwerke 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

March 4, 2021: Royal Dutch Shell, the petrochemical giant, announced in early March it plans to acquire the remaining shares in Next Kraftwerke giving Shell total ownership of one of the world’s largest virtual power plant operators. This follows a similar acquisition by Shell in February 2019 of Sonnen, a German energy storage specialist that…

Athan Fox and Miles Freeman company bought up by iQ International

Athan Fox and Miles Freeman company bought up by iQ International 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

February 18, 2021: Ever Resource Ltd, a UK battery recycling start-up founded in June 2020, has been bought by the Swiss technology company iQ International, the firm announced on February 12. Ever Resource directors Athan Fox and Miles Freeman will launch ‘company-wide state-of-the-art recycling opportunities, particularly for batteries’, iQ says. Fox becomes director of innovation,…

Canadian lithium battery recycler Li-Cycle goes public

Canadian lithium battery recycler Li-Cycle goes public 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

February 18, 2021: Li-Cycle, which says it is the largest lithium battery recycler in North America, on February 16 signed an agreement with Peridot Acquisition Corp to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol LICY. The transaction, which is timetabled for completion in the second quarter of 2021, is expected to…

Singapore’s first VPP project will use Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Singapore’s first VPP project will use Hitachi ABB Power Grids 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

February 18, 2021: Hitachi ABB Power Grids, a company formed in July to develop electricity networks, will supply the energy storage system for Singapore’s first virtual power plant, the company said on February 4. The project, begun in 2019 by the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University, has been funded by the state’s Energy…

Plans revealed to deliver world’s largest battery in Australia

Plans revealed to deliver world’s largest battery in Australia 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

February 18, 2021: An announcement this month by the Australian firm CEP.Energy that it was planning to build the world’s biggest battery by about four times (1,200MW) would see the amount of battery storage in Australia exceed predictions by a third. The battery, in New South Wales, would be eight times larger than Australia’s current…

Lead battery recycler shifts focus to lithium-ion batteries

Lead battery recycler shifts focus to lithium-ion batteries 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

February 18, 2021: Aqua Metals, the lead battery recycling company, on February 17 said it was expanding into lithium-ion by buying 10% of LiNiCo, a US start-up ‘focused on creating economically viable and environmentally sustainable technologies for lithium-ion battery recycling’. Aqua Metals and LiNiCo had already agreed a lease-to-buy arrangement for the Nevada AquaRefining facility,…