Utility Scale Storage

AEMC issues new rules to stabilize Australian grid

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has introduced new regulations to stabilize the national grid as coal-fired plants are increasingly phased out and more solar and wind capacity is brought online.

GFG Alliance to buy Australia’s ZEN Energy

SIMEC Energy, a unit of India’s GFG Alliance, has acquired a majority stake in Adelaide-based PV and battery storage installer ZEN Energy, as part of a broader strategic partnership.

APA approved for up to 240 MW in Australia

APA Group has secured approval to build between 150 MW and 240 MW of solar capacity in the Australian state of Queensland, with the potential to add up to 100 MW of battery storage.

REI exhibition: India will surpass 175 GW renewable target, says MNRE

Secretary of the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy Anand Kumar believes the country can confound doubts about its bold solar ambitions and smash its 175 GW of renewables by 2022 target.

U.K: Local government invest in partnership with British energy firm Centrica

In a bid to exploit their Solar PV potential, R&D centres at Centrica have developed a battery capable of storing energy for use to boost solar capabilities of council over energy distribution.

UK power firm Drax plans world’s largest battery storage project

The British electrical power generation company has publicized intention to build a 200 MW battery storage project at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire – one of Europe’s largest coal-fired power plants.

Interview: India’s storage market readies the ground for growth

The executive director of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) Rahul Walawalkar, talks to pv magazine about India’s vast energy storage potential ahead of next week’s World Energy Storage Day.

Anesco secures ROC for storage component in UK solar first

Landmark decision by energy regulator Ofgem sees three Anesco solar+storage ground-mount plants retain their Renewable Obligation Certificates in move that could drastically transform country’s storage landscape.

NEC unit to install 18 MW storage system in Switzerland

NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s NEC Corp., has agreed to provide an 18 MW, 7.5 MWh energy storage system to renewables-focused Swiss utility Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ).

Tokyu Land to build 92 MW plus storage in Japan

Property developer Tokyu Land has revealed plans to pair 92 MW of solar with 25.3 MWh of lithium-ion storage capacity on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, in cooperation with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance and Green Power Development Corp. of Japan.