Europe

August 6, 2021
In mid-July, the 100MW / 100MWh Minety battery energy storage system (BESS) was completed in Wiltshire, southern England. Something of a landmark project for the UK and Europe’s battery storage industries, here’s what’s happened so far, as reported by our sister sites Current± and Solar Power Portal.
August 4, 2021
The pipeline for utility-scale battery storage in the UK has been continually increasing and is now over 20GW across more than 800 projects. A recent surge in submitted applications for battery storage has led to a record breaking quarterly submitted capacity for Q2’21.
August 3, 2021
Primary vanadium producer Largo Resources has closed a deal to supply its first grid-scale vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) system.
August 2, 2021
Energy storage activity grew during January to June this year for Wärtsilä, accounting for almost two-thirds of new-build order intake, the company’s VP for Energy Storage and Optimisation has said.
July 29, 2021
News in brief from around the world in energy storage.
July 28, 2021
Specialist international investment manager Amber Infrastructure Group has reached commercial close on the development of a 50MW/100MWh utility-scale battery energy storage project in Lancashire, a county in northern England.
July 28, 2021
The European Union has raised the bar for standards in the battery supply chain with a set of regulations it intends to introduce, but a group of academics and industry experts has pointed out some drawbacks with its approach. One of those experts talks to Energy-Storage.news about the implications for stationary energy storage systems.
July 27, 2021
New HOrizons Ahead (NHOA), the e-mobility and energy storage company formerly known as Engie EPS, has set itself targets to install 1.7GWh of energy storage by 2025 as part of a new strategic ‘Masterplan’.
July 26, 2021
Updated 27 July 2021: An RWE spokesperson told Energy-Storage.news that the combined capacity of the BESS installations will be 128MWh across the two sites. It was also confirmed that the project will be commercially-oriented, rather than a demonstration of the technology or potential business models.
July 26, 2021
A grid-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) has come online in northeastern France, which will be used by the national transmission grid operator RTE to assess the role of automated electricity storage in managing power flows.

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