South Australian Virtual Power Plant could be 30% cheaper than grid power, says report
Tesla and the South Australian government announced in early February that they were planning the largest “virtual power plant” (VPP) in the world. The VPP... Read More
Energy storage systems for C&I: Quantifying the market potential
C&I: A growing energy storage market In 2017, only 4.3% of battery storage deployment could be classified as for commercial and industrial (C&I) use. Nevertheless,... Read More
250 MW/650 MWh Virtual Power Plant to be built in South Australia from 50,000 homes
Tesla and South Australia continue to deepen their love affair. After the initial successes of Tesla’s 100 MW battery storage system, built to respond to... Read More
41 MW grid-scale battery planned in UK Midlands
US engineering giant GE (General Electric) and Arenko, UK energy infrastructure company, are working together strategically on developing a grid-scale battery across the United Kingdom.... Read More
Have residential Virtual Power Plants come of age?
Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) are not a new technology — the linking up of decentralised energy resources (DERs) to flexibly and reliably respond to grid... Read More
Will shock change in Capacity Market auctions de-rating factor harm UK energy storage?
The UK government has published plans to drastically reduce the de-rating factor in Capacity Market auctions, causing havoc to planned and future energy storage projects.... Read More
30% fall in battery storage costs necessary for future viability of UK projects
According to Foresight, leading UK battery storage investors, a 30% reduction in energy storage costs is required to make future UK projects feasible without relying... Read More
Can regulated utilities prove the business case for energy storage?
Many of the most talked about energy storage projects of 2017 were commissioned or supported by regulated utilities. The trend shows no sign of slowing... Read More
Early plans for 100 MW battery energy storage system in Ireland revealed
On the 14th of November, major energy company Centrica revealed their plans for a 100 MW battery energy storage system to be built in Ireland.... Read More
Storage developers warned not to rely solely on revenue from grid balancing
National Grid’s head of business development, Claire Spedding issued a warning to battery storage developers last week over a potential reliance on FFR. With battery... Read More