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Watt -erloo sunset: ambitious electricity project to speed decarbonisation of River Thames

Power storage’s expanding acronym soup of competing technologies received another ingredient this morning.  On Britain's rivers, V2G may soon include “vessel-to-grid”, as an alternative...

Hadrian’s wally: B6 boundary implicated in <£1 Bn curtailment waste, says battery firm

Faster deployment of grid-scale proven battery technology could spare Britain’s power consumers over £730 million in curtailment fees wasted annually in temporarily disconnecting Scotland’s...

Tag’s & Harmony’s 49MW battery goes live near Perth

Clean energy firm TagEnergy and renewable infrastructure developer Harmony Energy’s Jamesfield battery energy storage system (BESS) has gone live today, following completion and commissioning. The...

‘Get on with it’, Lords committee orders Coutinho on long-term storage

The government lacks a viable plan to implementing vital utility-scale batteries accommodating more despatchable renewable power into Britain’s grid, an influential House of Lords...

Ocean energy trial basks in success, seeks new markets’ response

A pioneering experiment linking ocean wave power and subsea batteries to run crucial marine equipment is celebrating success after 12 months of tests off...

Zenobē buys 300 MW/600 MWh battery from Wärtsilä

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 300MW / 600MWh battery system under an Engineered Equipment Delivery (EEQ) contract to Zenobē, the EV fleet and...

Penso allies to enter Italian storage market

Utility-scale storage developer Penso Power is venturing for the first time into Italy’s power market. The company already has operations in Britain and Australia. Now...

Storage investment: TRIG pick Fig Power for £20 million, as LCIF drop in for...

Investment firm the Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has committed to buy Bristol-based battery projects developer Fig Power for a total of £20 million. The acquiree...

EDF plugs in to market-leading PV & battery deal

Nuclear-to-renewables power supplier EdF has signed one of Britain’s biggest energy management deals, optimising revenues from a solar 66MWp farm and a 50MW grid-scale...

Wasted wind costing £1bn a year? Green hydrogen can save it, urges Policy Exchange

Too slow deployment of grid upgrades and new storage technologies is costing Britain as much as £1billion a year in wasted renewable power, says...

Long-duration battery storage: D-ESNZ consults on industry views

The government has launched a two-month consultation into long-duration electricity storage on Britain’s grids. Extending volumes of power hosting for periods beyond two hours is...
The 40MW battery storage facility at Glassenbury, Kent

UK storage pipeline charges to 85GW record

Electricity storage projects at all stages of development – from planning application on paper to full operation, including trading – have surged to record...

Vision thing: Government launches aspirations for competitive CCUS

Ministers are sharpening their long-term vision of creating a competitive UK market for carbon capture and storage (CCUS). In a policy programme dubbed CCUS Vision,...

ABB and Gravitricity mine potential of hoist-delivered batteries

Energy storage innovators Gravitricity have signed a development deal with global engineers ABB designed to advance both parties' hoists-as-batteries offer. Re-opening old mine shafts across...

ENGIE & Canadian Solar bring two 2-hour grid batteries to Scotland

French-based power supplier ENGIE has signed a deal with green generator Canadian Solar’s e-Storage offshoot to construct two 50MW/100MWh, two-hour duration battery sites in...

Solid as sodium: Lancs battery pioneers approach volume output, thanks to Italian partners

British battery technologists have co-developed a manufacturing process easing automation in making next-generation cells based on sodium-metal-chloride chemistry. LiNA Energy, a privately held, six-year old...

Battery innovators store up their share of Faraday challenge’s £11 million

Innovators with cutting edge battery tech ideas and projects have been awarded grants of up to £907k by the Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC). Twenty pioneering...

Tag taps 3 banks for £70m to set 100MW battery humming near Drax

Global clean energy enterprise TagEnergy has secured a debt package to finance its next UK-based battery energy storage system (BESS) project under an innovative...

NG’s flex trials reward battery homes with “up to 10 times” cash paid to...

Owners of home batteries earned up to ten times more cash from the National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) than participants who manually switched...

North Sea stashes: Authority issues first permits to sequester carbon

Fourteen high volume storage operators learned today they’ve received 21 licences between them to pump CO2 and other greenhouse gas pollutants into voids under...