October 30th, 2015
This week’s “Top 5” includes a 20MW project for AES in Jordan, a project of 30.8MW of hydrogen fuel cells for Doosan in South Korea, the launch of the Battery Energy Storage Caucus in the U.S. Congress, a 500kWh research project by Leclanché in Switzerland, and projects in the pipeline for Nature and People First.
Foreword: Clean Horizon is proud to announce it has launched a new study on energy storage opportunities in the German utilities’ segment, which can now be bought here. In light of this report, we have just issued the 3rd and last informative white papers dedicated to the German energy storage market, which can be accessed here.
- AES and NEPCO (Jordan’s state power company) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a 20MW storage project aiming to better integrate wind and solar into the Jordanian electric grid
- Doosan Fuel Cell America will supply 30.8MW of hydrogen fuel cells to Busan, South Korea in order to provide clean power and heat to a residential complex in the port city.
- «Two U.S. Representatives launched the Battery Energy Storage Caucus to investigate ways to accelerate the commercial deployment of competitive energy storage technology. The Caucus will periodically brief Members of Congress on how storage is reshaping the way electricity is generated, distributed, and consumed, and how policy can remove impediments to greater use of battery storage.»
- Leclanché provided a turnkey storage system based on a 500kWh LTO battery for a research project on smart grids conducted by the EPFL and financed by the Canton of Vaud. The project should last 23 months.
- Nature and People First, the company founded by Denis Payre and developing small-scale pumped-hydro storage to be installed in cities has a 300kW demo project in the pipeline and could be announcing its first project during the COP21 next december. (in French)