June 24th, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes actions from the White House supporting energy storage, a plan to install 22,000 residential systems in the UK, the launch of two initiatives supporting energy storage in Massachussets, a report from a parliamentary group in the UK recommending to develop energy storage and a pumped-hydro project in a depleted mine in Australia.
- « The Obama administration is announcing new executive actions and 33 state and private sector commitments that will accelerate the grid integration of renewable energy and storage. Together, these announcements are expected to result in at least 1.3 gigawatts of additional storage procurement or deployment in the next five years. »
- « The local government authority in County Durham, north-east England, has committed to a large scale scheme which could see a package of solar panels, battery storage units and LED lighting delivered to up to 22,000 homes. » Projects could potentially be awarded to Sonnen and Leclanché.
- Massachussets launched two initiatives for energy storage. One consists in grants for demonstration projects, and the other seeks quotations and cost/benefits analysis for vendors in order to help the state design its future incentives.
- The U.K. Energy and Climate Change Committee, a parliamentary group, published its first report. This report recommends to widely develop DSR, interconnections as well as energy storage as it believes the current electrical system is not fit to face future issues.
- Australia’s Genex Power is recycling a disused gold mine as a 400-450 MW pumped hydro storage project. The project is expected to cost 1000AUD/kW and should be financed by the ARENA, the Australian renewable agency.