December 16th, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes 501MW awarded to battery storage in the latest capacity auction in the UK, 4MW of battery being installed by AES in Arizona, a 2MW/2MWh project by TrinaBEST in the UK, a project constituted of 14 battery systems now operational at a high school in California and two small projects using Tesla’s grid scale battery packs commissioned in the UK.
- The latest auction of the capacity market in the UK awarded long-term contracts to 501MW of battery energy storage projects. Among those, 109MW are batteries that won the EFR tender last summer. This implies that at least 400MW of batteries will be built in the UK by 2020.
- AES is installing 4MW of energy storage for Arizona Public Service (APS). The project is composed of a pair of 2MW systems, both to be installed in places with high residential PV penetration. Commissioning is expected for early 2017.
- TrinaBEST will provide a 2MW/2MWh storage system to an undisclosed project developer in the UK for the purpose of triad avoidance and frequency regulation.
- Green Charge Networks announced that the first systems delivered to the Grossmont Union High School in San Diego are now operational. The whole project consists in 14 storage systems installed across the campus, for a total of nearly 7MW.
- Two energy storage projects integrating Tesla Powerpacks have been commissioned. One is 100kW/190kWh and is located in Ireland. The other one is 500kWh and located in Somerset.