December 30th, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes a 400MW pumped-hydro project in the USA, the state of Massachusetts getting closer to adopt energy storage targets, a 6MW battery project in Germany ordered to Siemens, a microgrid installation in North Carolina equipped with 1MWh of Tesla batteries and the opening of a test bed for different energy storage technologies in Japan.

Top 5

  1. « The 400MW Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro project located in Montana has been issued a 50-year license to construct and operate by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ». The construction is expected to start in 2018.
  1. The Massachusetts administration is favorable to the adoption of energy storage targets. The Department of Energy Resources now has to set and adopt the target before July 1st, 2017.
  1. SWW Wunsiedel, a German utility, has ordered a 6MW storage system to Siemens. The asset will be used for frequency regulation.
  1. The island of Ocracoke, North Carolina, is now equipped with 1MWh of Tesla batteries together with PV arrays. The microgrid installation will allow to reduce the diesel consumption of the 3MW genset the island relied on to generate its electricity.
  1. The prefecture of Yamanashi, Japan has opened a piece of land near a newly built PV farm for the testing of energy storage technologies. Panasonic’s fuel cells, flywheels, as well as NiMH batteries are currently being tested at the site location.

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