February 3rd, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes the completion of all of “Aliso Canyon” projects in California, the attribution of EDF’s 49MW EFR project to Nidec ASI, a 20MW project being built in the UK by METKA EGN, two 10MW systems being procured by Salt River Project in Arizona and the launch of a new product by Alevo.
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- Tesla, AES, Greensmith and Powin all brought online the storage projects they were awarded following the Aliso Canyon gas leak. This represents more than 70MW and 240MWh installed in less than 6 months.
- Nidec ASI will supply the 49MW system EDF Energy Renewables is developing in the UK following the EFR auction. This is the second EFR project Nidec is involved in with the 10MW project developed by e.on.
- EPC company METKA EGN is currently building a 20MW storage system co-located with a gas/diesel fired generation for Hazel Capital. The project will gain revenues from the capacity mechanism, frequency regulation and triad avoidances.
- Salt River Project, an Arizona utility, is negotiating contracts for the purchase of two 10MW batteries. These projects should help SRP to gain experience with batteries.
- Alevo unveiled a new battery system available in 70kW and 100kW versions. The system is designed to be installed in DC fast charging stations and in off-grid / weak grid locations to avoid fuel consumption due to the must run constraints of diesel engines.