June 23rd, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes a 24.5 MW project in Jamaica, AES’ 100 MW project in Northern Ireland being one step closer to construction, wind player Vestas getting active in storage, the installation of pole-mounted storage systems by Toronto Hydro in Canada and 6.3 M$ made available by the NYSERDA to develop new storage technologies for New York.
- Jamaican utility JPS approved a 24.5 MW hybrid storage project composed of both flywheels and batteries.
- “AES Corporation has signed an agreement with a Northern Irish government agency to build a 100MW battery storage array”. The new storage system could be added to the existing Kilroot facility (as initially planned), or at one of AES’ gas power stations.
- Wind turbines manufacturer Vestas reveals its plans in energy storage. Vestas now offers IPP complete wind plus storage solution and already has several projects in the pipeline.
- Toronto Hydro is testing pole-mounted energy storage devices that can supplement electricity during peak hours in homes. The systems are provided by eCamion.
- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority made $ 6.3 million available to develop new energy storage technologies that could help integrate more renewable in the state of New York.