This week’s TOP 5 includes plans to deploy 2 GW of storage in the UK as part of a network of fast charging stations for EV, the commissioning of Vattenfall’s 22 MW EFR project in Wales, a 60 M€ investment round for Sonnen, a 2 MWh project by Iberdrola Distribucion in Spain, and Lockheed Martin selected to supply a 2 MWh battery system to a community microgrid in Chicago. 

Foreword: The recent developments of the Power-to-Gas and hydrogen sectors are scrutinized in the May edition of our Update From The Field report series. Find out more on our website


  1. UK-based Pivot Power plans to roll out over 2 GW of energy storage as part of a network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles. According to the company’s plan, 500 MW could be operational within 18 months.
  2. Vattenfall has officially brought online its 22 MW EFR project co-located with the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in Wales
  3. “Shell took part in a €60 million (US$70.23 million) investment round by German battery storage firm Sonnen.”
  4. Iberdrola distribucion will deploy its first battery storage project in Murcia, Spain. The pilot project consists of a 2 MWh Li-ion battery provided by Ingeteam which will be connected to a weak distribution grid to serve as backup in case of outage.
  5. Lockheed Martin will supply a 2 MWh Li-ion system to a “community microgrid” project in Chicago funded by the DoE