This week’s TOP 5 includes a 2 GW storage mandate for 2030 approved in New Jersey, a 10 MW / 40 MWh battery storage project in Arizona by Salt River Project and AES, Siemens investing 10 M€ in Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt, a 25 MW project in Somerset, UK, and a PV diesel microgrid including 30 MWh of battery storage by Sterling and Wilson in Western Africa.
- The New Jersey governor signed the bill creating a 2 GW storage mandate for 2030 (and 600 MW for 2021).
- Salt River Project signed a 20-year contract with AES for a 10 MW / 40 MWh “peaker replacement” battery system, which will be provided by Fluence.
- Siemens says it will invest 10 M€ in Northvolt to help them build their battery gigafactory. The factory is expected to cost around 4 B€ in total.
- The South Somerset Council, in partnership with Opium Power, will build a 25 MW battery system in the UK to provide balancing services to National Grid. The battery system will be provided by BYD.
- EPC firm Sterling and Wilson says it has been awarded a contract for the construction of PV and diesel microgrid in Western Africa including a total of 30 MWh of battery storage.