This week’s TOP 5 includes the announcement of 720 MWh of storage in Japan to integrate wind, a 25 MW project in Massachusetts to support the grid infrastructure, NEC ES announcing two projects awarded in Great Britain, South Australia launching a fund dedicated to grid scale storage and a partnership between Varta and Fraunhofer for battery cell development.
- Mitsubishi has been selected to deliver an energy management system for a 240 MW / 720 MWh energy storage system to be installed in Hokkaido, Japan.
- Eversource Energy is working out a lease agreement with Provincetown, Mass. to site a 25-megawatt energy storage facility at the town’s transfer station. The energy will be used to “increase reliability and supplement the electric infrastructure for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard,”
- NEC Energy Solutions announced it has been awarded contracts for two UK energy storage projects totaling 19MW initially developed by Origami Energy and acquired by Gore Street Capital.
- The South Australian Government has launched a AU$50 million Grid Scale Storage Fund to support construction of new energy storage projects in South Australia.
- Varta and the Fraunhofer institute announced a research partnership days after Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier unveiled a €1 billion (USD $1.1 billion) fund for battery cell development.