This week’s TOP 5 includes the announcement of the Nordic region’s largest battery storage system, the unveiling of a 2MW/2.5 MWh system in a London football stadium that will participate in wholesale energy trading, the reduction of a Malian gold mine’s power consumption via storage solutions, the first power generation of a 100 MW solar and molten salt storage plant in South Africa and the submission of new tariffs that will enable energy storage technologies to participate in the New England markets.
- The Finland-headquartered clean energy solutions provider Fortum announced that it will install a 5 MW / 6.2 MWh battery energy storage system -the Nordic region’s largest- at the Forshuvud hydropower plant (Sweden).
- The Arsenal football club unveiled the new 2MW/2.5 MWh Li-ion battery storage system that was installed in the Londoner Emirates Stadium. This behind-the-meter system will tackle wholesale energy trading and firm frequency response (FFR) provision.
- The Syama gold mine (Mali) will halve energy costs with a new 40 MW hybrid solar-storage-HFO plant. The hybrid project will replace an existing 28 MW diesel power plant.
- A 100 MW solar and molten salt storage plant in South Africa has generated its first power to the national grid.
- ISO New England and the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) have submitted new tariffs to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which will enable energy storage technologies to participate in the New England markets.