This week’s TOP 5 includes the completion of the 49 MW Roosecote project by Centrica in the UK, Macquarie Capital closing financing for over 300 MWh of projects in California, a 180 MW / 720 MWh battery system being deployed in China, the inauguration of a 4 MW / 16 MWh battery system in Colorado by Engie, and an Indian startup developing a novel technology of fast charging batteries.


  1. “In the UK, Centrica has formally announced the completion of its 49MW Roosecote battery storage project, 18 months after construction started.”
  2. Macquarie Capital announced the closing of a $100 million debt financing for a 52.5 MW / 315 MWh portfolio of projects in Southern California Macquarie acquired from Advanced Microgrid Solutions in 2016.
  3. In China, the Gansu Provincial Development & Reform Commission is deploying a 180 MW / 720 MWh pilot battery system and expects to have it commissioned by next year.
  4. “The North American unit of French energy group Engie inaugurated a 4-MW/16-MWh lithium-ion battery storage facility in Colorado, which it installed for electric power cooperative United Power.”
  5. An Indian start-up has developed a novel battery which it claims can charge electric vehicles in under 15 minutes.