This week’s TOP 5 includes the filing of the Tennessee Valley Authority Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that seeks 5.3 GW of storage by 2038, the development approval of the massive Robertstown solar-plus-storage project in South Australia, the setting of a new and formal definition of energy storage that will alleviate the current hurdles that it’s currently facing, Los Angeles’s quest for a record-low solar-plus-storage PPA price and the swap of an old gas peaker for a 20MW/80MWh battery in Oakland, California.
- The Tennessee Valley Authority showcased its plan to add up to 2.4 GW of storage by 2028 and 5.3 GW by 2038 in its latest 20-year IRP.
- South Australia’s government gave its green light for the development of the massive Robertstown project amassing 500 MW of solar PV plus 250MW/1000MWh of battery storage.
- UK’s energy market regulator, Ofgem, is set to end double charging of energy storage systems thanks to a new formal definition of energy storage.
- LA’s municipal utility is preparing a 25-year power purchase agreement for 400 MWac of solar PV (0.01997$/kWh) plus 200MW/800MWh of storage (0.013$/kWh), dubbed “Eland Solar & Storage Center”.
- Oakland set to put an end to a long suffering with pollution caused by the Oakland Power Plant by replacing it with a 20MW/80MWh battery energy storage system.