This week’s TOP 5 includes the conclusion of a power purchase agreement for the AUD480 million Solar River Project that will combine 200 MW of solar with 100MW/300MWh of storage , the approval of Georgia Power’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan that includes 80 MW of energy storage and 2.3 GW of renewables by 2024, Duke Energy’s attempt to tax North Carolina’s future solar projects unless they integrate energy storage, the refutal of PJM’s arguments for a 10-hour minimal running time of storage assets by the Energy Storage Association and the installation of a 2.5 MWh behind-the-meter battery storage system at Smappee’s Belgian headquarters.
- South Australia welcomes its new massive solar-plus storage project combining 200MW of solar PV with 100 MW/300 MWh of battery storage.
- Georgia Power set to own and operate 80 MW of battery energy storage by 2024.
- Duke Energy is trying to impose an ‘integration services charge’ to North Carolina’s upcoming solar projects. However, it can be circumvented by integrating energy storage.
- PJM’s proposal requiring a storage asset to run for 10 continuous hours to qualify for capacity payments has been debunked.
- Alfen installs a 2.5 MWh battery storage system at the headquarters of energy management company Smappee.