This week’s TOP 5 includes the approval of Neoen’s AU$500 million solar-plus-wind-plus-storage superhub in South Australia, the go-ahead for a 100MW/100MWh battery storage complement to a 280 MW solar plant in Whyalla, Australia, the announcement of a 35.6 MW solar plus 35.6MW/44.2MWh storage project in St. Kitts and Nevis, NYPA’s US$ 30 million funding for a 20 MW battery storage demonstration project and Dominion Energy’s plan regarding four battery storage pilot projects in Virginia, USA.
  1. The Crystal Brook Energy Park was greenlit by South Australia’s government. It will combine 150 MW of solar with 130MW/400MWh of battery storage and 125 MW of wind.
  2. Simec Zen Energy obtained development approval for the 100MW/100MWh Playford Utility Battery that will complement the 280 MW Cultana Solar farm.
  3. Leclanché is set to build a facility combining 35.6 MW of solar PV with 35.6MW/44.2MWh of storage in St. Kitts and Nevis to cover a quarter of the twin-island nation’s power needs.
  4. The New York Power Authority will be funding a 20MW/20MWh lithium battery storage demonstration project to study its potential for congestion management and renewable integration.
  5. Dominion Energy has unveiled its plan for four storage pilot projects totalling 16 MW. These projects are enabled by the Grid Transformation & Security Act of 2018 allowing the utility to invest in up to 30 MW of battery storage pilot projects.