Energy storage news - July 2nd, 2021

This week’s TOP 5 features news about a remarkable energy storage procurement process taking place in India, the start of operations for a big battery unit in California, the award of renewable-plus-storage project development rights to Engie in Chile, the acquisition of a pipeline of battery projects under development by Conrad Energy and the plans for a solar-plus-storage project in Oman.

  1. India's main utility NTPC has invited BESS suppliers to submit an Expression of Interest regarding its upcoming 1 GWh energy storage tender.
  2. Arevon Asset Management has completed the development of a 100 MW / 400 MWh battery storage unit in California.
  3. A large renewable-plus-storage project appears to be under development by Engie in Chile.
  4. Conrad Energy has acquired several battery storage projects in the UK, one of them being a 24 MW unit to be deployed in Blackpool.
  5. State-owned oil and gas company PDO is currently developing a solar-plus-storage project in Oman which should include a 30 MW BESS.