Energy storage news - July 9th, 2021

This week’s TOP 5 features news about the award of a storage project to Canadian Solar in Colombia, the plans of a project developer to install a big BESS in South Australia, the EOI procedure started by Arise IIP to select suppliers for a large solar-plus-storage project in Togo, the announcement of a major Chinese energy corporation regarding its participation to the construction of a 550 MW energy storage facility and the completion of a second-life battery stationary storage system in France by the Mobility House.

  1. Canadian Solar has won Colombia's first battery storage tender, being awarded a 45 MW project to be deployed in the department of Atlantico.
  2. Renewable energy producer Maoneng is planning to deploy a 225 MW / 400 MWh battery system in South Australia.
  3. A tender for a hybrid plant in Togo including a 200 MW battery unit has been released by large industrial platform developer Arise IIP.
  4. China Energy Engineering will be participating to the construction of the Ulanqab mega-project in Inner Mongolia, which should feature up to 550 MW of storage capacity when completed.
  5. A grid-tied battery system has been commissioned by The Mobility House in France, using second-life batteries from electric vehicles.