Energy storage news - June 18th, 2021

This week’s TOP 5 features news about an impressive tender announcement by the Greek government involving up to 700 MW of energy storage capacity, a large battery storage project under development by Hitachi ABB Power Grids in Finland on a nuclear power plant, the beginning of the construction of two solar hybrid projects in Mozambique and Australia, and the entry of the Green Investment Group in the British utility-scale battery storage landscape with a major acquisition.

  1. The government of Greece should be releasing a storage-dedicated tender in the autumn, aiming to procure up to 700 MW of energy storage capacity in the country.
  2. A 90 MW battery energy storage system will be deployed by Hitachi ABB in Finland.
  3. The independent power producer Globeleq has initiated the construction of a solar-plus-storage plant in Mozambique.
  4. Fotowatio Renewable Ventures also started the construction works on a solar plant in Australia which includes a 5 MWh BESS.
  5. The Green Investment Group, a branch of the Macquarie group, has acquired a portfolio of 187 MWh of battery storage projects under development in the UK.