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What we know about Europe’s ‘largest grid-connected battery project’ so far

6 Aug 2021, 07:52 • By Alice Grundy, Molly Lempriere, Andy Colthorpe
What we know about Europe’s ‘largest grid-connected battery project’ so far

In mid-July, the 100MW / 100MWh Minety battery energy storage system (BESS) was completed in Wiltshire, southern England. Something of a landmark project for the UK and Europe's battery storage industries, here's what's happened so far, as reported by our sister sites Current± and Solar Power Portal.

RWE builds 117MW of battery systems paired with run-of-river hydropower

RWE builds 117MW of battery systems paired with run-of-river hydropower

26 Jul 2021, 13:02

Updated 27 July 2021: An RWE spokesperson told Energy-Storage.news that the combined capacity of the BESS installations will be 128MWh across the two sites. It was also confirmed that the project will be commercially-oriented, rather than a demonstration of the technology or potential business models.

UK government gathering information on long-duration energy storage

UK government gathering information on long-duration energy storage

22 Jul 2021, 12:18

A process of gathering information, evidence and analysis on long-duration energy storage technologies and the role they could play in the UK's energy system has begun, launched by the government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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‘No longer economically rational to build gas peakers in Australia’

19 Jul 2021, 03:58 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘No longer economically rational to build gas peakers in Australia’

There’s still a disconnect between what’s achievable and what is actually being achieved in the drive to decarbonise. Despite a boom in renewable energy generation, Australia’s government line is instead commitment to “a gas-fired recovery”. That commitment is a dangerous one, says Lillian Patterson of the Clean Energy Council.