The pipeline for utility-scale battery storage in the UK has been continually increasing and is now over 20GW across more than 800 projects. A recent surge in submitted applications for battery storage has led to a record breaking quarterly submitted capacity for Q2’21.
Stubbo Solar Farm and Battery, a project under development in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, which would pair 400MW of solar with 200MW / 200MWh of battery energy storage, has taken a step closer to going ahead.
The UK is undoubtedly one of the hottest global markets for battery storage today and a considerable pipeline of projects exists. Analyst Mollie McCorkindale from Solar Media Market Research explains some of the methodologies to filter out the top 10 projects in development.
A 99.9MW energy storage project in development in northern England by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has secured planning permission, with the asset set to be operational in late 2023.
South Australia’s government has welcomed the granting of planning approval for the first phase of a AU$3 billion large-scale hybrid renewable energy project in the state’s Goyder region.
A Sydney-headquartered private investment firm and renewable energy and storage developer have lodged a development application to build a large-scale battery energy storage system in Newcastle, in the Hunter region of New South Wales in Australia.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the UK has given the green light to the country’s biggest ever battery storage project.
Planning law in the UK allowing energy storage projects over 50MW has officially changed, allowing much bigger projects to come online without going through the national planning process.
While the Federal government of Australia resists public and political pressure to commit to net zero targets, the states of Victoria and Queensland have made progress in advancing plans for a large-scale standalone battery project and a wind-plus-storage plant respectively.
Hyderabad-headquartered firm Greenko Energies has received state government approval for a huge renewable energy project involving 1GW of solar, 550MW of wind and 1.2GW of pumped energy storage in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
A ‘green energy hub’ including a huge 120MW wind farm and up to 100MW of battery energy storage in Queensland, Australia, by French developer Neoen has received planning approvals from local government.
North Kesteven District Council, a local authority in England's Midlands, has approved a near 50MW solar farm alongside planning consent for a 50MWh battery for Pegasus Group, adjacent to an existing 18MW solar farm.