Highview Power Begins Construction of a 50MW Cryogenic Energy Storage Plant in the UK

published: 2020-11-23 18:30
Highview Power, a pioneer in cryogenic energy storage, announced on November 6 that it has commenced the construction of a commercial energy storage plant in Greater Manchester, UK. Provisionally named CRYOBattery, the project is scheduled for completion by 2023 and designed to have a storage capacity of 50MW (250MWh). It is expected to be among the largest energy storage projects in Europe. Highview was established in 2005 and has headquarters in the UK and the US. ...  more

Exelon Joins EPRI and GTI in Initiative Accelerating Low-Carbon Energy Technologies

published: 2020-08-12 13:00
Exelon Corporation today announced its sponsorship of an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. The Low-Carbon Resources Initiative is part of Exelon’s commitment to advancing clean-energy solutions to benefit customers and communities.  ...  more

Schneider Electric Solar Unveils Insight, a Smart Digital Platform for Solar & Storage Energy Management

published: 2020-07-28 4:00
Insight enables users to easily monitor, operate, and upgrade their solar and storage installation with peace of mind thanks to the advanced cybersecurity. Insight is future-ready to support smart homes and EVs. Installers will experience a new level of productivity, as Insight is the easy way to configure and remotely support customers' installations. Insight is compatible with Conext™ Gateway. ...  more

Enel Green Power Starts Construction of Its First Renewables + Storage Project in North America

published: 2020-07-24 10:00
Enel Green Power has started construction of the Lily solar + storage project in Texas, its first utility-scale solar + storage project in North America. The Lily solar + storage project comprises a 146 MWac photovoltaic (PV) facility paired with a 50 MWac battery and is expected to be operational by summer 2021. In addition, the company plans to install 1 GW of battery storage capacity for future utility-scale installation across the company's renewable portfolio in the United States through 2022. ...  more

Taipower: Additional 300MW of Demand from New Air Conditioners for Public Schools Will Not Affect Grid Stability

published: 2020-07-16 10:00
Taiwan’s public utility Taipower said on July 8 that the government’s plan to install new air conditioners in public schools on the island will not cause a noticeable tightening of the overall electricity supply. This statement came a day after Premier Su Tseng-chang announced that all public learning institutions in Taiwan (including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and vocational high schools) will be equipped with air conditioners for every classroom. Some schools will also have their older air conditioners replaced. The government’s plan calls for installing around 150,000 units of air conditioning systems. ...  more