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New report from Aurora Energy Research finds that battery storage facilities saved Texas Grid over $750 million during peak demand days in winter 2024

Since 2020, Texas has experienced extreme winter storms, record-setting hot summers, and rapidly growing power demand that have tested the state’s power grid. Conditions in Texas this year indicate the coming summer will be another trying environment. Battery energy storage systems (BESS) in Texas help lessen the impact and cost of extreme weather, according to a …

First sodium-ion battery storage station at grid level opens with cells that can be charged in 12 minutes

The viability of cheaper sodium-ion batteries in an energy storage system at the grid level has been proven by the first utility station that is now operational. The low cost of the sodium cells can lead to electricity generation at a price of less than $0.03 per kWh, and this is one of …

Netherlands allocates €100 million for battery storage subsidies

The Dutch authorities have earmarked €100 million in subsidies for the integration of battery storage in solar projects for the upcoming year, in response to ongoing challenges related to power flexibility and grid constraints in the country. Rob Jetten, the outgoing minister for climate and energy policy, unveiled this subsidy …

Cero to include battery storage in its 370 MW solar power project in Greece

Cero Development Hellas, a subsidiary of Macquarie’s Cero Generation, has received approval to enhance its 370MW Dristello solar power plant in central Greece with the addition of a 749 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy storage system. The approval, given by the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Waste and Water, allows for a …

UL Solutions HOMER® Front Software adds frequency regulation modeling for utility-scale battery storage

UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, announced the release of the new 1.0 version of HOMER® Front software, adding expanded performance and financial forecasting capabilities to the subscription-based online application for designing, optimizing and maximizing the revenue and return on investment of complex utility-scale energy storage, solar, wind …

Quinbrook and E.ON to construct large-scale battery storage project at Uskmouth, South Wales

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (“Quinbrook”), a specialist global investment manager focused exclusively on the infrastructure needed for the energy transition, today announced a partnership with E.ON to construct a 230MW/460MWh Battery Energy Storage System in South Wales at Uskmouth. E.ON will acquire 50% of the project capacity and jointly invest in …

Bulgaria opens calls for battery storage subsidies within renewable energy projects

Following a three-month delay, the Ministry of Energy of Bulgaria combined five planned procedures for grants for energy storage facilities into three and launched calls for two of them. The aim is to support the buildout of renewable electricity plants, with which the subsidized systems would be integrated into hybrid …

BayWa r.e., Ampt and Fraunhofer ICT complete European first-of-its-Kind PV, Wind and battery storage system combination

Global renewable energy company BayWa r.e. and Ampt, the #1 DC optimizer company for large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, announce the successful deployment of a unique combination of wind and solar generation together with battery storage within the microgrid at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) campus in Pfinztal, Germany. …