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Chart showing Southeast Asia's cumulative installed pumped-hydro storage capacity over the next years
Southeast Asia targets 18 GW of pumped hydro by 2033 
According to projections from Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy, Southeast Asia’s share of pumped storage hydropower is set to increase nearly eightfold in less than a decade – from 2.3 GW today to 18 GW by 2033. Rystad’s figures say that there is currently 2.7 GW of pumped hydro storage under construction, while the remaining 13.3 GW is in various stages of development. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
24 hours ago
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Containers with battery energy storage systems
55 MWh battery storage system goes live in Bulgaria
Billed as the largest operating battery energy storage system in Bulgaria to date, the 25 MW/55 MWh facility, developed by Austria’s Renalfa IPP, came online at the start of the month.
Patrick Jowett
Jun 16, 2024
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Field of PV and wind mills
Germany, UK, Ireland, Poland offer best renewables + BESS colocation potential
Market analytics provider Aurora Energy Research has examined the potential for colocation of renewables with battery energy storage systems (BESS) across 12 European countries. It found that Germany, Great Britain, the Ireland I-SEM, and Poland are leading the pack.
Marija Maisch
Jun 14, 2024
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People with signed documents for pumped hydro projects
Bulgaria backed by EIB for 1.6 GW of pumped storage 
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will conduct economic and technological feasibility studies on two Bulgarian pumped storage hydropower plants due to be operational by 2032. The projects will each add generation capacity of around 800 MW and will both come with a price tag of around €900 ($964) million. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 14, 2024
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Highview Power scheme of the liquid air energy storage project
Highview Power to build 300 MWh liquid air storage plant in UK
Construction to begin imminently at commercial-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant in the United Kingdom. Major investors include Centrica, which joins as a strategic partner. 
Matthew Lynas
Jun 13, 2024
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Rendering of planned battery energy storage system
SPIC’s Pacific Blue starts build of 60 MW battery at Australian wind farm
Pacific Blue Australia has turned the sods on its $66 million, 60 MW / 130 MWh battery storage project at Clements Gap in South Australia. The company’s first storage system is scheduled to commence operation in 2026.
Ev Foley
Jun 13, 2024
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Borrego Solar installation
Bitech Technologies sells 2.4 GW of solar to focus on BESS 
Bitech has completed the sale of 2.425 GW of its greenfield solar projects to "a third party purchaser". The company plans to turn its focus to its battery storage business, which it believes, could ensure better investment returns.
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 13, 2024
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Chart showing Southeast Asia's cumulative installed pumped-hydro storage capacity over the next years
Southeast Asia targets 18 GW of pumped hydro by 2033 
According to projections from Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy, Southeast Asia’s share of pumped storage hydropower is set to increase nearly eightfold in less than a decade – from 2.3 GW today to 18 GW by 2033. Rystad’s figures say that there is currently 2.7 GW of pumped hydro storage under construction, while the remaining 13.3 GW is in various stages of development. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
24 hours ago
View article
Containers with battery energy storage systems
55 MWh battery storage system goes live in Bulgaria
Billed as the largest operating battery energy storage system in Bulgaria to date, the 25 MW/55 MWh facility, developed by Austria’s Renalfa IPP, came online at the start of the month.
Patrick Jowett
Jun 16, 2024
View article
Field of PV and wind mills
Germany, UK, Ireland, Poland offer best renewables + BESS colocation potential
Market analytics provider Aurora Energy Research has examined the potential for colocation of renewables with battery energy storage systems (BESS) across 12 European countries. It found that Germany, Great Britain, the Ireland I-SEM, and Poland are leading the pack.
Marija Maisch
Jun 14, 2024
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People with signed documents for pumped hydro projects
Bulgaria backed by EIB for 1.6 GW of pumped storage 
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will conduct economic and technological feasibility studies on two Bulgarian pumped storage hydropower plants due to be operational by 2032. The projects will each add generation capacity of around 800 MW and will both come with a price tag of around €900 ($964) million. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 14, 2024
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Highview Power scheme of the liquid air energy storage project
Highview Power to build 300 MWh liquid air storage plant in UK
Construction to begin imminently at commercial-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant in the United Kingdom. Major investors include Centrica, which joins as a strategic partner. 
Matthew Lynas
Jun 13, 2024
View article
Rendering of planned battery energy storage system
SPIC’s Pacific Blue starts build of 60 MW battery at Australian wind farm
Pacific Blue Australia has turned the sods on its $66 million, 60 MW / 130 MWh battery storage project at Clements Gap in South Australia. The company’s first storage system is scheduled to commence operation in 2026.
Ev Foley
Jun 13, 2024
View article
Borrego Solar installation
Bitech Technologies sells 2.4 GW of solar to focus on BESS 
Bitech has completed the sale of 2.425 GW of its greenfield solar projects to "a third party purchaser". The company plans to turn its focus to its battery storage business, which it believes, could ensure better investment returns.
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 13, 2024
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Image of pv field and energy storage systems
Australian developer opts for longer battery duration to boost project economics
Renewables developer Frontier Energy has boosted the storage duration of its 80 MW Waroona Renewable battery by 12% to 4.5 hours
Ev Foley
Jun 12, 2024
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Start of construction works at Netzbooster construction site in Kupferzell
250 MW grid booster battery breaks ground in Germany
TransnetBW, the transmission system operator in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, has celebrated the official opening of the Netzbooster construction site in Kupferzell. The 250 MW battery-based energy storage system, supplied by Fluence, will help increse the utilisation of the electricity grid, reducing the need for network reinforcement and expansion.
Marija Maisch
Jun 11, 2024

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