Fortum announced that it will install the newest 5MW/6.2MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) at Forshuvud hydropower plant. It is one of dozens of hydropower plants Fortum owns and operates running off the Dalälven river’s catchment area through central Sweden. As with the Järvenpää battery, the Forshuvud battery will provide frequency regulation services. Forshuvud is a 44MW plant generating around 209.8GWh of electricity annually and is 88% owned by Fortum.
Read the full article on Nergy Storage News: https://www.energy-storage.news/news/nordic-regions-largest-battery-will-assist-44mw-hydropower-plant-as-it-bala
As part of its Paris Agreement obligations, the EU Commission has presented a carbon-neutral vision for 2050, which encompasses GDP growth through smart investments and public health savings.
It is still just a vision and has yet to be approved by the relevant authorities. To this end, the commission has invited the European Council, the European Parliament and the Committee of Regions, as well as the Economic and Social Committee to attend a conference on May 9, 2019, in Sibiu, Romania.
Read the full article on PV Magazine
Two new reports from BloombergNEF recommend that the two northern European countries should implement policies to accelerate the adoption of energy storage and smart electric vehicle charging, while also improving demand response and interconnection to Nordic hydropower reservoirs. All of these actions are expected to further reduce fossil fuel dependence and add flexibility to their respective energy markets.
read the full article on PV Magazine: https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/11/21/uk-germany-should-push-on-storage-evs-bloombergnef/
With a proof of concept, Engie and Connected Power have integrated their second-life EV storage system into the distribution system of TenneT in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
More information on PV magazine: https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/10/26/engie-launches-second-life-ev-battery-grid-services/
Irelands DS3 flexibility market will deploy the fastest-reacting batteries in the world (150-300ms)
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