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China wants in on Crete power link, joins Minos solar project

China’s president Xi Jinping left Greece with 16 bilateral deals, after an official three-day visit, where the focus was placed on the most populous country’s massive Belt and Road Initiative for infrastructure, manufacturing and trade across Asia, Africa and Europe. The projects include the interconnection cable which is planned to be installed between Crete and […]


How Invenergy Quietly Became One of the Biggest Players in Grid Storage

After years flying under the radar, the renewables developer bagged one of the largest utility storage contracts ever. It may just be getting started. It’s not that Invenergy was ever shy about its storage ambitions. The Chicago-based developer, which has built 22,600 megawatts of wind, solar and natural-gas generation, entered the storage market in a […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

Australian Energy Market Operator opens virtual power plant integration trial

The capabilities of virtual power plants (VPPs) to provide capacity as well as frequency regulation services to the grid in Australia will be demonstrated through a new integration trial. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), is running the 12 to 18-month trial, with funding of AU$2.46 million (US$1.75 million) through the national renewables agency ARENA, […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

Storage, smart energy touted as post-Brexit stability drivers

A domestic energy storage and smart-energy agenda could help the UK offset volatile energy prices if interconnections suffer under a no-deal scenario, experts have said. “Any potential uncertainty around interconnectors will increase the UK’s need to move, regardless of Brexit, to a smart energy system and energy storage,” Tanisha Beebee, senior policy advisor at the […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology