As Japan’s heavily regulated energy markets continue a process of liberalisation and supposedly increasing consumer choices, utility TEPCO has launched a smart electricity tariff enabled by the capabilities of residential battery storage.
Power network owner AusNet Services has joined with retailer EnergyAustralia to deliver Victoria’s first grid-scale electricity storage project, located at a bottleneck in the transmission grid in north-west Victoria.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$40 million loan to support a 41MW hybrid distributed renewable energy system combining wind, solar, battery storage and a thermal heat pump in Mongolia.
Energy storage is a compelling complement to wind and solar, because of high flexibility and ability to operate as both load, when it charges, and generation, when the energy is deployed.
New reforms designed to allow more Australians to sell their solar power into the grid are being developed by Australia’s energy market rule maker.
A new report has found that Australia led the world in the total power of storage batteries installed in 2017, helped by a surge in residential battery installations supporting rooftop solar systems.