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GE commissions first two 300 MW pumped storage units at Jinzhai hydro power plant, China

GE was selected to deliver four 300 MW pumped storage units for the project. The first two units passed the trial period and are now connected to the grid. The project annual generating capacity represents about 1.4 times the annual household electricity consumption in Jinzhai. GE Hydro Solutions was selected by Anhui Jinzhai Pumped Storage … Continue reading GE commissions first two 300 MW pumped storage units at Jinzhai hydro power plant, China

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Half of the energy storage capacity that Enel Green Power is building is located in Italy

Half of the energy storage capacity that Enel Green Power is building is located in Italy, and it’s about to reach 2 GW. Our goal is to reach 9 GW worldwide by 2030. Batteries – and storage systems in general – are an essential tool for ensuring the continuity, reliability, and efficiency of the power … Continue reading Half of the energy storage capacity that Enel Green Power is building is located in Italy

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Pumps and batteries: two solutions to ensure continuity for renewables

The European Commission set a series of ambitious targets for 2030 for its member states, and Italy is also called upon to make a push towards the energy transition in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. None of this can happen without developing several key technologies – especially battery energy storage systems (or … Continue reading Pumps and batteries: two solutions to ensure continuity for renewables

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Pumping is adapting its consumption profile to the increase in photovoltaic energy

The rapid growth of solar photovoltaic energy in Spain is creating opportunities in the electricity market. The most widespread technology currently used to store energy, pumping power plants, is changing its consumption pattern to take advantage of these opportunities. The energy transition will create new opportunities like this one that will be exploited by new … Continue reading Pumping is adapting its consumption profile to the increase in photovoltaic energy

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U.S. Grid-Scale Energy Storage Market Beats Q2 Record

The U.S. energy storage market set a new record in the second quarter of 2022, with grid-scale installations totaling 2,608 megawatt hours (MWh) – the highest installed capacity for any Q2 on record, according to a new report released today.  According to Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business (Nasdaq: VSK), and the American Clean Power Association’s … Continue reading U.S. Grid-Scale Energy Storage Market Beats Q2 Record

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Iberdrola inaugurates the Tâmega Gigabattery, the largest clean energy project in Portugal’s history

Iberdrola reaffirms its commitment to Portugal, where it will increase investments in the coming years to 3 billion euros for wind energy and solar plants. The Gigabattery, with an investment of more than 1.5 billion euros, will be able to produce 1,158 MW and store the energy consumed by 11 million people a day in … Continue reading Iberdrola inaugurates the Tâmega Gigabattery, the largest clean energy project in Portugal’s history

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U.S. Grid-scale Energy Storage Market Breaks Q1 Record

The U.S. energy storage market set a new record in the first quarter of 2022, with grid-scale installations totaling 2,399 megawatt hours (MWh), the highest capacity for Q1 on record. According to Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business (Nasdaq: VSK), and the American Clean Power Association’s (ACP) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report released today, the … Continue reading U.S. Grid-scale Energy Storage Market Breaks Q1 Record

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Statkraft anticipates a renaissance for flexible hydropower

Statkraft, Europe’s biggest producer of renewable energy, today sent a license application for a major modernization of the Folgefonn hydropower scheme in Hardanger, Norway, to the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). Electrification and new industry development are expected to increase demand for renewable energy. Higher demand combined with more energy from variable renewable … Continue reading Statkraft anticipates a renaissance for flexible hydropower

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Iberdrola connects first generation unit at Tâmega giga battery, one of Europe’s largest pumped storage plants

The company contributes to economic development in Portugal with over €1.5 billion investment while supporting jobs in over 100 companies, 75 of them Portuguese Over the past few days, in collaboration with the Portuguese administration, Iberdrola has synchronised the first 220-MW turbine at the Gouvães hydroelectric power plant, delivering clean power to the grid for … Continue reading Iberdrola connects first generation unit at Tâmega giga battery, one of Europe’s largest pumped storage plants

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American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) today announced that ESA’s member companies approved the merger to join ACP effective January 1, 2022. “We are thrilled the member companies at the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have endorsed the planned merger with ACP. This will enhance our ability to … Continue reading American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

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GE Renewable Energy to Equip VERBUND’S Reisseck II+ Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

GE Renewable Energy to provide one 45 MW horizonal generator From 2023, the new pumped hydro storage power plant will support the integration of wind and photovoltaic systems in Austria Following Malta Oberstufe, Reisseck II is VERBUND’s second fully-fed variable speed pumped hydro storage power plant in Austria equipped by GE Hydro GE Renewable Energy … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to Equip VERBUND’S Reisseck II+ Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

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GE Renewable Energy Awarded Contract for New Build Tauernmoos Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

GE Renewable Energy to provide two 85 MW variable speed pumped storage units. Tauernmoos is one of the first new build pumped hydro storage units worldwide to feature fully-fed variable speed technology Operated by the Austrian Railway Company ÖBB, Tauernmoos will be a cornerstone for a sustainable, demand-oriented supply of traction power from hydropower GE Renewable … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Awarded Contract for New Build Tauernmoos Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

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GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with BE Power to Accelerate 400 MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

GE Renewable Energy and BE Power have signed an agreement to co-develop the 400 MW Big-T (Cressbrook) pumped hydro storage project in Toowoomba, Australia. Under the agreement, GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro Solutions business will work alongside BE Power and their partners to optimize and finalize the design of the plant and help the project secure … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with BE Power to Accelerate 400 MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

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Pump It Up: How An Alpine Lake Became A Massive Battery Ready To Feed The Grid On A Moment’s Notice

Two crystal-clear blue lakes in the Swiss canton of Valais, Lac d’Emosson and Lac du Vieux Emosson, look at first glance like any number of local glacier-fed tarns, surrounded by mountains and crystalline air blowing down the slopes of nearby Mont Blanc. But first impressions can be misleading: The twin bodies of water are central … Continue reading Pump It Up: How An Alpine Lake Became A Massive Battery Ready To Feed The Grid On A Moment’s Notice

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In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

In September, the European Commission in Brussels proposed an ambitious new goal for renewable energy in the region: a 55% reduction in greenhouses gases by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) to put Europe on track toward climate neutrality by 2050. To get there, EU countries are going to have to accelerate their efforts around renewable … Continue reading In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

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Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. hydropower industry and environmental and conservation organizations agreed to increase collaboration on decarbonizing the nation’s electric grid, while protecting America’s waterways. AWEA this year partnered with America’s hydropower, solar, and energy storage industries as part of a shared vision of renewables … Continue reading Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

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GE Renewable Energy to support the development of pumped hydro storage solutions in India

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) to supply and commission four 125 MW fixed speed pumped storage turbines for the new Kundah hydropower plant in India. This greenfield project is part of the initiatives supported by the central government of India to significantly increase … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to support the development of pumped hydro storage solutions in India

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Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

Combining solar with other power sources is smart way of using technical infrastructure. In Germany two hydro power stations will get additional solar power. In expanding its energy production via solar energy in Germany, Vattenfall is set to begin construction of a photovoltaic plant at the Markersbach pumped storage plant in Saxony, close to the … Continue reading Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

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GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Walcha Energy to Accelerate 500MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

GE Renewable Energy and Walcha Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop the 500MW Dungowan pumped hydro storage project in the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Under the agreement, GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro Solutions business will provide Walcha Energy with technical and commercial support to accelerate the … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Walcha Energy to Accelerate 500MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Australia

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Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

An oft-repeated refrain—the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow—is sometimes seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an impetus toward discovering the best ways to store that energy until it’s needed. Declining costs in available technologies have propelled interest in energy storage forward like never before. The price … Continue reading Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

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