• UK’s 200 MW grid storage tender flooded by battery bid interest

    A 2016 tender being planned by UK’s National Grid utility could expand the UK grid-connected electrical energy storage market by 40 times its 2013 level and has seen major interest from battery developers.

  • German home batteries set to lead storage growth until incentive cuts bite in 2017

    The residential segment will lead significant growth in the German energy storage market until at least mid-2017 before the federal government’s recent decision to scrap incentives for solar storage curbs demand, said Tobias Rothacher, senior manager Energy Storage & Fuel Cells, Solar Energy, Bioenergy at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).

  • Germany’s power market reforms provide platform for storage growth

    A pending legislative change to allow German wind and solar players to bid in the energy balancing market need not concern battery storage developers as primary frequency response will not be affected, insiders told Energy Storage Update.

  • PJM leads the US fast-frequency regulation market

    Two thirds of the 62 MW of storage deployed in the US in 2014 was located in PJM territory, but where prices will settle and what other opportunities will arise for energy storage in the US fast-frequency regulation market remains unclear.