April 17, 2019 12:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At AUSPACK 2019, Australasia’s largest processing and packaging machinery event, the Australian Energy Storage Alliance (AES) ran a panel session “Meeting The Energy Challenge: The Long-Term Financial Benefits of Commercial Power Purchase Agreements”. The well-attended panel session, facilitated by Sam Staples, Market Development Manager, showcased the cross-industry work the Alliance…

Read More

Electric Power Research Institute advances microgrid feasibility through collaborative demonstration projects and standards implementation

April 17, 2019 9:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Author: Matthew A. Pellow, PhD, Pellow Energy Insights Microgrids are seeing increased demonstration and deployment in Australia, both to provide greater resiliency to critical facilities in grid-connected environments, and as a potentially cost-effective approach to serving utility customers in remote communities. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) – based in…

Read More

Perth to host new Future Battery Industries CRC

April 17, 2019 9:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A new Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) has been announced and will be supported by a $25 million Commonwealth Government funding boost. This program has the aim to expand battery minerals and chemicals production, develop opportunities for specialist battery manufacture; support battery deployment; and optimise the circular economy for the use and re-use of…

Read More


March 20, 2019 9:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Energy company Magellan Power is pleased to be part of a new $8.8 million power system rollout as announced yesterday by Energy Minister Bill Johnston. 57 sites across WA’s South West are now set to receive Stand-alone Power Systems (SPS), the majority of which will carry Magellan Power designed and…

Read More

SA’s Grid Scale Storage Fund Attracts Global Interest

February 20, 2019 2:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

International companies at the forefront of developing innovative energy storage solutions are among those that have applied for the South Australian Government’s $50 million Grid Scale Storage Fund. Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said that 50 proposals had been received. He added that, “the Fund attracted…

Read More

Redflow batteries supply energy for remote Thai village

February 18, 2019 11:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Zinc-bromine flow batteries from Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited are now storing solar energy to provide a reliable power supply for a remote village in mountainous northern Thailand that has long lacked electricity. In a project backed by the Thai Government, the village of Ban Pha Dan in Lamphun…

Read More

Storage to suit remote sites such as islands, fringe of grid and off-grid

February 18, 2019 11:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In Australia, there are many remote sites which are located in “fringe of grid” and “off grid”. In the AEMC report (*) for Western Power proposal dated 19th December 2017, Western Power stated many benefits when allowing distributors to provide electricity to customers (mostly in fringe of grid) from off-grid…

Read More

Shell Agrees to Acquire sonnen

February 18, 2019 11:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that, post regulatory approval and completion, sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell. “sonnen is one…

Read More

Hydrostor Announces Australia’s First Compressed Air Energy Storage Project, Secures Funding from ARENA and South Australia Renewable Technology Fund

February 20, 2019 1:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

ADELAIDE, February 8, 2019 – Hydrostor Inc., a leader in Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES), is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Hydrostor Australia Pty Ltd, has been awarded a combined total of $9 million of grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Government of…

Read More


January 25, 2019 1:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Tata Power Company to deploy an initial 35 MWh Energy Vault system planned for 2019; CEMEX partnership will support rapid adoption and deployment of Energy Vault’s unique storage solution Renewables have struggled to more fully replace fossil fuel power due to production unpredictability and intermittency from reliance on factors…

Read More