Energy storage news - January 15th, 2021

This week’s TOP 5 features news about the announcement of a giga-scale battery storage project in Australia by Origin Energy, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Canadian Infrastructure Bank regarding a massive storage project in Ontario, the collaboration between 2 French energy producers to deploy a large plant combining solar, battery storage and hydrogen, the alliance between Total and 174 Power Global to develop a group of solar and storage projects in the US and the award of several hundreds of MW of storage capacity for Fluence and Wartsila in Australia.

  1. Australian utility Origin Energy submitted a connection request for a massive 700 MW / 2800 MWh battery storage system to be installed at the Eraring power station.
  2. A 1 GWh battery storage project to be deployed in Ontario will benefit from the support of the Canadian Infrastructure Bank.
  3. Neoen will collaborate with Engie to develop a renewable energy hub in the south of France, including notably 1 GW of solar PV, battery storage and hydrogen electrolyzers.
  4. Total will form a joint venture with 174 Power Global to develop a pipeline of solar-plus-storage projects in the United States.
  5. AGL has selected Fluence and Wartsila, two leading battery storage solution suppliers, for the provison of 850 MW of storage systems by 2024.