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    1. Fortum and Saft Launch Energy Storage Pilot at CHP Plant

      Fortum and Saft Launch Energy Storage Pilot at CHP Plant

      Finnish energy company Fortum is launching the Nordic countries’ biggest energy storage pilot project. The €2 million ($2.2 million) project will incorporate megawatt-scale lithium-ion (li-ion) battery storage technology from French company Saft. Saft’s li-ion containerized battery system with a nominal output of 2 MW and 1 MWh of energy capacity will be installed at Fortum’s Suomenoja combined heat and power (CHP) plant (pictured), in Finland’s second largest city Espoo.

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      Mentions: France Saft
    2. Trade groups call for EU policy focus on solar plus storage - Decentralized Energy

      Trade groups call for EU policy focus on solar plus storage - Decentralized Energy

      Trade groups representing Europe’s solar power (Solar Power Europe), heat pump (EHPA) and battery energy storage (EUROBAT) sectors have teamed up to call for new policies designed to promote the combination of solar and storage technologies. In a policy paper released this week, the groups said ‘regulatory adjustments’ are needed to unlock the potential of solar power with storage. Most crucially, the paper said a legal definition of storage is needed at the EU level in order to create a viable market for the technology. And it said barriers to self-consumption such as additional taxes will hamper the further development of decentralized storage, recommending that ‘an appropriate and cost-efficient framework for renewable self-consumption’ be added to the Renewable Energy Directive.

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      Mentions: Europe EUROBAT
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