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    1. Vestas Confirms Tesla Joint Project

      Vestas Confirms Tesla Joint Project

      Vestas said in March it was looking to increase its involvement in intergrating wind and storage solutions and has been working on a number of small-scale projects over recent years. Notably, it installed a battery system at its Lem Kjaer site in Denmark and also has hybrid wind-solar or wind-solar-storage projects in Greece and Kenya, respectively. 

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      Mentions: Australia Denmark MA
    2. Younicos to Supply Centrica with 49MW Battery Storage Plant

      Younicos to Supply Centrica with 49MW Battery Storage Plant

      The deal is part of Centrica's wider plans to build a series of flexible power facilities, having secured 15-year agreements for over 500MW of new capacity, mainly gas-fired. The battery storage plant, which will be built at Roosecote in the north-west of England, will provide energy in response to peaks in demand. Roosecote is a large site having originally been built for a coal-fired plant, which has been retired. A gas power plant at the site was demolished in 2015.

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      Mentions: Germany UK
    3. NextEra Will Double Investment in Wind and Solar

      NextEra Will Double Investment in Wind and Solar

      Nextera Energy signed contracts for 1.4GW of wind and 700MW of solar in 2015 and expects to bring roughly 2.5GW of new renewables online this year. Over the next few years, Nextera expects to as much as double the development resources committed to wind and solar projects, said senior vice-president for finance, John Ketchum. He was speaking at the release of the company’s fourth quarter results.

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      Mentions: U.S.
    4. Enercon Starts Work on 10MW Battery

      Enercon Starts Work on 10MW Battery

      Enercon managing director Hans-Dieter Kettwig broke ground at the Regionale Regelkraftwerk Feldheim project. It is being constructed at the renewable-energy-powered village of Feldheim in Brandenburg. Work is being carried out on the first 5MW unit, with the second due in 2015. Enercon said it will be Germany's largest battery-based energy storage system. The two units combined will be able to supply 6.5MWh of electricity.

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    5. Enercon to Develop 10MW Battery Storage System

      Enercon to Develop 10MW Battery Storage System

      The 10MW Regionale Regelkraftwerk Feldheim project is being built at the wholly renewable-energy-powered village of Feldheim in Brandenburg. The first unit will go online this year, with the second due in 2015, when the full 10MW capacity will be reached. Enercon will provide electronics including the activation system for the converters used for charging and discharging. These comprise 42 power cabinets with a capacity of 300kW each.

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    6. US to Canada Wind Storage Transmission Line Plans Submitted

      US to Canada Wind Storage Transmission Line Plans Submitted

      The 500kV Great Northern Transmission Line would cross the Minnesota-Manitoba border carrying power from wind into Canada for storage through pumped hydro. Power will then be transported along the 350-kilometre route back into the US at times of high demand to an electric substation on the Mesabi Iron Range in the north of the country. Minnesota Power has submitted its plans to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for approval and also applied for a presidential permit from the US Department of Energy.

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    7. Goldwind Wins 70MW Deal for Wind-Solar-Storage Demo Project

      Goldwind Wins 70MW Deal for Wind-Solar-Storage Demo Project

      China Goldwind has won a 70MW deal for a state-level demonstration project integrating wind and solar power generation, storage and transmission. The contract is for 28 2.5MW wind turbines, including tower and foundation rings. Goldwind will be paid around CNY 400 million ($61 million) for the machines.  Jibei Electric Power, a local subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation, is developing the project, located in Zhangjiakou, about 200 kilometers to the north-west of the capital, Beijing. The whole plan is to build a power generation base comprising 500MW wind power installations, 100MW solar and 110MW storage on a 500-hectare site.

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    8. E.on Develops Grid-Scale Wind-Integration Battery

      E.on Develops Grid-Scale Wind-Integration Battery

      E.on has announced that it is working on a large-scale battery storage system in order to better integrate wind and solar into the grid. The M5BAT system will have a capacity of 5MW and combines a number of different technologies with the aim of optimising its performance, said E.on. It uses high-output lithium ion batteries for short-duration discharge, high-temperature batteries for medium-duration discharge, and lead-acid batteries for short- and medium-duration discharge.

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    9. Areva and Schneider Join Forces for Wind Energy Storage

      Areva and Schneider Join Forces for Wind Energy Storage

      Areva and Schneider Electric have teamed up to work on the development of a hydrogen fuel-cell energy storage system to compliment renewable energy generation.Under the agreement, the companies will work together to propose and design new systems to smooth the power from wind and solar. The system will be based on Areva's existing Greenergy Box, which can store energy through hydrogen- and oxygen-generating electrolysis.

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