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Bank agrees loan to help troubled South African utility deploy energy storage

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:26 -- Paul Crompton

China headquartered New Development Bank (NDB) has agreed to a ZAR6billion ($420 million) loan to South African power utility Eskom to build up to 360MW of energy storage in the country.

Troubled Eskom, which has carried out load shedding in the form of rolling blackouts across the country, is believed to be looking at 90 sites in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal.

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Utility to build 5MW lithium-ion battery storage project for emergency and grid services

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 15:47 -- Paul Crompton
Power utility, Duke Energy Carolinas, lithium-ion, energy storage system, Anderson Civic Center,

Power utility Duke Energy Carolinas is building a 5MW lithium-ion energy storage system at a center that will serve as a shelter during emergencies such as hurricane evacuation.

The project at Anderson Civic Center in Anderson County, South Carolina, US, is part of the company’s ongoing plans to invest $500 million in a total of 300MW of battery storage projects across the state in the next 15 years.

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E.ON to replace lead-acid for nickel batteries in European substation

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 09:50 -- Paul Crompton
Saft’s Uptimax

Power utility E.ON is replacing lead-acid backup power batteries from a distribution substation in the north west of Hungary with Saft’s nickel cadmium technology. 

The pilot project aims to show how Saft’s Uptimax maintenance-free nickel pocket plate batteries can be installed as a direct Plug and Play replacement for time-served lead-acid batteries. 

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