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Regulating the battery industry presents a tricky balancing act for the European Union

28 Jul 2021, 12:05 • By Andy Colthorpe
Regulating the battery industry presents a tricky balancing act for the European Union

The European Union has raised the bar for standards in the battery supply chain with a set of regulations it intends to introduce, but a group of academics and industry experts has pointed out some drawbacks with its approach. One of those experts talks to Energy-Storage.news about the implications for stationary energy storage systems.

RWE builds 117MW of battery systems paired with run-of-river hydropower

RWE builds 117MW of battery systems paired with run-of-river hydropower

26 Jul 2021, 13:02

Updated 27 July 2021: An RWE spokesperson told Energy-Storage.news that the combined capacity of the BESS installations will be 128MWh across the two sites. It was also confirmed that the project will be commercially-oriented, rather than a demonstration of the technology or potential business models.

UK government gathering information on long-duration energy storage

UK government gathering information on long-duration energy storage

22 Jul 2021, 12:18

A process of gathering information, evidence and analysis on long-duration energy storage technologies and the role they could play in the UK's energy system has begun, launched by the government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).