Month: July 2018

Eelpower Acquires 20MW Battery, Plans 1GW of Storage Capacity by 2022

Independent developer Eelpower said it acquired Anesco’s 20MW Rock Farm battery storage scheme July 17th. The Rock Farm battery scheme is located near Ludlow in Shropshire and connected to the local grid, owned and operated by Western Power Distribution. The battery comprises 16, 1.25MW BYD-manufactured storage units constructed by Anesco […]

Pivot Power’s Debut Battery Gets Green Light

Hampshire’s Test Valley Borough Council granted planning permission July 16th for Pivot Power’s proposed 50MW battery storage facility near Southampton. The battery will be located at a site close to Junction 3 of the M27 and is the first in a wider programme of planning applications to develop a 2GW […]

Road-to-Zero: A Summary of the UK’s EV Charging Infrastructure Policy

The UK Government’s Department for Transport released its Road-to-Zero strategy on July 9th. Road-to-Zero is the government’s clean transport strategy which aims to expand green infrastructure across the UK, reduce emissions from existing vehicles, and drive the uptake of zero emission cars, vans and trucks. Underpinning the strategy is a […]

Tesla Makes New Hire for Energy Products Business

Tesla has hired Sanjay Shah as Senior Vice President of Energy Operations. Shah will be responsible for global deployment and operation of Tesla’s energy products, including solar, Powerwall and Powerpack. Powerwall is Tesla’s home energy storage battery. Powerpack is it’s commercial and utility-scale equivalent. Shah joins Tesla from Amazon where […]