Fires raise concern over energy storage battery safety in South Korea
On April 6, 2021, a fire broke out at a solar-plus-storage facility in Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. This, doubled with Hyundai’s Kona Electric battery recall due to allegedly faulty cells supplied by LG, posed concerns and doubts toward
Hsinta Power Plant malfunctions accentuate importance of energy storage and inadequacy of Taiwan
Malfunctions at Hsinta Power Plant caused two nationwide power outages in Taiwan on May 13 and May 17. Grid ancillary services used to be provided by traditional coal-fired and hydropower generators, which require warm-ups or are driven by inertial force,
RE100-driven C&I energy transition provides opportunities for energy storage
Taiwan is lagging behind the world in energy storage development; however, with the government, Taipower, and major enterprises leading the way, it is still expected to see further developments in the foreseeable future.
China stepping up deployment of front-of-the-meter storage with clear policy
China’s policies indicate its increasing focuses on the development of energy storage. Presently, in addition to the central government’s supports, eleven provinces have promulgated policies related to mandatory energy storage applications.