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UNITED STATES: The San Francisco Bay Area's public transport system has signed two 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for wind and solar power.
EGYPT: Renewable power generation joint venture Lekela has initialled key project documents with the Egyptian government for a 250MW wind farm in the Gulf of Suez.
WORLDWIDE: A mix of flexible storage solutions will be needed to stabilise grids and prevent outages as the power system becomes more variable, according to a new research paper.
UK: Approximately 12GW of battery storage could be deployed nationwide by the end of 2021, a quarter of which could be co-located at wind power sites, a new study has found.
FRANCE/UK: Transmission specialist Siemens will replace the transformers on the 2GW interconnector between the UK and France, increasing its reliability and efficiency.
EUROPE: Members of the electricity industry union, EurElectric, have committed to providing a carbon-neutral electricity mix "well-before the mid-century".
UNITED STATES: Google has signed power purchase agreements (PPA) for 536MW of wind power from EDF Renewable Energy, Iberdrola subsidiary Avangrid Renewables and the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA).
AUSTRALIA: Elon Musk's Tesla has completed installation of the world's largest lithium-ion battery at the Hornsdale Wind complex ahead of the billionaire's self-imposed '100-day' deadline.
ARGENTINA: The country may be a latecomer to the Latin American wind boom, but ambitious targets and radical economic reforms mean this is the perfect time to grab a slice of the pie.
UK: Managing the charging of electric cars as a flexible load will reduce stress on the electricity grid and could encourage more investment in renewable energy generation.
WORLDWIDE: Battery-storage technology has very high public visibility at present for several reasons.
UNITED STATES: With low gas prices pushing down wholesale prices, developers are finding utilities are keener to buy wind farms than the power they generate.