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Your five top stories of 2014

It’s already dimming in the memory. But before 2014 fades out of sight completely, let’s remember this was an important 12 months for energy storage.There was plenty of the usual hype, of course, but also…


What will the takeover of Alstom by GE or Siemens mean for the future of the energy storage market? Photo: GE Energy Storage

What the Alstom deal means for storage

GE’s planned takeover of the Alstom energy business would strengthen the American company’s presence in storage but will not shake up the market, experts claim. The prediction comes amid pressure from the French government for Alstom shareholders…


What's happening in pumped hydro storage in Europe and globally? Photo credit: Nam Ngum pumped storage plant, Alstom

Pumped hydro energy storage in Europe and beyond

Thanks to its massive investment requirements and vast geographical impact, gigawatt-scale pumped hydro storage had fallen out of favour in many parts of the world.This includes Europe, where over 120 existing major projects, many built…


Alstom, reportedly the world's leading energy storage company, recently inaugurated a Smart Grid Excellence Centre in Montpellier, France.

Who owns half the storage market?

Alstom, Voith and Gridflex have half the energy storage market. Well, 48% of the world’s total storage capacity to be precise, says Navigant Research, and that’s from what it describes as the “measureable market”. According…



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Pumped hydro key to Euro project

eStorage, a European power consortium, has been awarded a €13.3 million grant by the European Commission to develop flexible, reliable, GWh-scale energy storage across the European Union and to enhance grid management systems to allow the integration…