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BESS Projects Boost Clean Energy in Europe

Portugal has a goal to produce at least 80% of its electricity from renewable energy resources by 2050. Several companies are investing in the country’s power infrastructure, including Powin, an Oregon-headquartered energy storage platform provider that has partnered with Galp, a leading Portuguese integrated energy group, to install battery energy storage systems (BESSs). The latest project, announced in February, is for a 5-MW/20-MWh BESS (Figure 1) in Alcoutim, Portugal. The installation would be Powin’s first in Europe, and coincides with the opening of the company’s new office in Madrid, Spain.

Other companies investing in energy storage in Europe include Ardian, a France-based investment house that manages or advises $164 billion of assets in a global portfolio. Ardian in February announced, in partnership with its operating platform eNordic, a final investment decision to build the Mertaniemi battery energy storage project, a 38.5-MW BESS in Finland that will support that country’s power grid. The investment comes from the Ardian Clean Energy Evergreen Fund (ACEEF), and is the fund’s first for a BESS project.




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  • Jane Wangui

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    It is nice seeing renewable energy industries growing so rapidly....it gives is hope of a better and cleaner environment in the future.

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    • Grace Njeri

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      Glad to see the global renewable energy industry has grown quickly over the past few years.

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      • George Kariuki

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        The future is bright for clean energy in Europe! Let's keep the momentum going.

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • walter lungayi

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            The BESS projects are playing a crucial role in advancing clean energy in Europe. These projects are helping to integrate renewable energy sources into the grid, improve energy efficiency, and support the transition towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy landscape.

            • Timothy Ndegwa

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              It's inspiring to see companies like Powin and Ardian investing in renewable energy infrastructure, contributing to Portugal's ambitious goals. However, given the scale and complexity of such projects, how do they plan to navigate potential regulatory hurdles or community resistance to ensure smooth implementation and long-term success?

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              • Munene Mugambi

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                Investments in battery energy storage systems in Europe, like the project in Portugal and Finland, are key steps towards achieving renewable energy goals. They enhance grid stability and support the transition to cleaner energy sources. This helps us get closer to achieving green energy transition

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                • Richard S

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                  Wise funding #ACEEF

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                  • dickson mutai

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                    this is great .. wrong recipient i think?

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                      This is promising, clean energy is our future

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                      • Munene Mugambi

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                        @elizbeth_gathigia Clean energy presents promising opportunities for shaping our future energy landscape, offering sustainable solutions to meet our growing energy needs while mitigating environmental impacts.

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                      • Princess

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                        It's uplifting to see initiatives like BESS projects leading the way towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future in Europe.

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                        • Rashid Kamau

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                          @princess_nel_268 Very promising,with the dedications and strive shown by BESS projects,am certain we are headed to the right trajectory.

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                          • Munene Mugambi

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                            @princess_nel_268 BESS projects signify progress towards a cleaner, sustainable energy future in Europe, providing optimism for environmental and energy goals. Would certainly love to see more of the same coming up

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