Gravity storage company Energy Vault completes construction of 25 MW/100 MWh storage system in China, with expected Q4 commissioning date.
LNVG rail company in Germany’s Lower Saxony moves away fron hydrogen fuel-cell trains (it had bought 14, for $85 mn) saying battery-electric trains are cheaper to operate. Next round of trains to include 102 battery electric models and 27 electrics using overhead lines.
25% of vehicles sold in California during Q2 are electric, totaling 125,939. Cumulative numbers for California and U.S. stand at 1,623,211 and 3,916,106, respectively.
Subsidiary of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems submits application to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Limited Work Authorization, that would allow it to start early construction activities by mid-2025 for siting future modular nuclear reactors.
Reuters reports that BP and partner Equinor are renegotiating terms of power supply agreements from 3,300 MW East Coast offshore wind projects – Empire and Beacon Wind – to meet 6% to 8% investment thresholds.
And from last month: AES will build Mississippi’s first utility-scale wind farm, with 41 4.5 MW turbines to serve Amazon. Southeastern US has relatively low wind speeds, but higher hub heights and larger turbines address problem.