Engie to build 116MW/ 660MWh standalone BESS at a former coal plant in Chile

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France-based global utility Engie recently announced an investment of about $180 million to convert its decommissioned Tocopilla coal plant located in Antofagas...

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The Year in Review: Stories that defined the cleantech industry in 2023

From multilateral climate talks at COP28 to the commissioning of groundbreaking cleantech projects, 2023 witnessed some momentous developments giving us hope and keeping alive the ...

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BYD to supply 1.1 GWh of batteries for 'world's largest' BESS project in Chile

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Spanish RE developer Grenergy Renovables, which is developing its flagship BESS project 'Oasis de Atacama' in Chile, has signed recently a supply agreement with the ...

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Chilean govt. retains majority stake in lithium production in Chile

Salar de Atacama [geometric shapes at the bottom right] – Chile’s largest salt flat. At about 3000 sq km, it is the world’s third-largest salt flat as well as one of the largest active sources of lithium. Image courtesy: European Space Agency.

The Chilean government on Thursday (Dec. 28) announced that the State will have a historic 50%+1 stake in lithium production in the country with the State-owned Copper Company...

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Grenergy reveals 'world's largest' 4.1 GWh BESS project in Chile

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Spanish RE developer Grenergy Renovables has announced a global investment of €2.6 billion until 2026, including an €800 million strategic commitment to boost batter...

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Daily Shorts: Quebec getting $3 bn GH2 project, Tesla heads to new markets, and more

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TES Canada H2 Inc plans to set up a 70,000 metric tons per annum green hydrogen plant in Quebec, and the news could be announced as soon as this week. The $2.9 billion project will...

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WESD 2023: All technologies welcome, say ES experts in the Americas

The panel in discussion

As the World Energy Storage Day entered its final regional focus, the Americas, the panel of experts debating energy storage felt largely that all technologies would find favour wi...

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Sungrow signs 60MW/ 132MWh ESS contract for Maria Elena solar park in Chile

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Energy storage supplier Sungrow has recently signed a contract with the Investment Fund WEG-4 to install 60MW/ 132MWh of its liquid cooled energy storage system (ESS) -&n...

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The largest solar battery energy storage project in Latin America begins operations

In a historic milestone, AES Andes began commercial operations of Andes Solar llb, a 180MW solar/112MW battery storage system – the largest in Latin America -- earlier th...

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Indian PSU scouts lithium blocks in Latin America, in advanced talks with Argentina: report

The talks in Argentina are being held through KABIL, a joint sector PSU that is also scouting for opportunities in Chile and Brazil. Image: Pexels

The Government of India is in advanced talks with Argentina to acquire "multiple lithium blocks" in the country, as part of its strategy to secure critical minerals, according to a...

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Chile, EU to co-operate on lithium projects

Chile and the European Union have agreed to develop value-added lithium projects in the South American nation, and the parties will sign a memorandum of understanding soon, Europea...

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Chile’s nascent green hydrogen industry gets a $400 million boost from IDB

Earlier this week, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of $400 million to support the development of green hydrogen and derivatives industry in Chile. The inf...

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Chile releases National Strategy For Lithium; plans to nationalize the industry

Chile's President, Gabriel Boric recently announced the government's National Lithium Strategy asserting that the State will be present throughout the lithium produc...

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Chile passes major legislation incentivizing energy storage, e-mobility

Chile's congress has unanimously approved a bill promoting investments in energy storage and electric mobility in the country. The legislation is aimed at addressing powe...

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