One of the many organizations that sends me solicitation e-mails is the China Energy Storage Alliance. This morning I got an e-mail from them that shows how the sensible Chinese are approaching the issue of grid-based energy storage.
As part of a national push to integrate renewables into the power grid, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology has launched "The National Wind & Solar Renewable Integration Energy Storage Demonstration Project" that will have:
- 300-500 MW of wind generation;
- 100 MW of PV generation; and
- 110 MW of energy storage.
- 100 MW of wind;
- 40 MW of solar; and
- 20 MW of energy storage.
When the first round of testing is done, they'll decide how to build out the other 90 MW of needed storage.
Imagine that! A government agency that thinks real world testing of competitive products and technologies is important.