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China Approves Its 1st Big Power Storage Pilot in Renewable Push

The Golmud Solar Park In Qinghai, One Of China's Six Clean Energy Pilots
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China approved its first large battery storage pilot project as it seeks to maximize clean energy output and improve grid stability.

The initial phase of the venture in the northwestern province of Gansu will require 1.2 billion yuan ($174 million) of investment and have a capacity of 720 megawatt hours and storage duration of four hours, the Gansu Provincial Development & Reform Commission said in a statement Tuesday. It’s expected to be completed next year.