September 14 (Renewables Now) - Italy commissioned 1,468 MW/2,058 MWh of distributed energy storage systems linked to renewable power plants in the first half of 2023, data by national renewables association ANIE Rinnovabili shows.
A total of 154,945 energy storage facilities were brought online in the first six months of the year, which accounted for the strongest growth ever in six-month additions in the country. According to the statistics released this week, Italy had 386,039 energy storage systems totalling 3,045 MW/4,893 MWh in operation at the end of June, up from 1,530 MW/2,752 MWh at the end of 2022.
By region, Lombardy is Italy’s leader in terms of cumulative installed distributed energy storage systems, with 75,719 units with a combined capacity of 583 MW/930 MWh. Veneto comes next with 414/722 MWh of facilities in operation, followed by Emilia-Romagnawith 307 MW/470 MWh. Lithium-ion technology is used in most of the systems across the country.