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Critical Power Online, launched in 2017, is part of the stable of international publications produced by Energy Storage Publishing, including the BEST Battery Briefing e-newsletter, Batteries & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) magazine and Chinese BEST.


Here we apply our unique brand of technology journalism to the critical power sector— the application of energy storage technologies to our power dependent world.


If you are interested in UPS systems, hybrid power, gensets, fuel cells and standby power of all kinds (including batteries) then Critical Power

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May 14, 2018

Smart energy tech firm SolarEdge Technologies has marked its entry into the UPS market with the acquisition of Israel-based Gamatronic Electronic Industries.

Gamatronic’s UPS business will “serve as a basis for a new SolarEdge business unit” under the terms of the deal,...

April 18, 2018

UK civil engineering firm Barhale is completing a major project to protect a National Grid substation from potential flooding.

The GBP1.3 million ($1.8m) ‘resistance and resilience’ project was ordered after the 132kV/275kV/400kV Melksham substation in Wiltshire, was id...

April 4, 2018

Aggreko UK, the Glasgow-based temporary power equipment supplier, has been awarded a grant from the Scottish Government that will see the company invest GBP33 million ($46.5m) in its Dumbarton facility and create 23 new jobs.

The GBP1.5m grant from the Scottish Enterpri...

April 2, 2018

Western Australia (WA) has given the go-ahead to trial a major standalone power systems (SPS) project that uses a combination of renewable energy, batteries and backup diesel generators to shore up power supplies.

Renewables storage firm Vsun Energy, a subsidiary of eme...

March 31, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced AUD7.7 million ($6m) in funding for a second virtual power plant to be built in Adelaide.

ARENA said Simply Energy— part of the French multinational power company ENGIE— will build the facility at a total cost...

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