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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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July 4, 2018

A total of 83.5 megawatts (MW) of battery storage facilities aimed at providing backup power to emergency services are being set up in California.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved five lithium battery facilities projects proposed...

April 25, 2018

Canada’s Summerside City Council has reportedly decided to “indefinitely” postpone a vote on whether to continue the development of a CAD23 million ($17.9m) backup generator.

According to Canadian broadcaster CBC News, the local council was looking to clinch a deal...

April 24, 2018

South Australia’s newly elected Liberal state government is investigating a deal by the former Labor administration to procure nine backup diesel generators as part of an AUD550 million ($423m) energy plan.

Former state premier Jay Weatherill announced last year the pla...

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...

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