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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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April 23, 2018

Gridtential Energy has won the Sally Miksiewicz Innovation Award for its Silicon Joule technology.

The technology, combining lead batteries and silicon wafers in a stacked-cell battery, is designed for the high-energy applications, such as backup power and grid storage...

February 28, 2018

Proposals to provide backup power facilities for emergency services in the event of grid outages have been unveiled by utility chiefs in California.

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) said it plans to add up to 166MW of energy storage capacity to support public-sector fac...

January 24, 2018

Swiss engineering firm ABB has been selected to supply backup power systems for a large-scale dual-mode desalination plant in Singapore.

ABB said the contract for the project, awarded by Keppel Infrastructure subsidiary Keppel Seghers, includes supplying complete electr...

January 24, 2018

Scotland’s Aggreko has formed a joint venture company with China’s Shanghai Yude to supply backup power equipment in Shanghai.

Aggreko, the Glasgow-based temporary power equipment supplier, will have a 21.5% stake in the joint venture— Shanghai Yude Aggreko Energy Equip...

December 11, 2017

Swiss engineering company ABB has launched an automatic transfer switch (ATS)— TruONE — with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications. ABB said the device is “the first true ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a si...

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