July 25, 2019: Up to four giga-scale long-duration cryogenic energy storage plants will be developed in the US over two years in a contract signed on July 18 between Highview Power and Tenaska Power.
Highview Power, which provides long-duration energy storage systems using liquid air, signed the contract with Tenaska Power Services, which provides energy management services to generation and demand-side customers in the US.
The two partners will identify, model, optimize and provide energy management services for the plants, the first of which will be developed in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas market.
This is the first project in the US for the London-based Highview Power.
Highview said grid operators were turning to long-duration energy storage to help increase reliability, improve power generation economics and balance the grid.
Highview’s CRYOBattery can deliver between 25MW/100MWh to more than 200MW/1.2GWh of energy and has a lifespan of 30 to 40 years