The document is based on a recent combination of online questionnaires and in-depth discussions with energy storage procurement decision makers including project developers, utility representatives, and consultants. This white paper captures the growing need and focus to combine energy and power applications into a single flexible and longer-duration energy storage asset.
Smart storage purchasers are beginning to look beyond capital expense to more effective measures of lifetime cost and flexibility.
The capability of long-duration storage (LDS) to seamlessly integrate energy and power applications.
The ability of LDS to provide substantial flexibility in dealing with ever-changing regulatory and legislative landscapes, not to mention commercial volatility.
ESS Inc. is poised to lead project developers, utility representatives, and EPC’s in the transition to a more flexible, longer-duration energy storage asset that can be used in many different use cases and for many different durations of time from 2-8 hours.
The breakthrough 50kW/400kWh Iron Flow Battery (IFB) integrates a proprietary and patented all-iron electrolyte with low cost and non-toxic materials that enables us to offer one of the lowest installed cost/ kWh storage systems on the market:
Robust 20+ year operating life: Capable of simultaneously delivering high-power and long-duration energy services.
Highest performance with no degradation in output (capacity, power or efficiency) .
Australian utility Alinta Energy announced on April 12 it had switched on the country’s biggest industrial application lithium ion battery at its Newman Power Station in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The 30MW/11.4MWh battery is capable of operating as a stand-alone system or can supply power if one or all of the station’s read more
Wind power company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy — created last April from a merger between Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica and Siemens Wind Power — has been commissioned to build a wind farm in Australia incorporating a 20MW/34MWh lithium-ion battery, the company announced on April 10. The company has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction read more
Kraftwerksbatterie Heilbronn, the joint venture between German firms Bosch and utility EnBw, announced on April 13 it had commissioned a 5MW/5MWh lithium ion energy storage system for primary control reserve at EnBw’s coal-fired power plant in Heilbronn, Germany. The ESS consists of 768 lithium ion modules that allow the transmission grid operator to balance read more
Japanese firms Benex Corp and Sumitomo announced on April 17 they had launched a project using second-life lithium ion electric vehicle batteries to power Benex’s plant in Isahaya, Japan. The stationary energy storage system project combines renewable energy, end-of-life batteries and electric vehicles to demonstrate the technology as Japan moves to a low carbonized read more
Energy storage is at the heart of a bill passed by the New Jersey House and Senate on April 12 that will require utilities in the US state to generate at least half of its power from renewables by 2030. The bill A3723 compels the state to investigate how energy storage will affect the read more