Case Studies

  • Intelligence for Europe's Biggest Storage Project: Leighton Buzzard Battery Park (UK)

    This Smarter Network Storage (SNS) project aims to carry out a range of technical and commercial innovations to tackle the challenges associated with the low-carbon transition and facilitate the economic adoption of storage. It is differentiated from other LCNF electrical storage projects by its demonstration of storage across multiple parts of the electricity system, outside the boundaries of the distribution network.

  • Long-Duration Energy Storage on a Grid Scale: Highview Power Storage LAES

    Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) is sometimes referred to as Cryogenic Energy Storage (CES). The word “cryogenic” refers to a gas in a liquid state at very low temperatures. The working fluid is Liquefied Air or Liquid Nitrogen (78% of air). The systems share similar performance characteristics to pumped hydro and can harness industrial low-grade waste heat/waste cold from co-located processes, converting it to power. Size range extends from around 5MW/15MWh to >50MW/250MWh and with capacity and energy being de-coupled, the systems are very well suited to long duration applications.

  • Making Batteries a Business: Schwerin Battery Park

    gas nationally, it also operates a regional distribution grid in western Mecklenburg, northern Brandenburg and Lower Saxony through its subsidiary WEMAG Netz GmbH. WEMAGs’ wind-swept grid already has an installed renewable generation capacity of more than 800 megawatt (MW). In 2014 these assets generated more than 100 percent of the energy volume distributed to consumers in the 8,600 km² grid area.

  • Participating in New Markets Through Innovative Storage Solutions: Younicos Battery Park

    In 2013, a major solar farm was installed in Texas. OCI Solar Power decided to look at incorporating energy storage into the mix, and turned to Younicos to launch its first energy storage initiative. The customer wanted to install the storage system alongside its solar farm, taking advantage of existing equipment and interconnection facilities. To preserve the versatility of the system, it was important to select a chemistry that could reliably participate in the markets for energy storage today, namely Fast-Frequency-Regulation-Service (FRRS). The team selected the LG Chem JP1 batteries.

  • Peak Shaving and Demand Charge Avoidance: Prudent Energy Vanadium Redox Battery Energy Storage System (VRB-ESS®)

    Gills Onions operates one of the largest, most innovative and sustainable fresh-cut onion processing plants in the world. Its Advanced Energy Recovery System (AERS) that went into operation in July 2009 converts all of the plant’s daily onion waste into a combination of renewable energy and cattle feed. The result is increased energy independence, elimination of a significant waste stream, reduced operational costs and a smaller carbon footprint.

  • Peak Shaving to Reduce Energy Costs: EaglePicher Power Pyramid™ Hybrid Battery

    The Power Pyramid ™ system provides seamless power to the load via multiple input sources. In this demonstration project, the input sources will include 10 kW wind turbine, 20 kW solar comprised of multiple solar panels and multi-tier battery storage comprised of multiple electro-chemistries.

  • Providing 100% Renewable Power to Large Residence on Protected Kona Coast

    In 2014, Aquion Energy completed installation of a 1 MWh battery system as part of an off-grid solar microgrid at Bakken Hale on the Island of Hawaii. Bakken Hale, a private residential estate, is located along the environmentally sensitive Kona Coast and cannot be connected to the grid. The Aquion battery system stores energy generated from a large on-site solar installation and enables Bakken Hale to operate entirely from self-generated solar power.

  • S&C’s Energy Storage Solution Improves Power Quality in Australia’s Outback

    Electricity utility Ergon Energy was looking to improve power quality on its Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) lines, which were developed a century ago to bring power to remote parts of Australia and New Zealand. A single SWER line may stretch for hundreds of kilometers, with distribution transformers positioned at intervals along its length. The primary purpose of the SWER schemes was to accommodate basic domestic and farm loads.

  • Saft Li-ion batteries helps Gran Canaria’s STORE project integrate renewables

    Installing Saft’s energy storage system (ESS) on Gran Canaria is an ideal opportunity to evaluate the technical and economic viability of innovative solutions by making reserves of energy available in isolated locations, distribution substations and for energy arbitrage. Endesa, part of the Enel Group and Spain’s largest utility, operates two, large thermal power plants, as well as the transmission and distribution network on the island of Gran Canaria.

  • Saft Li-ion battery energy storage harnesses wind power in Saskatchewan, Canada

    Saft’s successes in integrating energy storage systems (ESS) with renewable energy installations provide the perfect foundation for the Cowessess First Nation (CFN) project to demonstrate the benefits of lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage in enhancing the value of wind energy. In 2012, CFN was selected as one of 20 Clean Energy Fund (CEF) projects to receive funding from various Canadian government bodies to support the development of the High Wind and Storage Project