November 20th, 2015
This week’s “Top 5” includes a 250MWh project for Fluidic in Indonesia, the first installation of Hydrostor’s underwater compressed air system in the Ontario Lake, the completion of Duke Energy’s 2MW project in PJM area, the installation of Aquion batteries in Thailand and AGL’s new offering including Sunverge’s residential energy storage system in Australia.
- Fluidic Energy, a zinc-air battery firm, signed a memorandum of understanding in partnership with Caterpillar and PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, Indonesia’s state-owned electric utility, to furnish reliable and renewable energy to 500 remote villages throughout Indonesia using PV solar combined with more than 250 MWh of Fluidic battery capacity.
- Toronto Hydro and Hydrostor have launched the world’s first compressed air underwater energy storage. The system consists of balloon immerged in the Ontario Lake and has a storage capacity of 660kWh. According to Hydrostor, this system is less than half the cost of the best batteries available for the grid and lasts twice as long.
- Duke Energy announced the completion of a 2-MW battery-based energy storage system that has been installed at its retired coal-fired power plant in New Richmond, Ohio. The system consists of a battery supplied by LG Chem, a power converter from Parker Hannifin and an energy management software provided by Greensmith Energy. The system will be used to regulate frequency on the PJM area.
- « Aquion Energy announced that its batteries are currently being installed in support of Thailand’s newly upgraded Sky Lane – a 14.6-mile (23.5 km) bicycle track. »
- Australian energy retailer AGL Energy Limited (AGL) will offer Sunverge Energy’s intelligent energy storage systems to its customers. AGL’s Sunverge systems comprise 11.6 or 19.4 kWh energy storage system options and are priced between AUD$14,990 and AUD$19,990 fully installed.