This week’s TOP 5 includes a 10MW / 10MWh battery storage system being deployed by RES and CPS Energy in Texas, the commissioning of a 10MW / 20MWh battery system at a large consumer in Ontario by Convergent and IHI, the construction of a 4.25MW / 8.5MWh battery system at an army base in Colorado, the commissioning of a 6MW / 4MWh battery system by Wärtsilä in Hungary, and the development of a novel gravitational energy storage technology using cranes and concrete blocks by a Swiss startup.
- “RES has been contracted by Texas utility CPS Energy to execute a 5MW(AC) solar project co-located with 10MW / 10MWh of lithium-ion battery energy storage.”
- Convergent and IHI commissioned a 10MW / 20MWh storage system behind the meter in Ontario.
- Aecom announced it has begun construction of a 4.25MW / 8.5MWh battery storage system at the Fort Carson army base in Colorado, using Lockheed Martin’s system. The asset will be used to reduce the demand charge of the base.
- Wärtsilä has commissioned its first energy storage project in Europe. The 6MW / 4MWh project is located in Budapest, Hungary, at a site already equipped with Wärtsilä engines, and will provide primary and secondary frequency regulation to the grid.
- A Swiss startup called EnergyVault is developing a gravitational energy storage system using cranes to stack concrete blocks. It aims at replacing pumped hydro storage in locations with no elevation.