The global rollout of cryogenic energy storage technology received a boost yesterday as Japanese manufacturing giant Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) announced a $46m investment in British clean tech firm Highview Power. Highview is a developer of the CRYObattery, a cyrogenic energy storage system that uses liquid air as an energy storage medium. The firm currently operates a plant in Bury, which became the world’s first liquid air energy storage plant when it opened in 2018, bringing online a 5MW/15MWh system. It is now developing a 50MW/250MWh project at a decommissioned thermal power station in the North of England.
Business Green 25th Feb 2020 read more »
EDF’s energy storage subsidiary teams up with tech firm Wärtsilä to deliver two 50MW batteries in Oxford and Kent by end of 2020. Large-scale grid batteries comprising 100MW of electricity storage capacity are expected to go online later this year in Oxford and Kent as part of a tie-up between Pivot Power and Finnish technology firm Wärtsilä announced yesterday. Pivot Power, the energy storage and EV charging specialist acquired by EDF Renewables late last year, is planning to build two 50MW batteries – one in Cowley, Oxford, and another in Kemsley, Kent – after placing orders for the technology with developer Wärtsilä.
Business Green 26th Feb 2020 read more »