Thank you for Subscribing to Utilities Tech Outlook Weekly Brief
Futuristic Battery Storage to Enable Better Reliability
By Utilities Tech Outlook | Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The power generation sector is embracing transformations and energy storage solutions can boost the efforts of making energy reliable and environment-friendly.
FREMONT, CA: A standalone battery storage project’s construction has begun around 50 miles south of Houston by GlidePath. It is named as Prospect Storage and is a 10 MW/10 MWh facility that will supply energy to Texas. Energy storage facilities are coming up to bridge the energy storage gap globally. Storage is critical to make clean energy a viable alternative to conventional energy sources.
Solar energy and wind energy are revolutionizing the electricity generation sector. These non-conventional sources of energy can contribute significantly to the sustainability efforts that are being undertaken. These alternatives can be cheaper and better than conventional energy sources. However, these energy generation methods are dependent on natural factors which necessitate large scale storage solutions.
Many developing countries struggle with providing electricity to their population. Development in battery storage solutions can be beneficial for such countries which are well endowed with solar and wind resources but cannot capitalize on them due to lack of storage facilities. As companies innovate and take up battery storage projects, these will become an opportunity to provide energy supply to areas where electricity has not reached yet.
The Prospect Storage project is expected to be operational within a year from its launch. Storage battery can make electricity reliable in the face of rising demands and insufficient generation in summer months where grids fail to meet demand. The project is going to use lithium iron phosphate(LPF) batteries.
GlidePath specializes in energy storage development. The US-based company is headed by energy experts and is currently handling several projects in the wind, solar and energy storage segments. With 1000MW worth of distributed power capacities, they are driving the low-carbon energy production market.