Giga-scale cryogenic battery

15 Sep 2019

Highview Power has developed, in partnership with Finland-based Citec, a modular cryogenic energy storage system, the CRYOBattery, that is scalable up to multiple gigawatts of energy storage and can be located anywhere. This technology reaches a new benchmark for a levelized cost of storage (LCOS) of $140/MWh for a 10-hour, 200MW/2 GWh system. Highview Power’s cryogenic energy storage system is equivalent in performance to, and could potentially replace, a fossil fuel power station. Highview Power’s proprietary cryogenic energy storage technology, which uses liquid air as the storage medium, provides all the services essential for a robust grid including time shifting, synchronous voltage support, frequency regulation and reserves, synchronous inertia, and black start capabilities. Highview Power’s CRYOBattery can be sited almost anywhere. The CRYOBattery has a small footprint, even at multiple gigawatt-levels, and does not use hazardous materials. Highview Power has developed and optimized its own proprietary BLU core controller system. The BLU controller enables a system to be configured to a particular application through the selection of individual operational modes. It also provides operation and performance monitoring feedback, ensuring a facility’s optimal efficiency. The system’s embedded flexibility further ensures that the controller has the built-in capacity to adapt as a facility’s demand varies with market development. Highview Power recently won the 2019 Ashden Award for Energy Innovation with its proprietary CRYOBattery technology.

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Volume: 2019 September/October