World : Grid-scale energy storage firm to launch two US projects in 2019

New York — As liquid air energy storage company Highview Power prepares to launch two US projects this year, an official said Thursday, the company has teamed up with engineering firm Citec to help scale its storage facilities from 50 MW/500 MWh to multiple GWh.

Though Cavada could not discuss specific locations or customers, he said Highview is looking at the wind corridor that runs through the Midcontinent Independent System Operator's territory, as well as California, Texas and New York.

"It's ideal to mix the technology with renewable generation, but it can be located anywhere," Cavada said.

UK-based Highview Power has chosen Finland-based Citec as its engineering partner to help Highview modularize its GW-scale cryogenic energy storage system, according to a Wednesday statement. Highview said Citec will help it "easily and cost-effectively" scale the capacity of its plants up or down.


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Smart Grid Bulletin July 2019

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