Highview Power Storage has announced plans to develop the US’ first long duration, liquid air energy storage system in collaboration with Encore Renewable Energy.

Located in northern Vermont, the facility will be a minimum of 50MW and will provide an excess of eight hours of storage (400MWh).

“We are excited to deploy our first long duration energy storage system in the US,” said Javier Cavada, CEO of Highview Power.

“It is wonderful to partner with a company that shares our vision for a healthier environment and a sustainable economy.”

The project is the first of many utility-scale, liquid air energy storage projects that Highview Power plans to develop across the US to help scale up renewable energy deployment.

The facility will contribute to resolving the energy transmission challenges surrounding the state’s Sheffield-Highgate Export Interface and enable efficient transport of excess power from renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power.

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Source: Highview Power

As well as suppling clean, reliable, and cost-efficient energy storage, the facility will also provide services to the area’s transmission system to help integrate renewable energy, stabilise the regional electrical grid, and ensure future energy security during disruptions.

“Highview Power’s patented technology offers a unique, cost effective solution for unleashing a greater amount of cost-efficient renewable energy generation in transmission constrained areas,” said Chad Farrell, Founder and CEO of Encore Renewable Energy.

“It will also allow for fewer curtailments and provide important energy balancing services for the rapidly evolving modern grid; all of which are extremely important as we look to build the infrastructure required to support a robust clean energy economy.”

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