Liquid Air Energy Storage technology underway for Highview Power Storage


UK-based business, Highview Power Storage, is preparing to start operating its new 5MW Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) technology Pre-Commercial Demonstrator.

Having been awarded a £8m ($11.6m) grant from the UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for the construction of the plant in 2014, the facility will be up and running this summer, with operational tests being carried out for at least a year.

The funding has supported the design, assembly and testing of the 5MW Pre-Commercial Demonstrator at recycling and renewable energy company and project partner, Viridor’s landfill gas site in UK city, Manchester.

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