World’s Biggest Energy Storage Project In Utah
World’s Largest Renewable Energy Storage Project Announced in Utah
May 30, 2019 (BusinessWire via Associated Press)
“…[The Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES) project in central Utah] will develop 1,000 megawatts of 100 percent clean energy storage… Strategically located adjacent to the Intermountain Power Project, the [ACES] site is positioned to integrate seamlessly with the western U.S. power grid utilizing existing infrastructure…In many parts of the western United States, there are times of day when demand for electricity is lower than the production of renewable power. This leads to curtailment of renewable generation and negative electricity pricing.
Continued deployment of renewables will require that excess power be stored for later use. To serve the needs of the entire western United States, many gigawatt-hours of storage capacity are required…[Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Magnum Development will initially] develop enough energy storage to completely serve the needs of 150,000 households for an entire year…[The ACES initiative will deploy four types of clean energy storage at utility scale…Renewable hydrogen…Compressed Air Energy Storage…Large scale flow batteries…[and] Solid oxide fuel cells…” click here for more