1. Amber Kinetics: Turning Flywheels Into Multi-Hour Energy Storage Assets

    Amber Kinetics: Turning Flywheels Into Multi-Hour Energy Storage Assets

    Last week, Amber Kinetics unveiled a four-hour duration flywheel system, one it says combines the efficiency and flexibility of an electrochemical battery with the durability and lifespan of a simple mechanical device. That’s a twofer that could be very valuable to utilities and grid operators -- and with a 20-megawatt, 80-megawatt-hour contract with utility Pacific Gas & Electric, the stealthy startup has a venue to prove it works.

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    2. My experience is, utilities will tend to undervalue flywheels until they get some actual experience with them.
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