1. Articles in category: Flywheel

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    1. Interview: Strategic Significance of Storage

      Energy storage, in theory at least, is a technology with enormous potential to change the way energy is transported, dispatched and consumed. Because the energy sector is dynamic and technologies evolve every bit as fast, I spoke about energy storage with Edwin F. Feo, the managing partner of USRG Renewable Finance, one of the country’s largest private equity firms for renewable energy, biofuels and cleantech infrastructure.
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      Mentions: Japan DoE HI
    2. Beacon Power Hires Investment Bank for Project Financing

      Beacon Power Hires Investment Bank for Project Financing
      The immediate objective will be to identify and secure project financing for Beacon's 20 MW flywheel frequency regulation plant, planned for construction in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania. In addition, Group Robinson will assist Beacon in developing one or more lease or build-operate-transfer (BOT) structures for use in marketing turnkey flywheel plants in non-U.S. locations.
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    3. Beacon Power in Pilot Project with NorthWestern Energy

      Beacon Power in Pilot Project with NorthWestern Energy

      Once the system is operational later this year, Beacon and NorthWestern Energy will work closely together to develop the flywheel system's control signal algorithms to determine how best to optimize performance of the adjacent DGGS, and to evaluate and quantify the impact and potential benefits of the flywheel resource. The companies will also seek to determine the optimum amount of flywheel regulation capacity for the site should NorthWestern elect to expand the flywheel capacity.

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      Mentions: MT Beacon Power NY
    4. Editorial: Flywheel Safety

      Editorial: Flywheel Safety
      If a flywheel were to fail, the energy escapes to do damage. A manufacturer could reduce risk by operating the flywheel at several times below its failure speed, but this will also substantially reduce its energy density. Flywheels are tested to determine their maximum spin potential. As the operating speed comes closer to the failure speed, risk reduction shifts to containment systems.
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      Mentions: Beacon Power
    5. Beacon Power inaugurates Stephentown flywheel plant

      Beacon Power inaugurates Stephentown flywheel plant
      Beacon Power hosted an inauguration of the Company's newly completed 20MW flywheel energy storage plant in Stephentown, New York. The plant is the largest advanced energy storage facility currently operating in North America. It utilizes 200 high-speed flywheels to provide fast-response frequency regulation services to the New York grid with zero emissions and no fuel consumption.
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      Mentions: NY MA Beacon Power
    6. To Store or Not to Store: That is the Question

      To Store or Not to Store: That is the Question
      Whenever energy storage is mentioned the majority of us think batteries, however from a United States grid perspective, pumped hydro is the incumbent technology, followed by compressed air (CAES) and then the relativity new grid storage concepts of flywheels and electrochemical batteries. This order of preference is also representative of the capital cost, high to low, and the flexibility of deployment low to high—which is the fundamental driver for the growth of large format batteries on the grid. Although the largest potential benefit for storage on the grid is peak load shifting, other benefits are also realized in the form of: load firming, voltage support, frequency regulation, ramp management, community storage and security of the grid.
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      Mentions: U.S.
    7. VYCON Discusses its Flywheel Benefits

      VYCON Discusses its Flywheel Benefits
      VYCON’s flywheel requires "15 minutes of maintenance annually and that is non-disruptive". Most flywheels are configured to provide 20 seconds of full load. Even when customers retain their batteries, battery hardening occurs because the flywheel removes most of the stress from the batteries for those 10-second-or-less disruptions. This extends the battery life and customers still have a choice in using batteries or not. VYCON’s flywheel has a 20-year use life.
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      Mentions: Vycon IEEE
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