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Liquid air energy storage. This April, Highview Power began operating its Pilsworth Grid-Scale Demonstrator Plant at the Pilsworth Landfill facility in Bury, Greater Manchester, to demonstrate how liquid air energy storage (LAES) can provide a number of balancing services. The LAES plant also converts low-grade waste heat from the facility’s GE Jenbacher landfill gas engines to power. Courtesy: Highview Power

Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant Is Launched

The world’s first grid-scale demonstration of a liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant was officially launched in June. UK-based long-duration energy storage firm Highview Power developed the 5-MW/15-MWh

Elverlingsen/Südwestfalen: Daimler bringt zusammen mit seinen Partnern den dritten Großspeicher aus automobilen Batteriesystemen ans Netz. 

Elverlingsen/Suedwetfalen: Whit its partners, Daimler is connecting the third large storage plant made of car battery systems to the grid.

EV Batteries Repurposed for Energy Storage

Daimler, the German automotive company best-known for the Mercedes-Benz line of vehicles, obviously knows a bit about cars. So perhaps it’s no surprise its subsidiary, Mercedes-Benz Energy, is using vehicle

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POWER Digest [August 2018]

Large Energy Storage System Commissioned in Germany. NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) in late June said it had commissioned the largest energy storage system in Europe for Germany-based EnspireME, a joint venture

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A Captive Power Plant’s Quest for Reliability

An aluminum smelter in Odisha, India, built a 900-MW coal-fired captive power plant for its own power consumption. Though the plant features new generation turbogenerator sets, it was completed on time and on

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Raising the Next Generation of Energy Leaders

As the electric power industry moves forward with new technology, the workforce that is needed to design, build, and manage the next generation of systems will undergo an equal if not greater transformation

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Natural Gas: Clear Skies, Some Clouds on the Horizon

Horizontal drilling technology and fracking techniques have created a natural gas revolution in the U.S. The future looks bright for gas-fired power generation but there are three potential storm clouds that

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Dry Fork: A Model of Modern U.S. Coal Power

Dry Fork Station began commercial operation as a swath of older, less-efficient U.S. coal plants contemplated retirement amid a flood of environmental rules. Designed with foresight, this quintessential modern

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Clean Air Program Makes Shawnee Power Plant a Winner

Emissions standards have changed a lot since the Shawnee Fossil Plant entered service during President Eisenhower’s second term in office, but the Tennessee Valley Authority has done its part to help the