UniEnergy Technologies Announces Commissioning of Largest Capacity Flow Battery in North America and Europe
UKILTEO, Wash., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — UniEnergy Technologies (UET) announced the commissioning and acceptance of a 1 MW Uni.System™ energy storage system with a maximum energy capacity of 4MWh in Pullman, Wash. This is the largest capacity flow battery operating in North America and Europe.
The Uni.System will be used by the customer, Avista Utilities, for load shifting, frequency regulation, and conservation voltage regulation on the Turner distribution circuit. The UET solution will also support Avista’s end-user, manufacturer Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), with UPS, black start, and 4-cycle ride-through. SEL is a global leader in protective relays and other grid equipment. The project is funded in part by the Washington State Clean Energy Fund, proposed by Gov. Jay Inslee and approved by the Legislature in 2013. Over $14 million in matching grants were awarded to Avista, Puget Sound Energy, and Snohomish Public Utility District for projects to demonstrate battery technologies in the electrical grid. As a result, Washington is now one of the market leaders in energy storage in the U.S.
The Uni.System’s flexibility to deliver power and energy applications simultaneously multiplies the system’s value compared to traditional batteries that provide either power or energy, but not both. UET provides an “all-in-one” grid-scale solution.