LG&E and KU install 3MW energy storage research centre at Kentucky power plant
Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU), arms of US firm PPL Corporation, have developed a research centre for energy storage at a power plant in Kentucky.
The utilities will examine the benefits and costs of large-scale battery storage technologies as well as investigate control systems and integrating storage on the grid.
Non-profit research organisation Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) also collaborated on the project at the E. W. Brown Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant, near Harrodsburg as part of its R&D scheme ‘Integrated Grid Initiative Pilot Projects’.
The site holds three testing bays with potential capacity of 1MW of storage each, but using different technologies in each bed to assess each application and technology separately.
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