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Electrovaya pilot utility energy storage in Arizona [VIDEO]

Electrovaya Inc. has delivered a whopper of a battery to the Arizona Public Service Co., that state's largest electric utility.


February 23, 2012
by PLANT STAFF

TORONTO: Electrovaya Inc. has delivered a whopper of a battery to the Arizona Public Service Co., that state’s largest electric utility.

The advanced battery technology manufacturer based in Toronto says the 1.5 MWh lithium ion SuperPolymer battery energy storage system (BESS) will provide energy storage for a pilot program to study ways to optimize the integration of renewable energy sources to the grid.

Electrovaya has partnered with ABB, a global power and automation technology company with US headquarters in Cary, NC, to provide the power conditioning and conversion equipment for the battery energy storage system.

“This system is possibly the world’s largest Lithium Ion battery in a single container,” says Raj Das Gupta, Electrovaya’s general manager, energy storage systems.

Lithium batteries store energy from intermittent generating sources such as wind and solar and makes it available to electricity users at peak power or on demand.

Electrovaya develops and manufactures proprietary “Lithium Ion SuperPolymer” batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for the clean electric transportation, utility scale energy storage and smart grid power.