Redflow 20-MWh flow battery system accepted for California project

Jun 2, 2023 01:38 PM ET
  • Redflow Limited flow batteries have been funded and also approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a large-scale solar and storage space project, which will certainly offer power for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.

The 20-MWh system will certainly be among the biggest zinc-based battery projects worldwide as well as will represent Redflow's largest solitary sale and deployment of batteries internationally to date.

With this brand-new 20-MWh project, Redflow joins a small number of readily verified non-lithium storage companies that the CEC is funding, as it looks to put together a robust portfolio of long-duration energy storage space projects. The projects stand for a key action to help deal with an approximated 45-55 GW of long-duration energy storage needed in California by 2045 to support grid integrity and also the state's clean energy transition targets.

The project will be moneyed by the CEC's $140 million long-duration energy storage grant program focused on allowing readily verified non-lithium energy storage space technologies to scale. This adheres to the 2-MWh system in California that Redflow mounted for Anaergia in 2022 that has actually been efficiently running for more than a year.

" This 20-MWh project is one of several large-scale opportunities in our pipe, and also represents the next phase of our growth technique, validating our focus on large-scale systems in the united state as well as Australia," stated Redflow Ceo and also Managing Director Tim Harris. "The marketplace for long-duration energy storage is speeding up. CEC approval strongly develops our presence in California, which is leading the development and support of non-lithium modern technologies to achieve its net-zero goals. This project is an excellent example of U.S.-Australian partnership in renewable resource and supports the goals of the recent Climate, Critical Minerals as well as Clean Energy Transformation Compact, which cites clean energy as the 3rd pillar of the partnership."\

" For this project, Redflow's battery system is made to charge from solar as well as discharge throughout the rest of the day, reducing grid demand as well as improving the energy security of the Paskenta Rancheria," added Harris. "We're proud to be dealing with our companions in California to deliver our tried and tested zinc-bromine flow battery innovation as well as fulfill California's requirement for longer-duration, scalable, zero-fire-risk energy storage solutions."

CEC-funded long-duration energy storage space projects have often been deployed to benefit underserved communities while helping the state address grid security as well as resiliency in extreme weather conditions.

This solar as well as storage space microgrid will make it possible for the Paskenta Tribe to power operations of the Paskenta Rancheria making use of a sustainable, resilient renewable resource service. The project belongs to the Tribe's efforts to achieve better energy sovereignty via control over their very own energy sources, decrease fossil fuel intake, as well as assert responsible land stewardship. Faraday Microgrids, a California developer as well as professional that has released a number of CEC grant-funded microgrid projects, is the grant recipient as well as project lead.

Redflow will provide 2,000 ZBM3 batteries in its 200-kWh modular energy pods, for shipment in 2023 and also 2024. Redflow's zinc-bromine flow modern technology is capable of providing as much as 12 hrs of adaptable energy capacity for both business as well as utility-scale energy storage space applications. The project will additionally build on Redflow's portfolio of 250 active implementations as well as over 3 GWh of energy supplied.

" The Faraday team is delighted to be collaborating with Redflow on this essential project. The resiliency, operational performance, and also security of Redflow's zinc-bromine flow battery innovation will certainly support the sustainability, dependability, and energy self-sufficiency goals of both the State of California as well as the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians," stated David Bliss, CEO of Faraday Microgrids. "Redflow's strength of group, cutting-edge strategy to flow innovation, as well as a solid performance history of effective releases is a welcome enhancement to our microgrid portfolio."

The general project and also budget assigned to Redflow has been formally approved by the California Energy Commission. Faraday Microgrids has actually authorized a conclusive supply agreement with Redflow covering battery supply and also technical support for the project. Faraday Microgrids anticipates project agreements to be defined and also a notification to begin provided to Redflow in July 2023.

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