Highview awarded £1.5 million for new Hybrid LAES system to respond to frequency response market

EASE member Highview Power Storage has been awarded funding of £1.5 million for a new hybrid configuration of its existing Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) system from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

  • Supercapacitors and flywheels will be added to the existing 5MW LAES Pre-Commercial Demonstrator
  • New Hybrid LAES system will be able to respond to National Grid’s EFR and FFR service requirements
  • Faster response times of less than a second will make a hybrid LAES system competitive with batteries

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