Energy Storage, Hydroelectric, North America

On-site energy storage to curb peak demand in Utah

Energetix Group plc subsidiary Energetix Pnu Power Limited has received an order to supply 20 kW of compressed air energy storage systems to P&E Automation Inc for a manufacturing facility in Utah, USA.

The move is part of a plan to integrate energy storage with renewable generation, including wind turbines, heat recovery systems, small hydro, and solar power in a bid to shave peak demand.

This two-phase order is worth up to US$380,000, with the first system planned to be installed in the second quarter of 2009. Further systems are due to be installed in 2009 and 2010.

The project is backed with grant funding from the National Energy Technologies Laboratory, part of the United States Department of Energy (US DOE).

Adrian Hutchings, CEO of Energetix, commented: ‘This is the first major order for Pnu Power outside of … trials in the telecoms and utility switching back-up power market.’