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June 1st, 2013
The answer is in the air, June 2013, The Energy Industry Times

Balancing supply and demand in grids that are having to accommodate an increasing amount of intermittent renewable generation, such as wind and solar, is one of the major technical challenges facing today’s power sector.

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May 30th, 2013
Energy Storage Needs U.K. Government Incentives, Highview Says, Bloomberg

The U.K. government should give incentives to promote methods of storing excess power from renewables and releasing it when energy demand is high, said the developer of such a technology, Highview Power Storage.

Failure to introduce incentives will deter investors and cost Britain an industry that Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has said may save as much as 10 billion pounds ($15 billion) a year by 2050, Toby Peters, chief operating officer and co-founder of Highview Power Storage, said in an interview in London.

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May 29th, 2013
Cryogenic Energy Storage, Engineering.com

To many people, the term “cryogenic” conjures up images of Walt Disney’s frozen corpse or Woody Allen’s “Sleeper.”  I’m guessing it doesn’t make you think about energy storage, but unlike the aforementioned applications, cryogenic energy storage is technically feasible with current technology, as was recently demonstrated by Highview Power Storage. Highview has a prototype cryogenic energy storage plant that’s been running for over a year. The facility has a 300 kW maximum output and a 2.5 MWh storage capacity. That’s enough to power sixteen houses for eight hours. The company hopes to build a full-scale plant that can output 10 MW with 40 MWh of grid-level storage, which would power up to 250 houses for eight hours.

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May 20th, 2013
Liquefied Air Could Power Cars and Store Energy from Sun and Wind, MIT Technology Review

Some engineers are dusting off an old idea for storing energy—using electricity to liquefy air by cooling it down to nearly 200 °C below zero. When power is needed, the liquefied air is allowed to warm up and expand to drive a steam turbine and generator.

The concept is being evaluated by a handful of companies that produce liquefied nitrogen as a way to store energy from intermittent renewable energy sources. Liquefied air might also be used to drive pistons in the engines of low-emission vehicles.

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May 12th, 2013
Two liquid air projects through to feasibility stage of competition, Gasworld

Highview Power Storage, an award-winning UK developer of utility scale liquid air energy storage technologies, has had two multi-MW projects successfully put through to the feasibility stage of DECC’s Energy Storage Technology Demonstration Competition.

The news comes in the same week that a major new report from business and academic experts highlighted the ‘critical role’ that liquid air could play in Britain’s low carbon energy future.

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