Projects and Suppliers

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Pilot Plant 2011-2014 (Decommissioned)
Highview's 350kW/2.5MWh LAES Pilot Plant ran from 2011-2014 and was situated at SSE's 80MW biomass plant on Slough Industrial Estate.

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Pilot Plant at BCCES
In December 2014 the Pilot Plant was located to the University of Birmingham's 'Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage' where it will be used for further testing and research.

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Viridor logo

Pre-commercial Demonstrator
Highview and project partners, Viridor, were awarded funding from DECC to build a 5MW pre-commercial LAES technology demonstrator at Pilsworth landfill gas site.

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GE Oil and Gas
Country: Florence, Italy
Supplied: Turbine
Website: https://www.geoilandgas.com

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Nikkiso
Country: Tokyo, Japan
Supplied: Cryogenic feed pumps
Website: http://www.nikkiso.com

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SWEP
Country: Sweden
Supplied: Reheat heat exchangers
Website: http://www.swep.net

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Siemens
Country: Berlin, Germany
Supplied: PLC Control Units
Website: http://www.siemens.com

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BOC
Country: Guildford, UK
Supplied: Liquid Air Tanks
Website: http://www.boconline.co.uk

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Heatric
Country: Poole, UK
Supplied: Evaporators
Website: http://www.heatric.com

ADA logo

Advanced Emissions Solutions Inc. through its subsidiary ADA-ES, signed a licence agreement and investment deal with Highview for grid-connected LAES non-peaker plant storage applications covering North America (US, Canada & Mexico).

GE logo

GE Oil & Gas and Highview signed a global licencing and technology collaboration agreement to integrate Highview’s LAES technology in peaker plants where GE gas turbines are currently, or will be installed to increase power plant efficiency, grid reliability and the distribution of renewable energy.

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Projects

Pilot Plant 2011-2014 (Decommissioned)
Highview’s 350kW/2.5MWh LAES Pilot Plant ran from 2011-2014 and was situated at SSE’s 80MW biomass plant on Slough Industrial Estate.

» Read more

Pilot Plant at BCCES
In December 2014 the Pilot Plant was located to the University of Birmingham’s ‘Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage’ where it will be used for further testing and research.

» Read more

Pre-commercial Demonstrator
Highview and project partners, Viridor, were awarded funding from DECC to build a 5MW pre-commercial LAES technology demonstrator at Pilsworth landfill gas site.

» Read more

Suppliers

BOC logo

BOC
Country: Guildford, UK
Supplied: Liquid Air Tanks
Website: http://www.boconline.co.uk

Heatric logo

Heatric
Country: Poole, UK
Supplied: Evaporators
Website: http://www.heatric.com

GE logo

GE Oil and Gas
Country: Florence, Italy
Supplied: Turbine
Website: https://www.geoilandgas.com

SWEP logo

SWEP
Country: Sweden
Supplied: Reheat heat exchangers
Website: http://www.swep.net

Siemens logo

Siemens
Country: Berlin, Germany
Supplied: PLC Control Units
Website: http://www.siemens.com

Nikkiso logo

Nikkiso
Country: Tokyo, Japan
Supplied: Cryogenic feed pumps
Website: http://www.nikkiso.com

Licence Agreements

ADA logo

Advanced Emissions Solutions Inc. through its subsidiary ADA-ES, signed a licence agreement and investment deal with Highview for grid-connected LAES non-peaker plant storage applications covering North America (US, Canada & Mexico).

GE logo

GE Oil & Gas and Highview signed a global licencing and technology collaboration agreement to integrate Highview’s LAES technology in peaker plants where GE gas turbines are currently, or will be installed to increase power plant efficiency, grid reliability and the distribution of renewable energy.


Large scale energy storage offers the opportunity to store, or ‘bank’ energy and time-shift it to periods of peak demand or hold it in reserve. This is critical to enable the use of intermittent renewable power (e.g. wind or solar). Storage can equally move excess off-peak energy to the peak demand and pinch points.

LAES can also utilise industrial waste heat or cold, and this characteristic means that Highview’s technology has a wider scope of applications than just large scale energy storage. The technology can for example integrate industrial waste heat/cold from thermal generation plant, steel mills and LNG terminals.

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Applications
LAES can support power networks on a number of levels including firming intermittent power generation, supporting transmission, distribution networks through grid stabilisation services, and providing backup power to end users.

Power Generation

• Managing intermittent renewable generation
• Energy Arbitrage
• Peak shaving

Transmission

• Ancillary services
• Transmission constraints
• Inertia services
• Responsive flexibility services

Distribution

• Reactive power
• Voltage support
• Local security
• Distribution losses

End Users

LAES can provide power reliability and energy management to commercial and industrial end users. In particularly, LAES is well suited for energy intensive industries that have low-grade heat or waste cold available, for example steel mills or LNG terminals.


Value
According to Lux Research an independent research and advisory firm, the global potential for grid energy storage by 2017 is $113.5billion, accounting for 185GWh (52GW) of capacity. As the only new large scale, long duration energy storage solution, LAES can rapidly be deployed at scale anywhere in the world to help meet the demands of a wide range of markets and applications.

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Cost Estimator

The cost estimator below can be used to work out the indicative cost of a Highview Liquid Air Energy Storage system.

Fill out the fields in the ‘Cost Estimator’ box and then use the ‘Calculate’ button to work out the cost of a system. Results will then be shown in the ‘Plant Cost Estimate’ box.

This model works on a daily cycle, but please use the ‘Contact Us’ button below if you have different operational requirements, and we can give you a more detailed response.

Cost Estimator

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Charging Device
(Liquefier)
Capacity (MWh/day) = 444
Capacity (tonnes/day) = 3704
Energy Store
Capacity (MWh) = 889
Capacity (tonnes) = 7407
Power Recovery Unit
(Turbine + Generator)
Power Rating (MW) = 100

This cost estimate is based on a mature product (10th of a kind) and indicative only and is not a guarantee of cost
for the specified LAES system. The estimate is based on costs from a European Supply Chain.
A confident estimate to an adequate level of accuracy can only be
given after full engineering work is completed.

System Characteristics

Plant Cost Estimate

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