Highview Power Storage is a developer of utility-scale energy storage and power systems to optimise energy resources and help decarbonise the grid. Its proprietary process uses cryogenic (liquefied) air or its principal component, liquid nitrogen, as the working fluid and the media for storing and/or transporting energy.
Working since 2005, Highview has a grid-ready platform specifically designed to meet rigorous utility operational requirements. While a novel process design (patent granted), the system comprises reliable, proven components from mainstream suppliers. The result is a modular, low capital cost storage system which can be rapidly deployed. The exhaust is clean, cold air.
The Company is led by Gareth Brett, CEO, a veteran of the independent power sector and previously head of new nuclear build for British Energy. One of the company’s original founders/technology co-inventors, Toby Peters, remains involved as Head of Strategy/COO. It has a strong team of experienced personnel covering technology development, IP management and power project financing, development and deployment expertise.
At the request of commercial customers (UK and abroad), multi MW commercial reference plants are currently being designed for a number of services including: supporting intermittent renewables, providing shape to must-run plants, managing peak demand and also delivering security of supply and waste heat to power to large industrial users.
After conducting technological due diligence, including examination of test data from the plant, the Messer Group and Basil Read Energy have signed commercial partnerships with Highview.