- The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded Eos Energy Storage $750,000 to support production, installation and demonstration of a 250-kW, 1,000-kWh battery energy storage system in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
- EOS Energy, citing a report it commissioned from DNV GL, says its zinc hybrid cathode battery technology can be manufactured at a cost of $91-$116/kWh at commercial volumes of 100 MW/year.
- The battery system will be integrated with solar PV on the site, and integrated into a community-level microgrid combined with other power generation resources in the town as part of NYSERDA’s larger, state-wide microgrid demonstration project.
Eos Energy Storage says it has put almost 10 years of research and development efforts into optimizing its 1-MW, 45-MWh Aurora energy storage product for low cost and energy storage density.
The result, Philippe Bouchard, vice president of business development for Eos Energy, said in a Microgrid Knowledge article, is a storage system “we believe is the lowest-cost battery solution on the market.”
Eos, which is located New York and New Jersey, says its zinc hybrid cathode battery technology is modular in design and can be sized and configured to meet varying customer requirements.
Eos Energy’s goal in the project is to “demonstrate scalability, reliability, and operability of the 250kW/1MWh battery system to commercial and industrial customers/end users, who are expected to comprise a significant share of the behind-the-meter energy storage market” according to an executive summary of the project.
The company expects to begin providing behind-the-meter customers with its first-generation commercial product in 2016.
The company says it plans to work with system integrators such as NEC Energy Solutions, Toshiba, Alstom, and Siemens as part of its Aegis integration program, and will also partner with asset developers , such as Convergent Energy + Power, to provide energy storage to customers.
Genesys Engineering will design and install the energy storage system at a water treatment facility in Wappingers Falls.
Convergent Energy + Power also is participating in the project to help monetize available revenue streams and evaluate the project’s economics.