1 MW Battery System Is Available For Commercial Operation


Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) says its 1 MW 250 kWh battery storage system has met requirements to participate in the PJM Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) control area, marking the first commercial acceptance of an advanced lithium-yitanate battery to provide grid regulation services in one of the largest electricity markets in the U.S.

Altairnano is a provider of advanced materials and products for power and energy systems, and the company has a joint development agreement with AES Energy Storage LLC, a subsidiary of The AES Corp., to develop grid-scale energy storage applications.

PJM Interconnection is a regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in 13 states and the District of Columbia, serving approximately 51 million people.

AES Energy Storage completed the standard acceptance testing for regulation service within the PJM service territory last week. The tests were completed by a 1 MW energy storage unit incorporating Altairnano's lithium-titanate cells. The unit is now available for commercial operation as a qualified market participant for regulation service by AES Energy Storage.

‘Open power markets, like the PJM Interconnection, value grid stability services and encourage the deployment of technologies to efficiently serve these needs,’ says Chris Shelton, president of AES Energy Storage. ‘By completing the requirements to compete in the PJM Regional Transmission Organization, we are enabling energy storage technologies that can help to make the electric grid smarter and more responsive today.’

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SOURCE: Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.

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