Grid Scale Energy Storage: Linchpin Technology for our Clean and Secure Energy Future

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Date: 
March 17, 2009 - 12:00pm
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90-3122
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Grid scale energy storage is a pivotal technology for our energy future. Not only will abundant grid scale energy storage provide increased reliability, efficiency and security to the electrical system, it will also create a crucial foundation for the wide spread integration of non-CO2 producing generation technologies. Unfortunately, currently available energy storage technologies are not suited to these large scale bulk energy storage applications because they share a universal flaw... they are far too expensive to be widely deployed given current market pricing of electricity. Velkess Inc. has recently demonstrated a novel energy storage technology based on the flywheel or electromechanical battery, that is able to store energy and provide high availability power at 1/10th the cost and 2x the efficiency of the leading chemistry based solutions. This presentation will begin with a discussion of the importance of grid scale energy storage to a clean secure energy future and then describe Velkess's novel energy storage technology, explaining the techniques and attributes that enable it to provide energy storage at such low cost. For more information about this seminar, please contact: Chris Marnay(510) 486-7028

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