EnerVenue bags 25 MWh metal-hydrogen energy storage project in Florida
EnerVenue and Florida-based High Caliber Energy have announced a 25 MWh order of the former's Energy Storage Vessels (ESVs) for High Caliber Energy's client based in the Southeastern United States. Delivery on the ESV order will be fulfilled by Q4 2024, and will support a large project providing energy storage for residents in Florida, the company claims.
High Caliber Energy is said to have led a comprehensive search for long-duration and cost-effective battery systems, resulting in the choosing of EnerVenue ESVs. The company claims to integrate emerging technologies to develop customized, advanced, and cost-effective power systems that lower operating costs, meet ESG goals, and improve resilience.
In this use case, High Caliber Energy has assisted one of its large U.S. energy clients in evaluating solar and battery energy storage system (BESS) technologies with a focus on safety, value, support, and battery lifespan. That vetting process led the client to select EnerVenue ESVs as an ideal fit for its Florida energy storage project and its expanding solar plus storage integrations, the company adds.
The ESVs will primarily be used to provide needed load-leveling and frequency regulation. "When you compare stats across the array of available stationary energy storage technologies, EnerVenue's jump off the page for their operational efficiency, reliability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness," said Matt Davis, Managing Partner, High Caliber Energy.
"We're proud to partner with EnerVenue, and we look forward to using ESVs to meet our client's expanding clean energy initiatives in Florida", he added.
ESVs are the second generation of EnerVenue's differentiated metal-hydrogen battery technology, offering highly configurable and scalable product architecture. The company claims an expected lifetime of 30 years / 30,000 cycles, also delivering 86 percent capacity even after 30,000 cycles, and can cycle up to three times per day without rest.
In stark contrast to lithium-ion for stationary applications, the company adds that the metal-hydrogen ESVs are fire-safe with zero thermal runaway or propagation risk, eliminating the need for expensive fire suppression solutions. ESVs also are almost entirely recyclable, providing a superior choice to lithium-ion storage systems from a sustainability and environmental responsibility perspective.