The Anonymous Widower

Highview Power’s Advantages

I have said before that I like Highview Power’s system for storing energy by liquifying air.

This article on CleanTechnica is entitled Shell Signs PPA With Largest Storage Battery In Europe.

But it also has a section entitled Other Storage Plans For UK Are In The Works, which gives more details on Highview Power.

Replacement Of Decommissioned Power Plants

Highview are proposing that their systems can replace an existing fossil-fuel power plant, by using the existing site and grid connections. Connecting a power station to the grid, is often an expensive process, but if you can use an existing one, it must be more affordable.

Cost Versus Lithium-Ion

Highview are claiming that they can provide power at $143 per MWh, which compares with a cost of $187 per MWh, as quoted by Bloomberg.

That is nearly 24 % more affordable.

February 18, 2020 - Posted by | Energy Storage | , ,


  1. Highview’s in the news again

    Comment by Peter Robins | June 18, 2020 | Reply

  2. I’ve found the story. Note that the system in Trafford Energy Park will be a 250 MWh system. If it were already built, if you ignored pumped storage it would be the ninth biggest battery in the world.

    Comment by AnonW | June 18, 2020 | Reply

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