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Highview Power Begins 2021 With 4 GWh Of CRYOBattery Storage In Global Pipeline

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Solar Builder.

Read the article to find out how Highview Power are progressing with partners, offices and projects all over the world.

Not bad for an idea, that was invented in a garage in Bishops Stortford.

The article points to this video produced by the BBC.

If there’s one new venture, I wish I’d have a share of, it is this one.

  • One of the projects, I worked on at ICI was optimising the size of a new plant to make plastic granules. I learned a great deal about how process plants can be scaled and their mathematics and economics.
  • I believe that Highview Power’s CRYOBaterries fit with everything I know and are just world-class process engineering arranged in a unique way, which means they can be built in any country, where modern process plant technology is available and can be run and serviced by skilled engineers and technologists.
  • Their partnership with the likes of Sumitomo Heavy Industries means, Highview Power, probably has access to the best technology, for some of the components needed.

After reading the article in Solar Builder, I now feel that Highview Power are on their way!

One of the first places, I shall visit after lockdown ends is Carrington near Manchester, to take pictures of the site of Highview Power’s 50 MW/250 MWh system, that is being built at Carrington.

February 19, 2021 Posted by | Energy Storage | , , , | Leave a comment

Highview Power Breaks Ground on 250MWh CRYOBattery Long Duration Energy Storage Facility

The title of this post, is the same as that of this News page on the Highview web site.

The page shows this picture of diggers doing, what they do.

Note the two towers in the background of the image on the right. They look like the towers of Carrington power station, which are shown on this page on the FK Group web site, who built the 884 MW CCGT power station.

This Google Map shows the site of the power station.

On a larger scale map, you can pick out the towers from their shadows and it looks to me, that Highview’s 250MWh CRYOBattery is being built on the vacant site to the South of the power station.

Consider.

  • The vacant site looks large.
  • I’ve read somewhere that Highview’s CRYOBatteries are expandable by adding more tanks.
  • They certainly have space to add lots of extra tanks and a 884 MW power station on the doorstep to fill them.
  • All the heavy equipment and components to build Carrington power station were brought in by barge using the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. Will this method be used again?

This seems to be a site that would be ideal for a very large battery.

 

November 8, 2020 Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , , | 1 Comment