Electrovaya kicked off a project for Con Edison for a 0.5 MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system as an alternative to diesel generators and to add energy resilience and efficiency to the electric grid.
Con Edison currently uses portable diesel generators for dispatchable, temporary on-site energy needs. The Electrovaya system is designed as a transportable energy storage system.
It will provide Con Edison an alternative to large mobile diesel systems and will store up to 500 kW of electricity, and provide 800 kWh of energy to the grid for the purposes of increased grid efficiency and resiliency during outages. The TESS energy storage technology provides a much cleaner method of on-demand portable energy.
"We are very excited to begin the project with Con Edison and NYSERDA to deliver a highly innovative take on an energy storage system. Con Edison worked closely with Electrovaya to develop the specifications for the TESS and ensure that it has the right performance characteristics to replace large-scale diesel generators. We believe the TESS will give the right mix of resilience, reliability, performance and cost effectiveness,” says Rajshekar DasGupta, VP Business Development. "The project builds upon Electrovaya's experience with lithium ion energy storage systems and will utilize our latest technologies, including the new cell developments and ceramic separator technology from our Germany subsidiary."
"Con Edison is pleased to be working with Electrovaya on this innovative project. We believe that Electrovaya’s TESS will have tremendous potential to strengthen our network and ultimately improve our service to our customers," said Margarett Jolly, Con Edison Director of Research and Development. "We worked closely with Electrovaya for some time to develop the specification for this project and are excited about seeing the results during field trials."
The project has received support through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Smart Grid Program as part of Gov. Cuomo's Reforming the Energy Vision, a comprehensive energy strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers.