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Utility to build 5MW lithium-ion battery storage project for emergency and grid services

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 15:47 -- Paul Crompton
Power utility, Duke Energy Carolinas, lithium-ion, energy storage system, Anderson Civic Center,

Power utility Duke Energy Carolinas is building a 5MW lithium-ion energy storage system at a center that will serve as a shelter during emergencies such as hurricane evacuation.

The project at Anderson Civic Center in Anderson County, South Carolina, US, is part of the company’s ongoing plans to invest $500 million in a total of 300MW of battery storage projects across the state in the next 15 years.

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E.ON to replace lead-acid for nickel batteries in European substation

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 09:50 -- Paul Crompton
Saft’s Uptimax

Power utility E.ON is replacing lead-acid backup power batteries from a distribution substation in the north west of Hungary with Saft’s nickel cadmium technology. 

The pilot project aims to show how Saft’s Uptimax maintenance-free nickel pocket plate batteries can be installed as a direct Plug and Play replacement for time-served lead-acid batteries. 

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