French conglomerate Alstom has been awarded a gong for its energy storage solution (ESS) at the European Utility Week conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The ESS MaxSine eStorage is a battery solution targeted at grid-scale applications. Each module is connected to a battery up to 2MW and is designed to reach up to 12MW storage capacity with additional modules.
The criteria for the Energy Storage Production Innovation award are based on originality, sustainability, efficiency and practicality.
Industrial enterprise software supplier Ventyx, an ABB subsidiary, was named the overall winner of all categories for its outage lifecycle management software at this year’s conference.
Alstom was recently contracted by US Department of Energy and received $1.2m for a microgrid research development project in Philadelphia, US.
The company launched its ESS in December last year. It is currently installed at Nice Grid, one of the largest smart grid demonstration projects in France. The project launched as a Grid4EU European Initiative, involving 27 partners in 12 European Union countries.
An Alstom-Saft consortium won a contract in summer to integrate Saft’s Intensium Max 20M storage system and Alstom’s MaxSine eStorage solution at French state utility EDF’s energy efficiency research centre in Les Renardières, France.