Stryten said it is the first VRFB system made and installed in the state. The electrolyte was manufactured in Maryland. Stryten is evaluating other suppliers in Utah and Nevada. In a statement sent to BEST, Stryten said: “We specifically designed and sized this smaller system to fit the needs of Snapping Shoals EMS so that we can conduct testing that is for more than six hours.
“With this system, we are able to simulate almost any operating schedule and then gauge the compatibility of the battery as defined by the DOE national labs for applicability use with renewable energy sources and other FTM/BTM applications.”
Testing is expected to take six months. It covers applications including energy cost control, peak shaving, avoiding curtailment and renewable integration. Future batteries of this scale will be mostly behind the meter, the company said.
Stryten pointed to Department of Energy data, which shows Georgia has some 3.6 GW of solar, wind, and storage capacity. There is almost 1.1 GW of additional planned clean energy capacity in the works in the state, which will power more than 155,000 homes.
Photo: US Representative Mike Collins, Stryten Energy CEO Mike Judd, Snapping Shoals CEO Shaun Mock, Commissioner Tim Echols. Stryten