In a demonstration project featuring its technology, Canada-based American Vanadium is to install an energy storage system for New York City’s Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) in downtown Manhattan.
The system will be based on American Vanadium’s Cellcube vanadium redox flow technology, and will complement an automated demand response system which is already in place.
The project will be installed at the MTA’s building at 2 Broadway and will aim to reduce the facility’s energy costs as well as demonstrating how vanadium flow battery technology “can enable NYC commercial buildings to be ‘smarter’ about how and when they use energy”, American Vanadium said.
Participants in the demonstration project include the New York State Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York City Transit (NYCT) Office of Strategic Innovation and Technology, power company ConEdison and the Advanced Energy Research Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University.
“New York is clearly creating a leading energy storage marketplace and the knowledge gained from this demonstration will help realize gains in building and grid energy efficiency, save money for electric ratepayers and, importantly, add a new weapon to the arsenal of resiliency tools in the event of future grid outages,” said Bill Radvak, American Vanadium’s president and CEO.
American Vanadium owns the only vanadium mine in the US.