In December 2014 Highview Power Storage signed a licence agreement with leading US clean coal technology provider, Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, through its subsidiary ADA-ES which also invested £1.75m into the company. The licence agreement is for grid-connected LAES non-peaker plant storage applications covering North America (US, Canada and Mexico). ADA-ES, the leading clean coal technology specialists, are broadening their offering with their investment in Highview at a time when energy storage is proving to have a significant role to play in the electricity market, to help balance electricity systems and support intermittent renewables.
The world's largest cryogenic energy facility
In Q4 2016 Highview announced that it will build the world's largest cryogenic energy storage plant near Manchester. Once complete, the new GigaPlant should have enough capacity to help power a city for six hours, says company CEO Gareth Brett.
Details can be found in the following media coverage:
- BBC – Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy
- Seeker – Cryogenic Energy Plant Will Put Renewable Power on Ice Until Needed
2017 funding from Innovate UK
In August 2017, Highview was awarded £1.5 million from Innovate UK for new Hybrid LAES system to respond to frequency response market. The aim of the project is to test performance and economics and it will be operational by Summer 2018.