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VionX Energy (formerly: Premium Power)

Distributed Energy Storage System

Abstract

VionX Energy and its partners will demonstrate a multi-hour, vanadium redox battery-based energy storage system (ESS) for load shifting, peak shaving, and renewable system integration. The 6-10 hour battery will not degrade as quickly as lithium ion and lead acid batteries, allowing a lifetime of 20 years. The ESS is a fully integrated system that comprises energy storage, power conditioning, system control, and thermal management subsystems. Two ESSs are to be demonstrated with National Grid at locations in Massachusetts. One ESS will be integrated into a single 500kW multi-hour system installed next to a 605 kW photovoltaic (PV) array in Everett, MA and the other ESS will be interfaced with a 600 kW wind turbine at the Holy Name High School feeder in Worcester, MA. National Grid will deploy, operate, and monitor the aggregated 1MW ESS’s in their respective locations for two years.

Contact Information

Kimberly Nuhfer
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880
304-285-6544
Kimberly.Nuhfer@netl.doe.gov

Douglas Alderton
Principal Investigator
VionX Energy
12A Cabot Road
Woburn, MA 01801 USA
603-391-2817
dalderton@vionxenergy.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: VionX Energy (Distributed Energy Storage System)
HQ State: Massachusetts
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $12,514,660
Federal Share: $6,062,552
 
Funding Program:
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Jobs created
  • Power quality improved
  • Cost of electricity reduced
  • Electricity reliability improved