New York awards $16.6m for long duration energy storage projects

The projects will support the state’s goal of installing 3,000MW of energy storage capacity by 2030

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Five long duration energy storage projects in New York has been granted funding totalling $16.6 million (£14.2m) to help harness renewable energy and provide stored energy to the electric grid.

The projects will support the state’s goal of installing 3,000MW of energy storage by 2030 while facilitating further development to 6,000MW.

Projects include the development, design and construction of energy storage systems and field demonstrations of a six-hour zinc hybrid cathode energy storage system in New York City and the development of a 3D concrete printed marine pumped hydro storage system that integrates directly with offshore wind development.

In addition, they include the demonstration of nuclear-hydrogen fuelled peak power generation paired with long duration hydrogen energy storage unit, the development of a reversible fuel cell system for hydrogen production and energy storage as well as the demonstration of a novel solid oxide electrolyser cell prototype for clean hydrogen production.

The projects that have won funding are Borrego Solar Systems, JC Solutions, Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Power to Hydrogen and ROCCERA.

Governor Kathy Hochul said: “Innovative, forward-thinking approaches to transforming the way energy is stored are critical to fighting climate change and transitioning to a clean energy economy.

“New York is making bold investments in clean energy and this $16.6 million in awards for projects that harness renewable energy and under-utilised long duration energy storage solutions will be a game changer for meeting the state’s ambitious climate and energy goals. By advancing new and more sustainable energy storage technologies, we are ushering in a cleaner, greener future for New York.”