Storage device DuraStor® reaches EDF Concept Grid site near Paris where it will serve within advanced smart grid project
For the first time STORNETIC has delivered a Flywheel Energy Storage system to EDF. The storage device DuraStor® has safely reached the EDF Concept Grid site in Moret-sur-Loing near Paris where it will serve within a joint project on advanced smart grid storage solutions. The project serves to assess the performance of flywheel energy storage technology facing the demands of a modern grid environment and special customer requirements.
“We are very excited to test this innovative technology in our experimental facility of Concept Grid; the system has been successfully installed and connected to the grid. Thanks to the unique EDF experimental facility of Concept Grid, we will reproduce real distribution networks and test DuraStor® in fully controllable conditions of operation and thus demonstrate the interest of this technology in the future smart grids,” says Etienne Brière, Renewables and Storage Program Director at EDF’s R&D.
Flywheels for short term energy storage
The DuraStor® by STORNETIC is designed for industrial customers with many charging and discharging cycles. Unlike other storage technologies the flywheel keeps its full capacity over the complete lifetime while combining the advantages of mechanical energy storage, such as sturdiness and endurance, with the advantages of modularity and rapid installation. The device operates purely mechanically – without the use of chemicals – and is made of materials that are fully recyclable. As an innovative short term energy storage solution it enables operators of micro grids around the globe to transform electric energy into rotation energy and store it.