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NYPA agrees to test a 1 MWh zinc-based energy storage system

NYPA agrees to test a 1 MWh zinc-based energy storage system

PV MAGAZINE
April 10, 2021

The deployment will provide peak shaving capability and aim to validate the system’s performance reliability and help determine O&M and life cycle costs.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) signed an agreement with Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. and the University at Buffalo to deploy a Zinc-air Energy Storage System (ZESS).

The project will demonstrate a 100kW/1MWh ZESS. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Zinc8 won a contract to accelerate the technology in the Innovation Challenge, a partnership between NYPA and the Urban Future Lab at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.

The Buffalo deployment will provide peak shaving capability and increase campus resiliency. It will also aim to validate the system’s performance reliability and help determine O&M and life cycle costs. The university will also explore alternative uses such as emergency back-up for campus buildings.

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