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Home>Vionx, National Grid, and US Department of Energy Complete Installation of one of the World’s Most Advanced Flow Batteries at Holy Name High School, Worcester, MA

Vionx, National Grid, and US Department of Energy Complete Installation of one of the World’s Most Advanced Flow Batteries at Holy Name High School, Worcester, MA

Vionx, National Grid, and US Department of Energy Complete Installation of one of the World’s Most Advanced Flow Batteries at Holy Name High School, Worcester, MA

10/06/2017

Vionx, National Grid, and US Department of Energy Complete Installation of one of the World’s Most Advanced Flow Batteries at Holy Name High School, Worcester, MA

Collaborative effort of energy leaders which also includes Siemens and United Technologies Research Center delivers one of the largest energy storage solutions in Massachusetts

Executives with Vionx Energy and National Grid celebrated the completion and commissioning of Vionx’s 3 MWh storage unit at Worcester, MA’s Holy Name Jr. / Sr. High School at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the school today. Designed for a 20+ - year lifetime, the system will store energy from the school’s own utility scale wind turbine and a variety of sources of power generation from the surrounding community, and discharge it for up to 6 hours per day. The end result being that power normally lost from intermittent sources will now be stored in the Vionx unit on Holy Name’s campus. The energy storage system is one of the largest energy storage systems in Massachusetts and one of the largest flow batteries installed in the United States.

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Kneeling David Vieau, Board member, Vionx, JD Willingham Left to right: Katherine Holliday, Vionx, L ...

Kneeling David Vieau, Board member, Vionx, JD Willingham Left to right: Katherine Holliday, Vionx, Lee Burrows, Managing Director, Vantage Point Capital Partners , Sri Divakaruni, United Technologies Research Center, Alan Freedman, Ed Reynolds, Headmaster Holy Name High School, Dan Wishnick Siemens, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Commissioner Judith Judson, Commissioner of MA DOER, Brad Nordholm, Senior Managing Director, Starwood Energy Group, Alan Dash, Vionx, Bill Jones, Director Solutions Delivery, National Grid, Dr. Randhir Thakur, PhD, Lead Director, Vionx, Shazad Butt, VP Engineering, Vionx, Tom Burton (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are delighted to play a key role in Holy Name’s efforts to reach into the future of power generation and help students learn more about our renewable energy future,” said Dr. Randhir Thakur, PhD, Vionx Energy’s lead director. “Vionx Energy’s unique Vanadium Redox Battery system represents a revolutionary, safe and reliable new path in grid storage solutions for the long-run for both utility and distributed scale applications.”

“This partnership represents a significant commitment to storage technology and we are pleased to help in enhancing the capabilities of the local energy delivery system,” said Bill Jones, Director Solutions Delivery, National Grid. “There is no question that storage will play a pivotal role in the future of our power grid given the need for flexibility with a significant expansion of renewables and distributed systems. We are excited to see this project come online.”

“Previously, the principal obstacle to our meaningful global transition to renewable power was the absence of economically viable long-duration energy storage,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who serves on Vionx’s board of directors. “Vionx’s breakthrough solution completely changes the ballgame — affording utilities of all sizes greater efficiencies in managing their generating assets; enabling home and business owners to reliably generate and store their own power; and presenting never before known options to policy makers to rationalize our nation’s and states’ outdated energy policies. Renewables can now provide baseload power everywhere. The consequences of that new reality cannot be understated.”

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