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Primus Power Corporation (Wind Firming EnergyFarm)
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Lead Organization:
Primus Power Corporation
HQ Location:
Alameda, California
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Tom Stepien
Email:
 tom.stepien@primuspower.com
Address:

2450 Mariner Square Loop
Alameda, CA 94501

 
Project Summary:

Primus Power is deploying a 25MW/75MWh EnergyFarm™ in the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) in California’ central valley that consists of an array of 250kW EnergyPods™; plug-and-play zinc-flow battery modules and power electronics systems housed inside ISO shipping containers. The modular design and operation will be field tested at Pacific Gas & Electric with support from Sandia National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute. The 25MW EnergyFarm™ will support MID’s efforts to balance increasing amounts of renewable generation and more efficiently manage its fleet of generating assets to meet peak loads. The system will likely be deployed incrementally in multiple substations and provide additional benefits such as local-area voltage stability and deferral of substation upgrades. EnergyFarms TM are scalable and rapidly deployable, and can be scaled to greater than 100MW/300MWh in increments of 250kW/750kWh.

Equipment:

- Flow- Battery EnergyPods
- Power Electronics/Inverter
- Transformers

Targeted Benefits:

- Power costs reduced
- Accelerated adoption of renewable energy resources
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- Advanced battery manufacturing established in the U.S.

 
Additional Information:

For more information about the project, please refer to:
- http://www.smartgrid.gov/project/primus_power_corporation_wind_firming_e...

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