With a growing portfolio of projects across four continents, learn about our developed and developing projects

Carrington, UK

The Carrington facility is a 50 MW cryogenic energy storage plant with a minimum of 250MWh that will help the UK achieve its decarbonization goals. It received a £10 million pound grant from the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy as part of a Storage at Scale Competition.

Developed by Highview Power and Carlton Power, a UK independent power station developer, the facility is located at Trafford Energy Park, just outside Manchester. As one of Europe’s largest battery storage systems, it will supply clean, reliable, and cost-efficient long-duration energy storage and grid services.

Work at the site is underway and it is expected to enter commercial operation in 2022. It will use existing substation and transmission infrastructure, with its income derived from several markets.

Vermont

Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, are jointly developing a long duration, liquid air energy storage facility in Northern Vermont that will be a minimum of 50MW and provide over eight hours of storage (400MWh).

It will contribute to resolving the longstanding energy transmission challenges surrounding the state’s Sheffield-Highgate Export Interface (SHEI) and enable the efficient transport of excess power from renewable energy sources to help integrate them on the power grid and to the area’s transmission system.

The facility is designed to stabilize the grid, and ensure future energy security. This includes storing energy for weeks at the lowest levelized cost of long duration storage in the industry providing  “grid-synchronous inertia”.

Pilsworth Grid Scale Demonstrator Plant

In addition to providing energy storage, the cryogenic energy storage plant converts low-grade waste heat from the GE Jenbacher landfill gas engines to power.

Operation started in April 2018 at Pilsworth Landfill facility in Bury, Greater Manchester. The plant demonstrates how cryogenic energy storage can provide balancing services, including Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) and supporting the grid during winter peaks.

Developed in partnership with recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor, the project is backed by UK government funding of £8 million.

To learn more about the Pilsworth plant and see it in action, send a request for a 3D Virtual Tour by emailing: media@highviewpower.com.

Pilot Plant

This cryogenic energy storage Pilot Plant (350kW/2.5MWh) was developed to prove our technology and used heat from a biomass plant to improve the efficiency of the system.

Between 2011 and 2014, it successfully underwent a full testing regime at SSE’s biomass plant at Slough Heat and Power in Greater London, and has operated for the hours equivalent to three years of UK Short Term Operating Reserve service and seasonal TRIAD management in the winter months.

The pilot is now at the University of Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage, to support further testing and academic research.