Beacon Power Corporation Smart Grid Demonstration Project

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The Beacon Power Corporation Smart Grid Demonstration Project is a U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Demonstration Project which is based in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.

Overview

Design, build, test, commission, and operate a utility-scale 20 MW flywheel energy storage frequency regulation plant in Chicago, Illinois, and provide frequency regulation services to the grid operator, the PJM Interconnection. The project will also demonstrate the technical, cost and environmental advantages of fast response flywheel-based frequency regulation management, lowering the cost to build a 20 MW flywheel energy storage plant to improve grid reliability while increasing the use of wind and solar power.

References

  1. ARRA Smart Grid Demonstration Projects