Research Project Information

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Energy Storage System Demonstration at Niagara Falls State Park(STD11008)

Premium Power Corporation


Energy storage systems can provide many benefits including renewable time shifting of energy, grid constraint relief and reduced T&D upgrades, emergency backup and uninterruptible power, reduced emissions and noise, ancillary services for grid regulation and stability, improved power quality and reliability. Battery-based energy storage systems are entering the commercial markets for some of these applications. The zinc-bromide battery chemistry has lower capital and operating costs, is environmentally friendly, is mobile, has cycling capability, and has a longer life than other available batteries.

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Project Description

Project objective is to install and demonstrate the performance of two 100 kW/150 kWhr Zinc-Flow energy storage systems, one at the New York State Department of Parks Niagara Falls State Park Maintenance Facility The project includes an interconnection with a 30 kW PV system and would demonstrate time shifting of solar energy in addition to demand reduction, peak shaving, load shifting, and backup power.


Time shift solar power,demand reduction, peak shaving, and backup power service. Reduce grid congestion, defer distribution upgrades and reduce emissions.

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Premium Power Corporation
87 Concord Street
North Reading, MA 01864

Principle Investigator

Bill O'Donnell

Universities Involved


Project Type:

Product Demonstration

Technologies Types:

Energy Storage

NYSERDA Contact Information

Michael Razanousky


R&D - Energy Mkts & Pwr Del

Contract Details

Start Date: 5/15/2009
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: STD11008

Last Updated: 9/23/2014