Altairnano working with TAURON on Li-ion energy storage systems demonstration research project in Poland
Altairnano has entered into an agreement with TAURON Dystrybucja S.A. (TAURON) jointly to determine the necessary infrastructure needs for stationary energy storage systems based on lithium titanate batteries, and for the construction of power and frequency stabilization systems in Poland. TAURON is a subsidiary of TAURON Polska Energia S.A., Poland’s second-largest energy company.
The companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that defines the initial analysis needed to determine the best structure and scope of a pilot demonstration system. Both companies believe this initial phase could be completed by the end of 2013.
Key goals of the next phase pilot project, which would be to deploy and test an Altairnano ALTI-ESS ADVANTAGE system, could include the development of ancillary services for the grid, the storage of electricity in off-peak hours, especially from renewable sources of energy, and grid stabilization.