Cadenza Innovation, based in Wilton, Connecticut, has been awarded funding for a demonstration project to further New York State’s clean energy goals. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is funding the initiative, which will be located at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) headquarters in White Plains.
Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud (Cadenza Innovation)
The demonstration project will be a stand-alone system that includes a rack-mounted 200kWh, 50kW battery storage unit and will feature Cadenza Innovation’s Li-ion supercell technology. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2019.
Alicia Barton, President and CEO of NYSERDA said,“Forward thinking demonstration projects such as this one will help begin New York’s progress to meeting Governor Cuomo’s bold goal of deploying 1500 megawatts of advanced energy storage in New York by 2025.”
New York State has access to some of the world’s most promising wind and solar energy resources. To fully capitalize on those, next-generation energy storage solutions will be required. Integrating Cadenza Innovation’s technology into commercial-grade battery pack systems is one way to help the State achieve its aggressive utility grid and peak energy shaving goals. Doing so can benefit providers, businesses and consumers alike.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that the global storage market will double six times by 2030, with $103 billion in energy storage investment during that period. Utility-scale projects and behind-the-meter applications will experience the storage sector’s strongest revenue growth, according to Navigant Research. Additionally, GTM Research/Wood Mackenzie expects that natural-gas peaker plants used by utilities to manage grid loads “will become increasingly rare. In 10 years, it’s possible they’ll stop getting built altogether.”
Cadenza Innovation’s recently patented multicore Li-ion battery cell structure, the supercell, serves as the cornerstone of its novel architecture and provides simplification in battery pack design. That, in turn, greatly reduces production and manufacturing costs, overcomes safety issues and improves the energy density of Li-ion batteries.
“The world is moving beyond fossil fuels and traditional power plant infrastructures, with utility-scale batteries emerging as a core component for renewable electricity,” saidCadenza Innovation Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, who transitioned in 2014 from her role at Bridgewater Associates to focus on the company full-time. “The cost savings achieved by lithium-ion alone are undeniable. By combining that with technology and design that substantially improves safety and energy density, we’re providing a first-to-market, scalable platform to address today’s energy concerns.”
Among the world’s foremost authorities on battery chemistry and design, Dr. Lampe-Onnerud is a 20-year battery industry expert. A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, she has shared insights into energy storage and climate change at Davos and for various United Nations groups.