New Node Architecture and Upgraded Controls Offer Highest Reliability with Lowest Total Cost of Ownership for Utilities, Developers and Power System Operators
ARLINGTON, Va., November 13, 2015 – The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced the first deployment of Advancion™ 4, the next generation of battery-based energy storage, at the Warrior Run facility in Cumberland, Maryland. Advancion is a complete, battery-based alternative to peaking power plants that provides a dependable, smart and cost-competitive means to modernize power systems.
Advancion 4 is among the most proven energy storage platforms available, resulting from AES’ more than eight years of commercial experience operating grid-connected energy storage. This latest design includes improvements in the architecture that provide the highest levels of reliability, upgrades to the already proven controls platform, and a modular design to drive down the upfront and on-going costs of these advanced storage assets for customers.
“With the addition of the Warrior Run Advancion Energy Storage Array, we now have 64 MW of interconnected energy storage in PJM,” said Ken Zagzebski, President of AES’ US Strategic Business Unit. “We continue to see energy storage as an important innovative technology for serving our customers with safe, reliable, cost effective and emission free power.”
“Advancion 4 was developed to address the challenges faced in owning and operating the largest fleet of advanced battery-based energy storage projects,” said John Zahurancik, President of AES Energy Storage. “AES has a history of providing our customers with innovative solutions, and Advancion 4 raises the bar, as it delivers the highest reliability, has the lowest total cost of ownership, and is available to utilities, developers and power system operators to own directly or through a managed service contract.”
Key Features of Advancion 4 include:
“The Advancion 4 energy storage solution is a unique combination of market-tested controls and a massively parallel design architecture, incorporating best in class technology components. Every aspect has been developed to meet the needs of a long-term power asset owner-operator,” said Brett Galura, Vice President of Solution Development for AES Energy Storage. “We are especially pleased to work with our initial certified suppliers, LG Chem and Parker Hannifin, in this first commercial deployment of Advancion 4.”
The Warrior Run Advancion Energy Storage Array is the largest grid-scale battery, and one of the largest green technology projects, in Maryland, providing 10 MW of interconnected energy storage, equivalent to 20 MW of flexible resource. Warrior Run will provide critical grid stability services in the form of frequency regulation service to the PJM Interconnection, which controls the power grid for more than 61 million people.
AES has a total of 384 MW of interconnected energy storage, equivalent to 768 MW of flexible resource, in operation, construction or late stage development in six countries. AES has accumulated nearly three million megawatt-hours of delivered service on its advanced energy storage platform.
About AES Energy Storage Solutions
AES is a leader in commercial energy storage solutions, which improve flexibility and reliability of the power system, and provide customers with a complete alternative to traditional peaking power plants. The company’s Advancion™ 4.0 energy storage solution is available to leading utilities, power markets, and independent power producers, and AES can manage projects from concept to operation with a market-proven solution. AES introduced the first grid-scale advanced battery in commercial power market service in 2008 and operates the largest fleet of battery-based storage assets in service today. The company works with utility partners and other customers to deliver the value of advanced storage in the US and around the world. To learn more, please visit www.aesenergystorage.com or @aes_es on Twitter.
The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 18 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 18,500 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2014 revenues were $17 billion and we own and manage $39 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.