Highview Power switch on the world’s first grid-scale liquid air energy storage plant
On 5th June 2018, the world’s first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant launched in Bury, Manchester.
Developed by Highview Power in partnership with recycling and renewable energy company Viridor, the plant feeds energy into the local grid by storing liquid air and turning it back into a gas.
True long-duration energy storage solutions address challenges of rising energy demand by helping to balance the grid, and enable a greater adoption of renewable energies.
The development of LAES technology has been supported by the UK government, with Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor at BEIS, officially switching on the plant.
Read more on the LAES Plant here.