Edinburgh-based energy storage system manufacturer StorTera has installed a prototype â€œsmart energy networkâ€ for Perth & Kinross Council in Scotland that uses the companyâ€™s spiral-flow battery technology.
The network is located at the Friarton Waste Depot.
The network will help the council â€œunderstand the requirements for developing local smart energy systems that can be built at scale across the councilâ€™s estate and has the potential to help tackle fuel povertyâ€, a statement said.
The network will also demonstrate how energy storage â€œcombined with intelligent controls can offer the council flexibility in its energy demand as well as enhancing how it generates renewable energy,â€ the statement added.
Brenda Park, chief operating officer at StorTera, said: â€œWeâ€™ve worked closely with Perth and Kinross Council to ensure that our unique system will meet the demands of this site and have high hopes that we will be able to build networks like these at scale across the council area. Scotland is producing more and more clean power and it is clear that long duration energy storage will be crucial if we want to meet our net-zero targets. Therefore, it is vital that we have smart energy networks like this across Scotland so that when the wind isnâ€™t blowing and the sun isnâ€™t shining energy can be stored and released to the grid.â€