Electrotek Concepts Awarded TVA Regenesys Contract

December 08, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Electrotek Concepts (Knoxville, TN), a division of WPT Inc. (Edison, NJ), has been awarded a contract by Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) to assist in the performance assessment of a large-scale, energy storage plant being built by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Electrotek will evaluate the data acquisition system for the plant, and will provide management of collected data and technical and economic analysis of the facility's performance.

The plant will store electricity generated during off-peak periods for use when the need for power increases. The plant can store up to 120MWh of energy and provide power for 10 hours or more to about 7,500 homes. During periods of low demand for electricity, the plant is charged by a chemical process using power generated by other plants. The process is then reversed to transmit electricity stored at the plant when the demand for power rises.