PacifiCorp to Install Vanadium Energy Storage System

February 07, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Vanteck Technology Corp. (Vancouver, BC) announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply PacifiCorp (UK) with a 250kW, 2,000kWh vanadium energy storage system (VESS). The VESS unit, which will be modular and re-locatable, will be used by PacifiCorp to supply peak power capacity and provide 250kVAR of end-of-line voltage support in a remote area in Southeastern Utah. Installation and commissioning of the VESS unit is scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2002.

"Vanteck is delighted to initiate the introduction of the Vanadium redox energy storage technology in North America with PacifiCorp," said Rodney Duncan, president and CEO of Vanteck. "Cost-effective, large-scale reliable energy storage is becoming critical for highly reliable ac and dc power supply, particularly at the distributed end of the market. There is a growing demand for uninterrupted backup power for ride-through, peak-shaving, uninterruptible power supply and quality power, which the Vanadium redox energy storage technology addresses."