EDF tests role of flywheel storage on power grid

EDF has installed an innovative flywheel energy storage system at one of its test sites in France. The energy supplier aims to see if STORNETIC’s DuraStor device can face the […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

EDF has installed an innovative flywheel energy storage system at one of its test sites in France.

The energy supplier aims to see if STORNETIC’s DuraStor device can face the demands of a modern grid environment and meet special customer requirements – it will test the equipment at its Moret-sur-Loing Concept Grid near Paris.

DuraStor’s developers say the technology will enable operators of micro grids around the globe to transform electric energy into rotational energy and store it.

The system operates purely mechanically, uses no chemicals and is made of materials that are fully recyclable.

It is designed for a very high number of charging cycles and retains its full capacity and power over its complete lifetime.