GE and Highview Power join forces for energy storage

UK firm Highview Power Storage and GE Oil & Gas have signed an agreement to collaborate on an energy storage project. They will look into integrating Highview’s liquid air energy storage (LAES) technology in power plants where GE gas turbines (pictured, below) and engines will be installed. They aim to increase the plant’s efficiency, grid […]

World first ‘frozen air’ storage goes commercial

Generating energy from the air we breathe is now a step closer as the world’s first pilot plant for liquid energy storage (LAES) has been commercialised. Designed by a British firm, the new process has only been tested at the pilot plant in Slough but it could now spread after getting a vote of confidence […]

Is liquid air storage the answer to unreliable wind?

Engineers believe they have found an answer to the unreliability of wind power: liquid air storage. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Imeche) is unveiling the unique new British technology in London tomorrow. The Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) takes electricity from the grid at peak times, such as on windy days, and uses it to […]