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August 10, 2023
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US Representative Mike Collins, Stryten Energy CEO Mike Judd, Snapping Shoals CEO Shaun Mock, and Commissioner Tim Echols cut the ribbon to mark the successful installation of the VRFB system. Image courtesy of SSEMC
Snapping Shoals EMC and Stryten Energy LLC, an energy storage solutions provider, commemorated the installation of its advanced vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) at Snapping Shoals EMC's headquarters on August 2.
SSEMC's partnership with Stryten Energy will focus on demonstrating the VRFB’s energy storage capabilities, as well as evaluating additional use cases for the cutting-edge long-duration energy storage technology. The project represents the first VRFB energy storage system manufactured and installed in the state of Georgia.
“In our 80-plus years of service to our members, Snapping Shoals has stayed at the forefront of energy innovation. As our field turns its eye to clean energy sources, we see Stryten Energy as a natural partner in harnessing the power of VRFB for long-duration energy storage,” stated Shaun Mock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Snapping Shoals EMC. “We’re confident VRFB will be a game-changer in how we reliably and affordably store clean energy for our 100,000+ residential and business members.”
“Long-duration energy storage technologies are needed to support the widescale power generation from renewable energy sources. VRFB is ideally suited for this application,” stated Mike Judd, Chief Executive Officer and President of Stryten Energy. “This demonstration project is an important step to proving the capabilities of VRFB technology in utility use cases such as energy cost control, peak shaving and avoiding curtailment. Our partnership with Snapping Shoals provides the ideal platform to test the VRFB system and show the potential impact of Georgia companies working together to bring clean energy to the state.”
Stryten Energy’s VRFB offers industry-leading power density with a versatile, modular platform that is independently scalable in power and capacity. An unlimited cycle life, with proper maintenance, enables the VRFB system to operate for more than 20 years without the electrolyte losing energy storage capacity. It is uniquely suited for applications that require medium- to long-duration energy storage of six or more hours to help ensure grid stability and facilitate increased utilization of renewables for businesses and consumers across the U.S.
The Department of Energy reports that Georgia has more than 3.6 gigawatts (GW) of solar, wind, and storage capacity. There is almost 1.1 GW of additional planned clean energy capacity in the works in the state, which will power more than 155,000 homes.
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