ViZn Energy Systems’ 2MW Zinc-Iron Redox Flow Battery System Selected by Hecate Energy for Ontario IESO Project
Market Watch, August 18, 2015. Image credit: Temporal Power
ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced today that it has won a contract with Hecate Energy, a leading United States based developer of power projects, to supply a 2 MW zinc-iron redox flow battery system for the provision of ancillary services to the Ontario grid operated by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
ViZn Energy’s 2 MW / 6 MWh flow battery, which is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016, is on target to be the largest commissioned flow battery installation in North America and Europe to date.
ViZn’s unique zinc-iron chemistry is safe and non-toxic, allowing their storage systems to be utilized in a wide range of geographic locations without the health and environmental risks associated with many battery chemistries. ViZn’s battery is scalable to tens of megawatts for utility-scale applications and offers one of the fastest charge and discharge responses on the market, giving it best-in-class performance and value.