Santos’s Cooper Basin oil production is set to be transformed by a trial using solar PV and a CSIRO-developed hybrid battery to replace diesel generators powering the pumps that deliver oil from underground 24/7. Early success suggests the trial will serve as a proof point for the reliability of renewables in many more off-grid applications.
The Otis microgrid packs enough power to meet all of the base’s electricity needs while islanded. It includes a 1.5-MW wind turbine and a 1.6-MW diesel back-up generator. An intelligent, 1.6-MW/1.2-MWh lead-acid battery energy storage and management system from East Penn Manufacturing subsidiary Ecoult will demonstrate the economics of stacking multiple, battery-based energy storage services.
India’s goals to develop a renewable-powered electricity grid to provide power to more people has been given a boost by Australia through a partnership with Ecoult and Exide Industries, India’s largest battery manufacturer. The CSIRO-invented UltraBattery®, with battery management, electronics and delivery systems engineered by Ecoult, is now being manufactured by Exide Industries in India for the local market.
Listen to Ecoult’s CEO John Wood as he explains in a radio interview with Beyond Zero Emissions how the breakthrough hybrid energy storage device Deka® UltraBattery® is thriving in Partial State of Charge, successfully supporting a wide range of storage applications in projects around the world.
By John Wood, CEO, Ecoult
The energy market is in a period of rapid change. A growing number of commercial businesses have experienced huge spikes in power bills contributed to by continuous short-term policy change and uncertainty detracting from long-term infrastructure planning.
5 minutes with John Wood - With Australia’s energy system in the middle of a historic transition, ES&D chats to Ecoult chief executive officer John Wood about the role smart energy storage systems will play as renewable energy penetration increases.
Australian advanced lead battery maker Ecoult says this month’s expansion into India is the first step in creating a global manufacturing network.
Chief executive John Wood told GTM he expects his Sydney-based company to sign licensing deals with manufacturers in most major energy storage markets by 2019.
Sydney-based battery developer Ecoult is eyeing the huge Indian market after winning Australian government funding to help it cut the cost of its new-generation lead storage device and take the technology global.
While lithium-ion batteries are grabbing the limelight in the public debate around energy storage, lead remains the dominant technology globally, by a factor of about seven, pointed out Ecoult chief executive John Wood.