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SNC-Lavalin and Highview collaborating on LAES deployment


February 21, 2018
By Anthony Capkun


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February 21, 2018 – SNC-Lavalin is collaborating with Highview Power to deploy liquid air energy storage (LAES) solutions for utility-scale applications in Canada and the States.

Highview’s proprietary LAES tech is based on the principle of air liquefaction, which enables the storage of gases in cryogenic liquid form. The zero-emission process involves a 700-fold expansion in volume from liquid back to gas, which releases the stored energy, powering turbines and generating electricity.

The partners will focus on developing and executing projects that satisfy “long duration” storage requirements for utilities, independent power producers and other energy companies. They will mutually provide project development services, including: engineering, estimating, modelling, procurement, project management, construction, commissioning, and ongoing operations and maintenance.

Highview’s technology uses liquid air as the storage medium, and its solutions can deliver anywhere from 10MW/40MWh to more than 200MW/1.2GWh of energy for over 30 years.