StorTera is delighted to announce that they have been chosen as one of the finalists for Phase two of the Perth Smart Energy Network challenge. Perth and Kinross Council, in a move to decarbonise and optimise their estates energy usage, are running an innovation challenge to develop a Smart Energy Network to generate, store and trade energy between two pairs of renewable energy generation and energy storage sites, including a local school and either the Council building or Perth City Hall.
StorTera has partnered with EDF energy’s energy trading and R&D centres to integrate their Powershift ™ demand side response platform with a prototype of StorTera’s Single Liquid Flow Battery ™ and a StorTower ™ system.
Councillor Angus Forbes, Convener of the Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Committee, said: “This project has the potential to completely overhaul the way in which we power our Council estate not only saving the Council money on energy costs but also opening up a potential new income generation stream.
Everyone has to start taking steps in order to reduce their carbon footprint and we are no different; we have a lot of buildings within our estate … This is an incredibly exciting project for us; what we are trying to do hasn’t been done in this way before. “
The StorTera/EDF team will be competing with a partnership between Scene Connect, Swanbarton & Locogen. Both teams have been awarded approximately £150k in funding from the Can Do Innovation fund and the winning team will get to roll out a full solution beyond Phase 2.
This is another exciting opportunity for us to install some of our new innovative hardware and A.I. management systems that help move Scotland and the entire globe towards a circular economy.