ViZn Energy Systems Announces Zinc/Iron Flow Battery Installation at Flathead Electric Cooperative
ViZn’s Z20, a 160kwh proprietary energy storage technology, has been installed at Flathead Electric Cooperative for utility integration and testing
March 13th, 2014 – Today, ViZn Energy Systems in cooperation with Flathead Electric Cooperative, announced the installation and integration of an advanced flow battery for grid storage manufactured by ViZn Energy. The project will provide insight to the benefits energy storage can provide to rural utilities and electric cooperatives in the rapidly changing power delivery market.
“The battery we have installed at our Kalispell campus will be used to run a number of applications to evaluate the benefit of grid scale storage and how it can benefit our end users,” states Mark Johnson, FEC’s General Manager. “The wide range of services provided by energy storage promise to be a potentially significant benefit for utilities. Our efforts will be geared to proving the stability, safety and functionality of this new technology in concert with the technology experts at ViZn Energy.”
“This installation is focused on the performance of flow batteries and the benefits storage will bring to utilities. We are pleased to participate in this project at Flathead Electric, which affords ViZn a utility tied demonstration as well as a local installation that our engineers and scientists can easily access,” states John Lowell, COO of ViZn Energy Systems, Inc.