Redflow, an Australian energy company, will provide the California-based Anaergia with 2 megawatt-hour solution of battery-based energy storage systems. Redflow announced this Tuesday that the sale represents its largest globally in the company’s history.
Firstly, the sale contemplates 192 zinc-bromine flow batteries, which Anaergia will use in its Rialto, California, waste-to-energy facility. Which Rialto Bioenergy Facility LLC, an Anaergia company, owns.
Secondly, the batteries will support the compound with about 2 MWh of energy to reduce peak consumption. It is, in fact, a microgrid project, funded in part by the California Energy Commission and consists of the batteries, a biogas conditioning system to support a 2,0 MW biogas-fueled cogeneration unit and the microgrid controls.
Thirdly, the heavy-duty capabilities of the company’s solutions largely appealed Anaergia. “Our company selected Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow batteries because they are uniquely suited to meet the demands of the Rialto site,” said Yaniv Scherson, Anaergia COO.
Moreover, once operational, the Rialto compound will be the largest landfill diverted organic waste digester in North America. It will be able to convert 700 tons of waste per day; and nearly 300 tons of biosolids, to renewable natural gas.
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Redflow aims to expand further into California and U.S. markets
In addition, as said above, the australian company with provide to Anaergia with 192 batteries, of 10 KWh each, for a total of 2 MW of capacity. The solution will operate from 4 to 9 pm, during peak tariff period. Total Redflow’s revenue for the contract is of $1,2 million, after taxes.
Consequently, “this project also enables Redflow to establish a presence in California, where we can offer commercially-proven zinc-bromine flow battery solutions to the broader Californian and US energy market.” Said Tim Harris, Redflow CEO.
“Our batteries thrive on heat and hard work; exactly what Anaergia requires from them,” he remarked; while adding: “California and U.S. markets will accelerate the transition to renewable energy under the new administration of President Biden. We are very excited about the potential for Redflow in California and the broader US market.”
Finally, Anaergia’s personnel will be trained to perform the installation of the batteries. Redflow will also provide technicians to support the team and Site Acceptance Testing, and any qualified maintenance.