Schwungrad Energie News

Flywheel Energy Storage Product and Industry news

Schwungrad and EirGrid conclude successful Demonstration Project

Schwungrad Energie is delighted to announce that the Demonstration Project undertaken in conjunction with EirGrid has successfully concluded following more than a year of testing.  The Hybrid Flywheel Battery facility will continue to operate as a pilot, further expanding the knowledge and experience of the company. Schwungrad and EirGrid have published a joint report on […]

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By
Jake Bracken
Posted
Jun 8th, 2017

Schwungrads success in EU Horizon 2020 programme

Europe’s largest and the UK’s first battery flywheel system will be connected to the Irish and UK grids to help respond to energy demand as part of a new project coordinated by Schwungrad Energie and involving engineers from the University of Sheffield, Adaptive Balancing Power and Freqcon. The €4 million euro project, with €2.9 million […]

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By
Jake Bracken
Posted
Jun 2nd, 2017

Yokogawa Delivers Control system for Europe’s First Hybrid-flywheel Energy Storage Plant

Yokogawa delivered the FA-M3V high speed controller and the FAST/TOOLS™ SCADA software to monitor and control the amount of energy that is stored in the flywheels and the charging/discharging of the lead acid battery.  Please click here to see the following link for Yokogowas press release on their involvement with the pilot project.

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Schwungrad Energie
Posted
Dec 9th, 2015

Schwungrad Energie feature in Energy UK “A Future of Choice” Documentary

Schwungrad Energie’s Hybrid flywheel-battery pilot plant was featured in the Energy UK’s “A Future of Choice” documentary. The documentary focuses on the choices to be encountered by countries to ensure energy security and examines the transition of the energy generation portfolio as more sustainable sources are adopted and the technological challenges which renewables can introduce. […]

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Schwungrad Energie
Posted
Nov 16th, 2015

Schwungrad Energie’s official opening of its Hybrid flywheel-battery pilot.

Our Hybrid flywheel-battery pilot facility to provide system services was officially opened in Rhode, Co. Offaly on Wednesday November 9thth by Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy, TD Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The opening of the Hybrid flywheel-battery plant represents significant progress as we have reached a major project and company milestone. The […]

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Schwungrad Energie
Posted
Nov 11th, 2015