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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

DOE backs Alaska thermal energy storage

Metal Tech News – September 27, 2023


Last updated 10/5/2023 at 4:52am

Artist rendering of pumped thermal energy storage to be demonstrated in Alaska.

Westinghouse Electric Company

Westinghouse is advancing a long-duration thermal energy storage solution that utilizes supercritical carbon dioxide and inexpensive thermal storage mediums such as concrete blocks to support adding clean energy resources to the grid.

Westinghouse to build demo plant that stores excess grid electricity as heat; providing secure, low-cost energy storage in cold climates.

To help commercialize a renewable energy storage solution that overcomes some of the drawbacks associated with lithium-ion batteries and other traditional storage technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Westinghouse Electric Company f...

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