13 Jun '11, 6am

Largest Flywheel Energy Storage System (FESS) almost Up in Stephentown, New York

Largest Flywheel Energy Storage System (FESS) almost Up in Stephentown, New York

Beacon Power, a company that manufactures and installs flywheel energy storage systems, says that it is completing the installation of the largest FESS (F lywheel E nergy S torage S ystem) in the world for the purpose of frequency regulation. When generator speeds are adjusted (but not much, due to impracticality) to meet power demand, frequency changes as well. This is due to the fact that generator speed is increased so that they generate more electricity, and frequency increases with speed.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/06/13/largest-flywheel-ener...

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