Twice a year, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) holds a workshop with representatives of its member groups to ensure that collaborative research and development is focused on high-value industry goals and meets the long-term vision of the electric power industry. This February, Clean Energy Systems was invited to present to members of the Generation Program advisory committee, specifically members of the Advanced Generation and Bulk Energy Storage group. CES’ Director of Business Development, Rebecca Hollis, presented on the latest carbon negative energy and large-scale zero-emission energy storage opportunities utilizing our proprietary oxy-combustion technologies.
The goal of the Advanced Generation and Bulk Energy Storage program, also known as Program 66, is to identify and accelerate the development of new ways to generate power from fossil fuels and bulk energy storage that are beneficial in future markets with focus on providing flexible, lower carbon, synchronous power generation. Fossil power plants are being pressed to be more flexible with the growth of variable renewable energy, lower carbon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and be more economical to remain competitive. This also drives interest in energy storage, particularly large-scale, longer duration technologies that can be integrated with or utilize fossil power assets. Clean Energy Systems’ pressurized oxy-combustion technologies offer a viable, near-term solution to solve the growing challenges and meet the needs of today’s energy producers.