Beacon Starts Commercial Operation of Flywheel Frequency Regulation Plant

Massachusetts–based Beacon Power Corp. on Monday said it had energized and grid-interconnected the first 8 MW of flywheel energy storage at its 20-MW frequency regulation plant in Stephentown, N.Y., bringing in the first commercial revenue for the company. Flywheel energy storage, a grid-scale technology that has shown promise for commercialization, works by accelerating a cylindrical […]