Energy Vault Holdings, a provider of sustainable, grid-scale energy storage solutions, in collaboration with partners Atlas Renewable and China Tianying (CNTY), has announced the commencement of commissioning for the EVx gravity energy storage system (GESS), which the group says will help add resilience to China’s grid. The EVx GESS is currently in the first phases of commissioning.
Revolutionizing Energy Storage with GESS
Gravity energy storage relies on gravity and the vertical movement of water to store and discharge electricity, according to Energy Vault. The company’s said it has created the only gravity-based storage system that does not rely on land topography or geology and can be built in areas co-located with solar or wind plants, or it can be connected to the grid to support energy stability.
The project, located near Shanghai in Rudong, Jiangsu Province, China, the 25-megawatt, 100-megawatt-hour EVx GESS is positioned adjacent to a wind farm and a national grid interconnection site. This system aims to enhance and stabilize China’s national energy grid by storing and delivering renewable energy.