Landis+Gyr announces Iron Horse Energy Storage & Solar Project


Landis+Gyr, a provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector, today announced the opening of the Iron Horse Energy Storage & Solar Project.

Developed by E.ON North America on the University of Arizona’s Tech Park, the project supports Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in its goal of reliably integrating additional renewable energy onto its electric distribution system.

Landis+Gyr, which works with a variety of battery manufacturers for its storage solutions, designed, engineered, and supplied a 10-megawatt containerized lithium-ion energy storage system based on Toshiba’s SCiB technology for this project.

The solution balances TEP’s need for a system that delivers superior cycle life, high power density and rapid charge capabilities. These features are well suited to support load balancing and frequency response during sudden losses of generation.

“We congratulate Tucson Electric Power and project developer E.ON for the successful completion of this groundbreaking project that will pave the way for future integration of renewable energy resources,” said Mike Cooper, general manager of Landis+Gyr’s energy storage business.

“The potential for utility scale energy storage is rapidly being realized as a solution that promotes grid stability in a variety of ways,” Cooper added.

The Iron Horse project will help TEP study how to integrate a growing portfolio of renewable generating resources. The utility has a goal of generating 30 percent of its power from renewable resources by 2030, which amounts to about 1,200 MW.

[email protected]