Beacon Power patents idea of flywheels for frequency regulation?

Michael Giberson Can Beacon Power patent the idea of using flywheel technology for frequency regulation? Apparently the answer is yes, at least according to Beacon’s press release. “Beacon Power invented the idea of using high-energy flywheels to regulate grid frequency, so it’s appropriate that we’ve now been awarded a core patent for the idea,” said … More Beacon Power patents idea of flywheels for frequency regulation?

Flywheel technology now ready for takeoff? NYISO tariff changes accomodate energy storage technology

Michael Giberson The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved NYISO tariff changes intended to accommodate participation of flywheel and similar energy storage devices in markets to supply frequency regulation services.  Flywheel developer Beacon Power applauded the change. The FERC order, linked above, describes a number of changes to the NYISO tariff and operating procedures needed … More Flywheel technology now ready for takeoff? NYISO tariff changes accomodate energy storage technology