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South Pole Telescope BESS

Technology Type Advanced Lead-acid Battery
Rated Power 500 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.80
URL More about South Pole Telescope BESS
In collaboration with several centers of higher education, the University of Chicago chose Xtreme Power’s energy storage system to power the 200-ton South Pole Telescope’s scan cycles without infringing on the station’s life support system. The Telescope requires up to 259,200 cycles per month.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.12.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, South Pole

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Customer-Owned
Equity Owner 1 University of Chicago
Energy Storage Technology Provider Younicos (formerly Xtreme Power)
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Service Use Case Electric Bill Management
Load Following (Tertiary Balancing)
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