Carnot batteries allow coal plants to be converted into storage plants by retrofit with molten salt thermal storage systems. Programs in the US, Germany and Chile are looking at reusing soon-to-be-decommissioned coal plants into variable renewable thermal storage projects.

  • Hear about plans in Germany to retrofit their coal plants with a high temperature molten salt storage system, and how the economics work out
  • See how the carnot batteries technology works from taking curtailed or excess spare electricity, converting into heat and reconverting it into electricity when required by the grid
  • Understand the real value of carnot batteries to the grid by adding flexibility at the system level; or by storing excess power from the coal plant itself to make the coal plant operation more flexible

Carnot Batteries – facilitating the transition from fossil to renewable generation