Located in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, Beacon Power, LLC ("Beacon") is a pioneer and technology leader in the design, development, and commercial deployment of grid-scale flywheel energy storage.
Beacon’s flywheel energy storage system is based on accelerating a cylindrical rotor assembly that converts and stores electric energy as rotating kinetic energy. Flywheel systems recycle energy from the grid, absorbing excess power when directed and delivering it back to the grid when needed. Because Beacon’s flywheels can respond to a number of different control signals, they can be used in a wide variety of applications, from smoothing cloud impacts at a solar PV project to providing frequency regulation, frequency response, reserves and reactive power. They can be installed at the transmission or distribution levels or even in remote connected or isolated grids.
Rockland acquired the assets of Beacon in March 2012 through a bankruptcy proceeding. For more information, please visit www.beaconpower.com.