DOE Global Energy Storage Database
Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability
LA Metro Wayside Flywheel Energy Storage System
The system will be a 6 MW wayside energy storage system (WESS) type installation when complete. The 1st phase is a 2 MW flywheel based energy storage system, consisting of 4 units (500 kW) each capable of producing 2.08 kWh of usable energy.
The goal is to reduce the transit authority's utility bill by absorbing regenerative braking energy and delivering it back when the train accelerates away from the station.
A controller, independent of the WESS, will be utilized to command the WESS to charge and discharge as required.
Nov 01, 2012
Apr 03, 2014
680 S Westlake Avenue,
Los Angeles , California 90057
Southern California Edison
OWNERSHIP & VALUE CHAIN PARTNERS
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
COST & PERFORMANCE
Performance metrics not available.
Federal Transit Authority
PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT
2013-11-07 11:15 PM UTC
2014-07-29 10:55 PM UTC