A New Approach to Energy Storage
Isentropic is currently in the process of being taken over by the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research based at Newcastle University.
Isentropic Ltd develops and commercialises class-leading energy storage systems that allow utilities to profitably manage the evolving power generation landscape.
Isentropic Ltd was established to develop Pumped Heat Electricity Storage (PHES), a standalone energy storage system based on a novel, high efficiency reciprocating engine and large scale thermal stores. The long-term market opportunity for energy storage is a low-cost stand-alone system which will allow the grid to respond to variation in load and generation as more power comes from intermittent renewable sources. Isentropic Pumped Heat Electricity Storage (PHES) is in development at our UK facility.
The development of the thermal stores has also led to an energy storage technology integrated into gas power plant: Gas Turbine Integrated (GTI) Storage.
GTI-Storage offers either Rapid Response or Enhanced Turndown systems, one a fast reacting technology to support frequency response on the grid and the other to provide longer term storage. Both of these technologies are at the development stage.
The influx of renewables and the imminent retirement of both coal and nuclear plant leave a less stable grid requiring both energy storage and additional flexible power generation in the future, which Isentropic technology will offer solutions to.
Isentropic Ltd is in administration. Mark Robert Fry and Kirstie Jane Provan were appointed as joint administrators of Isentropic Ltd on 22nd January 2016. The affairs, business and assets of Isentropic are being managed by the joint admninistrators who act as agents of the company without personal liability.
Mark Robert Fry and Kirstie Jane Provan are authorised to act as insolvency practitioners by the Insolvency Practitioners Association.