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Supercell Technology From Cadenza Is Centerpiece Of New York Energy Storage Project — CleanTechnica Exclusive (Video)


A new energy storage project will offer New York State rapid response in discharging power to the electric grid. Cadenza Innovation’s lithium-ion supercell technology is centerpiece to a fully integrated, metal-enclosed, and rack-mounted 250 kilowatt-hour (kWh), 50 kilowatt (kW) battery storage unit located outside the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in White Plains.

Cadenza Innovation Tests Its Fireproof Battery at NYPA Headquarters


The New York Power Authority, the country’s largest state-owned electric utility, just installed an unusual battery at its headquarters. The 50-kilowatt/250-kilowatt-hour battery isn’t remarkable for its size, but rather for its promise of a design that can eliminate fire risk.

Startup Cadenza Innovation has worked since 2012 to create a battery in which a malfunction leads to “a service event instead of a catastrophe,” in the words of founder and CEO Christina Lampe-Onnerud. That task took on new urgency when a grid battery in Arizona exploded in 2019, seriously injuring four firefighters.

New York Power Authority kicks off pilot to trial safe lithium-ion ‘Supercell’

Energy Storage News

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has started up a demonstration project aimed at addressing safety concerns tied to the deployment of lithium-ion battery storage in urban areas and office blocks.

A 50kW / 250kWh battery storage system has been installed outside NYPA’s White Plains offices, using ’Supercell’ lithium-ion battery technology developed by Cadenza Innovation. The Supercell architecture is designed to solve the issue of thermal runaway that can cause fires when individual cells suffer failures including short circuits.

Wilton-Based Energy Company Plays Key Role in NY State Power Saving Project

Good Morning Wilton

Battery technology developed by Wilton-based Cadenza Innovation is the basis for a novel energy storage project being demonstrated by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) – the largest state public power organization in the U.S. – at its White Plains headquarters. NYPA announced on Wednesday, Dec. 2, that the project has gone live.

Cadenza: novel battery project at NYPA to demonstrate energy storage’s role in advancing NY State’s clean energy goals

Battery Industry

Located at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in White Plains and funded in part by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the battery technology was developed by Cadenza Innovation Inc., Wilton, Connecticut, United States, to showcase energy storage’s role in enhancing demand management and grid flexibility and will help advance New York State’s nation-leading climate and clean energy goals.

For lithium to still lead the way…

Energy Storage News

“Lithium-ion is the hero of the storage industry. And it can be amazingly reliable and really, really good if you package it right,” Cadenza Innovation CEO and founder Christina Lampe-Onnerud says. There is, however, a debate still to be had about what that packaging should entail, and nowhere does this problem come into starker relief than when it comes to the question of safety.

New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium 10 Year Anniversary

NY-BEST Capture the Energy

In 2010 NY-BEST was established as a non-profit organization to support the Battery and Energy Storage Ecosystem in the state of New York.

Could utilities’ costly battery storage plans provide backup electricity — and savings?

The Connecticut Post

The New York Power Authority is using batteries designed by Cadenza Innovation, which has offices in Wilton and Danbury and a test lab in Oxford. Cadenza CEO Christina Lampe-Onnerud co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Energy Technologies.

5 Lessons From the Battery Fire Investigations


It’s been over a year since the McMicken battery facility in Surprise, Arizona began to smoke and eventually exploded. We’ve learned a lot since then. I spent the last several weeks digging through a series of investigations, tracing what happened, why safety systems failed, how designs should change and what approaches can better protect firefighters. (You can read those analyses here, here and here.)

Choice of lithium iron phosphate not a ‘silver bullet solution’ for safety

Energy Storage News

Cadenza Innovation has developed a lithium ion ‘Supercell’ architecture that the company claims can prevent a cell that has gone into thermal runaway from propagating and spreading fire into adjoining cells – with the company recently receiving UL 9540 A certification that appears to back up the claim. According to the CEO, that was done using cells with “the highest nickel content,” and the battery design architecture is agnostic to whether LFP or NMC is used. In other words, Lampe Onnerud said, it does not matter which cell type is used, as much as the control strategy for using it safely, but the choice LFP is increasingly being “spun as a silver bullet solution” to the thermal runaway problem.