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Zinc Air Inc. (ZAI), a developer of grid-level energy storage solutions, and Flathead Electric Cooperative (FEC) have entered into an agreement to install a large-scale battery on FEC's campus in Kalispell, Mont.

This customer field trial will allow ZAI and FEC to run a number of applications for both utility and end user benefits, such as peak demand reduction and load shifting. Cheryl Talley, FEC's director of member and energy services, says she is "interested in results of the project and how it might benefit members of the co-op."

"This is another major step for Zinc Air and commercializing our technology,” says Craig Wilkins, president of ZAI. “Working with FEC will give us first-hand knowledge and experience in the operation of the battery system."

ZAI says that it is delivering its first field installations this year, with its first commercial deployments in 2014. The energy storage systems will be used primarily for smart grid applications and renewable integration of wind and solar.



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