Pintail Power

Bill Conlon

Patented Energy Storage Breakthrough For Greater Energy Security

(Palo Alto, California)–April 6, 2022  The current crisis in Ukraine exposes economic and  logistical vulnerabilities in the global transition to clean energy and the pressing need for reliable pathways to European energy independence.  A new invention provides both security and sustainability with energy storage at unprecedented scale and duration at a fraction of the cost …

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DOE Project Highlights Advantages of Hybrid Energy Storage

ENERGY SECURITY, ECONOMIC SAVINGS, LOWER EMISSIONS (Palo Alto, California—March 28, 2022)  Confronted with accelerated timelines to dramatically reduce carbon by 2030 while maintaining reliability during seasonal and extreme weather events, a new study for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) offers electricity providers a rapid and feasible path: hybridize long-duration thermal …

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ENERGY STORAGE BOOSTS OUTPUT OF PEAKING PLANTS

New invention targets summer capacity needed to assure grid reliability (Palo Alto, California—January 11, 2022)  U.S. Patent No. 11,221,177 entitled CRYOGENIC LIQUID ENERGY STORAGE was granted to Dr. William M. Conlon, the founder and president of Pintail Power LLC. This latest patent extends Pintail’s Liquid Air Power and Storage (LAPS™) technology platform to shorter duration …

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NEW PATENT GRANTED FOR LONGER DURATION ENERGY STORAGE

Sustainability breakthrough for weekly, monthly, or seasonal energy storage dramatically reduces use of scarce water resources, hydrogen fuel, and liquid air storage medium (Palo Alto, California)–July 28, 2021  U.S. Patent No. 11,073,080 entitled HIGH PRESSURE LIQUID AIR POWER AND STORAGE was granted to Dr. William M. Conlon, the founder and president of Pintail Power LLC. …

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New patent for cryogenic energy storage enables energy storage at a grand scale

(Palo Alto, California)–July 6, 2021  Adding to an already robust patent portfolio, a new invention enables liquefied air energy storage to deliver vastly more electricity during discharge, enabling improved utilization of renewables at unprecedented scale of tens to hundreds of Gigawatt-hours.  U.S. Patent No. 11,053,818 entitled CRYOGENIC COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT was granted today to …

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New patent enhances grid resiliency by extending energy storage duration

(Palo Alto, California, April 21, 2021)  A new invention can double the duration of energy storage systems by continuing to operate at part load after it has been fully discharged.  U.S. Patent No. 10,982,570 for DISPATCHABLE STORAGE COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANTS issued on April 20, 2021 enhances the capabilities of Liquid Salt Combined Cycle™ (LSCC) …

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The Fastest Way to Get There from Here

By Bill Conlon, PresidentMarch 31, 2021 Extreme weather events, from the polar vortex in ERCOT and MISO to wildfires in the west, and superstorms on the east coast, are compromising grid reliability and highlighting infrastructure interdependence. We experienced in stark terms how our modern life depends on reliable power for water and sanitation, communications and transportation, …

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California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)

California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) is a 501c(6) membership-based advocacy group committed to advancing the role of energy storage in the electric power sector through policy development, education, outreach, and research. The mission of CESA is to make energy storage a mainstream resource to advance a more affordable, efficient, reliable, safe and sustainable electric power …

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Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions

Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions is 501c4 coalition made up of natural and renewable gas users. They support building decarbonization but question the wisdom of ‘electrifying everything’. View Resource