Group targets retired American coal plants for clean energy hubs

A partnership formed between thermal energy storage developer E2S Power and global engineering giant SNC-Lavalin aims to convert American fossil-fuel power stations into clean energy hubs.

The companies plan to address the growing energy storage market by approaching utilities and power generators with thermal energy solutions at facilities that are being phased out.

“North America has more than 200 GW of coal-fueled capacity that may be decommissioned in the coming years in the transition to carbon neutrality,” E2S Power CEO Sasha Savic said. “E2S Power offers a solution to ensure security of supply while preserving important assets and power plant jobs. We are looking forward to working with SNC-Lavalin and leveraging its strong track record for providing solutions in clean power across the entire development cycle.”

Nick Johnson, Vice-President, Power, Grid & Industrial Solutions, SNC-Lavalin added: “New energy storage technology is revolutionizing the energy system, and this collaboration is driven by our common desire to improve reliability and sustainability of our clients’ energy systems well into the future. Combining E2S’ solutions that extend the life cycle of current infrastructure and our global engineering expertise, we’ll introduce new technologies to deliver carbon-free, sustainable utilities solutions.”