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Energy Storage System Battery Commissioned
Group NIRE Commissions ESS Battery through ARPA-E Project Titled CHARGES

Lubbock, TX, November 15, 2017— Group NIRE installed Energy Storage System (ESS) battery at their field site located on Reese Technology Center on November 15. The ESS battery commissioning is in part of the Cycling Hardware to Analyze and Ready Grid-Scale Electricity Storage project that is funded by the Department of Energy. Read more


LUBBOCK, TX (November 9, 2017) – Group NIRE, hosted various industry partners, Texas Tech researchers and board members for a ribbon cutting event of the met tower commissioned at their field site located north of the Reese Technology Center. The event took place Thursday Nov. Read more

Upgrading the nation’s interconnected system of electricity production and transmission to improve reliability, security, and economy requires innovative solutions and highly qualified professionals to operate and maintain new smart grid technologies. NETL is playing an important role in both grid improvements and workforce development.

Take, for example, a new technology called a phasor measurement unit, or PMU, which monitors electrical properties like voltage, current, and frequency at precise locations and times throughout the entire grid. Read more

LUBBOCK, TX (August 1, 2017) – Group NIRE has selected Texas Tech University Graduate Student Shamsul Arefeen to help support them in a four-year project for the Department of Energy.

The DOE has selected Group NIRE and its partner DNV GL to test energy storage and distributed energy technologies. The project will be called “Cycling Hardware to Analyze and Ready Grid-Scale Electricity Storage (CHARGES).” Read more

GLEAMM wind turbine

LUBBOCK, TX (May 9, 2017) – The Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) has deployed a solar array at the Reese Technology Center to help students understand the relationship between solar energy and battery storage.

“Understanding this relationship will prepare students for the workforce as the electric grid becomes increasingly modernized,” Group NIRE CEO Mark Harral said. Read more

Energy Storage Systems

LUBBOCK, TX (January 31, 2017) – Energy Storage Systems is scheduled to test their breakthrough 400kWH Iron Flow Battery (IFB) this fall at Group NIRE’s facility.

Energy Storage Systems (ESS, Inc.) was launched in 2011 by a team with deep experience in fuel cells, electrochemistry, advanced material science, and renewable energy. Read more