What are flow batteries and how can they improve resiliency, continuity and safety in urban installations?

March 24, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Power outages threaten the operation of critical community facilities and businesses alike, resulting in downtime that can negatively impact the safety of individuals and the economic viability of some businesses. Whether you are a hospital, business, school, or municipality, flow batteries may be well suited to play an important role in your energy resiliency planning. Flow batteries can provide the safety and power reliability integral to your facility.

While batteries are often considered prohibitively expensive technologies, they can perform a multitude of services that generate real savings and income throughout the year, while still backing up critical systems when outages do occur. Flow batteries, with an estimated lifetime of around 20 years, can often pay for themselves in less than 5 years, essentially providing resiliency and reliability for free.

This webinar featured experts from the flow battery company ViZn Energy Systems and energy management company Schneider Electric. They discussed the basics of flow batteries and how these technologies are being economically deployed in high electricity usage applications including universities, hospitals, and manufacturing plants.


  • Mark Johnson, Smart Cities Chief, Schneider Electric
  • Mike Grunow, Vice President of Marketing, ViZn Energy Systems

This webinar was a presentation of Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project. For more information, please visit www.resilient-power.org.