Williams Advanced Engineering provides design and manufacturing solutions in high power and high energy density batteries and flywheels. This expertise has originated from our Formula One programme, with the Williams F1 Team designing, manufacturing and racing its own KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) system, including the Battery, Motor Generator Unit, Inverter and Battery Management System. This knowledge is now being applied to non-motorsport applications.
WILLIAMS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE QATAR
The Williams Technology Centre in Qatar (WTCQ) develops stationary flywheel energy storage systems that generate higher power than their Williams Hybrid Power equivalent and are ideally suited for the rapid transit (metros, trams and monorails) and electric power stabilisation sectors.
Incorporation into rapid transit systems will help improve regenerative braking, increase reliability, reduce electricity consumption and cut infrastructure costs. In an electric power stabilisation role, they will be deployed to help smooth output from intermittent renewable generation sources, provide fast response frequency regulation and provide short term demand peak shaving to help strengthen electricity grids.