The Milwaukee 18V battery maker has sold its 18v batteries to a company that is developing an 18v high-power wireless energy network.
Key points:The Milwaukee 18 battery company, which also makes the 18v portable charger, will continue to manufacture the battery and will continue selling the battery for the Milwaukee Milwaukee communitySource: News.co.nzOriginally published:Milwaukee’s new 18v energy network is set to roll out in the coming weeksThe Milwaukee Public Utilities Commission (PUC) said on Tuesday it had approved the purchase of an 18V high-voltage battery from a company called WMS, and it is expected to be sold to the Milwaukee 18 Battery Company, which will continue producing the battery.
The 18v wireless energy system will be able to deliver power to homes and businesses for free, which is important for the city, according to the commission.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been helping to develop the wireless energy systems for the local area, and they are expected to roll them out over the next two weeks.
The 18V system will have a capacity of 20,000 kilowatts, which means that when it is fully operational, it will be the largest battery in the state, and one of the largest in the country, said DNR Director Dan O’Connor.
The wireless energy networks, which the DNR said will cost $1.5 billion over the life of the project, are designed to provide power to areas that have been left out of the current energy grid.
“This is a major step forward for our communities, and the benefits are tremendous,” said DORR Chair Deborah Kohn.
DORR has been working with WMS to build out the 18V network and will be purchasing the battery from the company as part of the $1 billion contract, which has been in the works for about a year.
As part of that contract, WMS is providing the 18 V system with the WMS-built antenna, which was designed specifically for use in Milwaukee.WMS said in a statement that it was excited to be able provide the Milwaukee area with this technology, and would continue to support the city’s energy needs as the network is rolled out.
WMS will continue operating the 18 volt system, and will also sell the batteries to local businesses.