May 27th , 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes a 20MW project for RES in the UK, the upcoming presentation of a 20MWh flow battery by Franhofer in Germany, a RFI for storage by Portland General Electric, the installation of a hybrid power plant on the Caribbean island of St Eustatius and the delivery of 2MW/4MWh of energy storage systems to Stem by Socomec.
Foreword: The British Energy Managers Association (EMA) builds a working group to advocate storage to Ofgem. Interested in participating? Click here to find out more.
- RES worked with Great Britain’s National Grid to develop 20MW of battery that can provide sub-second frequency response services. This project was used as a preliminary phase to the EFR RFP and should be commissioned in 18 months.
- Franhofer will showcase its new 20MWh flow battery during the International Flow Battery Forum which will take place next June, 7-9 in Karslruhe.
- Portland General Electric has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to understand and evaluate the capabilities and qualifications of companies throughout the energy storage value chain.
- A hybrid power plant has been installed on the Dutch Caribbean island St Eustatius, and should cover more 23% of the island’s annual electricity demand. The system consists in 1.9MWp of PV together with 1MW of storage and diesel generators.
- Socomec, the French manufacturer of power conversion systems, will deliver 20 energy storage systems to Stem for a total of 2MW/4MWh. (in French)