Wednesday, February 24, 2016

EDF Renewable Energy added 40 MW of battery storage

This is the first battery storage project in North America, reached commercial operation. The battery and power electronics were supplied by BYD America, consisting of 11 containerized units totaling 20 MW (22MVA) and is performing at expectation.
Through the provision of fast-response frequency regulation services, battery-based energy storage can facilitate the cost-effective integration of intermittent, renewable energy resources into the grid.  An EDF Company has developed control software that utilizes advanced forecasting tools to precisely predict solar and wind production either in concert or stand alone with energy storage. This technology allows rapid management of state of charge of the system to meet system critical applications for energy storage. Read more at http://www.edf-re.com/