Battery to add stability to Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

Dong Energy is to install a 2MW battery at its Burbo Bank offshore windfarm near Liverpool.The battery will be supplied by ABB.

The 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2007. The battery will help stabilize grid frequency and support the windfarm to supply reliable power. ABB says this will be the first time in the UK that an offshore windfarm has had such a storage system integrated.

“We are delighted to implement this innovative solution which will enable the integration of clean wind energy, without compromising grid stability and power quality to consumers,” said Giandomenico Rivetti, managing director of ABB’s High Voltage Products business unit, a part of the company’s Power Grids division.