Ecotricity wind farm gets co-located battery from ABB

ABB is to co-locate a battery at Ecotricity’s 6.9MW wind farm in Alveston Gloucestershire.
The 10MW/20MWh Li-Ion battery will be installed alongside Ecotricity’s wind farm, which was constructed in 2017, next year. The lithium-ion batteries will be supplied by Kore Power and the battery will be controlled by ABB’s eStorage OS energy management system.
ABB say the battery will help Ecotricity to manage its exposure to high spot-trading energy costs, as well as offering flexibility response.
Mark Meyrick, head of smart grids at Ecotricity, said: “We’ve been working towards our first grid scale battery as we’ve been developing our Smart Grid platform – and we’re looking forward to taking this next step with ABB. This project is a first for us and will enable us to manage demand for renewable energy, as well as develop a greater understanding of the deployment of storage for flexibility requirements.”

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