DNV GL launches Battery XT, the world’s first testing-based verification tool for battery lifetime

New software tool Battery XT reduces risk and informs Li-on battery purchases and life cycle OAKLAND, California, U.S. – 23 October 2017 – DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has created Battery XT, the first testing-based verification of battery lifetime for Li-on batteries. The independent verification tool compiles battery life cycle data and predicts battery degradation under different conditions and duty cycles, providing renewables stakeholders with an objective way to compare the value and reliability of types and brands of energy storage technology. The service incorporates the experience of ten years of research and development in energy storage and has been developed in cooperation

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ACCIONA opens the first plant with storage of wind energy using batteries in Spain, in the region of Navarra

The guest of honour at the opening ceremony was Manu Ayerdi, Vice-president for Business Development of the Government of Navarra Technical solutions will be applied in the plant for use in commercial wind farms, with the aim of increasing the contribution of renewables to the grid and optimising the management of the energy produced   Manu Ayerdi, Vice-president for Business Development of the Government of Navarra, and ACCIONA Energía CEO Rafael Mateo have opened the wind power storage plant with batteries that ACCIONA has put into service in Barásoain (Navarra). It is the first facility of its type incorporated into a grid-connected wind farm in Spain, with the idea of

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VARTA Storage enters British market

Waxman Energy becomes exclusive distributor of VARTA Storage energy storage systems on the British market. VARTA Storage is expanding its sales territory and is now also active in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This has been made possible thanks to an exclusive collaboration with Waxman Energy Ltd. In autumn 2017, the wholesale distributor will incorporate the energy storage systems of the VARTA element and VARTA pulse lines into its product range. “We are extremely pleased to have found an experienced distribution partner for the UK and Ireland in Waxman Energy. Our companies share a commitment to deliver not just high-quality and reliable products, but top-class customer service, too,” says Gordon

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E.ON starts constructing the Texas Waves power storage plant in the USA

Batteries directly connected to two wind farms Stabilisation of the transmission networks E.ON has started constructing its Texas Waves power storage project in the USA. The 20 megawatt (MW) storage facility (2 x 2.5 MWh) is being constructed on the sites of the pre-existing E.ON wind farms Pyron and Inadale in West Texas. As an integral part of the wind farms, Texas Waves will be able to react quickly for the network operator, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to cope with changes in the energy requirements and thereby increase both the reliability and efficiency of the system. With both the industrial-scale 10 MW plants, E.ON is expanding its role

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Narada storage project of internet plus smart energy system in operation

A few days ago, the storage project of internet plus smart energy system has been finally put into operation in Tian-Gong international industrial park, which marks Narada has opened a new era in storage application of power peak-shaving and electricity improvement for industrial enterprises. This project is located in Danyang city, Jiangsu Province, with capacity scale of 100MWh (the first phase: 1MW/8MWh). It is installed by containers, set in 240 square meters, with 10 years expected design life, whose main function is peak-shaving, improvement of power quality, quick respond to demand of grid, backup power source for emergency. So it can reduce peak loads by providing electricity in peak hours

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Expanded wemag battery park goes online

Europe’s first commercial battery storage plant triples its size from 5 to 15 MWh   The second phase of a battery park owned by North German regional energy supplier WEMAG, Schwerin 2, has begun operation. Leading energy storage solutions provider Younicos engineered and deployed the first plant for WEMAG. The expanded energy storage facility has 10 megawatts (MW) and 15 megawatt hours (MWh) of capacity – WEMAG’s first battery plant, which was commissioned in 2014, had 5 MW/5MWh. Younicos provided the control software for Schwerin 2, enabling the battery storage unit to participate in the primary frequency control market. In addition, the Berlin- and Austin-based energy storage pioneer provided WEMAG

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Element Power sells UK battery storage project to Enel

Element Power, a leading European developer and operator of energy projects, has completed the sale of its 25MW construction-ready battery storage project in Newcastle, UK to the Italian electricity utility Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”). Enel purchased the Tynemouth stand-alone battery energy storage system (“BESS”) by acquiring the shares of Element Power’s wholly owned subsidiary Tynemouth Energy Storage Limited (“TESL”). Element Power had, through TESL, successfully participated in National Grid’s competitive tender for Enhanced Frequency Response (“EFR”), being selected alongside 7 other providers from 243 competing bids comprising 1.7GW of installed capacity. The EFR contract secured by Element Power is one of the best remunerated among those selected in the tender. Element

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DONG Energy to launch battery solution at offshore wind farm

​The global leader in offshore wind power is to integrate a battery system into its Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm for the delivery of frequency response. The first of its kind wind power and battery hybrid system at an offshore wind farm is to provide frequency response to help keep the grid frequency stable at 50Hz and maintain the operability of the grid DONG Energy has today announced plans to offer frequency response from its existing Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm using a combination of wind power and battery. DONG Energy will present the solution later today as part of its R&D conference at Offshore Wind 2017 – see conference

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ACCIONA starts up the first hybrid wind power storage plant in Spain using batteries

The plant will use software to simulate storage systems with renewable energy, for which two company’s engineers have been awarded the ‘Eolo Innovation’ award for 2017 by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) Located next to the experimental wind farm at Barasoain (Navarra), the plant will apply technological storage solutions that will be applied to the commercial wind farms ACCIONA Energía has started up the first hybrid plant for storing electricity in batteries that is part of a grid-connected wind farm in Spain. The company has also developed simulation software that will be used in the plant, for which it has been awarded the ‘Eolo Innovation’ prize for by the

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Enel buys a stand-alone battery energy storage project on UK

The Tynemouth project, which is construction-ready and has a capacity of 25 MW (12.5 MWh), is supported by a four-year contract with British utility National Grid to provide grid balancing services Enel, which acquired the project from energy developer and operator Element Power, will invest for the overall project approximately 20 million euros, including project construction Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) purchased the Tynemouth stand-alone battery energy storage system (BESS) project located in Newcastle, in UK, by acquiring 100% of the shares in Tynemouth Energy Storage Limited from the European based energy developer and operator Element Power. The construction-ready project, which will be developed by Enel’s Global Thermal Generation division, uses a lithium-ion

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