Xtreme Power Inc., the developer and integrator of Dynamic Power Resource (DPR) power management and energy storage solutions, says it has signed an agreement with the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) for Xtreme Power to install a 3 MW DPR at the Pillar Mountain Wind Project.
Completed in 2009, Pillar Mountain is Alaska's first utility-scale wind farm and currently provides nearly 10% of the power in KEA's generation portfolio, according to Xtreme Power.
KEA made the decision to expand Pillar Mountain to a total capacity of 9 MW. However, the intermittent nature of wind power can create grid instability issues, leading KEA to explore energy storage and power management options.
The DPR will leverage its real-time control system to automatically respond to grid disturbances by absorbing or releasing real and reactive power instantly, Xtreme Power explains.