ABB_id2059
in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Duke Energy Renewables says it has completed a 36 MW energy-storage and power-management system at its 153 MW Notrees Windpower Project, located in West Texas.

Xtreme Power designed and installed the Dynamic Power Resource system at the wind farm and will continue to operate the system. The battery storage project will help mitigate the variability of wind power by storing excess wind energy and discharging it whenever demand for electricity is highest.

In addition to increasing the supply of renewable energy during periods of peak demand, the system will help stabilize the frequency of electricity traveling throughout the power grid. Duke Energy says it is working closely with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which signals to the battery storage system to either dispatch stored energy to increase frequency or absorb energy to decrease frequency.

The Electric Power Research Institute will collect performance data from the battery storage system and help assess the potential for broader adoption of energy-storage solutions throughout the industry. Technical and economic data will also be analyzed by Sandia National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The results of the storage project at the Notrees wind farm will be shared publicly through the DOE's Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse.

The energy-storage project was made possible thanks to a $22 million grant from the DOE awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Duke Energy provided the remainder of the funding for the project.



IOWA Economic Development id2073

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.


Getting A Grip On Grinding Gearboxes: Why Such Events Need Not Be Showstoppers

Despite advances in gearbox reliability - namely, from condition monitoring systems and greater design standardization - challenges remain.


How Wind Energy Can Meet EPA Clean Power Plan Requirements

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind power is a cost-effective solution for complying with the environmental effort.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015