The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is deploying Renewable Energy Systems’ (RES) RESolve energy storage system for a pilot project at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colo.
Researchers from NREL will use 10-plus demonstrated applications of RESolve to test certain modes – ranging from frequency regulation and renewable energy integration – to more advanced modes, such as “black start” and grid-to-island transition, explains RES.
RES has partnered with LG Chem to supply batteries for the system. SMA will provide the power conversion system unit, and Siemens is installing the pad mount transformer. The project is expected to be completed in April.
“RES is pleased to install its 16th system – our 147th MW – near our home in Denver,” states Dr. Andy Oliver, RES’ chief technology officer. “RES is looking forward to supporting NREL in their renewable integration efforts with our grid-ready storage product.”