ABB has won an order from Swedish utility Falbygdens Energi to supply an energy-storage solution for the utility's power-distribution network.
The storage solution is based on a new technology that uses a battery storage device to provide stability to the grid. The equipment will be installed as part of an existing substation in the city of Falkpping and will enable the storage of locally produced energy from wind turbines. Storage capacity will be 75 kW in cycles of up to 60 minutes.
The low-voltage dynamic storage solution will help to balance peak loads during the day and enhance grid stability, according to ABB. The project is part of a partnership agreement between the two companies to collaborate on developing technologies to facilitate the integration of renewable energies and the evolution of smarter grids.
‘We have a significant proportion of wind power connected to the grid in this region and expect this to grow further,’ says Lars Ohlsson, CEO of Falbygdens Energi. ‘This innovative storage solution will make it possible to store wind energy during the night when demand is low and distribute it to users during the day, allowing us to use this clean renewable energy more efficiently and minimizing the need for fossil-fuel-based electricity generation.’