A 2.3MW lithium-ion Energy Storage System (ESS) will be used alongside a wind farm in Europe’s first commercial project of its kind.
French battery manufacturer Saft is working with wind turbine company Enercon to deliver the megawatt ESS project to the Faroe Islands.
The ESS will comprise of two of Saft’s Intensium® Max High Power containerised lithium-ion battery systems, each with a nominal rating of 700 kWh and 2.3 MW.
Enercon’s containerised 2.3 MVA power conversion system and power control system will be combined with the ESS.
The ESS will enhance grid stability by helping to smooth ramp rates and provide ancillary services such as frequency control.
The project is scheduled for commissioning in December 2015.