DONG Energy is planning to install an offshore wind battery energy storage system (BESS) in the U.K.
ABB said that it won a contract to install a 2-MW BESS to support integration and transmission of power from the 90-MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm. A megawatt-hour rating for the BESS was not provided by the company.
According to ABB, this project represents the first integrated BESS at an offshore wind farm for grid frequency stabilization in the U.K.
“We are delighted to implement this innovative solution which will enable the integration of clean wind energy, without compromising grid stability and power quality to consumers,” Giandomenico Rivetti, managing director of ABB’s High Voltage Products business unit, said in a statement yesterday. “Energy storage is playing a key role in the evolution of the power network and is a strategic focus area to reinforce our position as a partner of choice for a stronger, smarter and greener grid.”
The Burbo Bank offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2007.
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