Hybrid Wind-Storage Project initiated in Spain

ACCIONA Energía, which is a subsidiary of Madrid-based ACCIONA, has communicated this week that it has already kicked off the project of setting up a hybrid plant for storing electricity in batteries that is part of a grid-connected wind farm in Spain.

The firm said that the Navarra-based project, includes two batteries in separate containers. One of them is a fast-response 1-MW/0.39-MWh system that is able to maintain 1 MW of power for 20 minutes, and the other one is a slower-response 0.7-MW/0.7-MWh system that can maintain 0.7 MW for one hour.

ACCIONA has claimed that grid-connected storage solutions are to put in practice at the project in order to provide advanced technology services for enhancing the quality of the energy delivered to the grid. Other applications will also be weighed up, including ancillary services to the electric power system or energy supply shift to match the production to periods of higher demand.

Source. http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/05/hybrid-wind-storage-project-starts-up-in-spain.html