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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:51 AM

Battery charge on Orkney (2 MW Li-ion battery)


Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution has connected the UKs first large-scale battery to the local electricity distribution network on Orkney.

The trial project will determine what kind of role the devices could play in the release of capacity on the network and explore how the intermittency issues affecting renewable generation could be resolved.

The 2MW lithium ion battery has been developed by Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and will be operated by SSE Generation.

The unit, which is installed at Kirkwall Power Station, will absorb and store excess renewable energy that would otherwise be constrained from the network.


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Kelvin Mace Aug 2013 #1
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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:02 PM

1. I wonder how big the battery is?


They don't say in the article.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 16, 2013, 08:28 AM

2. I had the same thought, ...

I followed the link in hopes of a photo to no avail. 2Mw could be a game changer that would force utilities to change their business models and methods of operation. This project is worth watching.

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