NREL picks RES to test storage applications for wind power
The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen a Renewable Energy Systems storage project for testing.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will use multiple applications of RES’ 1-MW, 1-MWh RESolve system to test frequency regulation and renewable energy integration.
- NREL will test the storage system at its National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colo.
Energy storage has the potential to ease integration of variable generation, allowing utilities to operate with higher levels of renewable energy on their systems.
Now, NREL plans to put storage to the test with wind power. The research lab will use 10 or more applications of RES’ RESolve software to test everything from frequency regulation to black start capability.
LG Chem will supply the batteries for the project. SMA is contracted to supply the power conversion system, and Siemens will provide the transformer. The project is expected to be completed in April.
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