Siemens as well as Fluence to Develop 15 MW Storage System on Portuguese Island

Sep 7, 2020 01:32 PM ET
  • Siemens Smart Infrastructure, in partnership with Fluence, was granted an agreement by the Portuguese power service provider EDA-- Electricidade dos Açores to develop a battery-based energy storage space system on Terceira, the second most significant island in regards to electrical usage of the Azores island chain in the Atlantic Ocean. The project intends to make the island a lot more sustainable as well as is scheduled for completion in 2021.
Siemens as well as Fluence to Develop 15 MW Storage System on Portuguese Island

The Azores have 9 separated autonomous power systems with considerable possibility for renewable energy, mainly from wind, hydro and geothermal sources.

" The power storage space system we're carrying out will aid Terceira Island change to a new power mix. The innovation will certainly enable an increased share of renewable resource, limiting the intake of fossil fuels as well as significantly decreasing greenhouse gas discharges. It will certainly likewise strengthen the island's power freedom by providing more flexibility, ability, durability as well as autonomy to its power grid," discussed Fernando Silva, Director of Smart Infrastructure at Siemens Portugal.

The system makes use of Fluence's newest generation innovation, which incorporates factory-built equipment, advanced software program and data-driven knowledge. With a power ability of 15 megawatt (MW), the Gridstack system will certainly be one of the biggest stand-alone (island) battery-based energy storage space systems in Europe. Pre-configured to handle the most requiring grid applications, it will generally regulate frequency as well as voltage of the electric grid, boost the safety of supply giving rotating get, and soak up and save excess energy produced by sustainable sources and also feed it back into the grid throughout times of peak intake or reduced manufacturing.

Executing this system, connected with a more expansion up to 6 MW of renewables or endogenous resources, such as geothermal, will certainly enable the island to increase its share of renewables in the medium-term, from 20-30 percent to more than 60 percent. Changing a part of the diesel-based power supply with renewables will result in a reduction of 1,150 lots in yearly diesel consumption, and also a decrease of CO2 exhausts by more than 3,500 lots per year. This roughly corresponds to the CO2 exhausts of about 1,500 autos driving roughly 20,000 km per year.

To enhance the system's efficiency, a sophisticated microgrid management system will certainly be used. It affords real-time monitoring as well as control of the entire infrastructure in addition to forecast of energy usage, production and also usage of storage for a number of hrs and even days based on weather report. Siemens Fluence Storage

" This enables us to set out an optimised procedure approach as well as reach an ideal balance in between consumption and production of energy, and also raise the protection of supply for our clients," claimed Duarte José Botelho da Ponte, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDA-- Electricidade dos Açores. "With the storage space technology in combination with the microgrid application, we intend to maximise the assimilation of renewable resource resources on Terceira. At the same time, we want to make sure a power supply at the highest requirements of high quality and reliability."

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