Statkraft completes second Irish battery project

Apr 7, 2021 11:19 AM ET
  • 26MW Kelwin-2 in County Kerry will provide books to the power grid under an agreement with EirGrid
Statkraft completes second Irish battery project
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Statkraft has actually finished the building of its 2nd large-scale battery project in Ireland, a 26MW plant in County Kerry.

The Kelwin-2 battery project, in Tarbert, will provide reserves to the country's power grid under an agreement with EirGrid.

Similar to Statkraft's 11MW Kilathmoy project which started procedure in April 2020, Kelwin-2 is additionally a hybrid website where the battery shares a grid link with a wind farm.

Statkraft Ireland handling supervisor Kevin O'Donovan claimed: "We are delighted to have actually finished building and construction of our second battery project just one year after we energised Kilathmoy, the first large-scale battery integrated in Ireland.

" Throughout three grid capability informs in January, our battery at Kilathmoy stepped up to the plate and had the ability to produce energetic power in critical periods to sustain the grid.

" On numerous occasions over the past year, the unit has actually likewise responded to short-term frequency goes down to infuse electrical power into the nationwide grid in a fraction of one second.

" Irish batteries are giving the fastest active power gets feedbacks anywhere in the globe today."

" Obviously, the decarbonisation of our energy network is going to need boosted battery capability to supply that vital grid security and make certain smooth integration of renewables. We at Statkraft, are both delighted as well as pleased to be very much ahead, because significantly fast-moving shift to green."

The major function of the Kelwin-2 battery is not to shop mass wind generation yet to respond promptly to the electrical regularity fluctuations that result from enhancing quantities of periodic power generation.