DynaPeaQ is the latest member of the ABB FACTS family. DynaPeaQ is a dynamic energy storage device that combines the performance of SVC Light with the latest battery storage technology. DynaPeaQ opens up a new dimension in the development of smarter electricity grids, and by supporting a significant increase in renewable generation maximizes the utilization of carbon-free power generation. It provides a cost-effective, environmentally attractive and high-quality service for existing power networks.
Its energy storage and control capabilities make DynaPeaQ an important technological advance as electricity networks evolve into smarter systems capable of integrating intermittent renewable generation such as wind and solar, and supplying new loads, such as electric vehicles and heat pumps. By enabling a significant increase in renewable generation, DynaPeaQ can maximize CO2-free power generation, and deliver cost-effective, environmentally attractive, high-quality services to existing power networks.
DynaPeaQ's energy storage system can receive and store power from wind turbines, as well as surplus power from the grid. It can take power delivered on a sunny day from photovoltaic panels and store it in a high-capacity battery bank. Using state-of-the-art electronics, DynaPeaQ feeds the grid with exactly the right amount of reactive and active power needed at each instant, independently of each other, with a minimum of bulky filter arrangements. The system is based on SVC Light, combined with Li-ion battery storage. SVC Light is ABB’s STATCOM concept, utilizing Voltage Source Converters (VSC) connected in shunt to the grid at the transmission level, as well as at the sub-transmission and distribution levels. State-of-the-art IGBTs (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) are utilized as switching devices. To ensure rigorous quality standards, ABB manufactures semiconductors inhouse for its power electronics products.
DynaPeaQ`s energy storage capability is highly scalable. At present, rated power and capacity are typically in the 20 MW range for tens of minutes, but the technology permits up to 50 MW for periods of 60 minutes and more.