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Battery energy storage increases the role of renewables

Falbygdens Energi is a Swedish utility which already has a significant proportion of wind power connected to the grid in the Swedish city of Falköping.
 
ABB was selected to supply an innovative dynamic energy storage solution for the utility’s power distribution network, to maximise the integration of renewables into the power chain.
 
For this project, ABB utilized its battery energy storage expertise to store locally produced energy from wind turbines to create a storage capacity of 75 kW in cycles of up to 60 minutes. The stored energy will then be used to stabilize the grid and help balance peak loads during the day.
 
This project is a key step in evaluating the role of energy storage technology and the further integration of renewable energies and evolution of smarter grids. The solution will also be used to investigate the feasibility of deploying the stored energy as auxiliary power for the charging of electrical vehicles.