22 Nov '16, 1pm

Hybrid storage system looks to Ireland's services market

Hybrid storage system looks to Ireland's services market

Schwungrad Energie intends to develop a commercial-scale hybrid storage plant for Ireland's DS3 System Services market, comprising a 20MW/10MWh flywheel and lead-acid battery system, able to provide 5-20 minutes of power at full output. The demonstration project, carried out in conjunction with transmission system operator EirGrid, has been operational since the beginning of the year and will conclude this month. Results of the pilot in Rhode, east Ireland, show that the hybrid flywheel and battery plant meets Schwungrad's set of requirements for response time and power-output sustainability. Combining a battery and a flywheel enables the storage system as a whole to operate more efficiently and reduce operational costs over the system's lifetime. Batteries degrade through cycling. Flywheels do not. By addressing some of the high power events in a grid with flywheels, the ...

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