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Spain commissions 1 MW battery system to support renewables #solar

Spanish grid operator REE (Alcobendas, Spain) has put online a 1 MW lithium-ion battery-based storage system connected to the transmission grid in Seville, Spain. The system will absorb surplus energy production, mostly from renewable energy sources, and discharge upon demand. The company says that the Almacena Project is the first European system of its kind to be connected to the transmission grid. The project was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project is located at the Carmona 220/400 kV substation in Seville. REE estimates that the system has the capacity to meet the simultaneous demand of 300 Spanish households. REE invests USD 14 million in R&D+i projects in 2013 The Almacena energy storage project is one of 60 R&D+i projects that REE invested EUR 14 million in during 2013, an 80% increase in investment over 2012. The company comple...

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