20 May '11, 5pm

How to tame wind power’s ups and downs

How to tame wind power’s ups and downs

How to tame wind power’s ups and downs Published Friday, 20th May 2011 A new type of energy storage facility in the UK could eventually be deployed across the country to provide backup power generated by wind . ABB’s DynaPeaQ installation in Norfolk takes in wind energy from a local village and stores it in a system of lithium-ion batteries. The stored energy can then be fed back into the grid to supply electricity during power failures, or can be used to help balance the natural ups and downs of wind power. The DynaPeaQ system, which relies on stacks of battery modules, could offer a “highly scalable” solution for backup and balancing power in coastal regions that are home to grid-connected wind farms, according to ABB.Voltage and current fluctuations are levelled out with the help of ABB’s SVC Light static var compensator technology, which also helps to maintain safety m...

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