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Statkraft Finishes 2nd Irish Power Storage Space Project


Statkraft Finishes 2nd Irish Power Storage Space Project

Apr 9, 2021 11:40 AM ET

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Statkraft Ireland Managing Director, Kevin O’Donovan said “we are delighted to have actually finished building and construction of our 2nd battery project simply one year after we energised Kilathmoy, the first massive battery constructed in Ireland. During 3 grid capability notifies in January, our battery at Kilathmoy stepped up to the plate and also had the ability to generate active power in critical periods to sustain the grid. On numerous occasions over the past year, the unit has actually likewise replied to short-term regularity drops to inject power right into the nationwide grid in a fraction of one second. Irish batteries are giving the fastest active power books reactions anywhere in the world today.”

” Certainly, the decarbonisation of our power network is going to need raised battery capability to give that essential grid security and make certain smooth integration of renewables. We at Statkraft, are both happy and also happy to be significantly ahead, in that increasingly fast-moving change to environment-friendly.”

The main purpose of the battery is not to shop bulk wind generation however to react promptly to the electrical frequency changes that arise from boosting amounts of recurring power generation. Comparable to Statkraft’s 11 MW Kilathmoy project which began procedure in April 2020, Kelwin-2 is also a crossbreed website where the battery shares a grid connection with a wind farm.

The project further reinforces Statkraft’s setting as a leader in the growth, building and also procedure of grid-services projects.

In December 2020, the power company had actually announced that it decided to build the Cloghan and Taghart wind farms in Ireland. On top of that, the company has accepted sell the wind farms to Greencoat Renewables PLC while keeping duty for the building and construction and also the lasting operation and monitoring, in line with its strategy to build, sell, run as well as trade power.





Kevin O’Donovan

Storage Project



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