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Introducing Statoil's Batwind energy storage project

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Date: 29 June 2016

Venue: University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD

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This event, in partnership with Statoil and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, will give you the chance to find out more about the Batwind Storage Project and explore opportunities for your company.

You'll get the chance to:

  • Learn more about the project
  • Have a one-to-one meeting with Statoil to discuss your specific interest in the project

Energy storage and Hywind Scotland

Statoil recognises the challenges of climate change and the need to decarbonise our energy mix.

As part of its efforts to develop more cost-efficient offshore wind, Statoil is proposing to pilot an energy storage project at its Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm.

As part of the project a 1 MW lithium ion battery will be located onshore in Peterhead.

Statoil's long term ambition is to develop the technological and commercial foundation for the system to be used in full scale offshore wind farms and renewable energy projects.

To establish a structured program to support and fund the pilot project test ground, Statoil have entered into a MoU with ORE Catapult and Scottish Enterprise.

The Batwind system

Lithium ion batteries are currently considered one of the most promising storage technologies, in terms of functionality and cost.

The proposed Batwind battery system will be placed inside one or several containers, located within a fenced area at the Peterhead substation where the Hywind Park is connected to the distribution grid.

The battery system will be connected to the 33 kV supply from the wind park power through a dedicated circuit breaker in the HYS substation switchboard.

The battery system will also encompass transformers and converters enabling the battery to interface with the wind park.

Technically, the battery will be connected on the wind park side of the grid connection, and as such be a part of the wind park.

In operation, the battery will store or discharge a portion of the energy supplied by the wind farm, for instance as a response to production data from the wind farm or to market data.

The Batwind project must first of all be seen as a pilot. The chosen battery size is lower than what would normally be required for a wind park of this magnitude. Further, the potential income from the operation of the battery is expected to be small in relation to the project costs.

The main purpose of Batwind is to test out and quantify the potential of various business models that may be implemented on larger scale in future commercial wind parks or for wider applications within energy storage in general.

Ready to find out more?

Register for this event to find out more about Batwind and to explore supply chain opportunities for your company.