An electricity distribution company has commissioned the first of a new type of dynamic power-control system with energy storage at a site north of Hemsby in Norfolk, so that energy from a nearby wind farm can be fed into the local grid.

The ABB DynaPeaQ installation will alter the energy profile and regulate the power flow to compensate for the intermittence of wind power.

The system is based on ABB’s established SVC Light system for reactive power compensation, and also includes eight stacks of 13 Saft lithium-ion battery modules housed in a 25m2 building. The modules will be continually charged and discharged, and can store up to 200kWh of electrical energy.

Lithium-ion Battery