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Falköping Substation Smart Grid - ABB

Technology Type Lithium-ion Battery
Rated Power 75 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 1.00
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ABB has delivered an order to the Swedish utility Falbygdens Energi (a subsidiary of Göteborgs Energi) that supplies an innovative dynamic energy storage solution for its power distribution network. The storage solution is based on a new technology that uses a battery storage device to provide stability to the grid. The equipment will be installed as part of an existing substation in the city of Falköping and will enable the storage of locally produced energy from wind turbines. Storage capacity will be 75 kilowatts (kW) in cycles of up to 60 minutes. This will help to balance peak loads during the day and enhance grid stability. It is the first such low-voltage dynamic storage solution of its kind in the country, and is part of a partnership agreement between the two companies to collaborate on developing technologies to facilitate the integration of renewable energies and the evolution of smarter grids. “We have a significant proportion of wind power connected to the grid in this region and expect this to grow further,"" said Lars Ohlsson, CEO of Falbygdens Energi. ""This innovative storage solution will make it possible to store wind energy during the night when demand is low and distribute it to users during the day, allowing us to use this clean renewable energy more efficiently and minimizing the need for fossil fuel-based electricity generation. As part of this pilot, we will also study the feasibility of the stored energy to be deployed as auxiliary power for charging of electrical vehicles.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On 07.12.2011
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Falköping, Västra götaland 521 21

Utility Falbygden Energi
Utility Type Public Owned
Paired Grid Resource Secondary Distribution
Paired Grid Resource Wind farm
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Falbygden Energi
Equity Owner 1 Percent 100%
Energy Storage Technology Provider ABB AB
Power Electronics Provider ABB AB
Integrator Company ABB AB
O&M Contractor Falbygden Energi
Developer ABB AB
Cost & Performance
Projected Project Lifetime 10 years
Performance Operating as expected since day 1
Service Use Case Distribution upgrade due to solar
Distribution upgrade due to wind
Electric Bill Management with Renewables
Electric Supply Capacity
Renewables Capacity Firming
Research Partner
Research Institution ABB AB
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