Prudent Energy’s project is a significant step forward for CEPRI’s Wind Power Research and Testing Center, the largest such facility in the world, and is a major boost for the effective integration of wind power and clean energy storage in China. The Center uses 30 wind turbines with at least 78 MW of generating capacity, and 640 kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, to test and deploy the most promising advanced energy storage and related technologies. Prudent Energy’s patented VRB-ESS® has been recognized as an ideal energy storage technology for wind power management and integration, due to the VRB® system’s automated ability to match power output precisely with demand, within milliseconds, in very large quantities, for almost countless times each day.

This project demonstrates how advanced energy storage technologies help to integrate renewable energy into power networks to ensure grid stability. The VRB-ESS® is proving itself as a fast and deep-cycling rechargeable fuel cell technology of almost unlimited life – with the ability to operate at high altitude and extreme weather conditions (down to -40°C). Prudent’s VRB-ESS® maintains full reactive energy control and integrates seamlessly into CEPRI’s control center. The success of this project has led to the ordering of addition Prudent Energy systems in China.

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