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Batteries supplier at Hywind Scotland selected

UK: Statoil has commissioned energy storage specialist Younicos to deliver a 1MW/1.3MWh battery system to its 30MW Hywind Scotland floating wind project.

Batwind storage solution will be operational at Statoil Hywind Scotland floating project next year
Batwind storage solution will be operational at Statoil Hywind Scotland floating project next year

Named Batwind, the storage solution project is a partnership between Statoil and Masdar, and will be operational by Q2 2018.

Younicos will produce two three-metre modular battery containers that will be placed at Hywind Scotland’s onshore substation in Peterhead, Scotland.

"Through Batwind we are including software on top of the battery to ensure that it behaves the way we want it to behave," said Sebastian Bringsvaerd, head of Hywind development at Statoil.

"We want the battery to automatically know when to hold back and store electricity, and when to send it out to the grid.

"Battery energy storage systems … are rapidly developing. However, there is limited knowledge of how to make a battery act based on dynamic information, in order to maximise value of renewable energy," he said.

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