Toshiba advances Spain storage test

Toshiba has teamed up with Spanish utility GasNatural Fenosa (GNF) and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)  to regulate transmission of renewable-generated electricity via the Japanese conglomerate’s transportable lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS).

The five-year demonstration project started last month at the Alcalá de Henares substation in suburban Madrid. However, Toshiba and GNF plan to eventually test the transportable BESS at other sites as well.

They will evaluate the ability of the BESS to manage electricity flows at locations in which power demand tends to spike on a seasonal or temporary basis, Toshiba said in an online statement. They will also test the system’s ability to manage power and voltage fluctuations caused by renewable-energy resources.

The BESS, which boasts an output of 500kW and a capacity of 776kWh, is designed to ensure "an efficient, Log in to read complete article.

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