Notrees storage system in service

Duke's Notrees wind farm

Duke's Notrees wind farm in west Texas

Duke Energy Renewables has completed its 36MW energy-storage and power-management system at its Notrees wind farm in west Texas using technology supplied by Xtreme Power.

In late 2009, Duke announced plans to match a $22m grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to install large-scale batteries capable of storing electricity produced by the 153MW Notrees facility.

 Xtreme Power, based in Austin, Texas, designed and installed the system, and will continue to operate it.

"Battery storage is an important innovation to address the variability of wind and solar energy generation,”says Duke Energy Renewables president Greg Wolf. "Developing an expertise in this advanced technology will enable us to expand the use of renewable energy, better integrate Log in to read complete article.

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