Iberdrola And Ingeteam Commit To Storage As A Key Technology For The Energy Transition.

Visit to two power stations and a battery container at the Abadiño substation, Vizcaya.

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 Ingeteam is Iberdrola’s technology partner of choice for numerous energy storage projects, both in Spain and abroad.
 Storage with renewable technologies plays a key role in advancing the energy transition and in decarbonisation.

4 March marks the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. A date that reminds us of the critical moment we are at if we wish to achieve zero emissions targets by 2050. Storage with renewable technologies plays a key role in advancing the energy transition and the electrification of the economy. Their integration into the electricity system of the future will bring great advantages, such as making the use of available energy more flexible and optimised, improving quality of supply, integrating energy generated by renewable sources and ensuring grid stability and reliability.

Energy storage systems enable (among other things and in their basic implementation) surplus energy to be stored during periods of high production and low demand, making it available in times of insufficient production and high demand.

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View of the 45-foot battery container installed at the Campo Arañuelo photovoltaic plant.

In this sense, Ingeteam is not limited to supplying power electronics, batteries and other associated equipment, but constitutes a flexible and competitive technological partner capable of providing solutions for its customers’ needs in all of the sectors and
applications in which they are present, and for every stage of project development.
The experience Ingeteam has gained over the past 50 years as a leader in power electronics and a pioneer in the electrification of society has earned it the position of Iberdrola’s strategic partner in the storage sector in the most diverse environments and applications in which Iberdrola is a world leader:

  • Micro-grids: Guadalix (175kW/333kWh). Test system to operate in both stand-alone and grid-connected modes, managing photovoltaic energy, three different storage resources and different loads.
  • Distribution network: Caravaca (1.3MW/3.1MWh). First battery storage system for distribution networks in Spain. This system is capable of operating in both grid-connected and stand-alone modes and implements grid support strategies.
  • Wind power generation: Whitelee (50MW/50MWh). Battery storage system associated with the UK’s largest wind farm (540MW). Abadiño (6MW/3,5MWh). First storage system associated with a wind farm in Vizcaya. These projects implement grid support strategies.
  • Photovoltaic generation: Campo Arañuelo III (3MW/9MWh). First battery storage system at a photovoltaic plant in Spain. The batteries were installed inside the plant, in DC-coupling mode, which means they are charged directly from the solar panels, without having to convert direct current into alternating current and vice versa. This enables greater use of solar energy during peak production times due to the usual oversizing of solar plants (Clipping Recapture).
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Grids/ Frequency regulation: Barnesmore (3MW/2,5MWh). Storage system in Ireland to participate in the frequency regulation of the grid.

Generation: Puertollano (5MW/20MWh). Battery storage system associated with a photovoltaic plant for the production of green hydrogen. The battery system is used in combination with the photovoltaic plant. Thereby increasing solar energy availability for the production of green hydrogen via electrolysis. This project then employs green hydrogen to manufacture fertilisers.

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