Ørsted to develop 800MW wind farm and 55MW/110MWh storage

Ørsted to develop 800MW wind farm and 55MW/110MWh storage

Ørsted to develop 800MW wind farm and 55MW/110MWh storage Energy Storage Journal

 

Danish power company Ørsted (formally known as Dong Energy) and US transmission company Eversource Energy — who formed the Bay State Wind initiative in December 2016 — announced on March 16 they had entered into a Letter of Intent to develop a 800MW wind and 55MW/110MWh energy storage project.

The pair will work with Massachusetts, US-based NEC Energy Solutions — the business division created by Japanese firm NEC after it bought lithium ion ESS maker A123 Systems Solutions for $100million in 2014 — to develop an energy storage solution for the Bay State Wind project.

When completed the project in the South Coast region of Massachusetts will be the world’s biggest wind-paired ESS developed for commercial-scale energy management.

Last month, ESJB reported how Taiwan was set to deploy its first energy storage system after Ørsted announced plans to invest in a 1MW lithium ion pilot project on the island to test how an ESS can support the grid, and in turn how it could support the country’s renewable energy transition.