The Alaska Microgrid Project is a smart grid project located in Alaska, US. The project was commissioned in 2018.

Description

The Alaska Microgrid Project was completed using smart grid as the technology category. It is a microgrid, renewable integration project with a rated capacity of 17MW. It is implemented in the town/community.

The smart grid project is owned by Chugach Alaska and developed by ABB Installation Products.

The Alaska Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– Energy Storage System
– Wind Power Supply

Alaska Microgrid Project development status

The commissioning of Alaska Microgrid Project was completed in 2018.

Contractors involved

Chugach Alaska has partnered with ABB Installation Products to construct and complete the Alaska Microgrid Project.

Additional information

– The Swiss technology has provided a microgrid combining battery and flywheel storage technologies to improve energy stability for around 300,000 people near Anchorage, Alaska.
– The microgrid will be partly powered by a 17 MW wind farm located 4 km off the coast of Anchorage.
– The project was initiated by local utility Chugach Electric Association Inc, as part of wider efforts to identify technologies that enable the integration of more renewable energy sources.

About ABB Installation Products

ABB Installation Products Inc (ABB), formerly known as Thomas & Betts Corp, is a subsidiary of ABB Ltd. The company focuses on the design, manufacture and commercialization of trusted Thomas & Betts electrical product products which are used to manage the connection, transmission and the distribution of electrical power in the area of construction, industrial and utility applications. Its products offer a safer, smarter, and more reliable flow of electricity, from source to socket. Few of the brands include Catamount, Carlon , Iberville, Star Teck, Color-Keyed, Steel City, Ty-Fast, and Ty-Rap among others. ABB is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the US.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.