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August 28, 2021updated 09 Sep 2021 7:34am

Azores Distributed Energy Project, Portugal

By Carmen

The Azores Distributed Energy Project is a smart grid project being developed in Azores, Portugal. It is a distributed generation microgrid project.

The installation of the project began in 2020 and is expected to be completed in 2021.

Description

The Azores Distributed Energy Project is currently under construction and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 15MW.

The smart grid project is owned by Electricidade dos Acores and is being installed by Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

The Azores Distributed Energy Project has the following equipment associated with it:

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– Battery Energy Storage System
– Distributed Energy Resource
– Microgrid Management System

Azores Distributed Energy Project development status

The development of Azores Distributed Energy Project was started in 2020. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.

Contractors involved

Electricidade dos Acores has partnered with Siemens Smart Infrastructure to construct and complete the Azores Distributed Energy Project.

Additional information

– The Azores have nine isolated autonomous energy systems with significant potential for renewable energy, mainly from wind, hydro and geothermal sources.
– The system uses Fluence’s latest generation technology, which combines factory built hardware, advanced software and data-driven intelligence.
– With a power capacity of 15 megawatts (MW), the Gridstack system will be one of the largest standalone (island) battery-based energy storage systems in Europe.
– To increase the system’s efficiency, a sophisticated microgrid management system will be used.

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.

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