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September 1, 2021

Kilathmoy Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System, Ireland

By Carmen

The Kilathmoy Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is an 11,000kW energy storage project located in Kerry, Ireland.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2020.

Description

The Kilathmoy Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Fluence Energy. The project is owned by Statkraft (100%), a subsidiary of Statkraft SF.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration and electric energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Fluence Energy and Statkraft have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The hybrid battery-and-wind project, which combines 11 MW of battery with 23 MW of onshore wind, will be fully operational in early 2020. The site is located on Statkraft’s first stand-alone Irish onshore wind project (link to Kilathmoy news item) since entering the Irish market, at Kilathmoy on the Limerick / Kerry border in the south-west of Ireland. Statkraft will enter a contract with EirGrid, thereby providing reserves to the national electricity grid in the event of a sudden drop-off in supply.

About Fluence Energy

Fluence Energy LLC (Fluence) is a provider of energy storage solutions. The company offers Gridstack energy storage system that can be used for frequency regulation, renewable integration, and generation enhancement; Sunstack, a solar energy storage system to improve the transmission and distribution of solar energy; and Edgestack, a commercial energy storage system to reduce electricity costs by compressing the facility’s energy load profile. It provides operational and energy storage consulting services. Fluence utilizes AMS trading, a cloud based platform to optimize the trading of wind, solar, and energy storage. The company operates with additional offices in California and Georgia, the US; Australia; and Germany. It is a joint venture between The AES Corp and Siemens AG. Fluence is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the US.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are 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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