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April 18, 2017

Engie to deploy grid-scale energy storage solution for hybrid solar and wind project in Brazil

Engie will install a 1MW, 4MWh grid-scale energy storage solution for a new hybrid solar and wind demonstration project in Brazil.

By Lopamudra Roy

Engie will install a 1MW, 4MWh grid-scale energy storage solution for a new hybrid solar and wind demonstration project in Brazil.

Under the deal, Eos and Northern Power will be responsible for manufacturing and delivering the fully-integrated energy storage system, which combines Eos Aurora battery with Northern Power’s FlexPhase power conversion technology and intelligent controls.

Engie's research and technology director  Raphael Schoentgen said: “The integrated battery system from Eos and Northern represents a combination of a new promising Zinc-based energy storage solution and a new digital based piloting system, which are attractive both from a cost and performance perspective.”

The 1MW, 4MWh battery storage system will be co-located with more than 5MW of solar and wind generation capacities at a medium voltage substation in Tubarão, Brazil.

"As prices continue to decline rapidly with scale, utilities will be empowered to deploy batteries ubiquitously at substations or co-located with generation."

Eos' business development vice-president Philippe Bouchard said: “The cost and performance evolution roadmap of the Eos-Northern Power solution is truly game changing.

“As prices continue to decline rapidly with scale, utilities will be empowered to deploy batteries ubiquitously at substations or co-located with generation.

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“This demonstration project sets a new milestone on the road where a combination of renewables energies and storage capacities will in the end outcompete the traditional pattern of conventional generation and grid infrastructure, and thus allow meeting peak demand while integrating increasing amounts of renewable energy.”

The engineering design team from Northern Power will be leading the field deployment of the energy storage system with construction works slate to commence in the summer of this year.

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