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RES awarded storage project for NREL'S National Wind Technology Center

Published 22 February 2017

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has been selected for the 1MW/1MWh energy storage test project at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC).

RES is a technology-agnostic integrator that performs the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) as well as offering long-term performance wraps.

Once complete in April 2017, research staff from the NREL will utilize the 10+ demonstrated applications of RESolve to test certain modes ranging from frequency regulation and renewable energy integration, to more advanced modes such as “black start” and seamless grid-to-island transition.

RES has partnered with LG Chem to supply batteries for the system, along with SMA to provide the power conversion system (PCS) unit, and Siemens to install the pad mount transformer.

“RES is pleased to install its sixteenth system (our 147th megawatt) near our home in Denver,” stated Dr. Andy Oliver, RES Chief Technology Officer. “RES is looking forward to supporting NREL in their renewable integration efforts with our grid-ready storage product.”

Source: Company Press Release