Second Irish energy storage project has been completed

Second Irish energy storage project has been completed: The construction of the second large-scale energy storage project in Ireland has been completed by Norweigian utility Statkraft.

This project 26MW is designed to provide the stability needed to ensure smooth intergration of renewables in Ireland’s national electricity grid.

This comes one year after the company energised its first energy storage project at Kilathmoy is the new battery which shares a grid connection with a wind farm.

The battery has helped on numerous occasions since April last year to support the grid when there is a short-term frequency drops and capacity alerts the firm said.

“Obviously, the decarbonisation of our energy network is going to need increased battery capacity to provide that vital grid stability and ensure smooth integration of renewables.” Commented Statkraft Ireland Managing Director Kevin O’Donovan

Second Irish energy storage project has been completed

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