At EPV Energy’s Teuva wind farm in Finland, Alfen, a Dutch energy storage company, is installing a 12MW energy storage system.
The battery will assist EPV Energy’s renewable energy plan and provide black start capabilities when it is completed in spring 2023.
Niko Toppari, managing director of EPV Akkuhybridi, remarked “The Alfen battery storage facility will enable more flexibility and bring much-needed fast balancing capability to the power system.”
“If, for example, we were to experience a major grid failure or an energy production resource drops out of the grid unexpectedly, the battery energy storage facility would secure the balance of the electricity system.
“What is really new and innovative about this project is that this Alfen battery can also be used to ‘black start’ the wind farm.”
“In the event of a power outage, the wind farm can be restarted with energy from Alfen’s system.”
“In this way, the new battery system will serve as a strong risk management tool in EPV Energy’s production portfolio.”