Renewable Energy Systems’ (RES) RESolve energy storage system has been selected for the 1-MW/1-MWh 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. The company also offers long-term performance wraps.
RESolve is an advanced energy response system. According to RES when applied at every level of a battery system, its standards-based architecture supports a “least-cost” procurement approach that improves asset life and reduces operating costs.
Once complete in April 2017, research staff from the NREL will use 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.
A black start unit is one that can start its own power without support from the transmission grid.
“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.”
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