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Samsung SDI and Xtreme Power will install a 1 MW/1 MWh lithium-ion battery energy-storage system that the companies say will facilitate wind energy integration in Texas.

The companies will connect the energy-storage system to South Plains Electric Cooperative's grid at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas, as part of an ongoing wind energy technology program managed by GroupNIRE and Texas Tech University. The system will focus on combining utility-scale energy storage with wind power integration.

The companies say the battery storage could have several benefits for wind energy and the electric grid, including mitigating intermittent fluctuations of a number of nearby wind turbines, regulating the distribution bus voltage, serving as spinning reserve and providing frequency support during the loss of generation.

The $27 million demonstration project is being funded jointly by the Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies and a Smart Grid Investment Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.



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