in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Duke Energy Renewables says it has completed a 36 MW energy-storage and power-management system at its 153 MW Notrees Windpower Project, located in West Texas.

Xtreme Power designed and installed the Dynamic Power Resource system at the wind farm and will continue to operate the system. The battery storage project will help mitigate the variability of wind power by storing excess wind energy and discharging it whenever demand for electricity is highest.

In addition to increasing the supply of renewable energy during periods of peak demand, the system will help stabilize the frequency of electricity traveling throughout the power grid. Duke Energy says it is working closely with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which signals to the battery storage system to either dispatch stored energy to increase frequency or absorb energy to decrease frequency.

The Electric Power Research Institute will collect performance data from the battery storage system and help assess the potential for broader adoption of energy-storage solutions throughout the industry. Technical and economic data will also be analyzed by Sandia National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The results of the storage project at the Notrees wind farm will be shared publicly through the DOE's Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse.

The energy-storage project was made possible thanks to a $22 million grant from the DOE awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Duke Energy provided the remainder of the funding for the project.




Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.


Having Their Say: CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) takes issue with a recent report summary regarding various renewable energy policies in North America.


FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) recent decision has far-ranging implications for operating wind farms, as well as for those under development.


'Significant' Opportunity Exists Within Wind Energy's O&M Services Market

An increasing number of wind turbines are nearing the end of their warranty period, creating significant revenue-generating opportunities within the wind turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) sector.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Navigant_id1983