Published: 24 August 2020 24 August 2020
Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ battery energy storage technology is used in Porto Santo, to support the integration of renewable energy into the island grid. Hitachi ABB Power Grids has teamed up with Groupe Renault to give EV batteries a new lease of life and support the integration of renewable energy into the grid, as part of the ‘Sustainable Porto Santo’ initiative.
Groupe Renault has provided the island with a sustainable energy transition platform comprising of a full ecosystem of EV solutions based on Vehicle-to-Grid technologies, and an aggregation platform to manage the flexibility provided by EVs and their batteries. Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ energy storage solution will be part of an intelligent electrical ecosystem for Porto Santo and ensure the utilisation of the island’s wind and solar generation potential. Porto Santo, a Portuguese island in the Madeira archipelago, is home to about 6,000 people.