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ABB will supply a microgrid solution to the Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) project. The solution will connect an ABB Ability PowerStore 30MW battery energy storage solution to the Electranet transmission system enabling the value stacking of storage in regulated energy market. The ABB Ability PowerStore will be installed at the Dalrymple substation on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.
In the event of a transmission line outage, the islanded microgrid solution will work together with the existing 90MW Wattle Point wind farm and distributed rooftop solar PV’s to provide uninterrupted power supply until connection to the grid is restored. The ABB Ability microgrid solution will be able to deliver enough power to run about 400 homes for at least 24 hours without the input from renewable generators. ABB’s Microgrid Plus control solution will manage the automation of the hybrid systems. This project is part funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and is being delivered by the Engineering and Procurement Company, Consolidated Power Projects (CPP) working jointly with ABB.