Polish-Japanese partners deliver smart grid demo solution in Poland

Hybrid energy storage system building next to the Bystra wind farm. Image by Hitachi Ltd.

July 9 (Renewables Now) - A smart grid demonstration project in Poland, which is designed to help integrate renewable power in the country, has been finalised, the Polish and Japanese partners behind it said on Thursday.

As part of the project, a special protection scheme system and a hybrid battery energy storage system (BESS) were incorporated at the Bystra wind park in northern Poland

On Japan's side, Hitachi Ltd (TYO:6501), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Showa Denko Materials contributed to the demo project, while Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A. (PSE), Energa Operator S.A. (EOP) and Energa OZE S.A. (EOZE) represented Poland.

The project, backed by the Ministry of Climate and Environment of the Republic of Poland and the Japanese government agency New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, was competed at the end of June.

Hitachi, SMBC and Showa Denko Materials designed, manufactured and installed equipment for the project, and cooperated with the Polish transmission system operator PSE, local power distribution operator EOP and power company EOZE on the commissioning.

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