January 8 (Renewables Now) - Norwegian state-owned energy company Statkraft AS on Wednesday announced the completion of 11 MW of energy storage ат a 23-MW wind park in Ireland.
The wind-plus-storage complex, located at Kilathmoy, on the Limerick-Kerry border, will be fully operational in early 2020. The wind park consists of seven turbines and represents an investment of EUR 30 million (USD 33m).
This is the first battery project in Ireland.
Statkraft said that it will sign a contract with the country's power transmission operator EirGrid to feed reserves into the national grid if supply experiences a sudden drop-off.
Statkraft's partners in the project were Fluence, the energy storage specialist formed by Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) and AES Corp (NYSE:AES), and South Korea's LG Chem Ltd (KRX:051910), which supplied the battery modules.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.1116)