Largest U.S. co-op taps Aggreko for Texas storage project

first_imgLargest U.S. co-op taps Aggreko for Texas storage project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Storage News:A large-scale battery storage system will be built in Texas for the U.S.’s biggest electric utility cooperative, to time-shift solar-generated loads and provide grid services to transmission operator ERCOT.Mobile energy solutions provider Aggreko, which recently took over German-U.S. energy storage pioneers Younicos and incorporated it as a division of the parent company, announced to Energy-Storage.news yesterday that it has signed an agreement for a 2.25MW / 4.5MWh battery storage project with Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC).According to Karim Wazni, managing director of Aggreko Microgrid and Storage Solutions (essentially formerly Younicos), the cooperative picked his company out for the project due to its existing track record of “active and successful participation in the ERCOT market.” Aggreko has already executed five battery projects in Texas, including the ongoing updates and upgrades of the large-scale battery system at Notrees Wind Farm.The project is notable for two reasons: firstly, that in addition to providing power services to ERCOT markets, the battery storage system, which should be capable of storing and discharging 2.25MW of power for two hours, will also provide energy capacity to the local network. As a general trend, customers for large-scale energy storage systems are now seeking this longer duration energy storage as well as the ability to use batteries for high powered, short duration applications, Saft’s Michael Lippert pointed out in a recent interview.The second notable aspect for Aggreko Microgrid and Storage Solutions is that unlike other recent projects, and the projects it is currently working on going forwards, this project for PEC is an asset sale, as opposed to the mobile power ‘as-a-service’ or energy storage ‘as-a-service’ business model the company is rapidly becoming known for. “In this case, the storage project is an asset sale, which is what the cooperative was looking for, not an as-a-service offer,” an Aggreko spokesperson told Energy-Storage.news yesterday.Going forwards, Aggreko is expected to unveil a large project in New York State soon which will provide National Grid with solutions to defer spending large sums expanding transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure in the next few days. “We will be inaugurating a plant in New York State in two weeks, it’s a National Grid project where we’re providing 2MW of power for two hours, and that will be able to deliver peak shaving services to a substation,” Wazni said, adding that even these sorts of larger infrastructure projects could be done ‘as-a-service’.More: Power and capacity will be provided by Aggreko’s 4.5MWh Texas ‘legacy’ projectlast_img read more

AFCON 2019: Second batch of players arrive in Dubai [+Gyan, Ayews]

first_imgBlack Stars captain, Andre Ayew and General Captain Asamoah Gyan, who were part of the second batch of playrs who flew out of Accra on Sunday evening to join the rest of their teammates in the United Arab Emirates for the team’s pre-tournament camp in Dubai have arrived.The team has set up camp in the UAE ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The team was met on arrival by Ghana’s Ambassador to United Arab Emirates Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan.Ghana’s Ambassador to United Arab Emirates Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan with #BlackStars skipper André Ayew and Jordan Ayew at the Team Base in DubaiThe duo were joined by Jordan Ayew, Christian Atsu, Felix Annan and some members of the technical team, namely, head coach Kwasi Appiah, his assistant Ibrahim Tanko and goalkeepers trainer Richard Kingson.This second batch of players are expected to arrive on Monday morning to join the first batch of players who got to Dubai on Saturday.Jordan Ayew, Christian Atsu and Felix Annan arrive in DubaiVice captain Kwadwo Asamoah, Kassim Nuhu, John Boye, Mohammed Alhassan and others reported to camp on Saturday, according the Ghana Football Association’s Twitter handle. Ghana will play two friendly games against Namibia and South Africa during their 2-week stay in the UAE before making the short trip to Egypt for the start of the AFCON.AFCON 2019 kicks off on June 21 with Ghana’s first game slated for June 25 against Benin.last_img read more