Alaskan microgrid to pair battery, flywheel storage systems for Anchorage area
2017-02-10 - Utility Dive data brief by Robert Walton - February 7, 2017Dive Brief:
- Alaska's Chugach Electric Association has selected ABB to develop a microgrid, combining flywheel and battery storage systems in order to boost reliability in the utility's Anchorage-area service territory.
- The project aims to integrate more renewables from a 17 MW wind farm on Fire Island, off the coast of Anchorage.
- It is not the first time Chugach has turned to hybrid models. In 2015 the electric cooperative selected Massachusetts-based Beacon Energy to supply flywheels for a hybrid energy storage project tied to an existing conventional electrochemical battery.
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