Battery energy storage paired with wind turbines unlocks the ability to mitigate rapid wind output changes due to varying wind speeds and helps ensure a stable power output, and controlled ramp up and ramp down of the wind power generation. Wind plus storage also provides electric grid operators the ability to time shift power generation to periods of high demand and provides frequency control to ensure a more stable grid.
“Policy makers in China are considering a mandate that energy storage be incorporated with all new grid connected wind developments,” says Guoju Zhang, Goldwind’s Product Advanced Research Department Chief. ”In anticipation of this mandate, we have installed, commissioned and are operating a Primus EnergyPod 2 system at our facility. With the help of the Primus team, we look forward to proving out the value of battery energy storage paired with our wind turbines.”
“Primus is excited to be working with Goldwind and Etechwin to help solve the challenges represented by renewable curtailment,” concluded Jorg Heinemann, Primus Power’s Chief Commercial Officer.