Ingeteam to Supply Technology for Battery Energy Storage Project

Ingeteam has been selected by Grenergy as its technology partner for what will be the world's largest battery storage facility when in operation. The Oasis de Atacama project, developed by Grenergy in the Chilean Atacama Desert, will be built in five phases, which combine PV generation with battery energy storage. Ingeteam will provide its power conversion and control technology for the two systems (solar and battery). 
Ingeteam to Supply Technology for Battery Energy Storage Project
Courtesy of Ingeteam.

Once completed, the project will provide 1 GW of power and 4.1 GWh of storage capacity. Its storage capacity equals the amount of energy consumed annually by approximately 145,700 Chilean households and will contribute to the reduction of annual CO2 emissions by more than 147,000 tons.

The different project phases will enter operation in the next 36 months, storing clean solar energy, as all of the battery systems will be associated with solar power plants.

The scope of the agreement between the two companies includes the supply of solar and storage inverters pre-integrated into the transformer stations and delivered as a turnkey solution ready for installation. Ingeteam will also supply the control system and commissioning services for the inverters, transformer stations and facilities.

Ingeteam has experienced unstoppable growth since its arrival in the country more than 10 years ago. To date, it has supplied its technology for 68 solar power plants - many being Small Distributed Generation Means (PMGD in Spanish) in conjunction with Grenergy - and for other emblematic large-scale projects such as Malgarida, San Pedro, Granja Solar, Amanecer Solar, Quilapilún, Gran Teno, Javiera and Usya.

This project arrives in the context of the Chilean government's firm commitment to battery energy storage technology under Law 21505, which was approved in November 2022. The law, among other aspects, seeks to promote the inclusion of renewable energy (mainly wind and photovoltaic) in the electricity matrix. 

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