French battery specialist Saft has been contracted by Cowessess First Nation to design and install a lithium-ion energy storage system (ESS) for a wind energy project in Saskatchewan, Canada.
The solution is designed to optimise the power produced by the turbines and decrease volatility by as much as 70 per cent over the 15-year lifetime of the system.
This development is the first wind power project for Saft in North America.
Jim McDowall, business development manager at Saft’s ESS unit, said, ‘This project builds on Saft’s earlier successes integrating energy storage batteries with wind generation and will demonstrate the benefits of lithium-ion energy storage in enhancing the value of wind energy.’
Cowessess Chief Grady Lerat, added, ‘This is an extremely important project that will increase the amount of renewable generation we can deploy on the grid.
‘It’s critical to have Saft providing state-of-the-art technology to make the High Wind and storage project successful.’
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