The America company Dominic Energy announced that it plans to deploy four lithium ion battery deploy pilot projects to help to evaluate the demand of storage technology, to assist the reliability of using wind power and solar power to generate electricity.
The lithium ion battery pilot project would be used for four specific energy storage applications, with a total generating capacity of 16 megawatts. It is estimated to cost 33 million dollars, if approved, it will be put into operation in December,2012.Specific projects include:
20MW and 2MW systems at Scott Solar facility in Bovatan County
2MW system at Ashland transformer substation.
2MW system at the new Kent substation
It is understood that these four pilot projects will emphasize on concrete applications of different aspects, from peaking power and optimization of electricity production, and management of power grid ,and issue about voltage and load.
The person in charge stated that “ In the recent years, battery storage has made great strides in efficiency and cost. These pilot project will enable company to understand how to overcome inherent fluctuation of wind power and solar power.
According to law of Virginia, that company can invest up to 30 MWH of battery energy storage, which correspond to
At the same time ,that company still research other battery technology, such as flow battery, the company also submit another proposal about solar power and wind power in land which up to 500 mwh.