Orsted announced on the 17th of June that the 1MW/1MWh energy storage demonstration system at the Bao-Shan Campus of the National Changhua University of Education has been officially initiated, and will be used for academic researches in elevating the efficiency and stability of the power grid in the future by integrating industry-government-university resources.
The energy storage equipment situated within the Bao-Shan Campus of NCUE is the first MW level energy storage demonstration system in Taiwan that is fully sponsored by corporates, and integrates with NCUE, Changhua County Government, and Delta Electronics simultaneously to contribute to the promotion and collaboration of local green energy.
As pointed out by Matthias Bausenwein, President for Orsted Asia Pacific, global power generation methods are on a continuous transformation, and technology innovation has resulted in more electricity provision through a power generation mode of low carbon emission, including the clean energy produced by offshore wind power. The transformation of power generation methods means that the balance and the operation process of the power grid system will also require adjustments in order to ensure the agility and elasticity in electricity provision.
The project site was completed by the team at Delta Electronics from design to construction, including the Power Conditioning System (PCS) that executes power conversion between the power grid and energy storage batteries, the Energy Storage System that contains lithium-ion batteries, and the Energy Management System that consists of a web-based interface that provides remote surveillance access.
▲ Delta Electronics’ Power Conditioning System (PCS) on the left, and the Energy Storage System on the right.
▲ Lithium-ion batteries within the Energy Storage System.
Kuo Yen-kuang, Principal of NCUE, commented that this system not only helps with elevating the efficiency in energy usage for the Bao-Shan Campus by utilizing the characteristics from the variations in the electricity usage at the campus between peak and off-peak periods to conduct “peak shaving” and reduce contract capacity, but also develops more than 20 relevant research topics, including smart power grid, micro grids, power electronics, as well as strategy and management for energy storage equipment.
Chang Chien-chung, General Manager of Energy Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions of Delta Electronics, commented that the integration and maintenance of a local system has provided an opportunity for the academia to conduct power grid researches, and he hopes to continue working with Orsted and various partners in the future on contributing to the energy transformation in Taiwan. Chou Chi-hong, CSO and Spokesperson of Delta Electronics, expressed that the project will begin from small micro grids, then march toward the target of a city level energy storage system by pairing with power plants in the future for the purpose of stabilizing the power grid.
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