Ingeteam Supplies Storage Power Station for Dubai’s Largest Solar Park

Moreover, Japanese firm NGK Insulators Ltd has supplied its NAS batteries for the project.

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Ingeteam, a leading company specialising in the design of power and control electronics, has supplied its storage power station for a pilot battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Dubai’s largest solar park.

The company said in a statement that, “Ingeteam was responsible for the supply of a 1.2 MW power conversion system (PCS) with its medium voltage components (power transformer, MV switchgear etc), and the power plant controller (PPC).”

This pilot project was awarded to Abu Dhabi-headquartered Amplex-Emirates LLC by Dubai’s Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to install a battery energy storage system at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai; the first energy storage system paired with a photovoltaic plant at a grid-scale level in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Moreover, Japanese firm NGK Insulators Ltd has supplied its NAS batteries for the project.

Dubai has accelerated investment in renewable energy to eliminate dependence on fossil fuels and for sustainable economic growth, and is building the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world’s largest solar park, in the south of the Emirate.

Dubai is targeting introduction of 5,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) by 2030, which will raise the ratio of renewable energy to 25 per cent of total generation capacity. Furthermore, Dubai is seeking a 75 per cent power output from clean energy sources by 2050.

In anticipation of the large-scale introduction of renewable energy in the future, DEWA installed a NAS battery system in the solar park to demonstrate its effectiveness in stabilizing grid fluctuations caused by the nature of renewable energy.

The 1.2 MW/7.2 MWh NAS storage system is allowing DEWA for evaluating the technical and economic capabilities of this technology when integrated with PV arrays in order to increase grid stability and reduce CO2 emissions. In fact, the storage system will be also used for energy time shifting, frequency control and voltage control by using the large capacity of the batteries. This kind of hybrid systems helps to deliver clean and reliable power to energy consumers with greater availability and cost-effectiveness.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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