February 22, 2017
RES Awarded Storage Project for National Wind Technology Center
Broomfield, Colo. – Renewable Energy Systems (RES), is pleased to announce that our RESolve® energy storage system has been selected for the 1MW/1MWh energy storage test project at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). RES is a technology-agnostic integrator that performs the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) as well as offering long-term performance wraps.
Once complete in April 2017, research staff from the NREL will utilize the 10+ demonstrated applications of RESolve® to test certain modes ranging from frequency regulation and renewable energy integration, to more advanced modes such as “black start” and seamless grid-to-island transition.
RES has partnered with LG Chem to supply batteries for the system, along with SMA to provide the power conversion system (PCS) unit, and Siemens to install the pad mount transformer.
“RES is pleased to install its sixteenth system (our 147th megawatt) near our home in Denver,” stated Dr. Andy Oliver, RES Chief Technology Officer. “RES is looking forward to supporting NREL in their renewable integration efforts with our grid-ready storage product.”
Renewable Energy Systems (RES) is a leading global renewable energy and energy storage company. RES partners with IPPs, utilities, developers, and regional transmission operators and has been named as one of the leading energy storage system integrators in the world by Navigant Research. RES has projects completed or under way in eight electricity markets using six battery technologies with multiple utility and IPP clients. RES has been active in North America since 1997, and has a renewable energy and storage construction portfolio that exceeds 9,000 MW and over 100 projects, and has constructed more than 1,000 miles of overhead and transmission lines.
At the forefront of renewable energy development for over 30 years, RES has developed and/or built over 12GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide. RES' core activities are onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission. RES is headquartered in the United Kingdom and operates across the globe.