Two Singapore led consortiums will test how utility-scale lithium ion and vanadium redox flow battery energy storage systems can be used to integrate renewably generated power on to the city-state’s grid. Findings from the test-beds will inform Singapore’s transition to the larger use of ESSs as it moves toward its target of 1GWp of solar beyond 2020. The winner of the lithium-ion test-bed has not yet been announced, however a RDP-led consortium will use German battery storage company Younicos’ VRFB for a 2MWh test-bed. Younicos will provide its Y.Q software to control the battery system and interface it with Singapore Power’s grid operation. It will work with RDP in the installation and maintenance of the system.
Read the whole article here.