Electro Power Systems S.A. (“EPS”) announces the signing with Endesa of an EPC contract for the design, construction and commissioning of a 20 MW utility-scale storage system.
EPS will deliver a unique turnkey solution for serving Endesa’s thermoelectric plant Carboneras located in Almeria, Spain. The storage system will be the largest in Spain and will be composed by 24 inverters, 16 containers of which 8 for PCS and 8 for Li-ion storage, with a total installed capacity of 20 MW/11.7 MWh.
The installation of this utility-scale system aims to make the plant more flexible and improve its response to the load fluctuations in the current electricity system resulting from the intermittency caused by an increased penetration of renewables. The addition of storage is also expected to reduce maintenance costs for the plant’s main components and extend their useful life.
The project is part of the general evolution of the Carboneras coal plant to better serve the current electricity system. A significant penetration of intermittent renewable energies, mainly wind power, are forcing the plant to adjust its production and implement backup functions to meet electricity demand at all times.
The project is scheduled to enter into operation in June 2018.