Yokogawa Delivers Control System For Europe’s First Hybrid-Flywheel Energy Storage Plant

  Enquire / contact me

The plant will have a maximum import capacity of 400 kVA and maximum export capacity of 422 kVA when completed

Yokogawa Delivers Control System For Europe’s First Hybrid-Flywheel Energy Storage Plant
Yokogawa Delivers Control System For Europe’s First Hybrid-Flywheel Energy Storage Plant

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that Yokogawa Ireland, a branch office of the subsidiary Yokogawa United Kingdom, has delivered a control system for Europe's first hybrid energy storage plant in Rhode, County Offaly, Ireland. The hybrid energy storage plant was officially launched and opened on the 4th November by Schwungrad Energie, the owner and operator of the facility. Schwungrad Energie has developed this hybrid power storage system in collaboration with the Department of Physics & Energy at the University of Limerick, and will work with the Irish transmissions system operator to connect the plant to the power grid as a demonstration project under its Smart Grid Programme.

The Rhode hybrid demo project comprises of two Beacon Power 160 kW flywheels and Hitachi Chemical valve regulated lead acid batteries of up to 160 kW. The plant will have a maximum import capacity of 400 kVA and maximum export capacity of 422 kVA when completed. The flywheel system, with very high cycling ability, can rapidly absorb short-term excess grid energy and generate energy as needed by grid operators. Batteries can provide energy over longer durations but have more limited cycling capabilities.

The hybrid flywheel will assist in disruption mitigation, during times of unexpected demand or sudden changes in energy supply/demand. After the completion of construction, the plant will enter a test operation phase from February 2016. The Schwungrad Energie plant will be the first field test of a hybrid-flywheel energy storage system in Europe. Yokogawa delivered the FA-M3V high speed controller and the FAST/TOOLSTM SCADA software to monitor and control the amount of energy that is stored in the flywheels and the charging/discharging of the lead acid battery.

In addition, Yokogawa provided an ExaquantumTM plant information management system that allows Schwungrad Energie to historize and analyse plant data whilst easily transforming this data into usable, high-value, widely distributed information. The company was also responsible for the engineering, installation, and commissioning of these solutions. Backed by this project, Yokogawa will actively continue in its efforts to win orders and strengthen its position in the power industry through the provision of grid-connectable power storage systems and other solutions that can help to build a sustainable society.

Posted on December 11, 2015 - (1702 views)
by
Related articles
Honeywell Demonstrates Security Threats of USB Devices
A Lab Oscilloscope for an Electric Superbike
US Healthcare Sector Votes for Cogeneration
Motion Solutions for Clean Energy Applications
Freeing up technicians to build an aircraft
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Consumer
A New Name for SPS IPC Drives in 2019
Link3D Presents its Technology to Boost Additive Manufacturing at Formnext 2018
Emerson will Modernize a Gas Processing Plant in Algeria
Intelliconnect at Electronica 2018
New JD Mini for Maximum Efficiency
Sensing Innovation in Process and Control
Connect Everything with e-Factory
System-based High Precision Linkages
Ultrasonic Flowmeter for Air
Reflowable Thermal Switch
Mobile, Multi-protocol Diagnostics Mercury
Microscope Optics for IR cameras
Level Switches RFS-9 and RFS-12
Digital Multimeter, Gas Soldering Iron and Carrying Case
Verigo Model PB3 Reusable Temperature Data Logger
Compact Power Modules
Modular Compact CPU Board
Absolute Modular Encoders
Connector for Data Transmission
Mass Flow Controller FMA-2600A Series
High-Performance Box PC
Compact True Color Sensor
A new performance class in inductive displacement measurements
Positioning System
Verigo Model PB3 Reusable Temperature Data Logger
Ultrasonic Flowmeter for Laboratory
Co-Creating the Industry of the Future
Ultra-Low Power Accelerometer for IoT
New JD Mini for Maximum Efficiency
Bonfiglioli BSR Synchronous Reluctance Motors
Reflowable Thermal Switch
Measuring the Position of Hydraulic and Telescopic Cylinders
AI Convention Europe Presents KAPTAIN
Ultrasonic Flowmeters for Compressed Air