Case Studies

  • S&C’s Energy Storage Solution Improves Power Quality in Australia’s Outback

    Electricity utility Ergon Energy was looking to improve power quality on its Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) lines, which were developed a century ago to bring power to remote parts of Australia and New Zealand. A single SWER line may stretch for hundreds of kilometers, with distribution transformers positioned at intervals along its length. The primary purpose of the SWER schemes was to accommodate basic domestic and farm loads.

  • Saft Li-ion batteries helps Gran Canaria’s STORE project integrate renewables

    Installing Saft’s energy storage system (ESS) on Gran Canaria is an ideal opportunity to evaluate the technical and economic viability of innovative solutions by making reserves of energy available in isolated locations, distribution substations and for energy arbitrage. Endesa, part of the Enel Group and Spain’s largest utility, operates two, large thermal power plants, as well as the transmission and distribution network on the island of Gran Canaria.

  • Saft Li-ion battery energy storage harnesses wind power in Saskatchewan, Canada

    Saft’s successes in integrating energy storage systems (ESS) with renewable energy installations provide the perfect foundation for the Cowessess First Nation (CFN) project to demonstrate the benefits of lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage in enhancing the value of wind energy. In 2012, CFN was selected as one of 20 Clean Energy Fund (CEF) projects to receive funding from various Canadian government bodies to support the development of the High Wind and Storage Project

  • Saft Li-ion energy storage smooths grid integration for Acciona Energia’s large PV power plant

    The Innovative Li-ion System (ILIS) project demonstrates the technical and financial benefits of using containerized energy storage, conversion and management systems to provide grid ancillary services and power management to smooth plant output. Saft deployed a turnkey Intensium® Max ESS with Li-ion storage technology characterized by long life, high energy-efficiency and zero maintenance. The ESS is rated for 730V, 1MW and 560kWh energy storage capacity. Its adaptability allows for easy scaling as operational needs change, and has a control and communication interface with main plant control center.

  • Saft Li-ion technology plays a key role in E.ON’s innovative smart grid for Pellworm Island

    Saft’s premium lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology proves ideal for the SmartRegion Pellworm project. This project allows Pellworm Island to increase its energy autonomy through enhanced integration of renewable resources into an already congested distribution grid. It will enable a higher level of self-consumption, flexible load management and improved control technology. The island located off the North Sea coast of Germany generates electricity from wind, solar photovoltaic and combined heat and power, yet still relies on subsea cables to connect to the mainland grid.

  • Saft’s Li-ion batteries help save 10% on energy bills with train braking

    Saft’s premium lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology was an ideal solution for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) challenge to capture energy from braking trains. A first-of-its-kind endeavor, turns train brakes into generators delivering a 10 percent savings on energy bills. SEPTA runs the public transport system for the city of Philadelphia and its surrounding area, serving 3.9 million. SEPTA was looking for a way to both make the most of its operating budget and boost its green credentials.

  • Saft’s Synerion® 24M medium-power Li-ion batteries help New York City grid become smarter

    Saft’s lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage systems (ESS) provide Green Charge Networks (GCN) with the resources to install and operate a network of Smart Storage and Generation Units to overcome peaks in demand and communicate directly with Consolidated Edison (ConEd). ConEd operates one of the largest, most complex and reliable electric power systems in the world, including 130,000 miles of underground and overhead cables. The electrical infrastructure in New York is under great pressure, and ConEd is very limited in the upgrades it can make since underground conduits have little to no physical space for additional cabling. ConEd was tasked with identifying, developing and testing new technologies within the electric delivery system to help build a smarter, more efficient grid.

  • SMUD and Sunverge Demonstrate the Potential of Aggregated Distributed Energy Storage & Solar

    Forward-thinking utilities like Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) are searching for technology solutions to meet ever-increasing demands for reliable power and grid optimization. With the Sunverge Solar Integration platform, SMUD and Pacific Housing successfully demonstrated a wide range of these benefits at scale.

  • Solar PV-Storage: Lanai Sustainability Research Dynamic Power Resource (DPR®) Energy Storage

    Lanai Sustainability Research constructed the 1.2 MW La Ola PV solar farm to operate on Lanai’s 4 MW grid with the objective to provide clean power to the island’s residents and resorts. Upon installation, however, the solar farm represented 30% of the island’s peak generation.

  • Sunverge Energy Storage Helps Glasgow Electric Plant Board Meet Demand and Increase Load Factor

    The Glasgow Electric Plant Board installed Sunverge energy storage units in 165 existing homes in Glasgow, KY (pop. 14,000). The devices capture power from the electric grid when demand and cost are lower, and release that power to customers when demand and costs are high, reducing the need to supply additional power from traditional generating plants. Glasgow EPB was faced with demand charges from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as part of the network. With a new tariff program in January 2016, every resident would then pay their portion of the demand charges each month, factoring in the 5 highest 30-minute interval in the month as demand response (DR) events.

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