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Reference Number SSET1007
Title Orkney Energy Storage Park (Phase 1)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Scottish and Southern Energy plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 June 2012
End Date 01 March 2015
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £175,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/SSET1007
Objectives The project has the following objectives objectives: Create commercial contracts that will incentivise 3rd Party ESPs to locate on a constrained distribution network Prepare a tender process that will ensure that the ESPs selected will fulfil the success criteria Design up to 2 connection points for ESSs outside KPS Award up to two ESPs.
Abstract An RPZ has been established on Orkney using Active Network Management technology to facilitate the connection of new renewable generation on to a constrained 33kV network. cottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution has experience of operating a 100kW Zinc Bromide flow battery and is installing a 1MW Sodium Sulphur NAS battery In contrast to Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distributions existing energy storage installations, this project is aimed principally at demonstrating that it is possible for a DNO to create commercial incentives and infrastructure to encourage third party Energy Storage Providers (ESP) to locate their storage in areas where it can be used to alleviate network constraints. These commercial arrangements will benefit Energy Storage Systems (ESS) owners/operators who provide systems that exhibit charging/discharging characteristics that are tuned to that particular network constraint. This Tier 1 project will create the commercial contracts neccesary to incentivise the 3rd party ESPs, prepare a tender process that will select the most suitable 3rd party ESP, design the installation for up to 2ESSs outside Kirkwall Power Station (KPS) and select up to the 2 most suitable ESPs that fullfill the success criteria. If two suitable ESPs are selected, then a follow on Tier 1 Project will be registered that will construct the connection points and trial the commercial arrangements. However if no suitable ESPs are identified from the bidding process then the follow on Tier 1 Project will not be registered.
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Added to Database 15/12/22