BP will store renewable energy at wind farm with Tesla battery

13/04/2018 10:04 Wind


BP is installing a Tesla powerful battery at a wind farm in south Dakota, storing renewable energy for the first time in the U.S.

The battery will be integrated with the wind farm, helping to meet internal electricity demands of the turbines when there is lack of wind. 

BP claims that power generated by the wind farm is going to be stored then used whenever is necessary.

Laura Folse, chief executive of BP wind energy, declared that the battery pilot project at Titan 1 Wind Farm would supply BP Wind Energy with precious data, as the company is constantly looking for possibilities to use energy storage in the most effective way across its diversified portfolio.

BP Wind Energy is the owner and operator of the Titan 1 Wind Farm. Several 10 turbines are operated by the farm, being able to annually produce electricity for 6,700 households.

It is planned that the battery storage project will start in the second half of 2018.

Daily (10.08.2018): NBP spot price dropped by 0.5% on Thursday due to an oversupplied system

10/08/2018 11:35:00

Increased trade tensions between U.S. and China will probably lead to a lower demand for crude, weighing down on oil prices. Brent crude slipped by 0.3% to settle at $72.07 a barrel. On its turn, WTI crude edged 0.2% lower to 66.81 a barrel.


Quadran bags French PV spoils

10/08/2018 08:47:00

French renewable energy company Quadran secured 10 projects with a combined capacity of 65MW in France's latest solar auction.


Scotland provides £5m for oil and gas decommissioning

10/08/2018 08:43:00

The Scottish Government is providing an additional £5 million to help the oil and gas supply chain benefit from decommissioning the North Sea infrastructure.