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.

Aker energy strikes oil offshore Ghana

11/01/2019 09:23:00

Norwegian oil company Aker Energy announced Thursday that it has struck oil offshore Ghana with a resource volume potential of up to 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, according to a company statement.


Daily (10.01.2019): WTI crude jumped by over 5% on U.S.-China trade negotiations optimism

10/01/2019 11:53:00

Oil prices soared on Wednesday on optimism that the U.S.-China trade talks extended into the extra third day could ease tensions. The ongoing crude output cuts by OPEC, aimed at reducing an emerging glut, also supported prices. Brent crude rose sharply by 4.7% to $61.44 a barrel, while WTI futures surged by 5.2% to $52.36 a barrel.


InfraRed Capital to acquire 1.5GW solar portfolio in Spain from Progressum

10/01/2019 09:18:00

UK-based InfraRed Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a 1.5GW solar photovoltaic portfolio in Spain from Progressum Energy Developments for an undisclosed price.