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 (17.10.2018): UK gas prices dropped on Tuesday due to an oversupplied market

17/10/2018 11:04:00

Global oil prices were slightly up on Tuesday, as forecasts for U.S. supply growth were offset by concerns over the Middle East crude supply due to geopolitical tensions, and the approaching U.S. sanctions on Iranian exports. U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures edged 0.2% higher on Tuesday, to trade at $71.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent crude oil futures rose by 0.8% to end at $81.41 a barrel.


Romania's Cernavoda NPP Unit 2 returns to full power

17/10/2018 09:08:00

Nuclearelectrica, the operator of Romania's sole nuclear power plant Cernavoda, said on Tuesday that the plant's Unit 2 is operating at full power again, following repair works that lasted 12 hours.


Spain's Aragon okays construction of 1.29 GW of solar projects

17/10/2018 09:05:00

The government of Spain's Aragon autonomous community announced on Monday it has authorised 1,294.5 MW of solar projects that were awarded in the July 2017 energy auction.