1.7.2015 11:50
Current News, Power System

Fingrid studying power system frequency control with energy storage in co-operation with Helen

Fingrid Oyj and Helen Oy have signed a contract for a three-year research project relating to Suvilahti energy storage.
In the project it is studied how well energy storage can be used for stabilizing power system frequency and how its versatile controllability can be utilized in the most efficient way. The aim is to use Suvilahti energy storage for other purposes as well at the same time, and one of the main targets of this project is to study how these different purposes of utilizing the energy storage can be combined in practice.
Suvilahti energy storage facility will be the biggest in the Nordic countries. It can deliver 1,2 MW of power and the energy capacity is 600 kWh. The battery technology will be delivered by Landis+Gyr together with Toshiba.
Fingrid has studied the use of energy storage in power system frequency control since 2009. Signing the contract with Helen is an important step towards a concrete pilot project. Fingrid will continue investigations related to utilizing new technologies to power system balancing, and believes it is important to test in practice how to use the energy storage in the most efficient way for the power system need.
Further information:
Minna Laasonen, Senior Expert, tel. +358 (0)30 395 5132
Jussi Matilainen, Manager, R&D, tel. +358 (0)30 395 5143