Ørsted Pilots Energy Storage Research in Taiwan
Ørsted has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Delta Electronics to build its first megawatt-size energy storage pilot system at the National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) in Taiwan.
The 1MW energy storage system will be installed in the first quarter of 2019 at the Baoshan Campus, close to its main substation, and is expected to be completed in June the same year.
Besides leading the project, Delta Electronics will be responsible for the Power Conditioning System (PCS), the battery system, and the energy management system.
The Danish company also launched the Ørsted Energy Storage Research Centre with NCUE to further develop industry-government-academia collaboration in energy storage research.
The Institute of Engineering at NCUE will run the center, which will host a series of research projects and courses on grid stability and power efficiencies, such as simulation of integrating energy storage systems into Taiwan’s power grid, experiments of islanding effect and load testing.
NCUE is expected to complete six research projects in the first year in order to use the energy storage system to open three new courses and to support local talents in the field of energy storage. According to Ørsted, this makes Changhua one of the key research hubs of Taiwan’s green energy technology.
“Ørsted is pleased to collaborate with the Taiwanese leading company Delta Electronics in this energy storage pilot system. From the start of this project, we’ve deliberately selected a local EPC contractor to do the design, procurement, construction, and the system integration,” said Matthias Bausenwein, Ørsted’s General Manager for Asia Pacific.
“By participating in this project, we believe that local industry players and academic communities will gather extensive data to conduct research activities, which will enable them to seize energy storage business opportunities. Based on this pilot project, Ørsted can furthermore assess to integrate energy storage systems in its Greater Changhua projects in the future.”