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Wind: Vattenfall’s largest land-based unit in UK now producing will store energy in batteries

Vattenfall on shore wind turbines in UK

Vattenfall The Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is a 76 turbine development in the county boroughs of Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Vattenfall largest UK wind unit now supplying electricity at full capacity

conbio.info/2017-05-10. Vattenfall’s largest land-based wind farm, Pen y Cymoedd in South Wales, UK, is now supplying electricity at full capacity. Pen y Cymoedd has a total of 76 wind power turbines and will generate approximately 700 GWh annually, which corresponds to the household electricity consumption of 188,000* British homes. A electricity storage solution contracted from car manufacturer BMW will be installed on site.

Construction started in may 2015

Pen y Cymoedd, whose construction began in autumn 2015, is Vattenfall’s largest wind farm on land, and an important step in the ambition to generate even more renewable electricity and to power climate smarter living. In 2016 Vattenfall decided on a plan to invest a total of EUR 5 billion in wind power generation over the next five years.

A storage plant for generated electricity

A storage plant for generated electricity will also be built at Pen y Cymoedd. In March, Vattenfall and the BMW Group signed an agreement for the supply of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries, which have a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) each, are equipped with a BMW-owned battery control system and are also used by the car manufacturer in their BMW i3.

“Energy storage and grid stability are the most important issues in the new energy world,” according to Gunnar Groebler, Head of Vattenfall Wind.

“The decoupling of generation from consumption and the coupling of different consumption sectors is the focus of our work.”

@This article is published by conbio.info 2017-05-10 and based on a press release which has ben edited by Lennart Ljungblom. conbio.info is focusing on news that may have an impact on bioenergy business and also bioenergy news with impact on society and other relevant areas, on line since 2013.

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