The European project GRID4EU aims at making demonstration on Smart Grid advance solutions for the European Union: in collaboration with Enel, Loccioni Group realized a Lithium-Ion battery Energy Storage System of 1MW/1MWh.
The Italian demonstration, addressing to Medium Voltage Network, aims at realizing an advanced control system communicating with all the network relevant nodes: MV generators, HV/MV and MV/LV substations and a storage facility.
The Forlì-Cesena site choice is due to the following reasons:
- high penetration of solar generation
- relatively low consumptions
- Mediterranean climate conditions
- distribution network characteristics representative of the grid of the southern Europe
The Energy Storage System developed by Loccioni Group is a static one: it is permanently connected to a certain point of the grid and it allows activities such as:
- frequency regulation
- power regulation
- black start
- peak shaving
- time shifting etc.
At the following link there is GRID4EU communication about the Energy Storage System actual results and commissioning activities.