NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ENGIE, Eos Energy Storage (“Eos”) and Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS) today announced that the they will work together to install a 1 megawatt (MW), 4 megawatt-hour (MWh) grid-scale energy storage solution supporting a hybrid solar and wind demonstration project, developed by ENGIE in Brazil. Eos and Northern Power will together manufacture and supply the turn-key, fully-integrated energy storage system combining the Eos Aurora battery with Northern Power’s FlexPhase™ power conversion technology and intelligent controls.
“In order to further develop the penetration of wind and solar, that are both intermittent sources of energy, and provide them as a stable green base load product to our clients, we need storage. We are therefore exploring many options available in the market. The integrated battery system from Eos and Northern represents a combination of a new promising Zinc based energy storage solution and a new digital based piloting system, which are attractive both from a cost and performance perspective,” says Raphael Schoentgen Research & Technology Director at ENGIE.
The fully-integrated 1MW│4MWh battery storage system will be co-located with over 5MW of wind and solar generation capacities at a medium voltage substation in Tubarão, Brazil. The project represents ENGIE’s first large-scale deployment of an Eos Aurora system in South America and follows extensive prototype testing at ENGIE’s Batteries Lab located in Linkebeek, Belgium. Northern Power’s experienced engineering design team will be leading the field installation of the energy storage system with construction beginning in summer of 2017.