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    1. Siemens Gamesa to supply innovative hybrid plant in the Philippines for Berkeley Energy, reducing fossil fuel use in a remote location

      Siemens Gamesa to supply innovative hybrid plant in the Philippines for Berkeley Energy, reducing fossil fuel use in a remote location

      The plant will help provide stable electricity supply to island and reduce dependence on diesel, in turn further cutting emissions. Commercial hybrid project manages an existing 16MW wind power facility with battery storage integrated through Siemens Gamesa’s Hybrid Plant Controller (HPC). Siemens Gamesa has signed a 5-year maintenance contract for plant operations which can be optimized remotely using its Energy Management Service (EMS). Plant expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2020; additional 10MW wind farm facility is under negotiations.

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    2. Siemens Gamesa Begins Operation of its Innovative Electrothermal Energy Storage System

      Siemens Gamesa Begins Operation of its Innovative Electrothermal Energy Storage System

      Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES). The system contains around 1,000 tonnes of volcanic rock as an energy storage medium. It is fed with electrical energy converted into hot air by means of a resistance heater and a blower that heats the rock to 750°C. When demand peaks, ETES uses a steam turbine for the re-electrification of the stored energy. The ETES pilot plant can thus store up to 130 MWh of thermal energy for a week. In addition, the storage capacity of the system remains constant throughout the charging cycles.

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