Electric power has to be used at the time of generation, and distribution itself puts constraint on the supply and degrades power quality. To take care of the varying demand and quality issues, electricity generators and distributors must have reserve power and infrastructure.
Magellan Utility Scale Energy Storage can provide localised peak power, improve power quality, offer solar smoothing function (mitigate the effect of passing clouds) and provide uninterruptible power when needed.
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Magellan Energy Storage Case Studies:
Magellan's utility scale Energy Storage has been supplied to Australian utilities such as Ergon Energy in QLD, and TransGrid in NSW.
The TransGrid Energy Storage System was supplied in 2014 to the iDemand project in Sydney, Australia.
IDemand is a hybrid energy project, which was designed to facilitate research into development of demand management opportunities in NSW. The system is also used to save energy at TransGrid's Wallgrove Regional Centre.
TransGrid has a webpage for the project, and a link to the live monitoring of the Energy Storage System and associated equipment.
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Eco Generation Magazine published in the October 2015 edition an article explaining the TransGrid iDemand project, and Magellan's involvement.
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Magellan has been developing Utility Scale Energy Storage systems since 2009.
(Above) GUSS – Grid Utility Support System 2011: 25kVA/100kWh Lithium Ion based battery/inverter system to correct problems of the Single Wire Earth Return transmission lines.
Magellan Power’s first Grid Power Support Systems (GPSS) was deployed to Far North QLD to correct deficiencies with the Single Wire Earth Return networks.
The system solves problems produced by the dated Single Earth Wire Return (SWER) lines, which have been in place since WWII and do not have the capacity to handle modern energy requirements or input from renewable energy sources.
The GPSS was based in a shipping container and the system comprised of lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, an inverter, a battery monitoring system and distribution boards. The way it works was by regulating levels and correcting power factors of the grid, increasing stability and economizing power by up to 30 per cent. The system is still in use.
(Above) TransGrid iDemand 2014: 100kW/ 400kWh Utility Scale Energy Storage System.
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The demand management system was built for TransGrid NSW, the owner and operator of one of the largest high-voltage transmission networks in Australia. The system is being used for the utility’s i-Demand Project. The project, which is in place at TransGrid’s Western Sydney (Eastern Creek) site, also includes 98 kW of solar panels and high-efficiency LED lighting.
The Magellan Grid Power Support System utilises 400 kWh lithium polymer batteries and the advanced bi-directional inverter uses rugged IGBT power circuitry with the latest microprocessor hardware and software.
The long cycle life of the Nickel Manganese Cobalt batteries combined with the high reliability and rugged design of Magellan inverters make this energy storage equipment a perfect choice for many applications including frequency and voltage regulation, peak load management, remote area power systems, solar smoothing, diesel reduction and many other applications.
The Magellan Energy Storage System is Australian made and designed to store large amount of electrical energy into batteries and to support the connected grid by providing peak demand and power quality service such as reactive power compensation.
The equipment is designed for compliance with AS4777 and uses a high reliability four quadrant 3- phase bidirectional inverter to store energy from the grid, or from a renewable energy source, into highly efficient and reliable Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (LiMnNiCoO2) batteries. The Lithium Polymer Batteries (SLPB) high energy cells feature outstanding energy densities (200Wh/kg) and longevity with deep discharge (80% DOD).