Aggreko installs battery system for Turkey’s grid

By Leila Steed31 March 2021

Mobile and modular energy company Aggreko has installed the first lithium-ion battery system in Turkey, as part of a project designed to enhance the stability of the country’s national grid.

Aggreko's 500kW, one-hour battery system Aggreko’s 500kW, one-hour battery system has been deployed in Alaca, Turkey.

The 500kW, one-hour battery system will provide reactive power support and deliver critical system services that will help the regional distribution system operator to improve the stability of its electricity network.

Karim Wazni, Managing Director of Aggreko Microgrid and Storage Solutions, said, “We are very pleased that our battery system was chosen to increase stability in the grid.

“Our solutions make energy infrastructure stronger and more flexible, which is key to integrating a growing share of renewables and successfully decarbonising and decentralising energy systems around the world. Aggreko’s mobile and modular solutions effectively address grid challenges where and when they arise - from solar integration in the summer to demand spikes in winter.”

Aggreko's 500kW, one-hour battery system

The modular battery system is currently being used at an electrical substation near the town of Alaca in Çorum province in the north of the country.

Fully mobile, the system is also said to add flexibility, as it can be transported to other electrical substations should they need temporary grid support.

According to Aggreko, the addition of an increasing number of renewable energy systems means that Turkey’s power grid is experiencing strong production volatility.

While around 4% of the nation’s energy is currently generated by wind and solar power, growing demand is said to be driving “ambitions for capacity to be doubled” by the end of this year.

Aggreko said, “The project showcases the benefits of adding batteries into power grid infrastructure and supports network upgrade deferral.”

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