RedT Energy notes energy storage machine arrival

RedT Energy said it has transported four of its 15kW-240kWh energy-storage machines to the Isle of Gigha.

The units, which are the first contract manufactured, containerised, large scale vanadium flow machines of their kind, are four out of seven modules of an energy storage system that will eventually total 1.68MWh.

The machines are now sited in preparation for their installation and commissioning onto the island's electrical grid. The Company will update the market once the final three modules have been delivered to Gigha.

The 1.68MWh system will be used to generate revenue by providing grid support services.

The system is configured and approved to remove generation and export constraints from the addition of an extra 330kW community-owned wind turbine on the island.

In addition, the machines will also eventually provide voltage and frequency support services and back-up for the remote Scottish island in case of grid outages.