EPS partners with FZSoNick to develop solar + storage microgrid

Written By: Stratton Report
February 22, 2017

On February 22, Electro Power Systems S.A., a provider of energy-storage systems and microgrids announced a new microgrid-connected energy storage system in Sardinia, Italy.

According to EPS, it developed a hybrid energy storage system connected to the Ottana Experimental Solar Farm. The microgrid, consisting of a concentrated solar power farm with thermal storage with a capacity of 14-MWh and concentrated PV.  FZSoNick partnered with EPS on the project.

EPS stressed that the microgrid, developed in collaboration with the University of Cagliari and Sardegna Ricerche, will have a total installed capacity of 1.2-MW hybridized with 0.6-MW of CPV, 0.6-MW of CSP and 0.5-MWh of energy storage which is aimed at the stabilization of the intermittent renewable sources.

The system, according to EPS, will allow the microgrid to reduce emissions by more than 14 thousand tons of CO2 per year. The plant will be run by ENAS and will significantly contribute to the reduction of its energy annual demand.

Carlalberto Guglielminotti, Chief Executive Officer of EPS noted:

Such installation represents the flexibility of the EPS technology in any application, also with the most innovative and technologically challenging microgrids as this microgrid demonstrates how Italian islands can represent a real open-air laboratory for a new energy model, distributed, sustainable and competitive 

The commissioning of the microgrid will be completed in April 2017.