Finland – Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been granted a contract to provide one of Europe’s largest battery energy storage systems (BESS) to Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) on the island of Olkiluoto.
In the event of a hypothetical production disruption in the Olkiluoto 3 plant unit, the 90-megawatt system will support the entire energy network, minimizing the influence of power variations on the grid. The turnkey system serves as a backup power supply that can be activated quickly. On the island of Olkiluoto, TVO is constructing a third nuclear power plant unit. Once operational, the island is estimated to supply approximately 30% of Finland’s electricity, assisting in Finland’s transition to carbon-neutral electricity production. The battery energy storage system will be commissioned in 2022.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids battery energy storage
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has supplied over 600 MW of battery energy storage systems and sophisticated automation solutions to customers all over the world. The organization has over 30 years of expertise providing similar solutions to industrial and commercial locations, utilities for the efficient administration of decentralized renewable output, and islands and isolated regions investing in energy self-sufficiency. The TVO agreement includes an e-mesh PowerStore energy storage solution, an intelligent digital e-mesh SCADA energy management system, substation expansion, and maintenance support.