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The Wind Energy Institute of Canada is working with S&C Electric Canada Ltd. to add a grid-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) to its wind power facility in Prince Edward Island.

The system consists of two primary components: a power conversion system supplied by S&C via its PureWave Storage Management System (SMS), and Durathon sodium nickel chloride battery modules supplied by General Electric. The PureWave SMS converts the wind energy to direct current, which charges the batteries and - when called upon - reverses the flow to take the energy from the batteries and convert it into alternating current for use by the utility, Maritime Electric Co. Ltd.

"With the high penetration of wind into PEI's electricity grid, we believe there are many benefits to grid-tied electricity storage," says Scott Harper, the institute's CEO. "We look forward to working with all of the project partners and [Maritime Electric] to research the technical and economic realities and making our findings known to the industry."

The energy storage system will be delivered to the institute in September and is expected to be operational by the fall of 2013.


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