ABB microgrid to bring clean energy and power reliability to Alaska

By Michelle Froese ABB will provide an innovative microgrid that’s designed to test scalability and improve power stability for around 300,000 people in Anchorage, Alaska. The small-scale project will combine battery and flywheel-based storage, and was initiated by Chugach Electric Association.
ABB’s PowerStore is a compact and versatile flywheel-based grid stabilizing generator. Its main purpose is to stabilize power systems against fluctuations in frequency and voltage.
The new project aims to identify technologies that will enable the integration of more renewables. This will include wind power from a 17-MW wind farm on Fire Island, located about four kilometers off the coast of Anchorage, which will

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