Statoil adds battery storage to floating offshore wind project

By Michelle Froese Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, will next year be equipped with a battery to store power from the wind farm. The purpose is to “teach” the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thereby increasing value of the power.
The purpose of the hybrid project is to “teach” the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thereby increasing value of the power generated by the floating turbines.
Statoil now has awarded a contract to Younicos to deliver a 1-MW battery system that will

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