Terna S.p.a., Europe's largest independent transmission system operator, is setting up Storage Labs in Sardinia and Sicily to investigate several different battery storage technologies, seeking best solutions to support grid operation under different conditions of use.

Terna S.p.a. will use Toshiba's BESS to help manage Sardinia's grid. The main applications will be primary and secondary frequency regulation, voltage regulation and power balancing. The system is also capable of off grid operation and black start. Because of the continued increase of non-programmable renewable energy sources - and the consequent loss of spinning reserve, these applications and becoming increasingly important for transmission grids, and BESS are emerging as the best solution for their management.

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