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Kwigillingok Wind-Diesel Battery Hybrid

Technology Type Lithium-ion Battery
Rated Power 250 kW
URL More about Kwigillingok Wind-Diesel Battery Hybrid
Intelligent Energy Systems will demonstrate the use of smart inverters and high performance vehicle-format lithium ion batteries to provide short term energy storage in the Kwigillingok High Penetration Wind System. Similar to the villages of Kongiganak and Tuntutuliak, Kwigillingok is remote, roadless, and very windy. Also very similar is the fact that IES installed a high-tech, holistic system of wind turbines, Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) stoves, a load regulator, and a SCADA system to control it all. What makes Kwigillingok even more advanced is a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). Utilizing the newest lithium-ion batteries from the auto industry, IES has provided the means to run the entire village from wind power. This means that, with wind, the lights are on, but the diesel generators are OFF. For at least 33% of the year: No noise, no pollution, no fuel cost, no maintenance. Now that this system is finished, expected fuel cost savings are 50% or better.
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Project Status
Status Operational
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Kwigililngok, Alaska
United States

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource
Paired Grid Resource Wind and Diesel
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Kwigillingok Power Company
Energy Storage Technology Provider Samsung Bosch
Power Electronics Provider ABB Distributed Energy Storage (DES)
Integrator Company IES (Intelligent Energy Systems)
Developer Chaninik Wind Group
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Capital Expenditure $1055750
Service Use Case Ramping
Renewables Capacity Firming
Funding Source 1 State/Provincial/Regional Grant
Alaska Energy Authority Emerging Energy Technology Fund
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