Periodic Reporting for period 1 - MeRIT (MeRIT - Maximising Renewable Energy Integration)
Reporting period: 2015-03-01 to 2015-05-31
The Feasibility Study work packages addressed the following: Scope of Works; Business Case Financial Modelling; Technical Development Plan; EirGrid Demonstration Program Plan; DSO Grid Connect Approvals; Supply Chain & Logistics Plan; Installation & Support Plan; Commercialization Plan; and Risks and Contingencies Management Planning.
The MeRIT Hybrid Energy Storage System uniquely incorporates power electronics, with flywheel and rechargeable battery storage technologies. The proposed installation will have a rated power of 2.5MW with flywheel kinetic storage inertia of 37.5MJ and 1.25MWh battery energy storage.
Internationally renowned U.S. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Electricity Research Center (ERC) are partnering to extrapolate modeling and simulation of MeRIT across the grid. International energy consultants DNV-GL will produce a Technical Report that delineates the capabilities for international markets.
MeRIT will will enable up to 75% instantaneous instantaneous wind penetration onto the grid and will have significant demand in geographies with high renewables penetration (>20%), islanded, weak or isolated grids, as these will have the greatest demand.