Kenya Microgrid to Use ABB Flywheel to Stablize Wind Power

ABB has won an order to design, supply and install a microgrid flywheel to stabilize wind generation in Africa at the Marsabit wind farm in northern Kenya. Marsabit, an oasis with a population of 5,000 at the edge of the desert in a windy area of northern Kenya, is not connected to any national grid. The remote community is served by an isolated … [Read more...]

ABB Adds Flywheel to Remote Kodiak Island Microgrid

ABB reported today that it will install its flywheel technology on a microgrid for the Kodiak Electric Association, an electric cooperative owned by residents of Kodiak Island in Alaska. Known as PowerStore, the flywheel will let the microgrid integrate more renewable energy from an expanded wind farm. It also will address stability challenges … [Read more...]