Idaho-based KORE Power is one company tapping into the potential for scaling up the global wind industry through energy storage.
Lindsay Gorrill, CEO and director of KORE Power, explains that energy storage can help spur investor interest in wind farms, because it can significantly reduce the amount of time that wind turbines are idled or operating at a lower capacity due to oversupply.
“When you drive by a wind turbine and you see only one (or none) running, it means they are not utilizing the wind. Storage enables you to utilize that large capital you’ve spent,” Gorrill explains.
To be clear, energy storage is just one cog in the many gears of grid management, so there are other considerations in play. Nevertheless, the basic idea is that investment in a wind farm is more attractive when the capital is sunk into equipment that creates energy more of the time.
Estimates vary by a wide amount, but energy storage has the potential to enable wind farms to operate consistently at close to 100 percent capacity. Without energy storage, some wind farms barely operate in the double digits.
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ABOUT KORE Power:
Based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, KORE Power, Inc., is a leading US-based developer of tier 1 battery cell technology for the energy storage and clean energy industries. Powering the clean energy transition by serving global utility, industrial and mission-critical markets.
KORE Power designs and manufactures the industry-leading 1500V Energy Storage System. Developed to lower installation and operation costs with higher efficiency, the Mark 1 includes proprietary NMC cells and modules, with innovative safety features, managed and optimized by the Mark 1 BMS.
KORE Power serves the growing demand for applications such as replacing fossil fuel peaker plants, wind and solar plus storage projects, microgrid optimization, behind-the-meter C&I, e-mobility, mining energy solutions and the military.