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The testing phase of an energy storage system has started electric in the port of Vado Ligure

It will offer 8 MWh of downloadable power

In the port of Vado Ligure the test phase has been started of a storage system with 9 MW of power (8 MWh of energy downloadable) inside the power station that powers the port of call. The storage system has been designed and made by Falck Renewables and was connected to the power station operated by S.V. Port Service, the company that takes care of the transformation and distribution of electricity in the Ligurian airport.

"The electrification of consumption and the increasing massive use of renewable energy - explained Marco Citizens, Head of Downstream Services at Falck Renewables - Next Solutions - make today the technology of storage fundamental and essential especially for realities such as ports that must respond to the need to make in increasingly sustainable consumption. In this falck project Renewables has put in place many of its skills, realizing one of the most innovative storage systems, especially for as regards the network services provided'.

It's a project - highlighted the CEO by S.V. Port Service, Stefano Bovio - «which opens several opportunities for the participation of ports in the transition energetic and we hope that other port realities will choose to undertake this path. The same power station - has specified - can also be used to connect to the grid any renewable energy plants that will be built in future in the surrounding areas».

"Being able to count on a storage system, in the context current energy uncertainty - underlined the secretary General of the Ligurian Sea Port System Authority Western, Paolo Piacenza - has a strategic importance for all the port area also in view of the upcoming interventions of electrification of the docks in the passenger port, for a value total of about 30 million euros, already contracted and next realization».

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