Container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles to install ABB microgrid with flywheel energy storage
Pier 300, a container terminal within the Port of Los Angeles, which is now owned by EQT and managed by P5 Infrastructure, will install an ABB microgrid with flywheel energy storage later this year, the company said in its press release. Due to a lack of voltage support, the terminal had been unable to fully deploy their existing new high-powered cranes and could only operate them at a percentage of their design capacity, performance speeds, and acceleration rates. The ABB Ability™PowerStore™ with an advanced automation solution and two flywheels, will provide high-intensity power for very short bursts of time when required. The addition of the subject PowerStore system facilitates not only the restoration of full performance for the existing high-powered cranes but will also support the addition of four new high-powered cranes at the same terminal that will be commissioned following the installation of the PowerStore solution.
“ABB can offer alternative solutions to power grid infrastructure challenges with microgrids and energy storage solutions across an array of applications including peak shaving, capacity firming, uninterrupted power supply and spinning reserve,” said Massimo Danieli, Head of ABB’s Grid Automation business unit, a part of the company’s Power Grids division. “The optimized systems enable fast response times to bridge variations in demand and supply, helping to maintain grid stability and ensuring reliable and high-quality energy supply to support the creation of a stronger, smarter and greener grid.”