4 MW / 4 MWh
For 113-year-old American Electric Power (AEP), age is just a number. Proving their commitment to value and innovation for more than a century, AEP joined forces with Wärtsilä to install a 4 MW / 4 MWh energy storage system into the Buck and Byllesby hydroelectric power plants located on the New River in Carroll County, Virginia, USA. This integration of advanced energy storage and software with hydroelectric generation is seen to be one of the world’s first hybridised systems of its kind to provide ancillary services. Often, pairing the old with the new can result in something groundbreaking.