Aggreko plc, a global provider of mobile, modular power, has signed a 4-year contract with a leading oil and gas Argentinian company to provide a hybrid power solution at its plant in Sierra Chata, in the province of Neuquén.
Aggreko will provide a bespoke hybrid package comprising 6 MW of power from state-of-the-art thermal high efficiency gas generators, combined with one 1 MW battery unit. The battery storage unit will allow the plant to take large steps in load, without compromising voltage and frequency. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Distributed Generation: Minigrid Microgrid Zero Emission 2018-2038.
This approach increases the power plant's efficiency and fuel performance significantly, reducing fuel consumption by between 13% and 20%. As a result, the client benefits from lower overall power generation costs, carbon emissions, and improved reliability. The site uses gas produced on site, lowering fuel costs and increasing the site's energy efficiency.
The project marks the first time that Aggreko has installed a battery storage system in Latin America. Aggreko was also the only company in the region that was able to work with the customer to install a hybrid power solution in Patagonia.
Aggreko's Managing Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Pablo Varela, said: "As the market for off-grid generation capacity continues to evolve, we are seeing our customers demand ever-more innovative solutions to cut costs, reduce emissions and increase the reliability of their power supply."
"We were excited to be able to bring this pioneering solution to this site, marking the first time that we have deployed battery technology in Latin America. We're looking forward to seeing how demand for such technologies evolves as the energy transition progresses."
Aggreko is a world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services. We are working at the forefront of a rapidly changing energy market and are focused on solving our customers' challenges to provide cost-effective, flexible and greener solutions across the globe.
We harness innovation that helps us maintain a global reach and supply portable equipment for a wide range of uses. From unique commercial industrial projects, through to utility provision and humanitarian emergencies. We bring expertise and equipment to any location, from the world's busiest cities to its most remote places.
Aggreko specialises in serving eight key sectors: Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Petrochemicals & Refining, Business Services & Construction, Events, Data Centres and Utilities.
Across these, our equipment offers maximum fuel flexibility, using gas, diesel (including HFO), and renewable fuel sources. We offer microgrid and storage solutions and are developing our offer to include more tools to help our customers adapt to the energy transition the world is experiencing. What makes us unique is our extensive expertise, experience and values. This means we put our customers first, innovate and deliver leaner and more efficient equipment quickly.
Since 1962, Aggreko has grown from a small local business to a global energy pioneer. We have more than 7,300 employees, operating in around 100 countries. With revenues of approximately GBP 1.8bn (USD 2.2bn or Euros 2bn) in 2018, we are listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland.
Aggreko draws together global expertise and technology development to go further for customers. The ability to provide power, heating and cooling will continue to open-up opportunity and create potential for individuals, communities, industries and societies all over the world.
Together and over time, we believe our services will make a massive difference.
For more information, please visit our local website at: aggreko.com
Source: Headland Consultancy