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Energy Storage System For Dominica

This title of this post is taken a section of this round-up article on pv magazine.

This is said.

A $50 million hurricane-resistant battery energy storage system is coming to the Caribbean island of Dominica through an investment by the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund. The project includes a 5 MW/2.5 MWh battery energy storage system.

The system is intended to stabilize the electricity grid and deliver reserve power and frequency control to the extreme weather-prone nation.

Dominica is building a 7 MW geothermal plant to help drive the country’s energy mix to 51% renewables. One government program enables foreign investors to obtain Dominica’s citizenship in exchange for a $100,000 investment to the Economic Diversification Fund, or $200,000 into pre-approved luxury real estate that supports Dominica’s ecotourism.

Dominica uses the investments for energy security, infrastructure, and housing as it aims to be one of the world’s first climate-resilient nations, as pledged by the government after Hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017.

The UAE-CREF initiative is financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the UAE’s national entity for international development aid. The fund is a partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Masdar, which is leading project design and implementation. In March 2019, the first three renewable energy projects were inaugurated.

Dominica is an island in the Eastern Caribbean, with a population of about 72,000.

This description is from Wikipedia.

It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, and in fact it is still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world’s second-largest hot spring, called Boiling Lake.

I think that this could be a very good development and a model for other small islands with a friendly volcano underneath.


May 12, 2021 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | ,


  1. See the link below about an electrical storage scheme. This is the sort of scale the UK needs without using batteries with a limited life.

    Comment by Ben Oldfield | May 12, 2021 | Reply

    • Thanks for that! A quick look says it might be possible. I’ll take a full look at it.

      We are going to produce so much energy in the UK, we’re going to need a lot of storage.

      Unless of course we run it through giant electrolysers and export it all to Europe as hydrogen for steel-making and chemical feedstock!

      That’s a win-win-win situation as

      We can build all the electrolysers in Rotherham.
      We can build all the next generation of floating wind turbines.
      We can make all hydrogen exports green.

      Comment by AnonW | May 12, 2021 | Reply

  2. I know you are keen on the topic of energy creating and storage … saw this and thought of you ,,, … its a pity that mainstream news only spouts daily outrage, as this seems a very good development.

    Comment by PJS | May 14, 2021 | Reply

    • I think it is a good development, as this will give JLR, Nissan Toyota, Hitachi etc. a more secure battery supply.

      Especially, if it used Cornish Lithium.

      I do though feel that lithium-ion batteries should be used for portable and mobile applications. Others like grid stabilisation should use other environmentally-friendly technology.

      Comment by AnonW | May 14, 2021 | Reply

  3. All this talk of “batteries” reminds me of the old prank of sending a naive apprentice to the stores the get an A.C. Battery 🤣🤣

    Comment by MauriceGReed | May 14, 2021 | Reply

    • Or a dozen holes for half-inch washers.

      Comment by AnonW | May 14, 2021 | Reply

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