World’s largest virtual battery plant to power UAE

UAE, home to some of the world’s largest buildings and largest desalinated water reservoir, is now also home to worlds’ largest virtual battery plant. The plant’s capacity is 108 MW and is distributed in 10 locations across the country which are controlled by single plant, hence named the ‘virtual battery plant’. The plant uses sodium sulfur batteries as they can perform better in higher temperatures (as high as 300°C) making them a lot more robust than lithium-ion batteries. The system is large enough to provide up to six hours of power backup to Abu Dhabi in case the electricity grid goes down.

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