Kwigillingok Battery Energy Storage System

Kwigillingok BESS ProjectSimilar to the villages of Kongiganak and Tuntutuliak, Kwigillingok is remote, roadless, and very windy. Also very similar is the fact that IES installed a high-tech, holistic system of wind turbines, Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) stoves, a load regulator, and a SCADA system to control it all.

Kwigillingok Wind Heat System

What makes Kwigillingok even more advanced is a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). Utilizing the newest lithium-ion batteries from the auto industry, IES has provided the means to run the entire village from wind power. This means that, with wind, the lights are on, but the diesel generators are OFF. For at least 33% of the year: No noise, no pollution, no fuel cost, no maintenance. Now that this system is finished, expected fuel cost savings are 50% or better.