German firm BELECTRIC has started volume production of its advanced lead-acid EBU (Energy Buffer Unit) energy storage system.
The decision follows the successful testing of an ABU ESS at the Alt Daber Solar Power Plant in Brandenburg, where it proved its ability to offer primary frequency response on a weekly basis.
The EBU, which sits in a standard 40-foot container, will be used for frequency regulation projects in the German transmission network during 2016.
The company has also received the planning permissions required to install the systems, which were qualified for frequency response by the German transmission network operator (TNO) in 2015.
Bernhard Beck, Executive Chairman of BELECTRIC, said: “Over its 10 months of operation, we have proved the Alt Daber battery system’s excellent ability to improve transmission network stability through fast response to frequency fluctuations caused by generators or interconnection trips.”
BELECTRIC’s advanced lead-acid battery design is optimised for long service life, low cycle costs, high performance and resilience in testing climatic conditions.
The company is now developing its energy storage business in other European countries and in the USA.