A 48-megawatt BESS claimed to be Europe’s biggest battery storage facility has been switched on in Germany.
NEC Energy Solutions supplied the lithium-ion facility in Jardelund, in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, for energy services firm EnspireMe— a joint venture of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and Dutch power company Eneco.
The 50MWh BESS will generate revenue from the primary reserve market by providing reactive power to stabilise the transmission grid, NEC said.
According to NEC, the 10,000 lithium-ion battery modules are enough to store power for about 5,300 homes for 24 hours.
In addition, Eneco and Mitsubishi will consider connecting the battery to local wind farms for the storage of excess generated electricity.
Separately, work has started on preparing another site in Schleswig-Holstein for a 10MW/15MWhBESS that will deploy nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) technology.
The NMC BESS will be built by renewables firm RES Deutschland and is supported by a EUR1.68 million ($1.9m) state grant. The facility is expected to start operations next spring.