A two-year research project is using a 1MW lithium-ion energy storage system to reduce costs at a lead-acid battery recycling plant in Sweden.
The storage system using 24 BMW-batteries of the same type in the vehicle OEM’s BMWi3 will be commissioned in the summer at Boliden’s Bergsöe lead smelting plant in Landskrona, South of Sweden.
The project involves Swedish energy firm Vattenfall, Boliden and power company Landskrona Energi, with the support of the Swedish Energy Agency.
The cost of the project is SEK 7.4 million ($768,000), of which the Swedish Energy Agency is contributing SEK 1.9 million ($197,000).
The system can support four levels in the electricity system: the transmission grid, regional and local grids, and the electricity consumer.