Building starts on 200MWh Fluence BESS projects in Lithuania for 2022 conclusion

Jun 30, 2022 04:10 PM ET
  • Building has started on the initial of four battery energy storage space systems (BESS) amounting to 200MW/200MWh from worldwide system integrator Fluence in Lithuania.
Building starts on 200MWh Fluence BESS projects in Lithuania for 2022 conclusion
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The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania revealed the launch the other day (June 29) of "one of the most crucial energy projects in regards to national protection".

The project, which was validated in December 2021, will certainly see state-owned special function group Energy Cells take obligation for mounting as well as running the lithium-ion systems in partnership with Fluence and also Siemens Energy.

The last two will certainly create, manufacture and also connect the BESS to the transmission system and also provide maintenance services for 15 years after that. Energy Cells is a subsidiary of state-owned energy market holding firm EPSO-G.

The storage units will certainly link to substations in Šiauliai, Alytus, Utena and Vilnius, the funding where the building was revealed yesterday. They will allow the country's energy safety and security and also reliable procedure of the grid, generally providing the instant repair of power with key get.

They are readied to be finished by the end of 2022 and also will complete EUR109 countless financial investment (US$ 114 million). Funding was assigned to the project under the EU's Healing and Resilience Facility (RRF) NextGenerationEU plan called New Generation Lithuania.

The project is part of a larger press to synchronise and link the grids of Baltic states and Ukraine with European grids, partially in order to make them independent of Russian energy and also gas (though undoubtedly the project pre-dates the latter's intrusion of Ukraine).

Lithuania recently removed its Russian nonrenewable fuel source supplies as well as is targeting a residential energy generation mix of 70% by 2030, of which half will certainly be renewables.

" The 200 MW portfolio of battery-based energy storage will be a critical part in supplying resilience and energy safety to the Lithuanian power system and also continue to enable the accelerated assimilation of renewables," commented Fluence's development & market development director EMEA Julian Jansen in a LinkedIn message.

Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys stated that the project will certainly assist Lithuania to apply the capacity to operate in a separated mode, described as 'among the most crucial jobs before synchronisation' by the Ministry.

" The war in Ukraine has once again demonstrated the requirement for complete energy independence, and with the start of installment of the batteries we are seeing the beginning of yet an additional vital phase for energy self-reliance. We are ready for any type of action against our electrical energy system," he stated.

Michael Gillessen, Fluence Managing Director and Vice President EMEA Delivery added: "Regardless of challenges brought by the present geopolitical situation in Europe and also the influence of a still present international pandemic, most of the equipment, consisting of Fluence Gridstack storage space products, have actually been currently provided according to the project schedule."

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