Engie files to develop 380MW Belgian battery trio

Apr 20, 2023 11:53 AM ET
  • Developer is seeking approval for projects in Kallo, Drogenbos and Vilvoorde
Engie files to develop 380MW Belgian battery trio
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Engie has submitted planning permit applications for 3 new battery storage projects in Belgium, amounting to 380MW.

The sites in Kallo, Drogenbos and also Vilvoorde are possessed by Engie and have the required space, facilities and possible connections to the high-voltage grid.

The French developer said it researched various areas in the nation for feasibility, with the three sites emerging as one of the most appropriate for developing new battery projects.

The biggest storage system could be found on the Vilvoorde site, with a capacity of no less than 200MW.

These batteries can likewise give power for 4 hrs, which amounts to 800 megawatt hours (MWh) or equivalent to 160,000 home batteries that can cover the electrical energy usage of 96,000 families.

In other places, the Kallo site might offer chances to create a new 100MW facility, which can additionally offer power for 4 hrs and also amounts to 400MWh or equivalent to 80,000 home batteries that can cover the power consumption of more than 48,000 families.

The Drogenbos site is expected to house an 80MW storage project as well as will certainly feature lithium-ion batteries which will be able to provide power for 4 hrs.

This is equivalent to 320MWh or 64,000 5 kilowatt hr home batteries which, when fully charged and also in the same time, can cover the power consumption of 38,400 families.

Engie Belgium ceo Thierry Saegeman claimed: "ENGIE not just intends to maximize its share of renewable energy in Belgium, yet likewise give the needed solutions and flexibility to enable the penetration of these increasingly intermittent power sources into the grid.

" Counting on the combined knowledge as well as proficiency of Laborelec, the proving ground of ENGIE, our engineering office Tractebel and also our classic and renewable resource teams, we intend to end up being a significant player in regional power storage."

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