Innogy to deploy 60MW of Irish energy storage

Feb 3, 2020 01:21 PM ET
  • A few large-scale battery storage installations have been constructed in Ireland in terms of DS3 scheme. Germany’s Innogy is planning to develop more Ireland-based energy storage capacity.
Innogy to deploy 60MW of Irish energy storage
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The Essen-based energy firm is planning to construct its first energy storage installation in the Republic of Ireland.

Innogy SE is investing 25m euros in the development of a Li-ion facility in Monaghan County. The 60-megawatt plant will be located not far from the townland of Lisdrumdoagh. The system will be constructed by Belectric – Innogy’s unit. Development is scheduled to start in 2020 and to be completed in the following year. 

Innogy entered the clean energy market of Ireland about four years ago. Today, it is an owner and operator of some on-shore wind parks. A few off-shore wind power arrays are being currently developed. Additionally, the firm is planning to install more energy storage capacity.

The republic has set a target to reach 16 percent green energy mix in 2020. As well, 40 percent of electrical power is expected to be produced from renewable sources. To cope with green power grid instability, EirGrid PLC continues procuring the service capacity within the framework of its DS3 scheme.

In 2019, the state-owned power operator held the first tender according to DS3 for development of 100 megawatts of utility scale storage projects. The bidders were required to be able to deliver FFR or POR services compliant with electricity grid code as well as proven transmission techs.

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