RWE wins 12.2-MW solar-plus-storage project in German auction

May 16, 2022 11:26 AM ET
  • RWE AG (ETR: RWE) has secured a project to set up a 12.2-MW solar plant and a power storage system at an opencast mine in the Rhenish mining region as part of the current German innovation auction.
RWE wins 12.2-MW solar-plus-storage project in German auction
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The solar park will certainly be constructed in the coast location of the planned lake at the Hambach opencast mine. The storage space system will certainly have a two-hour electricity input and outcome capacity of 4.1 MW in order to aid far better suit demand as well as supply, RWE said on Friday.

RWE has gotten a fixed pay for the PV Hambach I project from the Federal Network Agency. Currently, it prepares to apply for a structure permit as well as release the search for element providers.

The hybrid facility is expected to begin creating as well as storing power in September 2023.

PV Hambach I will certainly be the 4th power plant of this kind in the Rhenish mining location. It sustains RWE's development strategy in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia where the Essen-based power significant strategies to invest some EUR 4 billion (USD 4.15 bn) gross. The team looks for to construct green power plants with an integrated capacity of 1 GW in the state by the end of the decade as well as at the very least 500 MW of these projects will certainly remain in the Rhenish mining region.

In the mining area, RWE currently runs wind parks in Bedburg, Bergheim, Eschweiler, Grevenbroich, Juechen and also Titz and also has more wind projects unfinished or preparation. At the end of April, it started the construction of a 14.4-MW solar project with incorporated battery storage space of 9.6 MWh at the Inden opencast mine.

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