Siemens to Build 100 MW Battery Storage Facility in Germany

Jul 20, 2021 10:56 AM ET
  • The plant, with a storage capability of 200 MWh, is intended to use excess RE and also cover demand peaks in the power grid.
  • The 5,000 square meter power storage center is expected to power 20,000 families annually.

Technology business Siemens Smart Framework has authorized a letter of intent with Zukunftsenergie Nordostbayern GmbH for the complete construction of a 100 MW battery storage facility in Wunsiedel, Germany.

The plant, with a storage capability of 200 megawatt hours, is meant to make use of excess renewable resource and also cover demand peaks in the power grid. The 5,000 square meter power storage facility is expected to supply 20,000 typical homes with power for a year. The lithium-ion battery storage system will certainly be given by Fluence, a joint endeavor between Siemens as well as AES.

Siemens will deal with task monitoring, consisting of a technical execution idea, as well as the building and construction of a medium-voltage switchgear system as well as link to the high-voltage grid. To name a few points, the letter of intent also includes the advancement of a funding principle.

" Power storage centers are a crucial building block for shaping the future of power," said Marco Krasser, taking care of supervisor of SWW Wunsiedel GmbH, among the companions in Zukunftsenergie Nordostbayern GmbH. "They can assist maintain the grid and also make better use energy generated from eco-friendly sources."

" They attract surplus power from the grid and also feed it back when power demand is greater. Smart storage technology will raise the local and also national supply of green power. That is why we are progressively increasing the capacity," he included.

The intended storage system from Fluence will have the ability to keep and also release large quantities of green power. This will permit the extra flexible use clean power past the hours of production, including throughout periods of pricey height lots.

" This additionally profits the upstream grid operator since it provides more adaptability to compensate for voltage variations, which are significantly typical due to the expansion of renewable resource generation," stated Bernd Koch, head of technology efficiency solutions at Siemens Smart Framework Germany.

For the network driver, the option guarantees considerable relief. "Changing on and off huge industrial plants in the grid area needs a great deal of power," stated Siemens' task supervisor Andreas Schmuderer. "Already, the network driver has needed to maintain considerable reserves. If these can be removed in the future, there will certainly be excellent prospective for reducing CARBON DIOXIDE exhausts in the local energy market."

Last week saw the main groundbreaking for the building and construction of a hydrogen generation plant with an ability of 8.75 megawatts in Wunsiedel. As soon as operational in 2022, the center will generate approximately 1,350 lots of hydrogen annually utilizing only renewable energy, for example from solar or wind power.

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