TotalEnergies mentioned Monday it has launched at its Antwerp refinery (Belgium), a battery farm challenge for vitality storage with an influence ranking of 25 MW and capability of 75 MWh, equal to the day by day consumption of near 10,000 households.
After commissioning 4 battery parks in France providing complete vitality storage capability of 130 MWh, this challenge would be the Firm’s largest battery set up in Europe. The batteries, 40 Intensium Max Excessive Vitality lithium-ion containers, will likely be provided by Saft, the battery subsidiary of TotalEnergies, confirming its place as European chief in industrial-scale stationary storage with this challenge.
The set up, which will likely be operational by the tip of 2024, will assist meet the wants of the European and Belgian high-voltage transmission community 24/7 by:
- Smoothing energy fluctuations within the nationwide grid every day, significantly throughout peak winter durations.
- Guaranteeing grid safety by collaborating actively within the nationwide grid’s reserve companies.
- Permitting extra renewable electrical energy to be built-in into the grid.
Important for the Growth of Renewable Energies
TotalEnergies is delighted to develop this storage challenge, which can compensate for the intermittency launched by renewable energies and thus allow their improvement. Batteries are an efficient response to the rising want for grid balancing. They are often deployed rapidly, have a restricted footprint and excessive reactivity. In consequence, they can assist meet the brand new challenges dealing with energy grids at the moment.
This challenge, positioned on the Antwerp refinery web site, will profit from the obtainable land and the location’s grid connection. It’s a new step in TotalEnergies’ improvement of battery vitality storage programs (BESS) which strengthens the Firm’s presence throughout the whole electrical energy worth chain in Belgium (manufacturing, storage, provide).
“This primary storage challenge in Belgium – our largest in Europe – will assist guarantee the steadiness of the Belgian and European grids to permit for better improvement of renewable energies. It suits in completely with the multi-energy technique of TotalEnergies. Backed by Saft’s battery vitality storage system experience, TotalEnergies intends to deploy storage options – notably in nations the place we’re actively growing renewable energies. With its vitality storage options, TotalEnergies helps the expansion of renewable vitality manufacturing within the European vitality combine,” mentioned Olivier Jouny, Senior Vice President Built-in Energy at TotalEnergies.