Canada's Innergex brings live 9-MW/9-MWh battery in France
Salvador Battery Energy Storage Project in Chile. Image rendering: Mitsubishi Power.
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc (TSE:INE) has fully commissioned its 9-MW/9-MWh Tonnerre battery energy storage system in France, the Canadian power producer said on Friday.
The facility, Innergex’s first standalone battery, is located in the Bourgogne-France-Comte region of eastern France, in proximity to the Canadian firm’s Yonne and Yonne II wind farms.
Aimed to provide grid stability and balance the power transmission system, the energy storage system was designed by EVLO Energy Storage Inc, the energy storage subsidiary of Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec. It uses lithium iron phosphate (LFP) technology.
Innergex will operate the battery under a seven-year fixed-price Contract for Difference for capacity payments with French transmission system operator Reseau de Transport d’Electricite (RTE).
“The market for battery energy storage systems will continue to increase, and our team is ready to continue to seize new storage development opportunities,” said Michel Letellier, president and CEO of Innergex.
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