A 7.2-MW wind park paired with a battery storage system with a capacity of 3 MWh has been put into operation in the German state of Brandenburg.
The hybrid facility was built by renewables developer Juwi AG and battery storage specialist Smart Power GmbH and represents the first subsidised wind-plus-storage plant in Germany.
The project was among the winners in the first innovation tender organised by the Federal Network Agency in September 2020.
In the Uckermark district in the northeastern part of Brandenburg, Juwi installed two Vestas V136 turbines each with a capacity of 3.6 MW and Smart Power built the lithium-ion battery storage system, the two companies said on Wednesday.
With its battery, the Schmoelln II plant will support the security of supply and grid stability because it will be capable of feeding green electricity into the power grid even in times of low winds.
Commenting on the project, Juwi executive Christian Arnold said that the issue of storing green power is gaining momentum and will play an increasingly important role in the future.
The two companies are currently working on another hybrid project in Baden-Wuerrtemberg that includes a 9.8-MW solar park combined with battery storage of 3.7 MWh. The Seckach plant is located in the Neckar-Odenwald district and is set to come into operation at the beginning of 2023. The facility will be operated by Mannheim-based energy company MVV.
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