January 11 (Renewables Now) - UK-based developer Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) said on Tuesday it has won a tender by a German utility for the construction of a 10-MW/15-MWh battery storage facility, its first multi-megawatt storage project in Germany.
RES Deutschland GmbH will build the storage project for Versorgungsbetriebe Bordesholm GmbH (VBB) in Bordesholm, in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein. The battery will provide grid stabilisation services, and, in addition, will be able to ensure local power supply from predominantly renewable sources in case of a failure of the main grid. Trailing the island mode of operation is supported as a pilot project by the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the company said.
Construction will start in the summer, with commissioning expected in the spring of 2019.
RES noted that the area already meets 75% of its annual electricity demand with renewable generation.