RWE plugs in 60-MW battery in Ireland

The Lisdrumdoagh battery storage facility in Ireland. (Credit: RWE)

June 6 (Renewables Now) - German energy group RWE AG (ETR:RWE) has switched on a 60-MW battery storage facility in County Monaghan, Ireland, to help balance intermittency in electricity generation and provide a short-term energy backup option.

The EUR-25-million (USD 26.9m) energy storage system is located at Lisdrumdoagh, about 3 km east of Monaghan town. The site is RWE’s second battery in Ireland after the 8.5-MW project in County Dublin that was completed in April 2021.

In Ireland, RWE Renewables has been operating since 2016 and currently runs the 10-MW Dromadda Beg onshore wind farm in County Kerry. The company’s local team has submitted a planning application for a 62-MW wind project on the borders of County Cork and is exploring further opportunities in renewable energy.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.074)

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