Smart Power, SMA Solar building 67-MWh battery in central Germany
The Wartburg battery-storage system in Eisenach, Germany. Image by SMA Solar Technology AG.
Smart Power GmbH and SMA Solar Technology AG (ETR:S92) are partnering on the construction of a 60-MW/67MWh battery storage system in Eisenach, central Germany, to advance the integration of renewable energy into the power grid.
The completion of the system is planned for the third quarter of 2022, SMA Solar said on Monday. Once operational, the Wartburg battery will be used to provide frequency containment reserve, avoided grid charges and intraday trading.
“The Wartburg battery-storage system is an integral part of a reliable and climate-friendly energy supply. The goal of the Wartburg battery-storage system is to stabilise the frequency in the utility grid, an integral part of a reliable and climate-friendly energy supply,” said Smart Power's managing director Thorsten Kloepper.
SMA is delivering 20 turnkey system solutions with battery inverters and coordinated medium-voltage technology to the project while Smart Power is building the facility and will be responsible for its operation. The latter develops and operates energy management and battery-storage systems and offers scalable storage solutions of over 1 MWh.
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