TotalEnergies to build 25-MW/75-MWh battery at Antwerp refinery
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French energy group TotalEnergies SE (EPA:TTE) today said it will construct a 25-MW/75-MWh battery energy storage system at its Antwerp refinery in Belgium, which will be the company's largest battery installation in Europe.
The project is expected to become operational by the end of 2024 and will leverage the available land and grid connection at the refinery site to provide grid balancing and reserve services, as well as facilitate the integration of renewabls. Additionally, the system will strengthen TotalEnergies' presence in Belgium's electricity sector, which covers production, supply and electric mobility charging.
TotalEnergies will deploy 40 Intensium Max High Energy lithium-ion containers, supplied by its battery subsidiary Saft, for the Antwerp project. The company has already commissioned four battery parks totalling 130 MWh in France.
"Backed by Saft's battery energy storage system expertise, TotalEnergies intends to deploy storage solutions – notably in countries where we are actively developing renewable energies," said Olivier Jouny, Senior Vice President Integrated Power at TotalEnergies.