Saxony angle for Belectric battery
16MWh storage project comes online for Eins Energie in Germany
Innogy company Belectric has built and commissioned a 16 megawatt-hour battery storage plant for Eins Energie in Sachsen in Saxony, Germany.
The €10m project, which is located in Chemnitz, provides primary reserve of 10MW to the power market, Belectric said.
The German state of Saxony funded the project, together with €1m from the European Regional Development Fund.
The system has been integrated into a building, which was developed and built in cooperation with the architects and engineers of Adobe Architekten and Ingenieure, Belectric said.
Belectric managing director Frank Amend said: “The battery responds to frequency changes within split seconds and either stores electricity from the grid or feeds energy into the grid, as required.
“It helps stabilise the grid and guarantee reliable power supply in an efficient manner.”