In the afternoon of 9 July the German Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze will lay the cornerstone for the 53 MWh project called BigBattery Lausitz. The 13 container lithium-ion energy storage system will be coupled with the lignite-fired power station Schwarze Pumpe, both powered by the German energy provider LEAG.
This combined power plant infrastructure is unique in Europe. The 25 million euro project will help to stabilize Germany’s electricity grids and is planned to be finished by summer 2020. The new system will be installed by the Czech energy company EGEM.
The loading and unloading of the big battery will conform to the conditions in the electricity grid as well as the electricity markets, said the head of LEAG power plant Hubertus Altmann. "In order to stabilize the electricity grid, we will use the stored energy on days with high fluctuations in renewable energies."
Source: LEAG | www.leag.de
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