RWE completes installation of megabattery project in two power plants
RWE has completed the installation of a megabattery project at its two power plants. It informed that the 117MW/128MWh battery system project was completed in 14 months. The company invested around €50m into the megabattery project. At least 420 blocks of lithium-ion batteries were installed at RWE power plant sites in Lingen (Lower Saxony, 49MWh) and Werne (North Rhine-Westphalia,79 MWh), the company stated. It further said that the new system can deliver the specified power for around an hour. It is also linked with RWE’s run-of-river power plants. According to the company, the total capacity of power for grid stabilisation will rise by up to 15% with this system. The battery storage system will enter into a commercial operation by few days. Roger Miesen, CEO of RWE Generation, was quoted in a statement, “With the increasing expansion of renewable energies, Germany needs innovative storage solutions on an industrial scale that can step in when the wind and sun are not supplying.” He further stated that the company is setting benchmarks with the mega-battery considering its size and technology.