News Digest Item
06 Apr 2017

“Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation construct largest battery in Europe”


Dutch sustainable energy group Eneco has teamed up with Japanese industrial giant Mitsubishi to build Europe’s largest battery in the north of Germany, which will supply sustainable reserve capacity to the grid. “The battery system will be able to take over the role of primary reserve provider and, thus, forms a sustainable alternative to the backup supplied by coal- and gas-fired power plants,” according to a press release. The battery will have a capacity of over 50 megawatt-hours, or the average daily energy consumption of over 5,300 German households. Construction will begin this summer.

Find the press release in English here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet How can Germany keep the lights on in a renewable energy future?

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