Lignite mining and power station operator Leag plans large-scale battery
Eastern German lignite mine operator Leag, a subsidiary of Czech energy company EPH, plans to build a large-scale battery near its power station in Schwarze Pumpe in Lusatia, reports Jan Siegel in regional newspaper Lausitzer Rundschau. The company’s supervisory board has agreed the project, dubbed “Big Battery”, with a capacity of 60 megawatts, according to Leag joint works council head Toralf Smith. Dietmar Woidke, premier of the eastern German state of Brandenburg, repeated that the lignite mining region Lusatia could become a “European model region for climate protection and economic growth.”
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the dossier Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition and the article Germany’s coal exit commission extends work to 2019.