Battery to store power plant energy

Fenne power plant, site of the new lithium-ion battery system.
Fenne power plant, site of the new lithium-ion battery system. Photo credit: STEAG GmbH
Fenne power plant, site of the new lithium-ion battery system.

Fenne power plant, site of the new lithium-ion battery system. Photo credit: STEAG GmbH

Evonik Industries has announced a lithium-electricity storage system will go into operation at STEAG’s Fenne power plant in Völklingen, Germany. The battery system is designed to accommodate 4,700 lithium-ion batteries with a storage capacity of around 700kWh and an output of around 1MW.

The research project is a collaborative venture between Evonik, STEAG Power Saar, Li-Tec Battery, Digatron Industrie-Elektronik, the EWE Next Energy and Power Engineering Saar institutes, and the University of Munster. The large-format energy storage system was developed under a research initiative sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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