BELECTRIC Begins Production of Energy Storage for Grid Frequency Response in Germany

U.K.-based BELECTRIC said on March 1 that it has begun volume production of its energy buffer unit (EBU) energy storage system for use in frequency regulation projects in the German transmission network this year.

The company said its energy storage system was qualified for frequency response in Germany by the German transmission network operator in 2015, and the first EBU was installed at the Alt Daber Solar Power Plant in Brandenburg.

According to BELECTRIC, the EBU has been offering its services on the primary frequency response market on a weekly basis.

“Over its 10 months of operation, we have proved the Alt Daber battery system’s excellent ability to improve transmission network stability through fast response to frequency fluctuations caused by generators or interconnection trips,” Bernhard Beck, executive chairman of BELECTRIC, said in a statement. “We are confident in the quality of our turnkey storage system, its attractive price, and its ability to provide ancillary grid services throughout transmission networks in Europe and worldwide.”

BELECTRIC’s lead-acid battery design is available in nameplate power capacities between 800 kW and 1400 kW, and with a storage capacity of 948 kWh.

Lead image credit: BELECTRIC.

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