June 15, 2023: ESS at present introduced plans to construct a 50 MW/500 MWh iron move battery system in jap Germany with home vitality agency LEAG.
The battery move system on the Boxberg Energy Plant web site will probably be commissioned in 2027, topic to definitive agreements and monetary closure for the challenge, which is predicted within the third quarter of this yr.
ESS mentioned the 50MW battery module is about to grow to be a standardized constructing block in LEAG’s plan to deploy 2GWh-3GWh of long-term vitality storage.
LEAG and companions plan to take a position €200 million ($217 million) and mentioned extra funding is predicted as plans progress.
LEAG is a significant operator of enormous lignite mining and coal-fired era in jap Germany and desires to vary the coal-dependent area.
The corporate plans to develop 7GW-14GW of renewable era paired with 2GWh-3GWh of vitality storage and 2GW of inexperienced hydrogen manufacturing.
Wind and photo voltaic producing infrastructure is already being developed in Boxberg.
EMEA director of ESS Alan Greenshields mentioned Journal of Power Storage the facility module for the Boxberg will probably be constructed on the US firm’s Oregon plant – however there are “ongoing discussions about the fitting cut-off date” to additionally assemble the corporate’s batteries in Europe.
Picture, from left: Philipp Offenberg, senior supervisor Europe for Breakthrough Power, Thorsten Kramer, CEO of LEAG and ESS CEO Eric Dresselhuys