Total Energies commissions battery energy storage system in France

Published on: 22 December 2021 12:40 PM
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Energy storage system in Flandres will provide rapid reserve grid stabilisation solutions

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To promote and support the production of renewable energy, TotalEnergies, a multinational oil, and gas company announced the launch of its battery energy storage system in France. The new facility has a power capacity of 61mw and a total storage capacity of 61mwh.

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In France, TotalEnergies has installed a 61MW battery energy storage system. The battery, located in the Flandres Center in Dunkirk, has a total storage capacity of 61-megawatt hours (MWh) and provides grid stabilization services.

TotalEnergies' battery subsidiary, Saft, developed and built the energy storage system, which consists of 27 2.5 MWh containers. This project was chosen as part of the French Electricity Transmission Network's (RTE) long-term tender in February 2020, in which TotalEnergies was given battery storage capacity. The site's complete appointment coincides with the start-up of the first 25MW device in January 2021.

"We are proud to have appointed France's largest storage site and to be able to support RTE, the grid operator, in ensuring grid stability and so enabling increased renewable energy growth," said Vincent Stoquart, TotalEnergies' elderly vice president renewables."TotalEnergies aims to implement its storage services in countries where the company is proactively growing renewable resources, based on the success of this project and Saft's experience in batteries for energy storage."

To compensate for a difference in the modest frequency of 50 Hertz, the battery is supplying quick book supplies.