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Smart battery storage from EDF Renewables plays key role in energy transition and reduce electricity costs for industrial and commercial customers like Malteurop

25.05.2021

A win-win rela­tion­ship: cli­mate pro­tec­tion pro­gramme and bat­tery stor­age systems

Ber­lin, 25.05.2021 The 2030 Agenda, which has also been adop­ted by the Ger­man gov­ern­ment, sets itself the goal of cov­er­ing a total of 65 per­cent of gross nation­al elec­tri­city con­sump­tion in Ger­many by renew­able ener­gies in 2030. This goal faces numer­ous chal­lenges: Elec­tri­city gen­er­a­tion and con­sump­tion are region­ally unevenly dis­trib­uted, elec­tri­city con­sump­tion will grow and the gen­er­ated from photo­vol­ta­ics and wind power fluc­tu­ate depend­ing on the weather.

Intel­li­gent energy stor­age sys­tems are the solu­tion, because they con­trib­ute sig­ni­fic­antly to the sta­bil­isa­tion of the grids — i.e. secur­ity of sup­ply — as well as to decent­ral­isa­tion and ulti­mately ensure that the energy trans­ition remains affordable:

They can be used loc­ally or region­ally and thus reduce the costs of elec­tri­city trans­port — i.e. the need for the cost-intens­ive expan­sion of nation­al elec­tri­city grids.

They reduce peak loads (peak shav­ing) and thus provide relief for the loc­al grid.

They com­pensate for fluc­tu­ations in gen­er­a­tion from renew­able energy sources by tem­por­ar­ily stor­ing elec­tri­city pro­duced in excess of demand.

Proven sav­ings for Mal­teurop through bat­tery stor­age systems.

In Decem­ber 2019, EDF Renew­ables and malt pro­du­cer Mal­teurop com­mis­sioned two bat­tery stor­age sys­tems loc­ated in Rostock and Heide­nau. Each bat­tery is designed to sup­ply 200 kW to the respect­ive pro­duc­tion plant for at least one hour.

One and a half years later, it is evid­ent that this ini­ti­at­ive was suc­cess­ful and we were actu­ally able to gen­er­ate peak-shav­ing sav­ings thanks to the stor­age solu­tions. Our ini­tial expect­a­tions were more than ful­filled,” says Stéphane Tadyszak, Dir­ect­or of Oper­a­tions at Malteurop.

The fact that stor­age solu­tions help to sta­bil­ise the entire grid and thus ensure a reli­able power sup­ply for all con­sumers was an equally strong motiv­a­tion for Mal­teurop in addi­tion to the cost sav­ings — and rein­forces the malt pro­du­cer­’s com­mit­ment to pro­act­ively driv­ing the real­isa­tion of the Ger­man energy transition.


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