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How to save on grid charges easily and safely with battery storage systems

Saving and driving forward the energy transition together

From steel production and refining processes to supplying other core industries - the metal industry is one of the most important industrial sectors in Germany where the topics of energy efficiency and CO2 reduction are much discussed. The European steel industry has reduced its emissions by around 50 per cent over the past 40 years, but further savings are now becoming increasingly difficult to achieve despite massive investment in relevant technologies and processes.

With battery storage systems from EDF Renewables, industrial companies can reduce their energy costs through efficient load management without interrupting production processes. Our intelligent battery helps you reduce high load peaks and optimize load profiles without switching off ovens or interrupting thermal processes. All that, without any investment on your part.

It couldn't be easier

  • No investment for you
  • Low personnel and time expenditure for you
  • Flexible contract with secure savings
  • Net savings from year 1
  • Individually customized to the respective location
  • Full service

Peak shaving with battery storage


The most common use-case for battery storage is to cap the highest load peaks throughout the year (peak shaving). In this case, the electricity stored in the battery is used to reduce consumption peaks, thus relieving the load on the local grid. Grid operators reward this by reducing the grid fees.

Peak shaving in high-load time windows

In atypical applications, our battery storage system is used specifically to avoid peak loads and relieve the load on the electricity grid during on-peak time windows specified by the grid operator and to relieve the electricity grid from excessive load demand. For an economically optimal implementation, factors such as load profile, electricity spot price and the grid charges level determine the operating strategy of the battery storage system.

Calculate your potential savings

The specific savings potential through the use of a battery storage solution depends on various factors and can be determined based on the individual load profile. If your sites consume more than 1 GWh, let us check your savings potential!

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The Speira success story

In November 2021, EDF Renewables Deutschland successfully commissioned a new battery storage system at the aluminium rolling and recycling company Speira GmbH in Hamburg. The battery is designed to support the production plant with 1.6MW for at least an hour.

"As an industrial company with high energy requirements, we need to ensure a stable power supply for our operations. The battery storage solution from EDF Renewables is an essential part of this."
Jan Peterlic, Plant Manager at Speira Hamburg

Do you have any questions?

Rebekka Schuster
Head of Sales
EDF Renewables Deutschland
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