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For decentralised electricity storage: EDF Renewables Deutschland and AB InBev put another battery storage system into operation at Hasseröder

AB InBev is continuing its sustainability strategy at Hasseröder in Wernigerode - with the installation of a battery storage system with a capacity of 1.3 megawatts by EDF Renewables Deutschland. This is already the second storage facility in this country for the world's leading brewery group, marking a further milestone for AB InBev towards Net Zero.

The new electricity storage system at Hasseröder in Wernigerode offers the brewery maximum flexibility to avoid peak loads and reduce the load on the local grid. The brewery is already one of the most efficient in AB InBev's European network. It is the second of a total of four joint projects between EDF Renewables and AB InBev in Germany.

In the ten-year partnership, EDF Renewables Germany bears all investments and risks. The battery storage system at Beck & Co. in Bremen with a capacity of 1.6 megawatts kicked off at the beginning of November 2023.

Over the course of the year, more battery storage systems are to be commissioned at the remaining two AB InBev sites, in Munich at Spaten-Löwenbräu and in Issum at Diebels. In total, the four projects will provide AB InBev with more than five megawatts of battery power and will accompany the company on its way to CO2-neutral brewing.

Florian Farken, company spokesman for AB InBev Germany: ‘With the new battery storage system, we are relying on an attractive technology that not only allows us to produce more energy-efficiently with little effort, but also to save electricity costs and reduce the burden on the local power grid.’

Companies in the food industry, including breweries, face particular challenges: high energy requirements, strict regulations and mandatory process sequences that must be followed in full - they therefore benefit from innovative solutions such as electricity storage.

AB InBev Germany

AB InBev Germany (Beck's, Corona, Spaten), with its headquarters in Bremen and three other locations, is a subsidiary of the world's leading brewing group AB InBev and the second-largest brewery group in the German beer market.

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