TotalEnergies has unveiled plans for a 25MW battery energy storage system at the site of its Antwerp refinery in Belgium
TotalEnergies has unveiled plans for a 25MW battery energy storage system (BESS) at the site of its Antwerp refinery in Belgium.
When delivered the facility will be the largest BESS project in TotalEnergies’ European portfolio.
The battery is expected to have a longer than average duration of 3 hours and is set to be fully operational by the end of 2024.
The project will use 40 Intensium Max High Energy lithium-ion containers supplied and installed by TotalEnergies' subsidiary Saft.
The battery will primarily perform a grid stabilisation function as well as help integrate renewable generation into the transmission network.
The facility will also benefit from the site’s existing grid connection.
Oliver Jouny, senior vice president at TotalEnergies, said: “This first storage project in Belgium will help ensure the stability of the Belgian and European grids to allow for greater development of renewable energies.
“It fits in perfectly with the multi-energy strategy of TotalEnergies. Backed by Saft's battery energy storage system expertise, TotalEnergies intends to deploy storage solutions – notably in countries where we are actively developing renewable energies.”