On September 16 WEMAG and Younicos commissioned Europe's first commercial Battery Power Plant
Welcome to a new chapter in the transition to a renewables-based energy economy: On September 16 - after just eight months of construction and a four month trial run - we took Europe's first commercial battery power plant online in the presence of German Vice Chencellor and energy minister Sigmar Gabriel. With a rated power of 5 megawatts and a capacity of 5 megawatt hours, the intelligent unit in Schwerin will stabilize the grid frequency in windy West Mecklenburg.
In a first for Europe, our fully automated and intelligent battery park is operated commercially. It earns its keep by providing so-called primary control power - while also freeing space on the grid for more wind and solar energy.
(Pictured above, left to right, top row: Gabriel, State Minister-President Erwin Sellering, Thomas Pätzold (CTO, WEMAG); bottom row: Clemens Triebel (CTO, Younicos) and Tobias Struck (project director, WEMAG)).more about the project