RWE to Build Innovative 220 MW Smart Battery Bank
German power company RWE says it will construct a 220-megawatt battery storage facility in the western German regional state of North Rhine-Westphalia at the firm’s locations in Neurath and Hamm.
The facility will encompass 690 lithium-ion battery blocks and will cost EUR 140 million. Construction is to start in 2023 with the facility becoming operational in 2024.
The new battery bank will be virtually networked with RWE’s German power plants, allowing for optimal operation and efficiency.
“With this investment decision, we’ve paved the way for a future-oriented project that will set new standards in terms of size and intelligent network,” said the chairman of RWE Generation, Roger Miesen. “Our new battery bank will optimize the use of out German power plant park and, together with it, provide controlling power range.”