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The 33 kWh batteries are normally used in BMW’s electric i3 model. By connecting the batteries to each other Vattenfalll can now use them for their energy services.
“Energy storage and the stability of the grid are important themes in the new energy landscape”, says Gunbar Groebler, Head of Business Area Wind. “We want to engage the sites where we produce renewable energy in the transformation of our energy system.”
The first installation for energy storage that uses BMW batteries is being built in the Dutch onshore wind park Prinses Alexia. With a total capacity of 3,2 MW, this is Vattenfalls’ largest storage project in the Netherlands.
Daniel Hustadt, project manager for large batteries at Vattenfall Innovation GmbH., is pleased that a partner like BMW complies with the requirements for qualitative and trustworthy batteries.
The batteries are so called High Voltage Systems and are produced in the BMW plant in Dingolfing, Bavaria.