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Digital Energy Solutions, a joint venture of the BMW Group and the Viessmann Group, selected Alfen to supply an energy storage system which is connected to a Green City wind farm in Southern Germany. The system, consisting of 52 BMW i3 car batteries with a total capacity of 2.2 MWh, will be used for grid stabilization as well as for the demand-oriented supply of wind power.
Benedikt Gerber, Channelmanager Energy Utilities for Digital Energy Solutions, comments: “We want to realize a technically and economically viable reference solution for the market integration of electricity storage systems. The combination of use cases is complex and poses challenges in terms of control, market interfaces and regulatory requirements, but the potential is enormous. We selected Alfen because of its credentials, its vast experience with BMW batteries and the quality of its solutions in this space.”
Andreas Plenk, global sales director energy storage for Alfen, adds: “We are proud to have been selected by Digital Energy Solutions and Green City to be part of their journey to reshape the energy landscape. We will contribute to this project with our vast experience in BMW batteries based storage systems as well as integration of storage systems in wind farms.”