TotalEnergies said May 15 the company has started its largest battery storage project in Europe: a 25-megawatt battery farm at its Antwerp refinery in Belgium.
The facility, the country’s first, expected to start operations by year-end 2024, is intended to help ease intermittency issues that come with use of renewable energy resources.
“It fits in perfectly with the multi-energy strategy of TotalEnergies,” Olivier Jouny, senior vice president integrated power at TotalEnergies, said of the project in the news release.
“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.”
The project comes as the company aims to strengthen the electricity value chain in Europe with battery energy storage systems. TotalEnergies said it has commissioned four battery parks in France with a combined energy storage capacity of 130 megawatt-hours.
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