Q Energy has begun construction work on a 35MW/44 megawatt-hour battery in France. The Merbette energy storage system will be built on the Emile Huchet power plant site in the town of Saint-Avold. It is part of an ongoing green transformation of the historically fossil-fuelled site by owner GazelEnergie.
The battery will not only help to facilitate the integration of renewable energy into the electricity system but also add to decarbonising the energy mix. In the medium term, it will also be a valuable element to stabilise the grid and reduce the volatility of electricity prices. Q Energy chief executive Sang Chull Chung said: “Merbette is the first of many upcoming energy storage projects that Q Energy is preparing. “We are currently driving a development pipeline of more than 1GW of ESS projects across Europe and 400MW of these will be located in France alone.”
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Q Energy]