Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the
delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The
batteries with a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) each are
equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system and are
also used by BMW in the i3 electric car.
Vattenfall will purchase the new batteries from the BMW plant
in Dingolfing and use them in all storage projects.
As part of the project “Norddeutsche Energiewende NEW 4.0″,
Vattenfall, together with the Hamburg University of Applied
Sciences (HAW) and the company Nordex, will implement a large
battery storage at the future wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf.
The battery storage will maintain the security of supply with a
feed-in of 100 percent renewable energy. In addition, the
battery storage contributes to the improvement of the network
quality and the more efficient use of the existing network
Daniel Hustadt, project manager for large batteries at
Vattenfall Innovation GmbH said:
“We are pleased that we have found a supplier in BMW, who meets
our high safety requirements with the use of the batteries with
reliably good quality from German series production”.
The first energy storage from the BMW-i3 batteries is being
built at the 122 MW onshore wind farm “Princess Alexia” near
Amsterdam. With a capacity of 3.2 megawatts (MW), it is
Vattenfall’s first large storage project in the Netherlands.