Total has launched a battery-based energy storage project in Mardyck, at the Flandres Center, in Dunkirk’s port district, France. The new lithium-ion energy storage system has a storage capacity of 25 MWh and an output of 25 MW of power. It will be used to provide fast reserve services to support the stability of the French power grid. It is part of government policy to support the development of electrical capacity through capacity mechanisms.
Scheduled for commissioning in late 2020, the new storage system, which represents an investment of around €15 million, will be based on Saft’s Intensium Max 20 High Energy solution and will comprise 11 integrated 2.3 MWh containers, designed and manufactured at Saft’s production site in Bordeaux, France.
As part of its ambition to become the responsible energy major, Total is building a portfolio of low-carbon electricity operations, with the objective of seeing them account for 15 to 20% of its sales mix by 2040. Total’s gross low-carbon power generation capacity is currently close to 7 GW, with more than 3 GW of this coming from renewable energy sources.
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