Daimler’s new project is “a symbol for the transformation in the storage and use of energy”
In a recent announcement, Daimler has revealed that its Mercedes-Benz Energy subsidiary and partners have converted a recently-shuttered coal power plant into a massive energy storage facility, with the help of more than one thousand modules from the battery packs of their electric cars.
At a recent unveiling of its latest project, Daimler said that a total of 1,920 battery modules will be used at the 8.96 MW/9.8 MWh project in Elverlingsen, on the site of a 1912-built coal-fired power station which was closed down recently.
According to the information shared by Daimler, the project will be used for primary balancing power on the German grid, which already boasts the addition of a considerably large amount of renewable energy over the last few years.
For the completion of the project, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Energy subsidiary partnered with ENERGIE and The Mobility House. The project is one of the several stationary large-scale energy storage projects undertaken by Mercedes-Benz Energy. For the projects, Mercedes-Benz Energy has been leveraging its experience with battery packs for electric cars.
Describing Mercedes-Benz Energy’s latest large storage project as “a symbol for the transformation in the storage and use of energy,” Daimler said in a statement that the project marks a move “away from fossil electricity grid supply and towards a sustainable extension of the e-mobility value chain that reduces CO2.”
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