TEST FACILITY – RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY
The E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen, energy supplier Uniper SE, battery manufacturers Exide Technologies GmbH, beta motion GmbH, and SMA Solar Technology AG are working together to complete a large-scale 5 MW modular battery storage system in the city of Aachen. The project, titled Modular Multi-Megawatt Multi-Technology Medium-Voltage Battery Storage, is unique due to its modular structure, combining different battery technologies in an optimal way. It consists of lithium-ion batteries to meet short-term demand, high-temperature batteries to supply power for several hours and lead-acid batteries for short and medium discharge times. Due to its power range and high level of modularity, the battery storage system will be unprecedented, opening up a wide range of applications. In its first stage, the project will focus on the integration of renewable energy sources, the testing of a decentralized supply of control power to stabilize grid operation, and on electricity price arbitrage.
Project being implemented. Images and details will be made available soon.