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Official opening of key project for the energy transition, Bavaria

10-30-2018 10:27 AM CET | Energy & Environment

Press release from: Lahmeyer International GmbH

A future-oriented 12.5 MW battery storage system gives the Pfreimd power plant portfolio more flexibility.

A future-oriented 12.5 MW battery storage system gives the Pfreimd power plant portfolio more flexibility.

Innovative battery storage system

An innovative battery storage system was officially inaugurated on 25 May, 2018 in Pfreimd, Bavaria. On the site of the Oberpfalz-based hydropower plant group, ENGIE Deutschland implemented the storage system with a capacity of 13.5 MWh. It supplements the existing 137 MW hydropower plant and provides support for a more reliable and efficient power supply with a high regenerative element.

Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, Franz Josef Pschierer, emphasised the importance of the project at the official opening: "The combination of battery storage and hydropower is a solution that shows how technology and nature can go hand in hand to secure the power supplies of the future."

The battery storage system is comprised of 39,600 interconnected lithium-ion cells which contribute to the primary control. Experts from Lahmeyer International provided the consulting services for this ambitious project. They assessed the overall technical concept; checked the documents relating to the electrical, control and safety and security equipment; and the suitability of the electrochemical components.

The work of the specialists from Lahmeyer provided a contribution to a sustainable and future-oriented solution. In combined operation with the pumped storage units of the Pfreimd hydropower plant group, the battery storage systems give the entire plant greater flexibility in terms of grid control energy.

Read more in our blog post: http://blog-tractebel.lahmeyer.de/2018/10/11/inaugurating-the-future-of-energy-storage/

The Company – Engineering solutions for a sustainable future
Tractebel

With about 4,500 staff around the world, Tractebel is one of the leading specialized engineering companies worldwide. The company is located in Brussels. It develops and implements engineering and consultancy solutions as well as innovations for energy, water and urban infrastructure for the public and the private sector. With more than 150 years of experience and a global presence, Tractebel offers its clients added value throughout the complete project cycle. Tractebel is a company of the French multinational electric utility company ENGIE with headquarters in Paris (France).

Lahmeyer
Since December 2014, Lahmeyer belongs to Tractebel, and thus is part of the ENGIE Group. As an international company of consulting engineers, Lahmeyer offers a wide range of planning and consultancy services. The main fields of activity are complex infrastructure projects in the Energy, Hydropower and Water Resources Sectors as well as in Building and Transportation. With origins dating back to 1890, the company has grown into one of the leading international companies with project experience in 165 countries.

Tractebel with head office in Brussels (Belgium) and its subsidiary company Lahmeyer with head office in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt (Germany) cooperate on many international projects and keep growing closer as one company.

Lahmeyer International GmbH

Sabine Wulf
Leiterin Marketing Communications & CSR
Friedberger Straße 173
D-61118 Bad Vilbel

Tel.: +49 6101 55-0
Fax: +49 6101 55-2222

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