Engie has introduced a plan to deploy round 1.5 GWh of battery storage capability in Belgium.

The French vitality firm stated it should join three giant batteries to the high-voltage grid at its personal websites within the cities of Kallo, Drogenbos, and Vilvoorde.

On the Drogenbos website, within the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, Engie will deploy batteries with a mixed capability of 80 MW/320 MWh. It already operates one other 6 MW of battery capability within the province.

Engie additionally plans to construct 100 MW/400 MWh of storage on the Kallo website, in East Flanders, and 200 MW/800 MWh at Vilvoorde, within the Flemish province of Flemish Brabant.

All batteries can present energy for 4 hours.

Engie additionally at present operates a 1,080 MW pumped hydro storage facility in Belgium – the Coo-Trois-Ponts Hydroelectric Energy Station in Trois-Ponts, close to Liege. “It has performed a key position within the Belgian vitality combine for greater than 50 years,” the corporate stated in a press release.

In accordance with the newest statistics from the Worldwide Renewable Power Company, Belgium can have an put in PV capability of 6.9 GW by the tip of 2022. The entire renewable vitality energy era capability has reached 13.0 GW.

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