In a new step in TotalEnergies‘ development of battery energy storage systems (BESS), TotalEnergies has launched a battery farm project for energy storage with a power rating of 25 MW and capacity of 75 MWh in Total’s Antwerp refinery in Belgium. The installation, which will be operational by the end of 2024, will help meet the needs of the European and Belgian high-voltage transmission network 24/7.
This project will be the biggest battery installation for the Company in Europe after the opening of four battery parks in France with a combined energy storage capacity of 130 MWh. Saft, the battery subsidiary of TotalEnergies, will provide the batteries, 40 Intensium Max High Energy lithium-ion containers, solidifying its position as the European leader in industrial-scale stationary storage with this project.
“This first storage project in Belgium – our largest in Europe – will help ensure the stability of the Belgian and European grids to allow for greater development of renewable energies. It fits in perfectly with the multi-energy strategy of TotalEnergies. Backed by Saft’s battery energy storage system expertise, TotalEnergies intends to deploy storage solutions – notably in countries where we are actively developing renewable energies. With its energy storage solutions, TotalEnergies supports the growth of renewable energy production in the European energy mix,” said Olivier Jouny, Senior Vice President Integrated Power at TotalEnergies.