Europe’s biggest battery to prevent black-outs up and running
In Jardelund (North Germany) the biggest battery in Europe has been put into use. ‘EnspireMe’, as the Eneco/Mitsubishi battery is called, will save the surplus of energy produced by wind turbines and solar panels. At moments of shortage of wind or solar power the battery will provide the national grid with some extra energy.
To prevent black-outs
Goal is to keep the European network stable, otherwise the network could collapse and cause huge black-outs.
The gigantic battery is a white warehouse with 10.000 batteries in it. Every battery weighs 50 kg. One battery can store about the same amount of energy as an electric Tesla car. Together all batteries can store 48 megawatt and deliver 50 MWh, enough to provide energy for 4.500 houses.
30 million euro
The mega-battery costs 30 million euro and will last for ten to fifteen years. Eneco estimates that the costs for it will be regained within six to ten years.