Renault launches the European Advanced Battery Storage
The Renault Group has announced the launch of its Advanced Battery Storage, the most important stationary energy storage solution ever built in Europe, which uses electric vehicle batteries capable of storing at least 60 MWh.
The objective of this device is to manage the differences between the consumption and the production of electricity at a given moment, in order to increase the share of renewable sources in the energy mix while maintaining the balance between supply and demand in the electricity grid, integrating different sources of energy whose production capacities are not constant.
The first plants will be installed at the beginning of 2019 in France, at the Renault plants of Douai and Cléon, and Germany, in a former coal plant in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The initial storage capacity will then be progressively expanded over time, until it totals 2,000 batteries of electric cars that will guarantee over 60 MWh, equivalent to the daily consumption of a city of 5,000 households.