Rendering of how the system will have a look at the Sembach web site. Observe the rows of BatteryBlocks with inexperienced element, bookended with a CombiBlock on the appropriate of every row. Picture: Leclanché.
Leclanché will present an 11.9MWh battery vitality storage system (BESS) for deployment at a utility-scale photo voltaic PV energy plant close to Kaiserslauten, Germany.
The Switzerland-headquartered vitality storage options firm will ship a full turnkey lithium-ion BESS, based mostly on the LeBlock modular know-how platform it launched to the worldwide market in 2021.
German vitality optimisation firm Olmatic selected Leclanché’s BESS for the venture, which is able to carry out frequency regulation companies via the first management reserve (PCR) market. PCR is a Europe-wide service, however is procured and delivered domestically.
Olmatic works with energy plant operators to seek out one of the best methods to maximise the worth of their property. Within the case of the 5.6MW Sembach PV plant which has been in operation since 2006, the municipal utility which owns it could add the battery storage to get revenues from serving to steadiness the grid.
Software program-as-a-service (SaaS) supplier FlexPowerHub, additionally a German firm, is automating the BESS’ participation within the ancillary service market, utilizing synthetic intelligence (AI) forecasting of native energy demand and manufacturing.
By prompting the system to mechanically kick in to ship energy to the grid when grid frequency drops — both attributable to decrease renewable vitality manufacturing or larger electrical energy demand — the ability plant proprietor shouldn’t be required to have specialist information of the market or the battery know-how to be concerned.
FlexPowerHub COO and companion Martin Simmerstatter mentioned the corporate needed to make entry into the vitality balancing market — which he described as “very complicated” — simpler for renewable vitality vegetation and their house owners and operators.
“By automating your complete course of, vitality business know-how is not obligatory – this lowers the barrier to market entry enormously. Together with an revolutionary storage system from Leclanché, revenues will be generated on the destructive in addition to on the constructive vitality balancing market. As well as, we optimise revenues via DeepLearning forecasts and thus cut back the amortisation interval of a battery storage system,” Simmerstatter mentioned.
First German set up for LeBlock
Leclanché launched LeBlock in Could 2021. The corporate claimed on the time that its design, which includes separate BatteryBlock items that may be stacked collectively makes it plug and play, appropriate for meeting on web site, in addition to straightforward to move.
The corporate advised Vitality-Storage.information on the time of its launch that it was motivated by the rising market demand for bigger, larger voltage and better rated capability battery storage programs.
The BatteryBlocks are 5ft large and are available pre-installed and configured, with 4 blocks capable of match into the footprint of a 20ft ISO commonplace container. It meets the assorted obligatory hearth security and transportation requirements, Leclanché mentioned.
BatteryBlocks every have water-cooled battery racks neatly fitted along with Leclanché’s CombiBlocks, items which embrace the central cooling programs for thermal administration. On the launch, the corporate mentioned in the usual configuration every of the BESS blocks matches as much as 745kWh of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, though it may be built-in with completely different battery varieties too.
On the Sembach PV plant, Leclanché will ship 16 BatteryBlocks, 4 CombiBlocks and a 8.78MVA energy conversion system (PCS) system for connection to the native 20kV/50Hz grid.
“Vitality storage programs are taking up an necessary position within the vitality market with regard to the additional growth of renewable vitality sources, safety of provide and grid stability,” Leclanché CEO Anil Srivastava mentioned, including references to different European tasks the corporate is offering LeBlock programs to in Germany and the Netherlands.