TotalEnergies commissions second Saft BESS under French power deal

TotalEnergies commissions second Saft BESS under French power deal

TotalEnergies commissions second Saft BESS under French power deal 680 453 Energy Storage Journal

May 13, 2022: TotalEnergies said on May 9 that it had commissioned a 25MWh battery storage facility at its Carling industrial site in north-eastern France.

The BESS comprises 11 lithium ion battery containers designed and assembled by TotalEnergies’ subsidiary Saft.

The company has revealed plans to launch a third BESS facility in France by the end of 2022, as it finalizes its portfolio of projects awarded by the French Electricity Network (RTE).

Carling is the second BESS built under tenders awarded to TotalEnergies by RTE.

The energy company commissioned its first BESS for RTE, a 61MWh Dunkirk facility, last December.

Carling, which is also home to two combined cycle gas turbine power plants, will be used to stabilize the grid and to supply power during peaks in consumption, especially in winter.

Meanwhile, Saft said on May 11 that it had won a contract to supply a 10MW BESS to provide capacity and firming and smoothing for what will be Côte d’Ivoire’s first solar plant.

The Boundiali plant BESS will comprise six of Saft’s lithium-based Intensium Max high energy containers, providing a total of 13.8 MWh of energy storage, together with power conversion and medium voltage power station systems.

TotalEnergies said the BESS is scheduled for commissioning this September.

Photo: TotalEnergies’ Dunkirk Saft BESS