Saft inks en­ergy stor­age con­tract


A con­sor­tium led by Saft, the world’s lead­ing de­signer and man­u­fac­turer of ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy bat­ter­ies for in­dus­try, has re­port­edly been awarded a multi-mil­lion euro project by Akuo En­ergy. This turnkey con­tract is re­al­ized in part­ner­ship with Ingeteam (Spain) – a world lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of power elec­tron­ics and en­ergy man­age­ment sys­tems and Corex So­lar (based in La Réu­nion) to build the Bard­zour so­lar pho­to­voltaic (PV) pro­duc­tion and Li-ion (lithium-ion) en­ergy stor­age sys­tem on the French is­land of La Réu­nion in the In­dian Ocean. The project at Le Port will com­bine a 9 MWp power plant with a 9 MWh In­ten­sium® Max+ 20E con­tainer­ised bat­tery sys­tem in the con­sor­tium’s turnkey con­tract for a com­plete en­ergy pro­duc­tion and stor­age scheme, it is told. De­liv­ery is said to be planned dur­ing the first half of the year.

The Bard­zour in­stal­la­tion is the largest project an­nounced in the group of 16 so­lar farm projects awarded in 2012 un­der the French CRE ten­der (CRE: Com­mis­sion de Régu­la­tion de l’En­ergie) for a to­tal of 50 MW of so­lar PV pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity cou­pled with stor­age in Cor­sica and French over­seas de­part­ments. En­ergy stor­age will play an im­por­tant en­abling role in fur­ther in­creas­ing the share of al­ready cost-com­pet­i­tive re­new­able gen­er­a­tion in non-in­ter­con­nected is­land grids by mak­ing so­lar and wind power a pre­dictable and re­li­able el­e­ment within the over­all en­ergy mix and con­tribut­ing to grid sta­bil­ity. The fu­ture mar­ket po­ten­tial in French over­seas ter­ri­to­ries is es­ti­mated as sev­eral hun­dreds of MW of stor­age.

“The an­nounce­ment of this con­tract in this CRE global ten­der re­in­forces our vi­sion that en­ergy stor­age will play an im­por­tant role in the NIZ (non in­ter­con­nected zones) and con­firms our lead­er­ship po­si­tion in this de­vel­op­ing fu­ture mar­ket,” François Bou­chon, Di­rec­tor of En­ergy Stor­age at Saft re­port­edly said. “We are de­lighted to have been se­lected for this ma­jor project on La Re­union Is­land that adds Akuo En­ergy to our grow­ing port­fo­lio of en­ergy stor­age cus­tomers,” Aurélie Tornier, Saft En­ergy Stor­age Sales Man­ager was quoted as say­ing.

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