German multinational energy company RWE has brought online the 60MW Lisdrumdoagh battery storage project in County Monaghan, Ireland.
The facility is capable of rapidly delivering energy to the power grid to help balance intermittency in electricity generation, the company said.
It also provides a short term back-up to help address power outages, and to maintain a more stable and secure electricity supply in Ireland.
The site is the second battery storage facility that RWE has brought online in the country.
It’s first 8.5MW project is located in Stephenstown, Balbriggan, in County Dublin and went live in April last year.
Cathal Hennessy, RWE Renewables Ireland managing director, said: “We have invested €25m in Lisdrumdoagh to develop utility-scale battery storage, in a market which is already committed to renewable energies, and which provides dedicated support for battery storage.
“Ireland is an excellent starting point for RWE Renewables as we look to expand and grow our battery storage technology business and become a key partner in Ireland’s low carbon energy transition.”
The Irish government has set a target of generating 80% renewable electricity by 2030.
Image: Inside the Lisdrumdoagh battery storage facility (credit: RWE)
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