31 Mar '17, 10am

Vattenfall and BMW conclude supply contract for batteries

Vattenfall and BMW conclude supply contract for batteries

Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries with a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) each are equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system and are also used by the car manufacturer in the BMW i3. Vattenfall will purchase the new batteries from the BMW plant in Dingolfing and use them in all storage projects. “Energy storage and grid stability are the major topics of the new energy world”, says Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President of Vattenfall and Head of Business Area Wind. “We want to use the sites where we generate electricity from renewable energies in order to drive the transformation to a new energy system and to facilitate the integration of renewable energies into the energy system with the storage facilities. The decoupling of production and consumption and the coupli...

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