The Athenry Battery Energy Storage System is a 100,000kW energy storage project located in Barrettspark, Galway, Ireland.

The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Athenry Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Engie . The project is owned by Engie (100%).

The key applications of the project are balancing energy demand, managing intermittent resources and energy resilience.

Contractors involved

Engie is the owner. Engie is the developer.

Additional information

Engie Developments Ireland Limited received approval from the county council for a 100 MW battery facility at Barrettspark to supply electricity to the national grid. The development will consist up to 34 metal containers which will store electricity up to 100 MW in sealed battery cells delivered in four phases.

About Engie

Engie SA (Engie) is an electric utility. It generates electricity using natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, biomass and solar sources, and trades and sells that energy; supplies, distributes, trades and sells natural gas; and offers a comprehensive range of services related to the energy-efficiency. The company operates urban heating and cooling networks, and provides facility management, and other technical and management services. Engie serves customers in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. It operates conventional and renewable facilities and has interests in various projects under development and construction stages across the world. Engie is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.