The Azur Stockage Battery Energy Storage System is a 6,000kW energy storage project located in Azur municipality, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

The project was announced in 2018 and was commissioned in 2019.

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The Azur Stockage Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Neoen.

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation and grid support services.

Contractors involved

Neoen and Nidec ASI have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The Azur BESS will be controlled remotely and will respond in under 30 seconds to grid signals, helping inject or draw power from the grid to keep it balanced at its 50Hz operating frequency.

About Neoen

Neoen SA (Neoen), a subsidiary of Impala SAS, is an independent energy company. It produces renewable energy. The company carries out the development and design; construction project management, finance, and maintenance of renewable energy power plants. It generates electricity from various renewable energy sources including solar, wind, and biomass. The company operates solar PV farms in France and lithium-ion power reserve in Hornsdale, Australia. It has operations in Jamaica, Australia, Portugal, France, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, Zambia, and Mozambique. Neoen is headquartered in Paris, France.


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