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August 31, 2021

Engie-Drogenbos Battery Energy Storage System, Belgium

By Carmen

The Engie-Drogenbos Battery Energy Storage System is a 6,000kW energy storage project located in Drogenbos, Belgium.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017 and was commissioned in 2017.

Description

The Engie-Drogenbos Battery Energy Storage System is owned by Engie (100%).

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

Contractors involved

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Alfen, Engie, General Electric, Toshiba and Younicos have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The Drogenbos project consists of five batteries, having different cell technologies and coming fromdifferent suppliers, piloted separately or as a whole for a total of 6 MW/6 MWh (Alfen, GE, Younicos,INEO, Toshiba). This initiative is one of the first storage installations in Belgium dedicated to the frequencyregulation service with batteries.

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.

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