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August 30, 2021

Kellistown Battery Energy Storage System, Ireland

By Carmen

The Kellistown Battery Energy Storage System is a 100,000kW energy storage project located in Kellistown, Carlow, Ireland.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

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

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

Contractors involved

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Engie is the owner. Engie is the developer.

Additional information

ENGIE Developments Ireland Limited has submitted a planning application to Carlow County Council for an energy storage facility next to the Kellistown East substation. The facility will provide the capacity to store up to 100 MW of electricity. This energy can be stored when electricity supply exceeds demand and then transmitted to the national grid when electricity demand exceeds supply.

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.

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