The RINGO Project-Bellac – Battery Energy Storage System is a 12,000kW energy storage project located in Bellac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. The rated storage capacity of the project is 24,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2023.

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The RINGO Project-Bellac – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Saft Groupe.

The key application of the project is grid supportive services.

Contractors involved

Saft Groupe is the developer. Saft Groupe is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The project is a part of French Utility RTE’s Ringo Project. The French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has approved a budget of €80 million for Ringo project. Three stakeholders Total, Nidec ASI and Blue Solutions, lead projects to deploy energy storage in RTE’s Project RINGO, across three systems at strategic locations in mainland France. The battery capacity at each site will be of 12 MW/24 MWh.

About Saft Groupe

Saft Groupe SA (Saft) a subsidiary of Total SA, is a designer, developer and manufacturer of batteries. The company provides non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries thorough nickel, primary lithium, lithium-ion, and other technologies. It offers systems integration, and various turnkey solutions ranging from installation to commissioning services; and preventive and corrective maintenance, refurbishment, and recycling training among others. Saft serves various industries including aerospace and defense, medical, telecom and networks, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, building, mining, cement, chemical and others. The company distributes its products directly and also through a network of distributors worldwide. It operates in Africa, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and Oceania. Saft is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France.


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