The Schwarze Pumpe Power Plant-BigBattery Lausitz Battery Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Spremberg, Brandenburg, Germany. The rated storage capacity of the project is 53,000kWh.

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.

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The Schwarze Pumpe Power Plant-BigBattery Lausitz Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Lausitz Energie Bergbau and Siemens. The project is owned by Lausitz Energie Bergbau (100%).

The key applications of the project are electric energy time shift, peak shaving and grid support services.

Contractors involved

Lausitz Energie Bergbau is the owner. Lausitz Energie Bergbau and Siemens are the developers. LG Chem is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The cost of the project amounts to approximately 25 million euros. The state of Brandenburg supports the project with 4 million euros. Czech energy company EGEM, based in Budweis, is main contractor for the construction of project.

About Lausitz Energie Bergbau

Lausitzer Braunkohle AG Formely known as Vattenfall Europe Mining AG (Vattenfall Europe), formerly is a mining company that provides utility services. The company provides business activities such as brown coal mining, coal refining, and electricity generation. It operates opencast mines and production facilities located in Lusatian district of Germany. Vattenfall Europe operates Schwarze Pumpe power plant unit located in southeast of Brandenburg. The company produces heat and electricity from different energy sources such as wind, water, biomass, nuclear power, coal and gas, among others. It has operations across Germany. Lausitzer Braunkohle is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

About Siemens

Siemens AG (Siemens) is a technology company. Its operations span electrification, automation and digitalization fields. The company designs, develop and manufactures products, and installs complex systems and projects. It also provides a wide range of customized solutions for individual requirements. Siemens focuses on power generation and distribution, and intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems. It provides smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, medical technology, and digital healthcare services. Siemens has research and development facilities, production plants, warehouses, and sales offices across the world. It serves customers in various industries such as energy, healthcare, infrastructure, process and manufacturing, and others. Siemens is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.


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.