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August 28, 2021

Schwerin-WEMAG Younicos – Battery Energy Storage System 1, Germany

By Carmen

The Schwerin-WEMAG Younicos – Battery Energy Storage System 1 is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2013 and was commissioned in 2014.

Description

The Schwerin-WEMAG Younicos – Battery Energy Storage System 1 was developed by Younicos. The project is owned by Wemag (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation, voltage support and black start.

Contractors involved

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Samsung SDI, Wemag and Younicos have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

Associated Power Source: 110kV substation in Schwerin-Lankow.
The project was funded by Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) – Environmental Innovation Program (Umweltinnovationsprogramm) with $1,700,000 and WEMAG AG.
In 2013/14 Younicos built Schwerin 1, a 5 MW/5 MWh battery power plant. Located in the Schwerin district of Lankow, the battery park is housed in a hall the size of a school gym. Inside, 1,600 battery “trays” contain 25,600 lithium-manganese-oxide cells that can store and release energy within milliseconds. Five mediumvoltage transformers connect the units to the grid and boost the current from 480 volts to 20kV and back down as needed.
In 2016 WEMAG decided to enlarge their battery park and build Schwerin 2. With this upgrade, the utility’s storage resource will triple its power output from 5 MW to 15 MW, and the energy capacity from 5 MWh to 15 MWh over the course of 2017. Additional 1,254 modules or 27,588 cells will be.

About Younicos

Younicos Gmbh (Younicos), a subsidiary of Aggreko Plc, is a provider of smart energy and grid solutions based on battery storage technology. The company offers Y-Cube plug and play energy storage solution, Y-Station building solution, and Y-Q software platform. It also provides battery packs used in various applications such as frequency regulation, voltage control, short circuit, renewable energy integration, peak shaving and others. Younicos’ products are also used for renewable integration, ramp control, frequency response, voltage support, frequency regulation and load shifting. The company offers its solutions for utilities, independent power producer, commercial and industrial, and microgrids. It has operations in Germany and the US. Younicos is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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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