Lithuania’s four battery parks on Wednesday started providing the isolated operation reserve service at their full combined capacity of 200 megawatts (MW).
Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says this electricity storage system will ensure the security, stability and uninterrupted operation of Lithuania’s energy system.
“This is also a project financed under the New Generation Lithuania plan, so not only has the project itself been launched here, but it also marks the launch of the New Generation Lithuania plan designed in 2021,” Simonye said at the official opening event at the Vilnius transformer substation in Traku Voke.
Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys says the significance of the battery park is shown by the recent incidents at energy infrastructure facilities in Europe.
“This system will allow our system to survive and be more resilient to any disruptions and contingencies,” Kreivys said at the event.
In his words, battery parks will ensure the system’s stability until the Baltic countries synchronize with Western Europe in early 2025, and then they will help to integrate renewable energy sources.
“The batteries take the security of our system to a whole new level,” the minister underlined.
The other three battery parks operated by Energy Cells, the operator of the energy storage system, are located in Utena, Siauliai and Alytus.
The storage facilities will be installed and serviced by Siemens Energy of Germany and Fluence Energy, the German arm of the US group Fluence Energy. The total value of the project stands at 109 million euros, including EU funding of 87.6 million euros.
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