Ukraine’s first grid-scale battery energy storage system comes online.

by May 25, 2021

The pilot deployment of a large-scale electrochemical energy storage system (ESS) has been completed in the Ukraine, less than a year after system supply contracts were signed. Ukrainian energy sector investment group DTEK held an inauguration event including a briefing to announce commissioning of a 1MW / 2.25MWh lithium-ion ESS at the site of Zaporizhzhya Power Plant, a thermal power station which DTEK owns in the city of Energodar.
DTEK signed a contract with US technology provider Honeywell in July 2021 for the turnkey ESS’ delivery and installation, while Canadian battery storage engineering and construction company Sungrid also worked on the project. Battery modules were supplied by Powin Energy inside the system’s containerised cabinet.
This was particularly important ahead of the synchronisation of the EU and Ukrainian power systems in 2023. Moreover, the pilot project can also potentially lead to more deployments in Ukraine and enable the countries to meet EU’s net carbon goal of 2050.
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