Nordhaven, Denmark Integrates Lithium Ion Battery Storage

ABB recently announced the successful implementation of a lithium-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) that will be integrated with the local electricity grid in the district of Nordhavn, Copenhagen, making this Denmark’s first urban energy storage system. The battery energy storage system is part of the EnergyLab Nordhavn project that aims to develop and demonstrate energy solutions of the future, all part of the goal of turning Copenhagen into the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025.

“We are delighted to implement this innovative solution which will help improve the security of power supplies and further support Denmark’s integration of renewable energy. This is an excellent example of ABB’s strategy of being able to supply eco-efficient and innovative solutions to the energy sector,” said Giandomenico Rivetti, Managing Director of ABB’s High Voltage Products business unit, a part of the company’s Power Grids division. “As one of the key players in the smart energy revolution, ABB sees energy storage solutions as key part of the future grid in order to efficiently utilize renewable energy.”

The battery storage solution will account for a significant part of the energy system, in which solar and wind energy will provide the majority of electricity production. As the production levels of renewable energy can be varied, the system can be used for different functionalities such as peak load shaving and frequency response.

“By integrating battery storage in Nordhavn we have the opportunity to learn more about how new technological solutions and market mechanisms interact with the grid,” said Knud Pedersen, Chairman of the Board at Radius, DONG Energy’s electrical grid division. “I expect, that battery technology, on the longer horizon, holds the potential to reduce the load on the grid and make it run more cost-efficiently.”