Daimler with its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy, GETEC ENERGIE and The Mobility House is putting the next large storage plant consisting of battery modules from electric cars into operation.
A total of 1920 battery modules are bundled in a plant in Elverlingsen in South Westphalia to create a "live replacement parts store" for the fleet of third generation electric smarts. The stored battery modules are sufficient for at least 600 vehicles. With installed power output of around 9 MW and energy capacity of 9.8 MWh, the battery storage plant is available to the energy market, for example for supplying primary balancing power. Its modular design enables the system to continuously and fully automatically stabilize the power grid with balancing power.
With its partners, Daimler is connecting the third large storage plant made of car battery systems to the grid. Together with the 12.8 MWh 2nd life battery storage plant that opened in Lünen in 2016 and the 17.4 MWh replacement part storage facility in Hanover, almost 40 MWh of energy will soon be on the grid.