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ABB delivers the first urban storage solution in Denmark to support renewables

ABB has announced the successful commissioning of Denmark’s first urban energy storage system, which will be located in Copenhagen.
ABB delivers the first urban storage solution in Denmark to support renewables

The Lithion-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) will be integrated with the local electricity grid in the new harbour district of Nordhavn, Copenhagen and has been commissioned for Radius, DONG Energy’s electrical grid division. It is part of the ‘EnergyLab Nordhavn’ project which aims to develop and demonstrate the energy solutions of the future, providing valuable knowledge to help realise a more flexible and sustainable electricity grid with large amounts of renewable energy.. These solutions are crucial to the ambitious goal of turning Copenhagen into the world’s first carbon neutral capital in 2025.

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, with the storage system acting as a key element of energy supply. ABB’s flexible and modular system can also be used for different functionalities such as peak load shaving and frequency response. 

“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” said Giandomenico Rivetti, Managing Director of ABB’s High Voltage Products business unit, a part of the company’s Power Grids division. “This is an excellent example of ABB’s strategy of being able to supply eco-efficient and innovative solutions to the energy sector. 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 utilise renewable energy”.

Knud Pedersen, Chairman of the Board at Radius, added that integrating battery storage in Nordhavn gives the company the opportunity to learn more about how new technological solutions and market mechanisms interact with the grid.

‘EnergyLab Nordhavn – new urban energy infrastructures’ is a four-year project (2015-19) which is using Nordhavn as an urban living laboratory in order to demonstrate how electricity, district heating, energy-efficient solutions and electrical transport can be combined into an intelligent, flexible and highly-optimised energy system.

The project partners include The Technical University of Denmark, City of Copenhagen, By & Havn, HOFOR, Radius, ABB, Balslev, Danfoss, Clean Charge, METROTHERM, Glen Dimplex and the PowerLab facilities. Funding for the project is supported by the Danish Energy Agency.

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