ENERGY STORAGE

Better Energy to install 10MW BESS at Danish solar park

March 28, 2024

Better Energy is to install a 10MW battery energy storage system (BESS) at its Hoby solar park on the island of Lolland in Denmark.

It is anticipated that installation of the BESS will be complete by the end of 2024.

“The BESS project at Hoby solar park will allow Better Energy to offer ancillary services and frequency control to help the Danish TSO, Energinet, regulate the power grid,’ a Better Energy statement said.

“As we increase the amount of green energy we can produce, we need to take responsibility and actively work with the grid companies to develop strategies that allow for a flexible power grid driven by renewable energy,” said Viggo Aavang, senior vice president of power markets at Better Energy. “The BESS project connected to our Hoby solar park creates another opportunity for us to promote flexibility which is crucial in order to build a system based on renewables.”

Thomas Dalgas Fechtenburg, senior manager, ancillary services at Energinet, added: “As renewable energy production becomes more dominant in the energy system, it is important that new technologies and renewable energy companies also contribute to the balancing market and support the stability of the systems. Therefore, it is great to see that Better Energy is enabling more flexible operation by installing a relatively large battery in their park.”