Rolls-Royce receives 80MW / 160MWh Latvian battery order

March 1, 2024

Rolls-Royce has received an order from the Latvian transmission system operator Augstsprieguma tikls (AST) to supply an mtu large-scale 80MW / 160MWh battery storage system, which will be sited at two locations in the country.

The battery system will be used as of fall 2025. The system will be distributed between the following two sites:  a 20 MW/40 MWh battery storage at the AST substation in Tume and a 60 MW/120 MWh battery storage at the AST substation in Rezekne.

The order also includes general contractor services as well as installation and commissioning. Rolls-Royce and AST have signed a five-year long-term service agreement for the system.

Dr. Jörg Stratmann, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: We are proud to be able to make a significant contribution to this important and safety-critical project in Latvia. Our battery solutions, which belong to our strategic business fields, make a sustainable and reliable contribution to energy security worldwide. The facility for Latvia will be our largest battery storage system to date.”

Rolands Irklis, chairman of the management board of AST, added: “The battery storage systems are very important for our future energy system. I am delighted that it is being supplied by one of the world’s most renowned manufacturers of energy storage systems.”