Frauenfeld – The Frauenfeld-based energy supplier Thurplus has commissioned a battery storage system with a capacity of 3 megawatts. The plant was supplied by Axpo Grid and consists of 240 batteries housed in a container. It has a capacity of 3000 kilowatt hours.
Thurplus has commissioned a battery storage system at the Geisschopf transformer station in Frauenfeld. With an output of 3 megawatts, this is the largest in Thurgau to date, according to a statement from the Frauenfeld energy provider. It has a capacity of 3000 kilowatt hours.
The plant was supplied by Axpo Grid AG in Baden. The 240 lithium iron phosphate batteries are installed in a container 12 meters long. Axpo Grid has taken over maintenance and on-call service for ten years.
Thurplus is responding to the expansion of volatile renewable energies with the battery storage system. On urban land alone, renewable electricity production is expected to increase from 12.9 gigawatt-hours in 2020 to 37.2 kilowatt-hours in 2030.
Thurplus has invested 1.95 million Swiss francs. “Due to the growing number of decentralized power generation plants, but also due to new loads, such as e-mobility and heat pumps, forecasting and grid control is becoming increasingly challenging,” Thurplus Managing Director Peter Wieland is quoted as saying in the release. “Battery storage will support us in these tasks in the future. It can absorb, store and release energy.” ce/stk