First European battery storage project in Ireland : European battery storage project will be the first by RWE Renewables‘ has entered full operations in Ireland.
The Facility 8.5MWh is able to provide an rapid delivery of electricity into the grid to balance fluctuations which will result from the growing proportion of electricity generated by intermittent renewables.
It is the first of two battery storage facilities that RWE is bringing online this year, and is located in Stephenstown, Balbriggan in County Dublin.
“Stephenstown is a utility-scale battery storage investment, in a market which is already committed to renewable energies and which provides dedicated support for battery storage.” said Cathal Hennessy, Country Chair, RWE Renewables Ireland
RWE also developed and now operates the 10MW Dromadda Beg Onshore Wind Farm in County Kerry in Ireland and earlier this year submitted a planning application for the 62MW Lyre Onshore Wind Farm, located on the borders of County Cork.