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Energy is essential for development, and sustainable energy is essential for sustainable development. – Tim Wirth

The increasing share of our energy supply systems which is taken up from renewable energy sources requires a high availability of balancing energy in order to ensure grid stability. Besides providing backup power to support renewable energies and balancing energy to the wholesale market, electricity storage permits an evening out of load peaks into low load periods. This “peak shaving” through storage helps to improve the generation efficiency of the entire system by allowing conventional power units to operate at their optimum output level.

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Inaugurating the future of energy storage

A brass band is belting out folkloristic Bavarian tunes. Local politicians are all around. Families are sitting on foldable yet robust picnic benches enjoying the hearty local cuisine. Franz Josef Pschierer, the Bavarian minister for energy and economy, is holding a speech. Today, I attend the inauguration of the battery energy storage system (BESS) in …