TotalEnergies commissions a 25 MWh energy storage site with Saft battery containers in Carling, France
Saint-Avold, May 9th, 2022 – TotalEnergies has launched a battery energy storage site with a 25 MWh storage capacity at its Carling platform. This project is part of the storage capacities awarded in response to the long-term call for tenders (AOLT) from the French Electricity Transmission Network (RTE). It is located on the Carling platform, which combines two gas-fired and battery power plants and illustrates the company’s multi-energy strategy.
After the start-up of operations in Dunkirk of the largest storage site in France with a 61 MWh storage capacity, Carling is the second site built for the AOLT. It responds to the needs of grid stabilization and electricity supply during power consumption peaks in France, especially in winter. It is made up of 11 lithium-ion battery containers designed and assembled by Saft, TotalEnergies’ battery affiliate which notably develops cutting-edge battery technologies for the industry. With 86 MW of capacity already installed, TotalEnergies will deliver a third site by the end of 2022 to finalize the project portfolio for RTE.
TotalEnergies Carling, a multi-energy site
TotalEnergies’ multi-energy strategy is illustrated at the Carling platform, where the company is diversifying its activities by producing and storing electricity:
- Two combined cycle gas turbine power plants
- Electricity storage through the commissioning of the storage site
On the Carling platform, TotalEnergies also has several production units, which make it one of the leading European centers on the polymer and hydrocarbon resin market, and it also strives to develop green chemistry by supporting the establishment of industrial producers active in this segment.
“In a desire to contribute to the renewable energy ambition of Carling and its region, TotalEnergies is proud, through its storage site, to be a partner participating in the industrial future of the Lorraine region as well as a partner guaranteeing the stability of the RTE network,” said Jean-Henri Culerier, VP Energy Storage Solutions at TotalEnergies.
“This project is fully in line with TotalEnergies’ climate ambition of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, together with society,” said Corinne Loigerot, Director of TotalEnergies Carling.
“Saft’s lithium-ion storage solutions for renewable energy and its electricity network services, which are modular and replicable, enable TotalEnergies to deploy new applications to further improve energy efficiency in France, ensuring the safety throughout every phase of the project, from its design to its commissioning,” said Hervé Amossé, VP Energy Storage Solutions at Saft.
TotalEnergies and renewable electricity
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About TotalEnergies Carling
The TotalEnergies Carling – Saint-Avold platform has nearly 380 employees and produces components used in manufacturing everyday materials. This involves polymers and resins (mainly in the form of pellets) that our customers use to manufacture daily objects, particularly food packaging, electronics, medical materials and products for the automotive industry. The site has five production units (polyethylene, polystyrene, polypropylene compound units as well as two resin units). It is home to the European management of Cray Valley, a TotalEnergies’ subsidiary that supervises the resin production activity, which includes supply chain organization, a European research and development center, and production units. As the main site in Europe for polystyrene production for TotalEnergies, the facility contributes to developing the knowledge and techniques relating to the production of recycled polystyrene. The site also studies a recycling project on its compounding unit for the automotive industry and contributes to the Company’s ambition: 30% of recycled and renewable polymers by 2030.
Saft is a wholly owned subsidiary of TotalEnergies specialized in advanced technology battery solutions for industry, from the design and development to the production, customization and service provision. For more than 100 years, Saft’s longer-lasting batteries and systems have provided critical safety applications, back-up power and propulsion for our customers. Our innovative, safe and reliable technology delivers high performance on land, at sea, in the air and in space. Saft is powering industry and smarter cities, while providing critical back-up functionality in remote and harsh environments from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara Desert.
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