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Michael Westhagemann, the Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg, has officially commissioned the storage power plant at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf. At the core of the system is a system linking the five wind turbines operated at the wind farm with a new battery storage facility, which is connected directly to the wind farm grid.
 
Built by Vattenfall in conjunction with the Competence Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) and the Nordex Group, the lithium-ion battery storage facility can collect electricity from the adjacent CC4E wind farm. The storage power plant consists of 24 batteries featuring BMW technology.
 
The purpose of the storage power plant is to enable practical research to be conducted into the possibilities for the system integration of renewable energies. In addition, Vattenfall, Nordex and CC4E want to jointly design models for system services. Control algorithms and parameters are to be developed and tested so that providers of renewable energies can offer these services together with battery storage systems on a market-oriented basis.
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