First lithium-ion system has been launched at the Zaporizhzhya power plant in the city of Energodar [Image: DTEK]
DTEK has officially launched the first lithium-ion energy storage system in Ukraine.
The 1MW/2.25 megawatt-hour pilot project has been installed at the Zaporizhzhya power plant in the city of Energodar.
The battery will store and dispatch electricity to the grid, as well as maintain the functioning of Ukraine’s power system, DTEK said.
The company will soon certify the system to obtain the status of ‘reserve capacity service provider’ for the system operator.
US company Honeywell supplied the energy storage system.
DTEK owner Rinat Akhmetov said: “Our modern energy industry must become the driving force behind the growth of the Ukrainian economy and welfare of Ukrainians.
“The launch of our country’s first industrial energy storage system is DTEK’s latest investment into the future of the national energy sector.
“This project effectively launches a new market for energy storage systems in Ukraine.
“Moreover, these storage solutions will be key to ensuring the energy security of our country, as well as a new point of development for the Ukrainian energy industry.”
Honeywell Process Solutions general manager, renewables and distributed assets Eren Ergin said: “Sustainability is a key focus for Honeywell. Energy storage is a very important part of it.
“The demand for energy storage systems is increasing exponentially to enable meeting decarbonisation and renewable targets globally.
“An estimated 350GW of grid-related battery storage will come online by 2030.
“We at Honeywell see ourselves in a unique position to address today’s challenges in energy management.
“We feel very proud to be working with DTEK who focuses on innovation and latest technologies to lead the charge in energy transition in Ukraine. DTEK is the true trailblazer.”