Continental Europe’s biggest battery system inaugurated by Corsica Sole in Belgium
An aerial view of the two-hour energy storage system in Wallonia, Belgium. Image: CORSICA SOLE.
A 50MW/100MWh battery energy storage system, the largest in continental Europe, has been inaugurated in Belgium by developer Corsica Sole.
The system in the French-speaking region of Wallonia came online last week (1 December), and is the first of three 100MWh projects in Belgium that have been slated to come online before the end of the year (more details further down).
The project’s development was led by Corsica Sole, while developers Yuso and InnoVent were project partners. EV and energy storage firm Tesla provided its MegaPack utility-scale battery storage product for the system (pictured), which is in the district of Deux-Acren.
Corsica Sole said the project totalled €33 million (US$34.7 million) of investment.
“This project is an important step for the development of electricity storage solutions in Europe,” said Michael Coudyser, managing director of Corsica Sole.
“We financed this project with our shareholder Mirova Energy Transition 5 without having recourse to any public subsidy. By demonstrating that the large-scale deployment of batteries is economically viable, we provide proof that we can build a world based on renewable energy coupled with energy storage.”