Saft to provide 10-MW battery for photo voltaic mission in Cote d’Ivoire

Might 17 (Renewables Now) – Battery maker Saft, a subsidiary of French multinational TotalEnergies SE (EPA:TTE), has secured a contract to ship a 10-MW power storage resolution for the Boundiali photo voltaic PV mission in Cote d’Ivoire.

Saft stated that it has been awarded the contract by Eiffage Energie Systemes, the energy-focused enterprise unit of French civil engineering group Eiffage SA (EPA:FGR). Eiffage Energie Systemes is the primary contractor for the 37.5-MWp Boundiali, which Saft touts as the primary large-scale photo voltaic mission within the West African nation.

Home state-owned entity Cote d’Ivoire Energies (CI-Energies) owns the Boundiali mission and can function the ability plant.

Saft’s position within the mission might be to ship a fully-integrated lithium-ion power storage system (ESS). Its resolution will comprise six Saft Intensium Max Excessive Power containers, offering a complete of 13.8 MWh of storage, and energy conversion and medium voltage energy station techniques.

The ESS will present capability firming and smoothing of the Boundiali photo voltaic farm’s intermittent output, Saft stated.

The battery firm expects to fee the system on the Boundiali website in September this 12 months.

Cote d’Ivoire generates nearly all of its electrical energy in thermal energy vegetation and hydroelectric dams. The federal government goals to diversify the nation’s power combine by incorporating extra renewables.

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