Coal-fired power plant built in 1912 becomes a milestone in the energy transition

Stationärspeicher Elverlingsen
Battery storage Elverlingsen

Together with Mercedes-Benz, the subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy, GETEC ENERGIE and Enervie, we have converted an old coal-fired power plant in Elverlingsen into a "living spare parts warehouse".

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    Vision: New life for old electric vehicle batteries, improving the CO2 balance of electric cars, valuable resource for the energy transition
    Location: Elverlingsen
    Conditions: Decommissioned coal power plant, infrastructure for grid feed-in available, 1,920 new battery modules from Daimler (approx. 9 MW), second-life batteries (approx. 9 MW) from around 900 used batteries
    Milestones: Interim electricity storage in batteries, retrieval during peak times
    Project start: 2018
The project

Renewable energy instead of coal

The cooperation partners Mercedes-Benz Energy, a Daimler subsidiary, GETEC ENERGIE, Enervie and The Mobility House have commissioned another innovative battery storage unit in 2018 in Elverlingsen. A large part of the batteries used in this system serves as a "living spare part storage" for the current smart electric drive fleet.

"We are very pleased about the fact that our recently closed coal fired power plant built in 1912 now becomes a milestone of the energy transition."

Erich Höhne ,

Director Enervie Group

Our solution

The EV Batteries always stay in good condition

Speicherprojekt Elverlingsen

For the usability of the batteries, they must be charged and discharged gently on a regular basis anyhow. Our technology ensures this and moreover, the batteries can generate revenues in the energy market.

Daimler Battery storage Elverlingsen
Success story

A storage facility that earns money

Furthermore, this is an important station for the future-oriented further development of technologies and communication between vehicle batteries and the power grid. The efficient dual use of battery systems improves the environmental footprint and lifecycle costs of electric mobility


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