Audi launches 1.9MWh storage system at Berlin campus


German automaker Audi have announced  a storage system with a total capacity of 1.9 MWh on the EUREF campus in Berlin.

The trail will use second-use lithium-ion batteries used on the development of e-tron vehicles.

Audi has agreed partnerships with several organisations including Mobility House. The company is already working on Smart Grid and V2G and has been based on EUREF campus.

Audi has brought several partners on board, including The Mobility House. The company is already working on V2G and Smart Grid projects and has been on the EUREF campus for quite some time. The location is fulfilling Germany’s climate goals for 2050 since 2013 and is a testbed for applications and start-up hub.

For the 1.9 MWh installation, the carmaker got to work with TMH as well as Belectric. For now, the partners are selling one-megawatt hour to the Berlin medium-voltage grid, meaning once they win the bid, they have to keep said energy available for the week or day. The remaining 0.9 MWh serve as a safety net and also to power the campus itself. According to Audi, the storage could supply the entire 5.5-hectare office and science campus with electricity for almost two hours independently.

In the long run, the idea is to store energy from renewables and grid overloads to flexibly react to short-term power fluctuations in the network.