Siemens Energy has launched the “Future of Storage” initiative to bundle knowledge and build an ecosystem of technology partners in order to offer energy storage solutions tailored to customers’ needs.
An essential component of climate-friendly energy systems of the future will be efficient energy storage systems – they compensate for the fluctuating feed-in of renewable energies and stabilize the grids, making them a key driver of decarbonisation.
A global team of experts is being formed to cover all available energy storage technologies, from batteries to thermal and thermo-mechanical energy storage systems.
Anette Ossege-Schaffrath, who heads the team at Siemens Energy, said: “We want to offer every customer the optimal energy storage solution that best suits their needs.
“To do this, we need access to a broad portfolio of storage technologies. We need to have the necessary expertise and develop suitable business models. With Future of Storage, we are creating an important prerequisite for achieving these goals
Jorn Schmucker, the CEO of Rotating Equipment at Siemens Energy, adds:
“Energy storage is the key to a decarbonised world.
“With Future of Storage and our partner ecosystem, we will be able to offer our customers exactly the solutions that fit their needs – with the advantage of improving the efficiency and thus the profitability of their plants.“
The launch of the initiative follows Siemens Energy entering into a long-term partnership with the Norwegian technology company EnergyNest.
The aim of the partnership is to jointly offer modularised and standardised thermal energy storage systems for industrial customers.
EnergyNest has developed a heat battery that can be charged with renewable energy or with waste heat and can discharge completely renewable steam directly into customers’ plants when required. This reduces the demand for fossil generated heat and at the same time increases the flexibility of the plants.
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