Danish power company Ørsted and energy storage solution power provider Energy Dome are partnering up on long-duration energy storage for baseload renewable energy.
The announcement follows a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two to run a feasibility study on the deployment of a 20MW/200MWh energy storage facility using Energy Dome’s CO2 Battery technology at one or more Ørsted sites.
The feasibility study project with Ørsted, which will dispatch generated renewable energy over periods of 10 hours or longer, will see a first site located in Continental Europe.
Ørsted has stated how testing the CO2 battery energy storage project is part of their plan to provide a flexible solution that increases the availability and reliability of green energy with the aid of long duration energy storage.
Kieran White, VP Europe onshore at Ørsted, said: “As a company focused on quickly scaling the build-out of wind, solar, Power-to-X and other renewable energy solutions, we are delighted to work with Energy Dome to explore how we can deploy their innovative long-duration energy storage technology. We consider the CO2 Battery solution to be a really promising alternative for long-duration energy storage. This technology could potentially help us decarbonise electrical grids by making renewable energy dispatchable.”
Claudio Spadacini, founder and CEO of Energy Dome, added: “We are thrilled to collaborate with Ørsted, a clean energy pioneer and the world’s most sustainable energy company, on our shared vision of deploying as much energy storage as possible to enable 100% renewable energy on the grid. Energy Dome looks forward to helping Ørsted achieve their renewable energy and energy storage goals as they expand into new markets.”
The agreement also includes an option to develop multiple additional CO2 battery energy storage facilities, with the potential for the first 20MW project slated to begin construction during the second half of 2024. The announcement follows the completion of Energy Dome’s first commercial demonstration facility in Sardinia, Italy.