Saft’s extended range of Intensium® Max containerised energy storage systems now includes 1 MWh capability

Saft Li-ion energy storage solutions are ready for the whole world of renewable energy applications from kilowatts to megawatts

Aberdeen, May 22, 2013 – Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high technology batteries for industry, is at All-Energy 2013 for the UK launch of the latest addition to the Intensium® Max range of containerised lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage systems -  the Intensium® Max+ 20E that offers 1 MWh of storage capacity in a standard 20-foot container. This outstanding storage capability, in combination with 500 kW continuous discharge power, makes the Intensium® Max+ 20E the ideal solution for industrial level renewable grid integration applications such as smoothing, shaping and shifting as well as peak load management functions including substation peak shaving, management of feeder congestion and load levelling.

Visitors to stand F52 will also be able to see how Saft’s developing ranges of advanced Li-ion battery systems, such as the Energy Storage System Unit (ESSU) housed in a 19” cabinet and Synerion® residential batteries, are ready to deliver significant performance, reliability and total cost of ownership (TCO) advantages across the whole world of alternative energy applications through managing energy flows in smart grids to boosting self-consumption in domestic photovoltaic (PV) installations.

Intensium® Max - efficient energy storage at the megawatt scale

Saft’s Intensium® Max is a ready-to-install containerised solution that provides a complete, fully integrated energy storage system at the megawatt scale comprising Li-ion battery modules, power management and control interfaces, air conditioning and safety devices. The containerised energy storage system is targeted at medium to large scale on-grid solar and wind power schemes, where the effective implementation of state-of-the-art Li-ion technology can smooth the intermittent generation and ramp rates inherent in renewable power sources.

Scalable and flexible Intensium® Max solutions can also be used in medium and low voltage grids to provide various grid support functions such as peak management or voltage support. In a current project, two Intensium® Max 20E containers were installed this spring by Cowessess First Nation (CFN) as part of the High Wind and Storage Project in Saskatchewan, Canada, where they help optimize renewable wind power performance by increasing reliability and decreasing volatility.