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Monsson has its own batteries energy storage system in tests

21 March 2023

The Monsson Group has a battery energy storage system under construction, which should be completed by June, and which could later be used as a national benchmark by renewable energy producers.

“We hope that by June this year, we will put into operation the largest battery in Romania at the moment, 30 MW x four hours. We started a test project using our own funds. We want to come not necessarily with our own storage solution, but to find the best vendor to implement on our projects. We are trying to come up with a benchmark and help the industry implement the storage part faster”, said Sebastian Enache, Member of the Board of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association – RPIAs, at the conference “More renewables for Romania”, organized by Energynomics.

The company’s plan is to equip every new renewable energy project with energy storage systems.

The battery systems will be installed next to the Mireasa wind farm and next to the Gălbiori photovoltaic park and will work as a “real virtual power plant” that includes all types of renewable energy sources.

According to Enache, in order to accelerate the energy transition, it is also necessary for the legislation in the field of energy storage to be clear.

He estimated that by 2030, between 10,000 MW in renewable capacity would be installed in Romania, of which 35% in wind and 65% in photovoltaic, but also a capacity of 500-800 MW in energy storage units.

For this to happen, Romania needs at least 15,000 new employees in this industry. “If we fail to attract and qualify labor force, I don’t know if these MW will be built. It is very important to have human resources from Romania. In Romania, there are only 1,950 qualified photovoltaic panel installers. We are studying to see how willing people are to commute between projects in the country because not everyone can be hired locally,” added Enache.

On the other hand, due to the different interpretations of the legislation, there have been 6-8 month blockages of some green energy production projects with capacities of “thousands of megawatts”.

The conference “More renewables for Romania” was organized by Energynomics with the support of our partners among which ABB, ACE Industrial Software, BCR, Consolight, Eaton Electric, Elektra Renewable Support, EnergoPower, European Energy, Finder, Geminox, Huawei, ING Bank, LAPP Romania, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Phoenix Contact, Photomate, Prime Batteries Technology, REI Grup, Renomia-Gallagher, Valmont, Volt, Wiren România, Wise Finance Solutions.

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