Hamburg: 1st Electro-Thermal-Energy-Storage (ETES) in Service

Siemens Gamesa ETES in Hamburg

It's the first of its kind: A milestone for achieving the German "Energiewende". The electro-thermal-energy-storage in Hamburg is packed with small volcanic stones that can be heated up to 800 degC. This is enough to store up to 130 MWh of precious power from renewable sources and release it back to the grid when needed.

XRG assisted Hamburg University of Technology with an innovative fluid dynamics model that can be coupled directly to a model of the power plant and the control system. Welcome to the New Stone Age!