Zukunftsenergie Nordostbayern (ZENOB) and Siemens Smart Infrastructure have signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the turnkey construction of a 100 MW battery storage unit in the German town of Wunsiedel. With 200 MWh storage capacity, the lithium-ion battery will use surplus renewable energy to balance demand peaks in the Bavarian power grid.
As the US West Coast is caught in a cycle of extreme heat, drought and fire, a utility in Washington State has urged GenCell to provide G5 hydrogen-fuelled alkaline fuel cells as a back-up power source. Douglas PUD will run the G5s on its own hydrogen, making the fuel cells cheaper than diesel generators.
Grapeland compressor station in Texas was upgraded within a critical 10-month delivery window during the pandemic. Siemens Energy swiftly supplied and started up two SGT-400 mechanically driven RFBB20 compressors that boost throughput of the CJ Express pipeline, running from East Texas to the US Gulf Coast, by approximately 1 Bcf/d.
Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), spanning 303 miles across West Virginia and Virginia, will buy $150 million in carbon offsets for operational emissions during the first 10 years of service. Works on MVP will take until summer 2022 and it will cost more, $6.2 billion, to complete the gas interconnector.
Construction has started for a hydrogen generator in Wunsiedel, northern Bavaria. The 8.75 MW plant, built by Siemens Smart Infrastructure, will produce up to 1,350 tons of green hydrogen per year from summer 2022 and allow local industries to use waste heat, or oxygen split off during electrolysis.