Northvolt launches modular energy storage solution to strengthen grid operations in collaboration with Vattenfall2020-05-18
  • Northvolt is today launching Voltpack Mobile System, a versatile energy storage solution to support energy storage as a service markets
  • As development partner, Vattenfall has supported the system’s design and will be providing test and validation capabilities to bring Voltpack Mobile System to market 

Stockholm, Sweden – Northvolt and Vattenfall today announced the launch of a new battery energy storage solution, Voltpack Mobile System – a rugged, highly modular lithium-ion battery system envisioned as a zero-emission alternative to replace diesel generators.

Voltpack Mobile System will serve as a modular power supply solution which can be configured to meet energy and power requirements of a wide variety of market scenarios.

Prime applications include powering remote electricity grids, reinforcing weak grids, supporting electric vehicle charging and delivering grid services such as balancing power, flexibility, or other ancillary services.

Designed for redeployment, the system can be deployed for operations lasting days, weeks or even longer periods of time. This characteristic opens Voltpack Mobile System up to opportunities of leasing and is expected to significantly expand the system’s utility.

Emad Zand, President Battery Systems, Northvolt, comments: “We see an increased need from the market for flexible solutions, both in terms of use case but also location. Voltpack Mobile System is designed to give our customers a fleet of assets that can be redeployed, repurposed and connected seamlessly. Vattenfall has been an invaluable partner of Northvolt since our earliest days, and their contributions to this project have enabled us to accelerate development of a product built to customer requirements.”

Torbjörn Johansson, head of Vattenfall Network Solutions Sweden, comments: “The need for flexible energy solutions such as energy storage is vital for the transition to the new energy system. Energy storage provides fast access to power when customers need to peak-shave or the capacity of the grid connection is insufficient. The battery storage solution will be offered as part of our concept "Power-as-a-service”, which means that we deliver a complete package with ownership of the energy storage and manage it to the specification of the customer. Vattenfall add a long experience of owning and operating different kind of network solutions including energy storage.”

Within the project, Northvolt has led development and production of core technologies, including battery and complementary inverter systems, and the battery management system.

Drawing on the company’s experience of delivering commercial grid solutions to market, Vattenfall has supported Voltpack Mobile System project development to tailor the product to match the needs of the market, through both advising on design and functionality.

Final validation of the system will be undertaken at Vattenfall’s test and certification center in Älvkarleby, Sweden. Vattenfall will be the first to offer the battery unit to the market, and have identified the need for sustainable solutions at industries, for microgrids, construction sites as well as for event organizers.

Voltpack Mobile System delivers up to 250 kW with a scalable capacity from 245 to 1225 kWh of available energy. The system scales through a central interface hub, which can connect in parallel up to five self-contained Voltpacks, each containing three liquid-cooled, industrial-grade battery Voltpack Cores. The hub also serves as an interface for applications, and houses inverter and auxiliary systems. If further power or storage capacity is needed, this can be fulfilled simply by connecting multiple Voltpack Mobile Systems in parallel.

Voltpacks feature high safety standards, and are designed and built by Northvolt. Leveraging field-proven technologies, Voltpack Mobile System is well-suited to operate under even the harshest conditions with a rugged profile and unique design features engineered for transportation and repeated redeployment.

Press contact

Northvolt:  Jesper Wigardt, Vice President Communications & Public Affairs (jesper.wigardt@northvolt.com)

Vattenfall Press Office: +46 (0) 8 739 5010, press@vattenfall.com

About Northvolt  

Northvolt is a European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. Founded to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, the company has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling. Among Northvolt industrial partners and customers are ABB, BMW Group, Scania, Siemens, Vattenfall, Vestas and the Volkswagen Group. For more information visit northvolt.com. 

About Vattenfall  

Vattenfall is a leading European energy company, which for more than 100 years has electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. That's why we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system through initiatives in renewable production and climate smart energy solutions for our customers. We employ approximately 20,000 people and have operations mainly in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and the UK. Vattenfall is owned by the Swedish state. For more information: group.vattenfall.com.

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