Batteries are made up of one or more cells, each of which produces a flow of electrons in a circuit as a result of chemical reactions.
An anode (the “-” side), a cathode (the “+” side), and some type of electrolyte are the three main parts of any battery (a substance that chemically reacts with the anode and cathode).
A chemical reaction occurs between the anode and the electrolyte when a battery’s cathode and anode are linked to a circuit.
As a result of this reaction, electrons move back into the cathode and undergo a second chemical reaction.
The battery is unable to generate power when the cathode or anode material has been used up or is no longer usable in the reaction.
The Namibia Battery Market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2030.
The government-owned electric utility company in Namibia has received a grant for the creation of the continent’s first grid-scale battery storage facility.
According to Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower), the investment was made possible by Germany’s KfW development bank thanks to a bilateral cooperation agreement between the federal German government and the Republic of Namibia.
It will be used to build the Omburu substation’s 58MW/72MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in Namibia’s western Erongo area.
Peak load shifting, energy arbitrage, emergency backup power provision, ramp-rate control of power plants, and reactive power control are just a few of the applications it will carry out for NamPower.
NamPower will pay for local charges and taxes, as well as transmission connectivity, which are not covered by the grant financing.
By storing both locally produced renewable energy and electricity imported from the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), which can charge the battery at less expensive off-peak times and then discharge the energy during peak times, the Omburu BESS will aid in the growth of renewable energy in the area.
Additionally, this would reduce the need for electricity from Namibia’s sole coal-fired power plant, the 120 MW Van Eck Power Station, which the utility noted is now outdated due to its construction .
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