Failure Event - Germany, Neermoor - 27 Apr 2024

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Location: Germany, Neermoor
Setting: Storing
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Operator / Integrator: Intilion
Installation: Temporary storage of BESS containers onsite
Enclosure Type: Container
Event Date: 27 April 2024
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Extent of Damage: Explosion, closure of nearby highway. Two firefighters were injured.
State During Accident: Temporarily stored onsite; not interconnected
Description: One of several lithium-ion containers located in an industrial area was observed to be smoking. The containers were not interconnected to the grid. The fire department consulted with the operator and opened the container, resulting in an explosion. Two firefighters were injured. The container was cooled and moved away from the surrounding containers with a crane to prevent propagation. The fire was extinguished in 10 hours. A highway was closed overnight for 6 hours and residents were asked to keep doors and windows closed due to the heavy smoke.
Source: Neermoor Fire Brigade
Additional Resources: [ PV Magazine]
Note: Missing values in this table reflect unknowns.

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