PRL storage facility in Garching near Munich

14. June 2023

juniz dot element

The storage facility on the campus of the Technical University of Munich in Garching was officially inaugurated in 2016 as Smart Power GmbH’s first major project. Originally conceived exclusively as a PRL storage system, this project has since become a reflection of the dynamic development of grid-serving business models at Smart Power GmbH. It was retrofitted in order to test a hybrid concept consisting of new batteries and a 2nd-use battery system developed in-house. It also currently serves as a real laboratory for various innovative marketing concepts such as PRL and intraday trading. Fire protection concepts have even been developed and tested for practical relevance at this storage facility together with the specialist departments of Munich’s professional fire department.

PRL storage facility in Garching near Munich
PRL storage facility in Garching near Munich


1,4 MW


1,2 MWh

Voltage level

20 kV


Samsung SDI | Daimler


1 Battery container 40 ft
1 Container für inverters
1 Compact-transformer