November 2020, Austria. In recent months, VERBUND has commissioned three local battery storage facilities at high-power charging hubs in Austria in Vienna, Feldkirchen near Graz and Innsbruck as well as at two locations in Germany in Bergkirchen and Heppenheim. Further three locations are planned by the end of the year. This marks an important milestone for the SYNERG-E project with half of the overall targeted locations being in operation. First battery storage units for use in the control energy market The battery storage facilities in Vienna, in Feldkirchen near Graz and Innsbruck are the first battery storage facilities in Austria to be prequalified for the control reserve market. The two battery storage facilities in Bergkirchen and Heppenheim are in the prequalification process and are intended to be used in the control reserve market in Germany. In addition, the flexibility of the batteries can also be used for the intraday market.