Kyon Energy to Build 20-MW Battery in Germany

Jun 6, 2024 11:08 AM ET
  • Kyon Energy leads the way in energy storage innovation with a new 20-MW facility in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, enhancing grid flexibility and renewable energy integration.

German energy storage developer Kyon Energy has received approval to construct a 20-MW/40-MWh battery energy storage facility in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The facility, to be located in Großenwiehe, will store excess energy from renewable sources and release it during peak demand periods, enhancing grid flexibility and electricity supply in the region. The battery is expected to be operational by the end of next year.

Kyon Energy's managing director, Florian Antwerpen, emphasized the growing need for large battery storage systems as renewable energy usage increases. The company has already developed and sold 121 MW of energy storage projects, with over 7 GW in the pipeline and 650 MW of permitted projects ready for construction. In addition to the 20-MW battery in Schleswig-Holstein, Kyon Energy recently secured approval for a 100-MW battery project in North Rhine-Westphalia state.

What are the benefits of Kyon Energy's 20-MW battery storage facility in Germany?

  • Enhanced grid flexibility: The 20-MW battery storage facility will help balance the supply and demand of electricity in the region, especially during peak demand periods.
  • Increased renewable energy integration: By storing excess energy from renewable sources, the facility will support the integration of more renewable energy into the grid.
  • Improved electricity supply reliability: The battery storage facility will help stabilize the grid and ensure a reliable electricity supply for residents and businesses in Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Contribution to decarbonization efforts: The project aligns with Germany's goals to reduce carbon emissions and transition to a more sustainable energy system.
  • Economic benefits: The construction and operation of the battery storage facility will create jobs and stimulate economic growth in the region.

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