ENERGY STORAGE

Kyon Energy gets green light for 116MWh German battery

February 9, 2024

Germany-headquartered battery energy storage project developer Kyon Energy has received approval for a 50MW / 116MWh battery storage facility in Rhineland-Palatinate.

The planned facility will be built in Weißenthurm, with construction scheduled to begin in 2025, with commissioning to follow by early 2026.

In December 2023, the project was sold to Austrian energy company VERBUND, which will operate the facility on a long-term basis after commissioning.

In total, Kyon Energy and VERBUND aim to install a total of 300MW of storage capacity in the German battery market.

Martin Wagner, managing director of VERBUND Energy4Business, said: “Battery storage plays a central role in the integration of renewables into the energy system. We combine our expertise in storage and the energy market with expertise in flexibility marketing. With this approach, we are initiating a trend reversal and making a significant contribution to the success of the energy transition. VERBUND is fully focused on the energy future, by the end of 2030, VERBUND plans to install a total of 1 GW of battery storage capacities.”

Florian Antwerpen, managing director at Kyon Energy, added: “An intelligent energy future in Germany depends on the integration of flexible storage solutions. Battery storage are not only key components for the stability and flexibility of the power grid but are also crucial drivers for sustainable energy solutions and the overall energy transition.”