Germany-headquartered energy storage project developer Kyon Energy has received approval for a large-scale battery storage project in Alfeld (Leine), Lower Saxony.
The facility will have a storage capacity of 137.5MW and a storage capacity of 275MWh, making it the “largest approved storage project in Europe to date”, a Kyon Energy statement said.
Construction of the facility is scheduled to start next year, with commissioning to follow by the end of 2025.
The capacity of the project is sufficient to supply one million households with electricity for one hour.
Florian Antwerpen, managing director of Kyon Energy, said: “It is essential for the success of the energy transition in Germany to massively expand storage capacities. Battery storage systems are indispensable for the integration of renewable energies into our electricity grids and the security of supply in Germany. The approval of the project in Alfeld is a decisive step towards a sustainable and independent energy future.”