ENERGY STORAGE

MW Storage selects Fluence to provide 200MWh battery for German-Czech border project

February 19, 2024

Swiss energy storage investment fund MW Storage has selected Fluence Energy to deliver what has been described as “one of the largest battery-based energy storage projects in continental Europe”, a 100 MW / 200 MWh storage system located in Arzberg in the Wunsiedel district, near the German–Czech border.

According to a recent study by Frontier Economics, by 2050 energy storage assets will generate €12 billion in macro-economic value, reduce CO2 emissions by up to 6.2 million tonnes in 2030.

Wilfried Karl, CEO at MW Storage, said:“As the early adopters of storage systems and solutions with knowledge and experience in planning, funding, and operating them across Europe, we ensure the projects deliver maximum value to investors, network operators, and society. By working with trusted partners, such as Fluence, we are bringing to the market a safe and highly advanced technology – a solution to the challenges of the energy transition.”

Markus Meyer, managing director Germany & general counsel EMEA at Fluence, added: “Germany has been an important market to Fluence and is a critical part of our future growth path. Fluence is the market leader for battery-based energy storage in Germany. We are pleased to again partner with MW Storage, this time delivering one of the largest commercially operated storage system in the country. We have actively invested in the German market and local technology development since its earliest day and will continue doing so to meet the accelerating demand.”