ENERGY STORAGE

OX2 to sell 42.5MWh Swedish storage facility to Flower

April 4, 2024

OX2 has signed an agreement with Flower, a Swedish energy technology and storage company, for the sale of Bredhälla, a 42.5 MW / 42.5 MWh energy storage facility in Sweden.

OX2 started construction of Bredhälla, located in the municipality of Uppvidinge in Southern Sweden, in late 2022. The facility consists of batteries utilising lithium-ion technology spread across 20 containers.

Bredhälla will provide ancillary services to Svenska Kraftnät, the Swedish authority operating the transmission system, to ensure stability in the electricity grid. Additionally, it will also participate in wholesale markets by providing energy arbitrage.

The transaction is conditional on approval from the Swedish authorities and Svenska Kraftnät and is expected to close during the second quarter of 2024.

Once commissioned, OX2 will be responsible for the technical and commercial management under a 10-year agreement.

Paul Stormoen, CEO at OX2, said: “We are happy to announce the sale of Bredhälla, the first energy storage project that has been originated and developed by OX2. We have over the past few years built up a strong portfolio within energy storage, which is a technology that will be an important enabler in the ongoing energy transition.”

John Diklev, CEO and founder of Flower, added: “We are thrilled to have reached an agreement for the Bredhälla project with OX2. This strategic addition to our portfolio allows us to develop new products and revenue streams for flexible assets, ultimately accelerating the energy transition. Furthermore, the acquisition underscores Flower’s position as a key player in the industry.”

OX2’s total portfolio within energy storage amounts to about 1 GW, with projects in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Italy and Australia.