Kyon Energy, a prominent project development company specializing in large-scale battery storage based in Munich, Germany, has secured approval for the construction of a substantial storage facility in Diesdorfer Wuhne, located on the outskirts of Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt. This facility is set to boast an impressive storage capacity of 58 megawatts (116 megawatt-hours) and is poised to commence construction as early as the beginning of 2024.
Upon completion, this battery storage system is poised to fulfill vital roles in supporting the power grid. It will enhance grid stability by regulating grid frequency and simultaneously increasing overall grid efficiency. This facilitates the integration of a greater quantity of renewable energy sources into the grid. The significant storage capacity enables surplus energy to be stored and injected back into the grid when required. This not only promotes the more efficient use of renewable resources but also diminishes reliance on traditional fossil fuel energy sources.
Florian Antwerpen, CEO of Kyon Energy, emphasized the pivotal role of battery storage in the transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy system. He stated, “Through the flexibility that battery storage projects like the one in Diesdorfer Wuhne provide to the power grid, we are initiating a turnaround in the German energy system and making an important contribution to the success of the energy transition.”
The new storage facility is slated to be operational by 2025. The German energy storage developer, Kyon Energy, recently received building permits for a 58-MW/116-MWh storage facility located in Diesdorfer Wuhne, on the outskirts of Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt. The construction is expected to be completed, and the system will assume critical system-serving responsibilities by 2025.
Notably, Saxony-Anhalt appears to be emerging as a hub for large-scale storage projects. Kyon Energy’s latest approval underscores the region’s growing importance in this sector. The facility will have an impressive output of 58 megawatts and a storage capacity of 116 megawatt hours. Kyon Energy intends to commence construction at the outset of the upcoming year, and the storage power plant is projected to be operational by 2025. While the exact investment figures were not disclosed by Kyon Energy at this time, this development represents a significant step towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy system.
After completion, the battery storage system is expected to stabilize the grid frequency and enhance network utilization, making it possible to integrate more renewable energy systems into the power grid. The high storage capacity will facilitate the storage and release of excess energy, ensuring a balanced and efficient grid operation. Florian Antwerpen, Managing Director of Kyon Energy, reinforced the critical role of battery storage in transitioning towards a more independent and sustainable energy system.
Furthermore, it’s worth noting that Eco Stor announced plans to construct a storage power plant with a remarkable 300-megawatt output and 600-megawatt-hour capacity in Saxony-Anhalt, commencing next year. This ambitious project is set to be realized in Förderstedt, within the Salzland district. Eco Stor estimates the investment required for this project to be approximately 250 million euros, further highlighting the growing significance of Saxony-Anhalt as a hub for large-scale energy storage projects.