Energy storage developer Kyon Energy has received approval for its ambitious plan to construct a 137.5-MW/275-MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Alfeld, Lower Saxony, Germany. Positioned as the largest approved storage project in Europe to date, the facility surpasses the current record-holder by 50%, marking a significant stride in the realm of energy storage, as highlighted in Kyon's statement released on Monday.
The proposed Alfeld battery storage facility is poised to supply electricity to approximately one million households for one hour, reinforcing its substantial scale and potential impact on regional energy infrastructure. Situated near a local substation, construction on the project is scheduled to commence in the coming year, with commissioning expected by the end of 2025.
Kyon Energy has demonstrated its commitment to advancing energy storage solutions, having executed projects with a combined capacity exceeding 120 MW over the past two years. With permits secured for nearly 500 MW more, the company is positioned as a key player in Germany's evolving energy landscape. In October, Kyon received regulatory approval for a separate 58-MW/116-MWh storage facility in Diesdorfer Wuhne, on the outskirts of Magdeburg.
The approval of the Alfeld project underscores Kyon Energy's role in driving the development of large-scale energy storage solutions and aligns with Germany's broader efforts to enhance grid reliability and promote sustainable energy practices.