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MW Storage and Fluence Partner to Deliver Their Largest Joint Project in Germany After Successful Collaboration in Finland and Switzerland

Published by Todd Bush on February 14, 2024

  • The project, one of the largest in continental Europe, will increase flexibility in the power system and support lower electricity prices for end-users.
  • The energy storage system will have enough capacity to power approximately 60,000 German households for a 2-hour period.
  • The demand for energy storage in Germany is predicted to reach 23.7GW by 2037, and storage is expected to generate €12 billion in macro-economic value by 2050.

ERLANGEN, Germany, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MW Storage AG (MW Storage), a Swiss investment fund experienced in financing, developing and operating energy storage systems, has selected Fluence Energy GmbH (Fluence), a subsidiary of Fluence Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLNC) to deliver one of the largest battery-based energy storage projects in continental Europe. The 100 MW/ 200 MWh storage system will be located in Arzberg, Wunsiedel district, near the German – Czech border. The project underlines the long-standing partnership between Fluence and MW Storage that previously has delivered projects in Finland and Switzerland.

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The German Federal Network Agency estimates the demand for large-scale battery storage will reach 23.7GW in 2037, which corresponds to 237 projects of the same size as the one to be delivered by MW Storage and Fluence. Additionally, according to a recent study by Frontier Economics, by 2050, energy storage assets will, among others, generate €12 billion in macro-economic value, reduce CO2 emissions by up to 6.2 million tonnes in 2030, and lower electricity costs for end customers.

Wilfried Karl, CEO at MW Storage, commented: “At MW Storage, we are proud to play a key role in the German energy transition. 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, commented: “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.”

For Fluence, the project in the Wunsiedel district is another megaproject the company is currently deploying in Germany. Recently, Fluence was awarded the delivery of a 450 MW portfolio of storage systems for German transmission system operators.

About Fluence

Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. The Company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.

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