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Sweden’s largest battery storage project to be built in Landskrona


Landskrona, a city in the south of Sweden, is growing with more companies and new residences, which increases the need for more power in the electricity grid. A challenge that can partly be solved by a battery energy storage. The batteries can be charged when the need for electricity is lower and discharged when the demand for power increases. The Landskrona storage project is set to be connected to the grid by 2023.


The new battery storage will have a capacity of 20 MW, which corresponds to approximately one third of Landskrona's usage. In Sweden, there are only a few battery storage projects that are integrated on the electricity grid. Landskrona will therefore be one of the first municipalities to adopt this solution. Behind the project are Scandinavian Capacity Reserve, RES and Landskrona Energi.


"The storage project will create the opportunity for the expansion planned for Landskrona. In the last two years, we have seen the growing demand in this region creating some supply challenges. The battery storage provides an addition of capacity that will strengthen Landskrona's attractiveness for new local development. This makes it possible for new industries to establish themselves in the area and strengthens our local electricity grid," says Johan Holmstedt, CEO of Landskrona Energi.

"In order for Landskrona to continue to grow with new companies and new homes, we must secure our energy needs. The new battery storage project is an effective solution that in several ways supports and strengthens the electricity network in Landskrona. Batteries will play an important role in the green transition as a stabilizing factor when more solar and wind power is developed," says Torkild Strandberg (L), chairman of the municipal board in the city of Landskrona.

Landskrona Energi's role is to connect the battery storage to the electricity grid. Developers behind the battery storage are RES and Scandinavian Capacity Reserve (SCR).


"This is an exciting project for RES and another step in fulfilling our vision of a future with zero emissions. RES has developed and designed over 440 MW in storage projects globally, and we look forward to bringing that experience to this project, which will be our first in the Nordic region, says Magnus Mattsson," Commercial Manager at RES.

"This is a big day for SCR. The collaboration with RES and Landskrona takes our first project one step closer from vision to reality," says Fredrik Bodecker, CEO of SCR.
"The energy situation in southern Sweden shows the need for more capacity to meet future growth. A battery of this capacity helps the grid to function better and to reduce emission from other, more fossil-intensive energy power production," says Carl Hagert, Chair of the board SCR.

A battery storage has several functions that support various parts of the electricity grid, both locally, regionally and nationally. An increasingly important function for batteries is that they can help with frequency maintenance for the entire Swedish electricity grid in a split second. Batteries can support grid stability, importing or exporting power to help maintain the frequency and supporting the addition of more weather dependent generation.


The battery storage project will be ready for connection to the electricity grid in 2023. It will cover an area of ​​approximately 4,000 square meters and will be located on Gasverksgatan in Landskrona, where Landskrona Energi has its facility.


Initial simulations and technical investigations indicate that it will be possible to connect the large battery storage to the network and these will be further verified in the future.


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About RES RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company and is active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage, green hydrogen, transmission and distribution. As an industry innovator for over 40 years, RES has delivered more than 23GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 9GW worldwide for a large client base. Understanding the unique needs of corporate clients, RES has secured over 1.5GW of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) enabling access to energy at the lowest cost. RES employs over 2,500 passionate people and is active in 11 countries. Visit www.res-group.com


About SCR

SCR was founded in Spring 2021 by Carl Hagert, Fredrik Bodecker and Thomas Wiklund with the ambition to be the Nordic Market leader in developing Large Scale Battery Systems. SCR founders have many years of experience from the European and Nordic energy and finance markets with trading, risk management and business management within the energy sector. SCR’s vision is to establish more than 200 MW of battery capacity mainly in regions SE3 and SE4 within the next few years to support the transition to a fossil free future supported by battery technology. For more information, visit www.scandinaviancapacityreserve.com


About Landskrona Energi

Landskrona Energi is 100% owned by the City of Landskrona via the group company Landskrona City Hall. Our operations are district heating, city networks, electricity networks and electricity trading.


We are located in and operate for Landskrona and are part of the development of the city for new establishments. We expand where the city grows! At the same time, we maintain, upgrade and reinvest in our networks to guarantee a safe and uninterrupted everyday life for our customers. Collaborations with various parties where we ensure a sustainable infrastructure for the future and give back to the city are important to us.


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