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Axpo commissions first BESS in Sweden

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Swiss-headquartered independent power producer (IPP) Axpo has brought its first BESS project in Sweden online, a 20MW/20MWh system in Landskrona.

The 1-hour duration lithum-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) project was inaugurated in a ceremony on 12 February following a commissioning and connection to the electricity grid of local distribution system operator (DSO) Landskrona Energi.

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It is the first from Axpo in Sweden and was acquired in-development from developers RES and SCR in March 2023. That acquisition was followed shortly by a solar-plus-storage project with a 25MW BESS acquired from developer SENS, among the more active in the Swedish market.

Axpo Group’s head of batteries & hybrid systems Frank Amend said: “We will continue to expand our storage activities over the next few years. The importance of large storage capacities is crucial in the course of the energy transition.”

The firm did not reveal the technology providers for the project in the press release, but a picture of the project indicates some of it was provided by Sungrow.

The grid-scale energy storage market in Sweden has accelerated substantially in the past few years with high prices in the ancillary service markets and 200MW is expected to come online in 2024, according to flexibility services provider Flextools in a recent interview (Premium access).

Another IPP, France-headquartered Neoen, launched construction on the country’s largest BESS at 93.9MW/93.9MWh earlier this month.

This article was updated after publication with a new image of the project.

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