31 October 2023

Alfen and Nybro Energi Partner to Accelerate Renewable Energy Transition in the Nordics

•    5MW/5MWh TheBattery Elements™ energy storage system installation in Nybro, Sweden
•    Supports provision of stable energy supply by Swedish transmission system operator

Almere, The Netherlands, 31 October 2023 – Alfen, an energy solutions specialist at the heart of Europe’s energy transition to limit climate change, has successfully installed a 5MW/5MWh TheBattery Elements™ energy storage system for municipal energy company, Nybro Energi. This project is part of Alfen’s ongoing support for Sweden’s energy supply needs as the country increases emphasis on renewables and electrification. The system was commissioned in April for use on the Swedish ancillary services market and started operations in May. It features a proven industrial modular energy storage solution for stationary applications ranging from 1 to 100MW+. TheBattery Elements modular outdoor building blocks can be added to each other to achieve high energy density according to the requirements.

Nybro Energi has a proud history of pioneering green energy solutions. Since the 1970s, it has used biofuels to produce both heat and electricity for Nybro, a town in southern Sweden, and started using another plant that generates power from waste in 2016. It has also set up a wind farm and solar panels cover the roofs of the city’s industrial buildings.

Stephanie Schockaert, Commercial Director for Alfen’s Energy Storage Solutions business comments: “We’re proud to provide Alfen’s TheBattery Elements which offers modular energy storage to help create a greener and balanced energy landscape for Sweden, one of the first countries in the world to adopt a net-zero emissions target, which it intends to achieve by 2045.”

This project ensures stable energy supply through ancillary services for Swedish transmission system operator, Svenska Kraftnät, primarily frequency containment reserves, real-time grid frequency balancing, and peak shaving during cold winter days. Notably, surplus heat from the waste incineration plant complements the electricity stored by the system.

“Alfen was our top choice for the battery system procurement as we were looking for a flexible solution with an effective price and design that catered to Svenska’s transmission system needs. The system has been operational in the ancillary services market for a while now, and our satisfaction remains unwavering,” adds Niklas Lindvall, Business Area Manager at Nybro Energi.

Alfen has been developing energy storage systems since 2011 with installations in 9 European countries, and it has 525+ MWh of energy capacity contracted in 11 European countries with several projects in the Nordics. Its solutions are underpinned by 2 key products tailored for different markets and applications but based on the same design principles to ensure optimal performance, flexibility, modularity and longevity. Its TheBattery Elements suits various needs like renewable energy integration, peak shaving, energy trading and more. 

Alfen also offers end-to-end solution and network integration expertise, further extending the support for grid services and businesses seeking efficient energy management. For more information, visit TheBattery - Plug & play energy storage system | Alfen N.V. to learn more about Alfen’s energy storage systems.


About Alfen 

At the heart of Europe’s energy transition from fossil-based to zero carbon to limit climate change by 2050, Alfen specialises in energy solutions for the future. Its integrated smart solutions are helping customers throughout Europe address their electricity challenges and achieve climate neutrality.

Alfen continuously builds on its more than 85 years of innovation with its smart grids, energy storage systems and EV charging stations installed in some 30 countries throughout Europe. Alfen has been developing energy storage systems since 2011 with installations in 9+ European countries.