Alight recently announced its first battery storage project and Sweden’s first solar-plus-storage plant, co-located in Alight’s solar park in Linköping (12 MW). Varberg Energi acted as advisor to Alight on the project, and now the two companies expand the collaboration by entering into an agreement with the goal to build energy storage of 25 MW until 2025. The storage assets will contribute to balancing the national electricity grid through ancillary services and take advantage of other flexibility tools.
In addition, the agreement also includes knowledge sharing within energy storage, ancillary services, flexibility markets, technical requirements and qualification procedures.
– By combining battery storage with solar production, we can maximize the benefits and create more predictability and grid stability. The partnership with Varberg Energi enables us to rapidly scale up our energy storage efforts and also add to our existing portfolio of solar assets over the next couple of years, says Harald Överholm, CEO of Alight.
– We are delighted that Alight has shown such great confidence in Varberg Energi and has chosen us as a partner when they take the next step within the segment of renewable energy and flexibility. Our collaboration shows us that Varberg Energi is on the right track regarding our flexibility offer. This agreement will add flexible resources to the electricity grid, which is an important prerequisite for continuing the expansion of renewable energy in Sweden, says Björn Sjöström, CEO of Varberg Energi.