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TotalEnergies Acquires German Battery Storage Developer 'Kyon Energy'

The consideration consists of a €90 million upfront payment, plus some earn out payments linked to the achievement of development targets.

January 24, 2024. By News Bureau

TotalEnergies has signed an agreement to acquire from its three founders the entire share capital of Kyon Energy, one of the developers of battery storage systems in the country. The consideration consists of a €90 million upfront payment, plus some earn out payments linked to the achievement of development targets.

Since its creation in 2021, Kyon Energy has developed 770 MW of projects with very competitive connection costs of which 120 MW are already in operation, 350 MW are under construction and 300 MW are ready to build. In addition, Kyon Energy’s portfolio includes a 2 GW pipeline of advanced-stage projects.

TotalEnergies will develop, build, and operate those projects, mainly located in the North of Germany, as part of its integrated power strategy. This new acquisition follows 2023 successes in the country – including the award of a maritime concession to develop a 3 GW offshore wind farm, the acquisition of the renewable energy aggregator Quadra Energy and the award of a contract to install and operate 1,100 high-power charge points for electric vehicles – and is further strengthening TotalEnergies ability to offer reliable and competitive power to its German customers.

The battery storage system will contribute to the resilience of the German electricity system, help solving congestion problems or providing additional flexibility to the German power grid, and ultimately support the rapid expansion of renewable energies in Germany

"I would like to welcome the Kyon Energy teams to TotalEnergies. The acquisition of this company, one of the leaders in its market, is a key element in our presence in the German electricity market, which is the largest in Europe,” said Stéphane Michel, President Gas, Renewables & Power at TotalEnergies. "This acquisition will enable us to accelerate the development of our Integrated Power activities in Germany, both in production, trading, aggregation and marketing of low-carbon electricity available 24 hours a day. It also contributes to our profitability target for this business segment of 12% ROACE by 2028."

"This partnership with TotalEnergies represents a key moment for Kyon Energy, as we aim to become one of Europe's leading flexibility providers. By joining forces, we are consolidating our position in the German electricity market, and thus making a direct contribution to its transition to a more sustainable system", said Adrian Kapsalis, CEO of Kyon Energy.

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