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Andel, Stiesdal choose site for new hot rock energy storage

Danish power utility Andel and Stiesdal Storage Technologies have decided to install their GridScale energy storage facility in the town of Rødby on one of the country's southern isles.

Photo: Andel/Stiesdal

The green energy transition is not without its challenges, one of which is that of surplus power generation from renewables – as is the case on the Southern Danish island of Lolland. Now domestic utility cooperative Andel and compatriot company Stiesdal Storage Technologies mean to fix that issue locally by installing a new rock-based electrothermal energy storage facility.

Local town Rødby will host the first installed system of Stiesdal's GridScale technology, which stores energy in the form of heat for later reconversion to electricity when needed.

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