Corre Energy boosts German team as stakeholder engagement begins
Corre Energy, a leader in the design, development and commercialisation of long duration energy storage (LDES), has bolstered its German team to support the development of its compressed air energy storage (CAES) projects in the country. This follows the agreement in June 2023 with Solvay, a multinational chemical company, to secure four salt caverns with a total potential power storage and generating capacity of over 500MW through multi-day CAES storage facilities.
Corre Energy has now retained Jörg Wollenburg to lead on project high voltage grid connection activities. Meanwhile, Dr. Ulf Tamm-Bendixen has been retained to support the permitting strategy and will be assisted by an experienced project permitting team including Oliver Paech and Nathalie Meyer. Further staff and support will be added to the project in due course.
These appointments come as Corre Energy has begun local, regional and national stakeholder engagement, with communities and officials, as project development activities ramp up. Through town hall meetings and stakeholder engagement, Corre Energy is working with everyone who has an interest in the future success of the project.
Located in Ahaus in North Rhine-Westphalia, the project site is well located between increasing offshore wind power production in the north and the significant power consumption regions to the south. It is close to the future national hydrogen backbone grid (H2-Startnetz) and will complement the regional establishment of an industrial scale renewables-based green hydrogen value chain. The project’s vision is to establish a pioneering, safe, and commercially viable industrial scale energy storage facility while fostering positive relationships with the local community.