The Uppsala Battery Energy Storage System is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in University town Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden. The rated storage capacity of the project is 20,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2020 and will be commissioned in 2021.

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The key application of the project is grid supportive services.

Contractors involved

Alfen is the technology provider for the project.

Alfen is the system integrator.

Additional information

Vattenfall has selected Alfen to deliver a battery energy storage system of 20 MWh in the university town Uppsala in Sweden. Alfen’s scope consists of the delivery of an energy storage system of 20 MWh (5 MW) based on BMW car batteries, Alfen’s ‘TheBattery Connect’ energy management system and the local grid connection. The energy storage system will be connected to the power grid of distribution grid operator Vattenfall Eldistribution. The system will be deployed to address grid congestion challenges and to benefit from trading opportunities on the flexibility market.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.