Benedikt Deuchert joins the Kyon Energy Management Team

Benedikt Deuchert joins the Kyon Energy Management Team

Industry expert Deuchert joins Kyon Energy's management team - his goal: to increase supply security through Energy storage

Kyon Energy is pleased to have gained Benedikt Deuchert, a true industry expert and flexibility expert, as a new addition to the company's management team. Deuchert, who made a name for himself in his previous position at the consulting firm E-Bridge Consulting with topics relating to the flexibilization of the German electricity market, will in future be responsible for the areas of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs. In doing so, he ties in directly with his work on the further development of the German 'Redispatch 2.0' regime for congestion management.  

Under the guiding principle of 'use instead of shutting down', he calls for a regulatory framework to enable renewable energies to be stored more  economically and for a better integration into the grids. In his view, the current regulatory framework is not working well for energy storage.
On this he comments:

"From today's perspective, battery storage systems are the most economical option for bringing urgently needed short-term Flexibility electricity into the grids. Market players must finally be incentivized to offer this flexibility to local grids."

What is needed now is determined action in legislation and regulation to implement the market-based procedure for congestion management required by European law at national level. The new storage definition in the EnWG creates new scope for the introduction of storage facilities in contrast to the cost-based procedure for generators.

The management team at Kyon Energy is convinced that Deuchert's entry comes at exactly the right time, as one of the managing directors Florian Antwerpen points out: "We are currently experiencing how large, grid-connected battery storage systems are becoming acceptable in Germany. The regulatory framework must keep pace with this dynamic development. Benedikt Deuchert will ensure that storage systems can tap into new, innovative business models." He adds that all players need to pull together, especially in view of the geopolitical upheavals. "Kyon Energy is currently making advance investments and will bring a significant amount of battery storage to the grid by the end of the year. However, security of supply will only be strengthened if the flexibility from our batteries finds the right framework to respond optimally to market and grid developments."  

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