There is no energy transition without energy storages


NRW’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Mona Neubaur visits Paderborn-based energy storage provider INTILION

The fact that a successful energy transition is only possible with energy storages has been made clear by the Paderborn-based provider INTILION during a meeting with NRW’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Mona Neubaur on Friday. The minister paid a visit to find out more about the company and its stationary storage systems. INTILION is specialized in energy storage systems for commerce, industry and power grids. By temporarily storing energy from renewable generation plants such as solar or wind power and thereby making it usable even at times when there is little actual production, the systems make a significant contribution to the energy transition. “Our energy storage solutions are making a major contribution to the transformation of the energy system both across Europe and right here in our region,” explained Dr. André Haubrock, CEO at INTILION. Storage systems from INTILION have already been installed in NRW. “In Dortmund, for example, we recently put three of our storage systems into operation in combination with charging stations. There, they serve as a buffer for the grid connection when many electric cars are being charged at the same time” Haubrock reported.

Creating incentives

In order to accelerate the energy transition, INTILION requested clear incentives for companies to invest in renewable technologies such as energy storages. “For the energy transition to succeed, we also need incentives in form of reduced grid fees or attractive remuneration of energy services from renewable generation plants,” explained Boris Langerbein, Chief Innovation Officer at INTILION. In addition, legal and regulatory conditions for (model) regions in NRW are necessary to implement climate policy targets. This is especially true for regions with high generation capacity from renewable energies and the correspondingly large consumer structure – such as in Paderborn and the surrounding area. “We need energy storages as a flexibilization instrument in our electricity grids. However, there is still a lack of legal conditions for this and also there is a need for attractive remuneration models,” said Langerbein.

After the conversation, INTILION showcased its innovative storage systems to the minister and explained the advantages as well as special features, especially in terms of modularity and digital networking.


INTILION AG is a provider of innovative, highly scalable, and integrable energy storage solutions. Its product and service portfolio is particularly suitable for use in system-relevant and critical infrastructures such as commercial, industrial, and grid. INTILION’s intelligent lithium-ion-based ESS products have a storage capacity ranging from 70 kWh to 100 MWh. INTILION AG’s portfolio of solutions and services is leading the way to a decarbonized, flexible, and digital energy sector, enabling the transition toward climate-neutral, renewable, and clean energy use. The company’s customers include local, regional, and international utilities and energy distributors, as well as system distributors and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors within Europe. INTILION AG is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, and belongs to the family-owned HOPPECKE Group, with a heritage of more than 95 years of expertise and engineering excellence in batteries.

f.l.t.r.: MdL Bernard Hoppe-Biermeyer, Boris Langerbein, Dr. André Haubrock, Minister Mona Neubaur, Dr. Marc Zoellner Image:©MWIKE NRW/A.Bowinkelmann