Skeleton goes after the Polish market and announces agreement with ZPUE for sustainable energy solutions(PresseBox) (Berlin, )
The two companies signed a Letter of Intent under which Skeleton should supply supercapacitors for rail wayside storage at 200 MW per year from 2023 to 2025. These systems allow to capture energy during braking of a train and provides energy during acceleration. Skeleton should also supply 160 MW of storage for grid stability applications between 2023-2025. As a starting point of the cooperation, these opportunities represent more than 30m€ of commercial value.
Michał Wypychewicz, President of the Management Board of ZPUE S.A, stated: “In the development of ZPUE, we have always selected partners who offer the most modern and innovative solutions. This allows us to develop our products, increase their efficiency and reliability. I sincerely believe that modern energy must include a properly adjusted energy storage infrastructure. Cooperation with Skeleton Technologies will allow our company to better respond to the needs of the market."
The two companies envision numerous synergies as Skeleton's expertise in energy storage and leading position in transport and grid applications complements ZPUE's profile as a full-service company and the Polish market leader in the power generation sector, opening up opportunities for significant growth in the years to come. In addition to the Polish market, Skeleton and ZPUE are looking at opportunities in Northern Europe, a market both companies are already active in.
Tony Moberg, Sales Director of Skeleton Technologies, said: “Skeleton is well positioned to help Poland meet its climate goals and Polish companies save energy as the performance of our products is unprecedented in the energy storage sector. Partnering with a Polish leader such as ZPUE was an obvious fit for us as our two companies share a common innovative mindset and willingness to be vertically integrated. Taking these next steps together will make both of us stronger and will increase Skeleton’s footprint in the Polish market.“
Poland is undergoing an important transformation to reduce its energy consumption, increase energy efficiency, improve energy independence and decarbonize its energy mix. Without investing in energy storage systems, these goals and ambitions cannot be met. Economic trends therefore make Poland one of the fastest-growing markets for Skeleton’s supercapacitor solutions. Cooperation between the companies will allow to fully respond to the needs of this market.
About ZPUE S.A.
ZPUE S.A. is a Polish and European leader in the production of solutions for the power sector and photovoltaics. For over thirty years, we have been designing and supplying packaged substations, low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) switchgear units and overhead switchgear apparatus. We also produce modern energy storage systems and electric vehicle charging stations. The equipment we make responds to the needs of the industry, construction sector, infrastructure and energy companies, using advanced, environmentally friendly technologies. We provide our solutions to the largest companies in the world - from distribution system operators, through leading automotive companies, to investors in the renewable energy market - to improve power quality, reduce CO2 emissions and fight climate change.
Over 30% of our sales are generated on the renewable energy market. We are constantly expanding our offer for this market, and we strive to ensure that the production of devices in our factory is aimed at zero emission. ZPUE S.A. has five production facilities in Poland, including our own research and development centre. Our R&D centre comprised of over 150 designers and engineers focused on developing power equipment and solutions for e-mobility and renewable energy.