Corre Energy and Fondo Italiano per I’Efficienza Energetica SGR S.P.A. have struck a long-term equity-linked funding arrangement for the company’s strategic development.
The funds will be used to bring Corre Energy’s flagship hydrogen-based storage projects in the Netherlands and Denmark to financial close, as well as to develop the company’s EU project pipeline strategically, integrating renewables and catalyzing the green hydrogen economy at scale across Northern Europe in accordance with EU emission reduction targets.
Keith McGrane, CEO of Corre Energy commented: “We are delighted to welcome FIEE, one of the largest European funds specialising in energy efficiency for the energy transition, as a long-term strategic investor in Corre Energy. In partnership we will develop, construct and operate grid-scale underground energy storage with the production and sale of green hydrogen. Corre Energy will accelerate the development of its large-scale hydrogen-based energy storage projects across Europe, which will play a vital role in the EU energy transition which has chosen green hydrogen to enable a zero emission society.”
Fulvio Conti, Chairman of FIEE commented: “Investing in Corre Energy means being at the edge of energy transition, whereby an ever increasing share of electricity production from renewable sources will have to go hand in hand with storage to ensure a greater stability of the power grid. The company’s mission is fully aligned with the EU objective of reaching net zero emissions, and our partnership with Corre Energy will further enhance our knowledge of this very promising sector.”
Andrea Marano and Raffaele Mellone, co-CEOs of FIEE, added: “We are very pleased to begin a long-term partnership with Corre Energy, a company which enjoys a significant first mover advantage in two key segments of the energy transition, represented by energy storage as well as the production of green hydrogen. We trust the company’s very experienced management team will deliver great results for all stakeholders involved.”