Alfen to set up 24-MW/54-MWh BESS in Belgium for Centrica

May 4, 2023 01:47 PM ET
  • Dutch energy solutions supplier Alfen is deploying a 24-MW/54-MWh battery energy storage space system (BESS) for Centrica Business Solutions in Belgium, the UK company's initial such center outside its home country.
Alfen to set up 24-MW/54-MWh BESS in Belgium for Centrica

The two-hour system will certainly be set up in Ostend, in the district of West Flanders, and also is planned to become totally operational by early 2024, Alfen claimed on Tuesday. The Belgian company has actually been gotten to manage the project's style, supply and also civil works and will care for the center's installation, screening as well as long-lasting maintenance. It will start deal with the scheme this year.

Sited ashore at Ostend Basic Chemicals, the BESS will certainly participate in Belgium's capacity market as the country aims to close down 5 of its seven atomic power plants by 2025. The system will be able to store electrical energy that will certainly be enough to cover the usage of 48,000 homes for two hours.

"We established an enthusiastic target to provide 900MW of flexible energy properties by 2026, and to make great on this assurance we're ending up being more active in creating and also obtaining flexible possessions in the house and also abroad," claimed Bill Rees, supervisor of Centrica Energy Assets. He added that Belgium is becoming a purposefully vital market for the firm.

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