Wärtsilä to Establish Netherlands' Largest Energy Storage System

Dec 27, 2021 11:27 AM ET
  • Technology group Wärtsilä will provide a 25-megawatt (MW)/ 48-megawatt hr (MWh) power storage system to GIGA Storage BV in the Netherlands to assist secure the electric grid.
  • The system is anticipated to come to be operational in October 2022.

Technology group Wärtsilä will provide a 25-megawatt (MW)/ 48-megawatt hr (MWh) energy storage system to GIGA Storage BV in the Netherlands to help stabilise the electrical grid.

This will be Wärtsilä's initial energy storage project in the Netherlands as well as it will certainly be the country's biggest system to date. The order was reserved to Wärtsilä order intake in December 2021, as well as the system is expected to end up being operational in October 2022.

The Wärtsilä power storage system, called the GIGA Buffalo battery, will certainly be co-located with wind and solar possessions at the Widnet clever grid, situated at the Wageningen University & Research examination centre in Lelystad. Eneco, a power company in the Netherlands, will make use of the battery to make its energy services a lot more lasting and add even more renewable energy on the grid.

The energy storage will certainly also assist to optimise the power system, control power frequency and reliability on the grid and improve incomes. As the largest energy storage project in the Netherlands to date, it is anticipated to store the matching of the annual energy usage of greater than 9,000 homes yearly.

" The Buffalo battery will certainly assist stabilise the Netherlands' electricity grid and conserve a maximum of 23,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year," said Maarten Quist, COO, GIGA Storage. "We're pleased to work with Wärtsilä to apply this site project, which will aid us reach our goal of deploying 1.5 GW of power storage in Europe by 2025."

The Dutch federal government has set an objective to minimize greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 as well as a 95% reduction by 2050. The development of renewable resource in the Netherlands and furthermore across Europe has assisted to decarbonise the energy system however has additionally created congestion on electric networks, making energy storage a need for reliability. Recent reports suggest that the Netherlands will certainly require in between 29 as well as 54-gigawatts (GW) of energy storage ability by 2050.

" Wärtsilä sees a major chance as well as extremely important requirement to assist our clients enhance power storage deployment throughout Europe in order to realise a 100% renewable resource future," claimed Pekka Tolonen, Supervisor, Europe, Wärtsilä Energy. "This is a vital landmark for Wärtsilä as our first project in the Netherlands. We're enjoyed include yet an additional country to our 4 GWh portfolio of market-leading power storage technology deployments worldwide."

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