According to Dutch grid operator TenneT, The Netherlands will require 10GW of battery storage projects by 2030 and has seen an increase in the number of projects being realized in the last 12 months thanks to projects overseen by GIGA and Lion Storage. This article will introduce three key projects which will be essential to increase the country’s current capacity. All of the projects are developed by firms that can be found on our list of large European developers of battery storage projects.
ZW1 CAES Project – Corre Energy’s 320MW battery storage project
In June 2023, Corre Energy announced the commercial completion of its 320MW storage projects. The project was supported by the Italian Efficiency Fund III, which invested €4m in the battery storage facility. The project is the firm’s first under development and is being co-developed with Infracapital and will avail of the use of advanced compressed air energy storage technology. Corre aims to complete the project by 2025 and is expected to have a daily storage capacity of 3-4GWh.
GIGA Buffalo – GIGA Storage’s 24MW battery storage project
Dutch energy storage developer GIGA Storage completed the largest battery storage in the country in 2022. Its 24MW storage site was developed using Wartsila grid-scale energy storage technology Gridsolv Quantum. The energy stored will be sold to energy supplier Eneco on a long-term contract, the project will rely on energy produced by wind and solar assets.
Project Pullux – SemperPower and Alfen’s 30MW battery storage project
Alfen and SemperPower announced plans to develop a 30MW battery storage project located in Vlissingen. The project will use Alfen’s TheBattery Elements technology to support grids challenges at times when production from renewable energy is low. The project is expected to be connected to the grid by Q4 in 2023 and will be the first storage project developed by the duo.
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